Professional conference and invited presentations:
“Explaining the Appeal of Popular Romance Novels in Aesthetic Terms,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Washington, DC, 4/17-20/19
“What ethical issues arise at a rural regional medical center? A quantitative and qualitative analysis of clinical ethics consultations from 2007 to 2017,” 14th International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation, June 20-23, Oxford, England. (with Jonathan Wood).
“Liberal Arts Under Attack: Reality or Myth?,” Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, 11/3/17
“The Hague Convention and the South African War,” with Stephen M. Miller, Britain and the World Conference, London, 6/7/16
“Moral Distress in Clinical Ethics Consulting”, 11th Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, 5/21/15
“The Virtue Script and Nurse Professionalism in Harlequin Medical Romance,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, New Orleans, LA, 4/1/15
“Passionate Virtue: Conceptions of Medical Professionalism in the Medical Romance,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Chicago, IL, 4/16/14
“Enhancing Cooperation Between Intensivists and Organ Procurement Coordinators after Declaration of Death by Neurological Criteria — One Hospital’s Experience”, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 10/22/12
“‘Romantic Authorship and Contemporary Romances: The Construction of Authorship in Minerva Press Novels and Contemporary Romances” (with Prof. Elizabeth Neiman, University of Maine), Popular Romance in the New Millennium, McDaniel College, 11/11/11
“The Undead in Bioethics and Vampire Fiction,” American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 10/23/10
“Neuroethics”, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 4/27/2010
“Feminist Bioethics”, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 4/27/2010
“Ethical Criticism of Genre Fiction: The Case of Romance”, American Popular Culture Association/Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, April 8, 2010.
Panelist: “Blood, Sex, and Love: Exploring Vampire Romance Novels and Their Impact on the Image of the Vampire”, American Popular Culture Association/Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, April 8, 2010.
Lead Organizer and Presenter, Clinical Ethics in Maine: Vital Conversations, Statewide day long conference on clinical ethics, 9/21/2009
“The Intersection of Romantic and Moral Identities in Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire Mystery series”, Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, April 8, 2009.
“Can Neuroimaging of Moral Judgment Improve Ethics Consultation?”, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, October 18, 2007.
“Trust, Method, and Moral Progress in Feminist Bioethics”, Colby College, Waterville, ME, 11/17/05.
“Addiction and Autonomy: The Ethics of Recruiting Addicts for Non-therapeutic Studies of Addictive Drugs”, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, annual meeting, Washington, DC, October 20, 2005.
“Feminist Values and Bioethics Practice: Strangers at the Bedside?”, The Ethics of Bioethics, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and Albany Medical College, Schenectady, NY April 8, 2005.
“The Other Side of Trust in Health Care: Prescribing Drugs with the Potential for Abuse”, American Philosophical Association’s Conference on Ethics and the Life Sciences, University of Delaware, October 23, 2004.
“Kant and Neo-Kantians on Trust in Moral Life”, Conference on Kantian Ethics: Interpretations and Critiques, University of San Diego, January 16, 2003.
“Toward a Feminist Moral Epistemology of Trust”, Feminist Ethics and Social Theory, First International Conference, Clearwater Beach, FL, October 4-6, 2001.
“Moral Norms and Social Distrust”, Morality and Its Other(s): A National Conference on Moral Norms and Public Discourse, Albion College, November 9-11, 2000.
“A Critical Moral Ethnography of Social Distrust”, Sixteenth International Social Philosophy Conference, Villanova University, July 15-17, 1999.
“The Moral Value of Trust”, Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference on Value Inquiry, Central Missouri State University, April 22-24, 1999.