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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Faculty Scholars

An interdisciplinary group of faculty, the scholars are actively engaged in teaching, research, and community programs in applied ethics.


Maya Ackerman
Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering
Ahmed Amer                                          
Associate Professor, Computer Engineering
Margalynne J. Armstrong                        
Associate Professor, School of Law
Christine M.  Bachen
Associate Professor, Communication
Vikram Bhargava
Assistant Professor, Management
Aldo Billingslea
William J. Rewak, S.J. Professor, Theater and Dance
Erin Bradfield
Lecturer, Philosophy 
Brian Buckley
Senior Lecturer, Philosophy
Elsa Y. Chen 
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Professor, Political Science
Colleen Chien
Professor, School of Law
Meilin Chinn
Assistant Professor, Philosophy 
Rohit Chopra
Associate Professor, Communication
Sanjiv Das
William and Janice Terry Professor, Finance and Business Analytics
Elizabeth Day
Senior Lecturer, Liberal Studies
David DeCosse

Director of Campus Ethics Programs, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Adjunct Associate Professor, Religious Studies

Marilyn Edelstein
Associate Professor, English
Laura Ellingson 
Patrick A. Donohoe, S.J. Professor, Communication and Women's and Gender Studies
Marilyn Fernandez
Professor, Sociology
Silvia Figueira
Associate Professor, Computer Engineering
Robert Finocchio 
Professor of Practice, Business School
Lisa Fullam
Professor of Moral Theology, Jesuit School of Theology
Sara Garcia
Associate Professor, Education
Eric Goldman

Professor, School of Law
(Co-Director, High Tech Law Institute)

Leslie Gray
Professor, Environmental Studies and Sciences
Brian Green
Director of Technology Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Matthew Guadet

Lecturer, Engineering Ethics 

Pratheepan Gulasekaram
Professor, School of Law
Ron Hansen
Gerard Manly Hopkins, S.J. Professor, English
Kirk Hanson

Senior Fellow, Marrkula Center for Applied Ethics

Timothy J. Healy
Professor, Electrical Engineering
Tim Hight
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Shiva Houshmand
Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
Harold Hoyle
Senior Lecturer, Education
David C. Jeong

Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication.

Hooria Jazaieri 
Assistant Professor of Management at the Leavey School of Business 
Stephen Johnson
Senior Fellow, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Philip J. Kain
Professor, Philosophy
Michael J. Kevane
Associate Professor, Economics
Molly King
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Christopher B. Kulp
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Scott LaBarge
Associate Professor, Philosophy and Classics
Dale G. Larson
Professor, Counseling Psychology
Sukanya Manna
Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science 
Margaret McLean
Senior Lecturer, Religious Studies
Associate Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Michael Meyer
Professor, Philosophy
Leilani M. Miller
Associate Professor, Biology
Peter I. Minowitz
Professor, Political Science
Lawrence Nelson
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Tonya Nilsson
Lecturer, Civil Engineering
Michelle Oberman
Katharine and George Alexander Professor, School of Law
William O'Neill, S.J.
Associate Professor of Social Ethics, Jesuit School of Theology
Karen Peterson-Iyer
Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer, Religious Studies
Thomas G. Plante
Augustin Cardinal Bea, S.J., University Professor, Psychology
Helen A. Popper
Professor, Economics
Barry Posner
Accolti Professor of Leadership, Management
Jo-Ellen Pozner
Assistant Professor, Management
Erick Ramirez
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Chad H. Raphael 
Professor, Communication
Francisco Rivera
Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Law
Laura Robinson
Associate Professor, Sociology
Margaret M. Russell
Associate Professor, School of Law
Christelle Sabatier
Senior Lecturer, Biology
Nick Serafin
Assistant Professor of Law
Amy Shachter
Senior Associate Provost, Research and Faculty Affairs
Robert Shanklin
Lecturer, Philosophy
Hersh M. Shefrin
Mario L. Belotti Professor, Finance
Sukhmander Singh
Professor, Civil Engineering
David Sloss
John A. & Elizabeth H. Sutro Professor, School of Law
E. Gary Spitko
Presidential Professor of Ethics and the Common Good, School of Law
Meir Statman
Glenn Klimek Professor, Finance
Craig Stephens

Director, Public Health Program
Professor, Biology

William A. Sundstrom
Professor, Economics
Jiri Toman
Professor, School of Law
Nancy Unger
Professor, History
Manuel G. Velasquez 
Charles J. Dirksen Professor Business Ethics, Management
Keith Warner, O.F.M
Director, Education and Action Research, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
David Yosifon
Professor, School of Law
I Sil Yoon
Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer, Religious Studies
Aleksandar Zecevic
Professor, Electrical Engineering

Affiliate Scholars

Shannon Vallor                                                                         
Baillie Gifford Chair, Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence, Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) at the University of Edinburgh.

Senior Scholars

Denise L. Carmody              
Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies
Francisco Jiménez
Professor Emeritus, Modern Languages and Literatures
Gerald Uelmen
Dean Emeritus, School of Law