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We are currently compiling a list of Vanderbilt faculty working in ethics-related fields of inquiry. For further information contact centerforethics@vanderbilt.edu

 

Brooke Ackerly
Political Science Department
Women's and Gender Studies
Philosophy Department
Email: brooke.ackerly@vanderbilt.edu

Faculty Webpage

Areas of Ethics-Related Expertise: 
Feminist theory, human rights, democracy

Ethics-Related courses:
PS201 Contemporary Political Thought
PS209 Global Feminisms
PS209 Feminist Theory and Method
PS305 Gender in social and political thought
PS308 Human rights

Ethics-Related publications:
Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000
Universal Human Rights in a World of Difference. Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.
With Maria Stern, and Jacqui True, editors.  Feminist Methodologies for International Relations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006
"How does change happen?” Deliberation and difficulty.” Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 22, 4 (Fall): 2007.
"Deliberative Democratic Theory for Building Global Civil Society: Designing a Virtual Community of Activists.” Contemporary Political Theory. 5, 2 (May): 113-141, 2006.
"Is Liberalism the Only Way toward Democracy? Confucianism and Democracy.” Political Theory. 3, 4 (August): 547-576, 2005
With Jacqui True. “Studying the Struggles and Wishes of the Age: Feminist theoretical methodology and feminist theoretical methods.” In Feminist Methodologies for International Relations. Brooke Ackerly, Maria Stern, and Jacqui True, editors. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 241-260, 2006

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Bruce Barry
Professor of Management and Sociology
Owen Graduate School of Management
Email:  bruce.barry@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage 

Ethics-related Courses:
MGT 443: Power and Influence in Organizations
MGT 549e: Controversies/Debates in Business, Management, and Society
SOC 115: Technology, Media, Culture, and Society

Ethics-related Publications:
Speechless: The Erosion of Free Expression in the American Workplace (forthcoming, Berrett-Koehler).

Barry, B.  (in press).  The cringing and the craven: Freedom of expression in, around, and beyond the workplace.  Business Ethics Quarterly.

Stansbury, J., & Barry, B.  (in press).  Ethics programs and the paradox of control.  Business Ethics Quarterly.

Barry, B., & Robinson, R.J. (2002).  Ethics in conflict resolution: The ties that bind.  International Negotiation, 7: 137-142.

O’Connor, K., de Dreu, C., Schroth, H., Barry, B., Lituchy, L., & Bazerman, M. (2002).  What we want to do versus what we think we should do: An empirical investigation of intrapersonal conflict.  Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 15: 403-418.

Stewart, A.C., & Barry, B. (1997).  The philosophy of management education: Implications of alternative value systems for pedagogy, curriculum, and governance.  Journal of Public Management and Social Policy, 3: 4-19.

Barry, B., & Bateman, T.S. (1996).  A social trap analysis of the management of diversity.  Academy of Management Review, 21: 757-790.

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Michael Bess
History Department
Email:  michael.d.bess@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage

Ethics-related Courses:
History 188: World War II
Honors 184: Boundaries of the Human

Ethics-related Publications:
Choices Under Fire: Moral Dimensions of World War II
The Light-Green Society: Ecology and Technological Modernity in France, 1960-2000
Realism, Utopia, and the Mushroom Cloud: Four Activist Intellectuals and their
Strategies for Peace, 1945-1989

Current Book Project:
Artificial Persons: Shifting Boundaries of the Human in the Age of Robots and Clones

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John M. Braxton
Professor of Education
Higher Education Leadership and Policy Program
Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations
E-mail: john.m.braxton@vanderbilt.edu

Areas of Ethics-related Expertise:
Social control in the academic profession; Normative structures for research and teaching; Actions taken for professional misconduct; Student classroom improprieties

Ethics-related Publications:

Books:
Braxton, John M. and Bayer, Alan E. (eds.) Addressing Faculty and Student Classroom Improprieties. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2004.

Braxton, John M. and Bayer, Alan E. Faculty Misconduct in Collegiate Teaching, Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

Braxton, John M. (ed.) Perspectives on Scholarly Misconduct in the Sciences, Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University Press, 1999.

Book Chapters:
Bayer, Alan E. and Braxton, John M. "Conclusions and Recommendations: Avenues for Addressing Teaching and Learning Improprieties. In John M. Braxton and Alan E. Bayer (eds.) Addressing Faculty and Student Classroom Improprieties. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, San Francisco,CA: Jossey-Bass, 2004.

