CURRICULUM VITAE

OF

SUSAN LEIGH ANDERSON

Professor of Philosophy

University of Connecticut at Stamford

 

PERSONAL

University Address:    Department of Philosophy

                                    University of Connecticut

                                    One University Place

                                    Stamford, CT 06901-2315

 

Telephone:                   University:  (203) 251-8422

 

Fax:                             (203) 251-8592

 

E-mail:             Susan.Anderson@uconn.edu

 

                                                            

EDUCATION

1962-1966: Vassar College

 

·         Philosophy Department Research Assistant, 1965-6.

·         A.B., 1966.  Thesis:  "Nietzsche's Statement 'God is Dead' and Its Ethical Implications"                                          (Advisor: Joan Stambaugh)

 

1967-1972: University of California, Los Angeles

 

·         M.A., 1971

·         C. Phil., 1972

·         Ph.D., 1974.  Dissertation:  "A Philosophical Analysis of the Phenomenon of Multiple Personalities in Connection with the Problem of Personal Identity" (Chairman: John Perry)

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

1968-1970: Teaching Associate, University of California, Los Angeles

1970-1971: Instructor, California State University at Northridge

1972-    : Instructor - Professor (‘91), University of Connecticut (with tenure)

Spring, 1977: Visiting Assistant Professor, Mount Holyoke College

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

·         American Philosophical Association

 

 

FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS AND GRANTS

1968-72: Regents' Intern Fellowship, U.C.L.A.

 

Summer, 1975: N.E.H. Fellowship to attend Richard Rorty's seminar "Revolts Against        Metaphysical and Epistemological Dualisms," Princeton University

 

Summer, 1976: Lilly Fellow, Yale University

 

Summer, 1978: N.E.H. Fellowship to attend Roderick Chisholm's seminar on "Problems Concerning the Self," Brown University

 

1990-91: Visiting Faculty Fellowship, Yale University

 

Summer, 1992: N.E.H. Fellowship to attend a summer institute, "Ethics: Principles or Practices?" University of California, Santa Cruz

 

June, 2002: Winner of the “Centennial Prize for Best Op-Ed Piece Published by a                        Philosopher,” given by the American Philosophical Association

 

Summer, 2003: NASA Collaboration Grant ($10,000) with Michael Anderson (Computer   Science, University of Hartford) and Chris Armen (Computer Science, Trinity College) to work on “Machine Ethics”

 

Summer, 2004: NASA Travel Grant to present the paper “Toward Machine Ethics” (with   Michael Anderson and Chris Armen), 2004 American Association of            Artificial Intelligence Workshop on Agent Organizations: Theory and Practice, San Jose, California, July, 2004

 

Jan., 2005 – June, 2006: $99, 861 National Science Foundation SGER Grant to work on “Machine Ethics” (with Michael Anderson and Chris Armen)

 

June, 2006 – December, 2006: $10, 770 NSF SGER Grant Supplement to work on “Machine Ethics” (with Michael Anderson)

 

August 2006: Inaugural recipient of the UConn-Stamford Campus Faculty Recognition Award for Outstanding Research, Teaching and Service

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

·         Reviewer: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Prentice-Hall, Oxford University Press, N.E.H., Teaching Philosophy, Wadsworth Publishing Company, Kluwer, SUNY Press, N.S.F., Columbia University Press, Hackett Publishing Company, McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

·         Referee: Nous, Collegiate Microcomputer, Phil. Studies, PAQ, SUNY Press, Columbia University Press, The Journal of Ethics , Canadian Journal of Political Science , University of Windsor (Canada) Philosophy Department (tenure review)

·         Invited Participant: Memorial to Rudolph Carnap, Los Angeles, 1971

·         Invited Participant: "Toward a New Theory of Definite Descriptions," the International Symposium on Multi-Valued Logic, Indiana University, May, 1975

·         Invited Participant: "Co-Conciousness and Numerical Identity of the Person," American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting, December, 1975

·         Evaluator: A series of programs on Bioethics held at Fairfield University, 1979-80, for the Connecticut Humanities Council

·         Panelist: Selecting recipients of N.E.H. Fellowships to attend Casteneda's seminar on "The Self", Washington, D.C., January, 1980

·         Panelist:  Selecting recipients in Philosophy and Religion of N.E.H. Research Fellowships for College Teachers, Washington, D.C., September, 1980

·         Reduced Teaching Load:  To prepare a course in Business Ethics, Spring Semester, 1981

·         Invited Participant: The first workshop on teaching philosophy, sponsored by the American Philosophical Association, Williams College, 1981

·         Editor: Guidebook for Publishing Philosophy, 1986

·         Panelist: "Faculty Authored Courseware," at a conference on "Academic Computing and Liberal Arts Colleges: The University Connection," Skidmore College, June 10-12, 1987

·         Panelist: "Medical Ethics," sponsored by the University of Connecticut Biology Club, UConn/Stamford Campus, Fall, 1987

·         Evaluator: A conference on "Environmental Ethics," held at Fairfield University, March 10-11, 1988, for the Connecticut Humanities Council

