Teaching Ethics and Civic Values

A panel on Walter Capps’ teaching of ethics and civic values in the classroom and beyond, featuring former students 


Saturday, Nov. 11

10:45am - 12:00pm

Campbell Hall



Katya Armistead, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Student Life, UCSB



Katya Armistead, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Student Life, UCSB

Tim Kring, Screenwriter/Showrunner

Shawn Landres, Civic Strategist and Municipal Commissioner


Brief Bios:

Katya Armistead is the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Student Life at UCSB, overseeing organizational departments, programs, policies, and initiatives that promote growth and achievement. She has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from UCSB. Armistead has coached professionals and college students in the areas of leadership, diversity and inclusion, organizational development, crisis management, and advising. She co-directs the Civic Engagement Scholars Program, which is supported by the Capps Center.

Tim Kring has created and run numerous TV shows, including Crossing Jordan, Touch, and Heroes, and become an industry-leading creator in multi-platform storytelling over a 35-year career in Hollywood. His writing focuses on themes of interconnectivity and global consciousness with the goal of achieving what he calls “social benefit storytelling.”

Shawn Landres has a distinguished record of research, leadership, and impact across the social good sectors. He has chaired Los Angeles County’s Quality and Productivity Commission as well as Santa Monica’s Planning and Social Services commissions. Co-founder of Jumpstart Labs and a Senior Fellow at UCLA Luskin, Shawn is a board member of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and Santa Monica Bay Area Human Relations Council. He has a PhD in Religious Studies from UCSB.


An opportunity for members of the public to share memories of Walter Capps will follow this panel, from 12:00-12:30.


Lunch will be available for purchase by Chiltepin Mexican Grill, a local food truck located outside Campbell Hall, from 12:00-2:00.



Events may be photographed, livestreamed, and recorded.