Assistant Professor Department of Bioethics
Co-Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics, MetroHealth System
Co-Director, Institute of Burn Ethics, Center for Biomedical Ethics, MetroHealth System
I have a BSBA with a major in Industrial and Labor Relations from Bowling Green State University, an MA in Philosophy from Cleveland State, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Kansas. I also completed a two year fellowship with the Cleveland Fellowship in Advanced Bioethics. My current research interests include the ethics of burn care, the ethics of addiction, and the ethics of correctional medicine. I also have an interest in animal ethics and food ethics. My favorite courses to teach are introductory courses to ethics, both normative ethics and applied ethics, and upper level courses in bioethics, e.g., environmental ethics, animal ethics, food ethics, medical ethics. I grew up in Cleveland, although I moved away a few times for my education and for teaching opportunities. My favorite thing to do in Cleveland is to go to the theater. (Cleveland has the second largest theater district in the country!) Along with going to the theater, reading and doing yoga, I love visiting antique/ vintage resale shops, art fairs, craft fairs, and flea markets. My advice for incoming bioethics students is to take advantage of all of the opportunities available to you. You have access to incredibly diverse faculty and institutions. Don’t shy away from experiences you don’t think are relevant to your area(s) of interest. You never know what may come from them!