I am professor of philosophy at the University of Maine. For the past six years, I have also taken on a series of administrative roles on my campus.
I am also a certified clinical ethicist with 15 years of experience consulting with health care systems, hospitals, physician practices, attorneys, medical and other professional associations, news media, and state and local governments.
Recently I became a professional career and executive academic coach, with over 75 hours of education and training and over 100 hours of coaching. Check out my podcast, Coaching For Faculty.
My research and teaching interests include clinical ethics, medical humanities, moral psychology, feminist theory, popular culture.
- Ethics of Mandatory Vaccinations, on Maine Calling, Maine Public Radio
- Ethics of Vaccinations, on Maine Calling, Maine Public Radio
- The Ethics-or lack thereof-of jumping the vaccine line, in the Portland Press Herald
- Protecting the Vulnerable, my op-ed in the Bangor Daily News about what we can do to help our communities during the pandemic — and why we should do it.
- When will Life Get Back to Normal? My answer in the Portland Press Herald.
- Warning: This education might trigger trauma. Are we coddling College students?
- Should the Internet Pay for your Health Care? Maine kidney surgery raises ethical quandary
- Click here for an article in the Bangor Daily News about my work on vampires and bioethics.
Articles from UMaine Today:
- Healthcare’s Rural Realities (about my work as a clinical ethicist in a rural area)
- Final Decisions (about my work as a clinical ethicist with a focus on end of life care)
- Trust On The Line (about my research on the ethics of trust and feminist theory)
- Check out this UMaine Today Story and video about my clinical ethics work, my teaching, and my thoughts about the discipline of philosophy.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org