Braxton, John M., Bayer, Alan E. and Noseworthy, James A. "The Effects of Teaching Norm Violations on the Welfare of Students as Clients of College Teaching." In John M.Braxton and Alan E.Bayer (eds), Addressing Faculty and Student Classroom Improprieties.  New Directions for Teaching and Learning, San Francisco,CA: Jossey-Bass, 2004.

Braxton, John M. and Bayer, Alan E. "Toward a Code of Conduct for Undergraduate College Teaching. In John M. Braxton and Alan E. Bayer (eds.) Addressing Faculty and Student Classroom Improprieties. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, San Francisco,CA: Jossey-Bass, 2004.

Braxton, John M. and Mann, Melinda R. "Incidence and Response to Faculty Teaching Norm Violations. In John M. Braxton and Alan E. Bayer (eds.) Addressing Faculty and Student Classroom Improprieties. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, San Francisco,CA: Jossey-Bass, 2004.

Hirschy, Amy S. and Braxton, John M. "Effects of Student Classroom Incivilities on Students. In John M. Braxton and Alan E. Bayer(eds.) Addressing Faculty and Student Classroom Improprieties. (eds. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, San Francisco,CA: Jossey-Bass, 2004. 

Braxton, John M. "Introduction: Exercising Responsibility for Scholarly Misconduct." In John M. Braxton (ed.) Perspectives on Research Misconduct in the Sciences, Columbus, OH:Ohio State University Press, 1999.

Braxton, John M. "Toward a Guiding Framework for Self-Regulation in the Community of the Academic Profession."  In John M. Braxton (ed.) Perspectives on Research Misconduct in the Sciences, Columbus, OH:Ohio State University Press, 1999.

Fox, Mary Frank and Braxton, John M. "Self-Regulation and Social Control of Scientific Misconduct: Roles, Patterns and Constraints." In John M. Braxton (ed.) Perspectives on Research Misconduct in the Sciences, Columbus, OH:Ohio State University Press, 1999.

Braxton, John M. “The Normative Structure of Science: Social Control In The Academic Profession".  In John C. Smart [ed.], Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, Vol. 2. New York: Agathon Press, 1986.

Articles in Special Issues of Academic/Professional Journals:
Bayer, A.E. and Braxton, J.M. "Addressing Classroom Incivility in Academe," in V.M. Bonventre (ed.) Policing the Professions, special issue of Government, Law and Policy Journal, 7(2005), 37-38.

Articles published in Refereed Journals:
Braxton, John M., Bayer, Alan E. and Noseworthy, James. "Students as Tenuous Agents of Social Control of Professorial Misconduct." Peabody Journal of Education, 77(2002), 101-124.

Braxton, John M. and Baird, Leonard L. "Preparation for Professional Self-Regulation," Journal of Science and Engineering Ethics, 7 (2001), 593-610.

Bayer, Alan E. and Braxton, John M. "The Normative Structure of Community College Teaching: A Marker of Professionalism," The Journal of Higher Education, 69 (1998), 187-205.

Braxton, John M. and Bayer, Alan E. "Personal Experiences of Research Misconduct and the Response of Individual Academic Scientists," Science, Technology and Human Values, 21, (1996), 198-213.

Braxton, John M., Lambert, Leo M., and Clark, Scott C. "Anticipatory Socialization of Undergraduate College Teaching Norms by Entering Graduate Teaching Assistants," Research in Higher Education, 36 (1995), 671-686.

Braxton, John M. and Bayer, Alan E. "Perceptions of Research Misconduct and An Analysis of Their Correlates," Journal of Higher Education, 65 (1994), 351-372. 

Mary Frank Fox and Braxton, John M. "Misconduct and Social Control in Science: Issues, Problems, Solutions," Journal of Higher Education, 65 (1994), 373-383.

Braxton, John M., "Deviancy from the Norms of Science:
The Effects of Anomie and Alienation in the Academic Profession", Research in Higher Education, 34 (1993), 213-228.

Braxton, John M., Bayer, Alan E., and Finkelstein, Martin J. "Teaching Performance Norms in Academia," Research in Higher Education, 1992, 33, 533-569.

Braxton, John M. "The Influence of Graduate Department Quality on the Sanctioning of Scientific Misconduct," The Journal of Higher Education, 1991, 62, 87-108.

Braxton, John M. "Deviancy from the Norms of Science:  A Test of Control Theory."  Research in Higher Education, 1991, 31, 461-476.

