Deni Elliott specializes in practical ethics. In addition to her writings in media ethics, she has published work relating to ethical issues and animals, government, higher education, philanthropy, research and teaching. Her recent books include Ethical Challenges: Building Your Ethics Toolkit, published through Authorhouse, The Kindness of Strangers, Philanthropy in Higher Education and Ethics in the First Person, A Guide to Teaching and Learning Practical Ethics, both published by Rowman & Littlefield. She received an undergraduate degree in communication with a minor in journalism from the University of Maryland, a M.A. in philosophy from Wayne State University and an interdisciplinary doctoral degree from Harvard University with a focus on teaching media ethics. She has taught a variety of online classes for the University of Montana as well as USFSP at the undergraduate and graduate levels.