Braxton, John M. "Institutional Variability in Faculty Conformity to the Norms of Science: "A Force of Integration or Fragmentation in the Academic Profession?” Research in Higher Education, 1989, 30, 419-433.

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Monica J. Casper
Associate Professor of Sociology
Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program
Email:  monica.casper@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage 

Ethics-related Course:
WGS-268: Gender, Race, Justice and the Environment
WGS-265: Cultural Politics of Reproduction
WGS-301: Gender and Sexuality: Feminist Approaches

Ares of Ethics-related Expertise: 
Women's Health; Feminist Studies of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Gender, Bodies, and Sexuality; Environmental Health and Justice; Public Health Aspects of Security and War; Reproductive Technologies; Bioethics; Disability Studies; Children's Health

Ethics-Related Publications: 
Monica J. Casper and Heather Laine Talley, "Intersex and Aging: A (Cautionary) Research Agenda for the 21st Century," in Tarynn M. Witten (ed.) The Handbook of GLBTI Aging (Johns Hopkins University Press), forthcoming 2006.
Monica J. Casper and Heather Laine Talley, "Feminist Disability Studies," in George Ritzer (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Sociology (Blackwell), forthcoming 2006.
“Genital Fixations: What's Wrong with Treating Intersex in the Womb?" with Courtney Muse. Featured article in American Sexuality Magazine (online), March 2006.
Editor. Synthetic Planet: Chemical Politics and the Hazards of Modern Life.  (New York, NY: Routledge, 2003).
The Making of the Unborn Patient: A Social Anatomy of Fetal Surgery (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1998).
Guest Editor, "Ethnography and Disability Studies," Special Issue of Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 34:2, 2005.
"Constructing Fetal Citizens," with Lynn M. Morgan, Anthropology News, December 2004.
"Fetus shouldn't rob woman of personhood," with Lynn M. Morgan, Springfield Republican, May 2, 2004.
"Pro-life government decision is unfair to American families," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, November 26, 2003.
"Chemical Weapons: Incineration Island," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 58(2), March/April 2002, 17-19.

Online: 
"Genital Fixations"
"Chemical Weapons"

Suggested bibliography: 
Christine Morton's "Sociology of Reproduction" bibliography/topic list
Feminist Ethics website
Brandeis University Feminist Sexual Ethics Project

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Jerry C. Collins
Department  Biomedical Engineering
Email:  jerry.c.collins@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty webpage 

Ethics-related Courses: 
BME 201, Biomedical Enginering Ethics

Areas of Ethics-related Expertise: 
Ethical principles and practices related to biomedical engineering.

Publications: 
Several abstracts; Codes and Epiphanies, New Wineskins, 2005

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Jay Clayton
Department of English
Email:  jay.clayton@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage 

Ethics-related Courses:
ENGL 243 - Literature, Science, and Technology.  Topic: Genetics and Literature

Areas of Ethics-related Expertise: 
Ethics and public policy

Ethics-related Publications:

"Genome Time" in Charles Dickens in Cyberspace.

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Mark A. Cohen
Owen Graduate School of Management
Email: mark.cohen@owen.vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage

Ethics-Related Courses:
MGT 423 (Owen): Corporate Strategies for Environmental and Social Responsibility

Areas of Ethics-Related Expertise:
Corporate Crime and Punishment; Corporate Social Responsibility; Environmental Management

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Denise D. Davis
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Science
Email:  denise.d.davis@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage 

Ethics-related Course:
Psychology 353:  Ethics and Cultural Diversity.  Specifically for students enrolled in clinical science doctoral program.

Areas of Ethics-related Expertise:
Professional Ethics and Applied Clinical Practice. 
Ethics Consultant to TN Board of Examiners in Psychology

Current Book Project:
Terminating Psychotherapy:  A Professional Guide to Ending on a Positive Note.
Ethical considerations are a primary theme of this book to be published by Wiley. 

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Paul R. Dokecki
Professor of Psychology
Department of Human and Organizational Development
Faculty Webpage

Ethics-related courses:
HOD 2280/Psy 2890: Ethics for Human Development Professionals
HOD 3200: Ethics of Community Research and Action

Areas of Ethics-related Expertise:
professional ethics; applied ethics in communities and organizations

Ethics-related Books:
Dokecki, P. R., & Zaner, R. M. (Eds.). (1986). Ethics of dealing with persons with severe handicaps: Toward a research agenda. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.
Dokecki, P. R. (1996). The tragicomic professional: Basic considerations for ethical reflective-generative practice. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press.
Dokecki, P.R. (2004). The clergy sexual abuse crisis: Reform and renewal in the catholic community. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.

Ethics-related Articles:
Dokecki, P. R. (1990). On knowing the person as agent in caring relation. Person-Centered Review, 5, 155-169.
Dokecki, P. R. (1992). Ethics and mental retardation: Steps toward the ethics of community. In L. Rowitz (Ed.), Mental retardation in the year 2000 ( pp. 39-51). New York: Springer-Verlag.
Dokecki, P. R. (1992). On knowing the community of caring persons: A methodological basis for the reflective-generative practice of community psychology. Journal of Community Psychology, 20, 26-35.
Sokoly, M. M., & Dokecki, P.R. (1992). Ethical perspectives on family-centered early intervention. Infants and Young Children, 4 (4), 23-32.
Dokecki, P. R., O’Gorman, R. T., & Newbrough, J. R. (2001). Toward a community-oriented action research framework for spirituality: Community psychological and theological perspectives. Journal of Community Psychology, 29, 497-518.
Prilleltensky, I., Dokecki, P., Frieden, G., & Ota Wang, V. (in press). Counselling for wellness and justice: Foundations, practice, and ethical dilemmas. In E. Aldarondo (Ed.). Promoting social justice through mental health practice.

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Nita Farahany
Law School
Email: nita.farahany@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage 

Ethics-related Courses:
Responsibility, Liability and Punishment

Areas of Ethics-related Expertise: 
Legal ethics, crime and punishment, legal and moral responsibility theory, bioethics, scientific ethics

Ethics-related Publications: 
"Genetics and Responsibility: To Know the Criminal from the Crime," 69 Law & Contemporary Problems 115 (2006)
"Behavioural Genetics in Criminal Cases: Past, Present and Future," 2 Genomics, Sci. & Pol'y J. 72 (2006) (with W. Bernet)
"Bad Nature, Bad Nurture, and Testimony in Murder Trials," __ J. of Forensic Sci. __ (forthcoming 2006) (with W. Bernet, C.L. Vnencak-Jones, S. Montgomery)

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Douglas H. Fisher
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Email Address: douglas.h.fisher@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty webpage
See Also: http://www.vuse.vanderbilt.edu/~dfisher/ai.theology.html  


Ethics-related Courses:
Artificial Intelligence; Database Management Systems; Computer Organization
       
Areas of Interest:
Privacy of personal data; Implications of human misperception of machine intelligence; Interweaving ethics and technical material in the classroom

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Daniel J. Funk
Department of Biological Sciences
Email:  daniel.j.funk@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage

Ethics-related Courses: 
BSCI 275b:  Evolution, Science, and Society

Areas of Ethics-related Expertise: 
Issues pertaining to ideas on the potential evolution of ethical norms and on the application and misapplication of evolutionary concepts to justify ethical norms.  (Note that I claim no in-depth expertise in these areas, but am generally familiar with a variety of relevant issues and arguments.)

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Jay Geller
Vanderbilt Divinity School
Email:  jay.geller@vanderbilt.edu

Ethics-related Courses: 
RLST229/DIV 3524: The Holocaust: Its Meanings and Implications
REL/DIV 3537: The Holocaust: Representation and Reflection
RLST228/DIV 3502 Antisemitism and Jewish Identity
DIV2502 Aspects of World Religiosity
Chair, Vanderbilt University Holocaust Lecture Series; Tennesseans Against Genocide

Areas of Ethics-Related Expertise: 
genocide (perpetration, collaboration, intervention); pedagogical and disciplinary ethics

Ethics-related Publications: 
"Freud and/as a Jew in the Multicultural University," in Teaching Freud in Religious Studies, ed. Diane Jonte-Pace (New York: Oxford University Press [for The American Academy of Religion], 2003)
“The Rites of Responsibility: The Cinematic Rhetoric of Claude Lanzmann‟s Shoah (1985),” Film and History 32 (2002): 30-37
“Der Fall Wilkomirski: Fragments or Figments,” American Imago 59, 3 (2002)
"The Godfather of Psychoanalysis: Circumcision, Antisemitism, Homosexuality, 
and Freud's 'Fighting Jew'," Journal of the American Academy of Religion 67, 2 (1999): 355-85. 

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John C. Gore
Chancellor's University Professor
Director, Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science
Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Physics and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Email Address:  john.gore@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage 

Ethics-related Courses:
PHYS 115F  Bogus Science

Areas of Ethics-related Expertise:
Functional MRI of Human Brain; Teaching ethics of science and research

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Sam B. Girgus
Department of English, College of Arts & Science
Email:  sam.b.girgus@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage
Curriculum Vitae 

Ethics-related courses: 
ENG 268a: America on Film
ENG 265: Film and Modernism

Areas of Ethics-related interest:
focus on "ontological categories" in contrast to the "ethical paradigm"

Ethics-related Publications:
“The Lost Transcendence of Woody Allen: From ‘Divine Comedy’ to Celebrity” for Postscript: Essays in Film and the Humanities.
“Beyond Ontology: Emmanuel Levinas and a Philosophy for Film,” forthcoming in the on-line journal Film-Philosophy.
“The Modernism of Frank Capra and Current European Ethical Thought” for Dialogues with Hollywood: World Cinema’s Relationship with American Film Culture, ed., Paul Cooke (Palgrave)

Papers and presentations:
“The Complex Vision of Emmanuel Levinas: A Philosophy for Film in Modern Times,” 2005 International Conference for the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, March 31-April 3, 2005, London Institute of Education, London, England
“Jimmy Stewart and Frank Capra: Time and Freedom on the Western Frontier,” Classic Western Film Festival,” Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Jimmy Stewart  Museum, University Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Friday, September 16, 2005.
“Time and Ethics in the ‘Hollywood Renaissance,’” Kings College, London, scheduled for Spring 2006.
“Frank Capra and Emmanuel Levinas: Time, Transcendence, and Freedom in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” SCMS Conference and Docuscript Workshop, March 2006, Vancouver, B.C.

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Stephen P. Heyneman
Professor, International Education Policy
Leadership Policy and Organizations (Peabody College)
Email:  s.heyneman@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage

Ethics-Related Courses: 
LPO 3385.01 International Organizations and Economic Development
LPO 3460.02 Organizations and Social Cohesion

Areas of Ethics-Related Expertise:
Education and Corruption

Ethics-Related Publications (All available online at Faculty Webpage above): 

"Educational Philanthropy: The International Dimension," pp. 253 - 275 in Hess, R. (ed.) 2005 With the Best of Intentions: Lessons Learned from K - 12 Philanthropy. Cambridge: Harvard University Press

"On the International Dimension of Education and Social Justice," 2004 Boston University Journal of Education Vol. 185, No. 3, pp. 83 - 103.Also to appear in the International Journal of Law and Education (Belgium).

"Education and Corruption," International Journal of Education Development Vol. 24  No. 6 2004, pp. 638 - 48.

"Are We Our Brothers Keepers?," World and I Magazine (June), 2003, pp. 26 - 31.

"Defining the Influence of Education on Social Cohesion," International Journal of Educational Policy, Research and Practice  3 # 4 (Winter, 2002/3), pp. 73 - 97

Islam and Social Policy (editor) Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press 2004

"Education and Misconduct" in Encyclopedia of Education Edited by James Guthrie. New York: New York: Macmillan Publishers 2003.  vol. 5 pp. 1659 - 1668

"Education and Social Cohesion," Encyclopedia of Education Edited by James Guthrie New York: Macmillan Publishers, 2003 vol. 6 pp. 2242 - 2250.

 "The History and Problems in the Making of Education Policy at the World Bank: 1960 - 2000" in David Baker and Darcy Gustafson (eds.) 2005 International Perspectives on Education and Society Oxford: Elsevier Science; also appears in: International Journal of Education Development 23 2003, pp. 315 - 337.

"Education, Social Cohesion and the Future Role of International Organizations," Vereinte Nationen (United Nations) Bonn: Vol. 50 No. 1 (February, 2002), pp. 16 - 20 (in German); republished in English. Peabody Journal of Education vol. 78 No. 3 2003 pp. 25 - 38.

From the Party/State to Multi-Ethnic Democracy: Education and Social Cohesion in the Europe and Central Asia Region," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, " vol. 21 No. 4 (July, 2000), pp. 345 -  61.

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Carl Johnson
Biological Sciences
Email:  carl.h.johnson@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage

Ethics-Related Courses: 
BSci 105:  Human Biology

Areas of Ethics-Related Expertise
Biomedical Ethics, especially relating to reproductive and genetic technologies
Evolution (i.e., versus creationism or "Intelligent Design")

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Richard King
Religious Studies
Email: richard.king@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage

Ethics-Related Courses: (material on ethics in Asian traditions can be found in the following courses):
RLSTD 130: Introduction to Asian Traditions RLSTD 244: Buddhist Traditions RLSTD 250: Classical Philosophies of India

Area of Ethics-Related Expertise:
Classical Hindu and Buddhist Ethics (esp. the Buddhist ethics of compassion and the doctrine of anatman); Postcolonial (and subalternist) theory/praxis as an ethical response to western hegemony; Socially Engaged Buddhism; 'religion' as a site of translation of 'non-western' others; religious traditions as sites of resistance to neoliberal forms of globalization.

Ethics-Related Publications:
Orientalism and Religion: Postcolonial Theory, India and "the Mystic East"
(Routledge, 1999)

Selling Spirituality. The Silent Takeover of Religion (co-authored with Jeremy Carrette), Routledge, 2005.

John Hinnells and Richard King (eds.), Religion and Violence in South Asia:
Theory and Practice, Routledge, 2007.

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Douglas A. Knight
Professor of Hebrew Bible
Divinity School
Director, Center for the Study of Religion and Culture
Email:  dak@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty webpage 

Ethics-related Courses:
The Ethics of Ancient Israel; Law and Justice; Law in Ancient Israel and the Near East;
Politics and the Economy of Ancient Israel; Faith, Politics, and War

Ethics-related Publications:
Books:
Ethics and Politics in the Hebrew Bible (editor). Semeia 66 (1994). Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1995.

Law, Power, and Justice in Ancient Israel. [Forthcoming 2007]

Articles:
“Jeremiah and the Dimensions of the Moral Life.” Pp. 87–105 in The Divine Helmsman: Studies on God’s Control of Human Events, Presented to Lou H. Silberman, ed. James L. Crenshaw and Samuel Sandmel. New York: Ktav Publishing House, 1980.

“Old Testament Ethics.” The Christian Century 99 (1982) 55–59.

“Cosmogony and Order in the Hebrew Tradition.” Pp. 133–57 in Cosmogony and Ethical Order: New Studies in Comparative Ethics, ed. Robin W. Lovin and Frank E. Reynolds. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1985.

“Moral Values and Literary Traditions: The Case of the Succession Narrative (2 Samuel 9–20; 1 Kings 1–2).” Pp. 7–23 in Biblical Hermeneutics in Jewish Moral Discourse, ed. Peter J. Haas. Semeia 34. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1985. 

“The Ethics of Human Life in the Hebrew Bible.” Pp. 65–88 in Justice and the Holy: Essays in Honor of Walter Harrelson, ed. Douglas A. Knight and Peter J. Paris. Homage Series, 12. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1989.

“The Social Basis of Morality and Religion in Ancient Israel.” Pp. 151–69 in Language, Theology, and the Bible: Essays in Honour of James Barr, ed. Samuel E. Balentine and John Barton. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994.

“Ethics, Ancient Israel, and the Hebrew Bible.” Pp. 1–8 in Ethics and Politics in the Hebrew Bible. Semeia 66 (1994). Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1995.  

“Political Rights and Powers in Monarchic Israel.” Pp. 93–117 in Ethics and Politics in the Hebrew Bible. Semeia 66 (1994). Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1995.

“Herrens bud—elitens interesser? Lov, makt, og rettferdighet i Det gamle testamente.” Norsk teologisk tidsskrift 97 (1996) 235–45.

“Whose Agony? Whose Ecstasy? The Politics of Deuteronomic Law.” Pp. 97–112 in Shall Not the Judge of All the Earth Do What Is Right?: Studies on the Nature of God in Tribute to James L. Crenshaw, ed. David Penchansky and Paul L. Redditt. Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 2000.

“Village Law and the Book of the Covenant.” Pp. 163–79 in “A Wise and Discerning Mind”: Essays in Honor of Burke O. Long, ed. Saul M. Olyan and Robert C. Culley. Brown Judaic Studies, 325. Providence: Brown University, 2000.

“Erobring og okkupasjon: Krig ifølge Josvaboken.” Pp. 259–68 in Historie og Konstruktion: Festskrift til Niels Peter Lemche i anledning af 60 års fødselsdagen den 6. september 2005, ed. Mogens Müller and Thomas L. Thompson. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanums Forlag, Københavns Universitet, 2005.

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John Lachs
Department of Philosophy
Email:  john.lachs@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage

Ethics-related Courses: 
PHIL 105:  Ethics, an introductory course

Areas of Ethics-related Expertise: 
normative ethics and applied ethics, especially in medical and business ethics

Ethics-related Publications: 
Intermediate Man (Hackett), Mind and Philosophers  (VU Press), The Relevance of Philosophy to Life (VU Press), In Love with Life (VU Press), A Community of Individuals (Routledge).  Currently at work on a book entitled Leaving Others Alone.

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Jane Landers
Department of History
Email:  Jane.Landers@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage 

Ethics-related Courses: 
Course on comparative slavery

Ethics-related Publications:
All my publications deal with slavery, c.v. available via webpage

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Jennifer C. Lena
Department of Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences
Email: jennifer.c.lena@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage

Ethics related courses:

Sociology 101: Introduction to Sociology
Sociology 215: The Sociology of Hip-Hop and Rap Music
Sociology 229: Cultural Production and Institutions
Sociology 248: Popular Culture Dynamics
Sociology 333: Graduate Seminar, Survey of the Sociology of Culture

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Richard McGregor
Religious Studies and Graduate Department of Relgion
Email:  richard.mcgregor@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage:  www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/religious_studies/mcgregor.htm AND http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/religious_studies/IslamicStudiesMin

Ethics-related Courses: 
Courses on Islam (Introduction to Islam RLST 113; Qur'an and Its Interpreters RLST 254; Islamic Mysticism RLST 251)

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M. Douglas Meeks
Cal Turner Chancellor Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Studies
The Divinity School
Email:  m.douglas.meeks@vanderbilt.edu

Ethics-related Courses: 
Theology and Economy
God, Creation and Ecology
Spirit and Social Theory
Doctrine of God and Empire

Areas of Ethics-Related Expertise: 
Relation of Christian Theology to Economy, Ecology, Political Theory, Social Theory

Ethics-Related Publications: 
God the Economist: The Doctrine of God and Political Economy. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1989.
The Portion of the Poor: Good News to the Poor in the Wesleyan Tradition, editor,  Nashville: Abingdon/Kingswood Press, 1995.
Love: The Foundation of Hope, editor, with Frederic Burnham, Charles McCoy,  San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988.
Christian Social Ethics in a Global Era., editor, with Max L. Stackhouse, Peter L. Berger, and Dennis P. McCann, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1995.
Trinity, Community and Power: Mapping Trajectories in Wesleyan Theology. editor, Nashville: Abingdon, 1999), with articles by Jürgen Moltmann, Frances Young, José Míguez Bonino, M. Douglas Meeks, Roberta Bondi, Philip Wogaman, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999.
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Jonathan Neufeld
Department of Philosophy
Email: jonathan.a.neufeld@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage

Ethics-Related Courses:
Aesthetics; Music, Self, and Society; Art and the Public Sphere

Area(s) of Ethics-related Expertise:
Aesthetics and ethics, politics and responsibility of performance.

Current Projects:
Nearly all of my current projects pertain directly or indirectly to ethics. Musicians often tell us that to play music is far more involved than simply "playing notes" or "going through
the motions." Conductor Daniel Barenboim suggests that to perform, for the duration of the performance at least, is to "live the music." This formulation is philosophically, ethically, and
politically suggestive. If the work is politically or morally charged, for example, is the performer implicated through performing? Is the audience? Where does the responsibility for the
actions of a musical life lie? A related piece of writing investigates the authority of musical performers in relation to audiences. In another piece, by paying careful attention to
politically fraught performances of Wagner, I explore the possibility of performance as a kind of argumentation--as constituting a reason or reasons for hearing and thinking the work
and the world in a particular way.

Publications Online:
A review of a book on the value of art is available online. I also coordinate and occasionally contribute to a weblog on the Philosophy of Art.

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Thomas Palmeri
Department of Psychology
Email:  thomas.j.palmeri@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage

Ethics-related Courses: 
PSY 208:  Principles of Experimental Design. Segments of the class address a variety of ethical issues in Psychology at an introductory undergraduate level. 
PSY 300:  Research Seminar. Segments of the class address professional and scientific ethics in the Psychological Sciences at an introductory graduate level.

Areas of Ethics-related Interest: 
Particularly interested in ways to expose graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in Psychological Sciences to the various ethical issues that they will face as teachers, professional scientists, and researchers testing humans or animals in experiments.

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Doris Quinn
Asst. Professor, Division of Medical Education;
Director Improvement Education, Center for Clinical Improvement
Email:  doris.quinn@vanderbilt.edu

Ethics-related courses: 
John Bingham and I created a Healthcare Matrix to teach the residents in the medical center about the 6 core competencies that the accrediting board requires:  1. patient care; 2.medical knowledge; 3. interpersonal and communication skills; 4. professionalism, 5. system-based practice; 6. practice-based learning and improvement.  The Matrix is accessible here, as well as an article that was published on this tool. 

Areas of ethics-related Expertise: 
The residents assess care through the lens of these competencies and must come to terms with issues of professionalism which often leads to issues of ethics.  This tool is used to deal with situations when care was sub-optimal or when harm was caused to the patient.

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Michael Alec Rose
Department of Composition/Theory, Blair School of Music
Email:  michael.a.rose@vanderbilt.edu

Ethics-Related Courses:
MUSL 185:  Ethics and Music (first offering, spring 2007)
MUSL 184:  Love and Death in Music
MUSL 219:  The Bible and Music (team-taught with Divinity Professor Amy-Jill Levine; cross-listed as Divinity 2568)

Areas of Ethics-related Expertise:
The nature and limits of art's role in the ethical life.

A suggested bibliography for this area of ethics:
Doktor Faustus, by Thomas Mann; essays on literature by Guy Davenport (The Geography of the Imagination), W.H. Auden (The Dyer's Hand), George Steiner (Real Presences), James Wood (The Broken Estate), and James Longenbach (The Resistance to Poetry)

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Adriane E. Seiffert
Department of Psychology
Faculty Webpage

Ethics-Related Courses:
Honors Seminar: Ethics of Human Experimentation, Spring 2006, Spring 2007

Areas of Ethics-related Expertise:
Human and animal experimentation, scientific ethics

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Jeffrey Tlumak
Philosophy Department
Email:  Jeffrey.tlumak@vanderbilt.edu

Ethics-related Courses: 
None of my courses focus exclusively on ethics, but several include ethical concerns. In Philosophy of Religion (242) I discuss the relation of religion to morality, the ethics of faith, and the problem of evil. In Modern Philosophy (212) we usually study Spinoza’s Ethics and concepts such as personal responsibility in Locke and Hume. In Metaphysics (217) I explore the nature of value (subjective or objective, etc.) and alleged preconditions of morality, such as free will. And occasionally I teach a special topics (294) course on Forms of and Responses to Evil. My graduate seminars often include topics in ethics too, ranging from twentieth-century metaethics in my Landmarks of Analytic Philosophy to the relation between the theoretical and practical in Kant.

Areas of Ethics-related Expertise:
I’m especially interested in the problems of undeserved suffering and of moral responsibility. I don’t write centrally on ethics, but, for example, my forthcoming book on Classical Modern Philosophy includes several sections on the ethical thought of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European philosophy. And I’m currently working on a metaphysics book which motivates more abstract considerations by making explicit the metaphysical commitments of moral situations such as Socrates’ decision to accept his avoidable capital punishment and Job’s response to friends and God.   

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Mark Wollaeger
Department of English
Email: mark.wollaeger@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage

Areas of Ethics-related Expertise:
As a literary critic with a special interest in the cultural work performed by literature, I am interested in the representation of ethics in modernist literature, the ethical dimension of pedagogy in the field of modernism, and in the implied ethics of form.

Ethics-related Publications:

The afterword to my forthcoming book, Modernism, Media, and Propaganda: British Narrative from 1900 to 1945 (Princeton UP, December 2006), attempts to articulate the contemporary relevance of modernist literature in both political and ethical terms.

A recurrent philosophical concern in my first book, Joseph Conrad and the Fictions of Skepticism (Stanford UP, 1990), is the relationship between ethics and skepticism.

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Don Welch
Law School
Email: don.welch@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage

Ethics-related Courses: 
Ethics and Public Policy Seminar

Areas of Ethics-related Expertise: 
professional ethics and public policy issues. 

Ethics-related Publication: 
"Just Another Day at the Office: The Ordinariness of Professional Ethics," originally appearing in Professional Ethics, vol. 2, 1994.

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David Wood
Department of Philosophy
Email address: david.c.wood@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Webpage

Ethics-related Courses:
Phil 247 Kierkegaard and Nietzsche
Phil 115W Environmental Philosophy.
Phil 260 20th Century Continental Philosophy

Areas of Expertise:
Continental Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Animal Rights

Latest publication:
The Step Back: Ethics and Politics After Deconstruction, SUNY Press, 2006

Online: Read the introduction to The Step Back at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/philosophy/faculty/wood_bookintro.html

Additional information: I co-direct the CSRC’s Ecology and Spirituality Research Group. See http://www.vanderbilt.edu/csrc/re.html.

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