·         Invited Symposium Participant: "Equal Opportunity, Freedom and Sex-Stereotyping," American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, March, 1988

·         Editorial Board Member: Public Affairs Quarterly, 1988-1991

·         Invited Organizer and Chair: A symposium on "Logic Software," IBM Academic Computing Conference, Anaheim, California, June 22-24, 1989

·         Workshop Leader: Ethics Conference for Connecticut's Elected and Appointed Municipal Officials, Mercy Center, Madison, Connecticut, November 22, 1991

·         Small Grant Award: Research Foundation, University of Connecticut, December, 1991

·         Reviewer: National Science Foundation, 1992

·         Invited: to be part of a Philosophy Delegation to visit the People's Republic of China, September, 1993; to be part of a Philosophy Delegation to visit Russia and Hungary, September, 1995

·         Respondent: Symposium on "Multiculturalism and the Canonical Tradition," University of Connecticut at Stamford, February, 1994

·         Workshop: "Grades, Theses and Nurturing Students," Sponsored by the UConn Honors Program, January, 1996

·         Faculty Development Fund Award: Stamford Campus, $2,200 for work in Applied Ethics, 1996-7

·         Talk: "Natural/Moral Rights and Amistad" (a discussion of David Pasci's novel) at Freshman Orientation, University of Connecticut at Stamford, August 31, 1998

·         Invited Participant: "The Cloning of Human Beings," presented at a Bioethics and Medical Ethics Session at the World Congress of Philosophy, Boston, Massachussetts, August 11, 1998. Afterwards I was interviewed by Dr. Jaochim Jung for Germany's largest daily newspaper and several German, Austrian and Swiss radio stations.

·         Commentator: "Freedom, Foreknowledge, and the Principle of Alternate Possibilities" (Kadri Vihvelin, USC), The American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, Berkeley, Calif., April 1, 1999

·         Invited Participant: “Pressures in Contemporary Society Discouraging People from Examining their Values,” International Conference on Modernity and Moral Identity, Helsinki, Finland, August 17-19, 2000

·         Talk: “We Are Our Values,” Freshman Orientation, University of Connecticut at Stamford, August, 2001

·         Talk: “Human Rights: What they are, why they are important, and why there is disagreement over what our rights should be,” University of Connecticut at Stamford, October 11, 2001

·         Talk: “Human Nature, Religion and Violence,” University of Connecticut at Stamford, February, 7, 2002

·         Panelist: UConn School of Business Executive Forum Series Panel on Business Ethics, University of Connecticut at Stamford, March 7, 2002

·         Invited Keynote Speaker: Conference on Business Ethics in the 21st Century, Southwest State University, Marshall, MN, April 12, 2003

·         Paper Presentation: “Machine Ethics,” at Realia’s Summer Conference on “Philosophical Issues in Contemporary Science,” Digby, Nova Scotia, August 17-22, 2003

·         Invited Panelist: “The Philosopher-Citizen: How to Write for the Op-Ed Page,” Pacific Division American Philosophical Association Meeting, Pasadena, California, March, 2004

·         Invited Paper Presentation: “Computational Ethics and Informatics” (with Michael Anderson and Chris Armen), Sixth WSEAS International Conference on Algorithms, Scientific Computing, Modeling and Simulation, Cancun Mexico, May, 2004

·         Paper Presentation: “Toward Machine Ethics” (with Michael Anderson and Chris Armen), 2004 American Association of Artificial Intelligence Workshop on Agent Organizations: Theory and Practice, San Jose, California, July, 2004

·         Invited Panelist: “Workshop for Philosopher-Citizens: How to Write for the Op-Ed Pages,” Pacific Division APA Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 23, 2005

·         Invited Paper: “Developing a Computable Decision Procedure for an Ethical Theory with Multiple Prima Facie Duties”  (with Michael Anderson), 17th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, Special Focus Symposium on Cognitive, Emotive and Ethical Aspects of Decision Making in Humans and in AI, Baden-Baden, Germany, August, 2005

·         Conference Organizer and Co-Chair: American Association of Artificial Intelligence Fall 2005 Symposium on Machine Ethics, Arlington, VA, November, 2005

·         Paper Presentation: “Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics’ and Machine Metaethics,” AAAI Fall 2005 Symposium on Machine Ethics, Arlington, VA, November, 2005

·         Paper Presentation: “Toward Machine Ethics: Implementing Two Action-Based Ethical Theories,” (with M. Anderson and C. Armen), AAAI Fall 2005 Symposium on Machine Ethics, Arlington, VA, November, 2005

·         Paper Presentation: “MedEthEx: Toward a Medical Ethics Advisor,” (with M. Anderson and C. Armen), AAAI Fall 2005 Symposium on Caring Machines: AI in Eldercare, Arlington, VA, November, 2005

·         Chair: Panel session on “Ethical Issues in Eldercare Technologies,” at the AAAI Fall Symposium on “Caring Machines: AI in Eldercare,” Arlington, Virginia, Nov., 2005. My responsibilities as chair included providing background on ethical theory to introduce the session.

·         Invited Chair and Presenter: Special Session: Workshop on Reaching the Public through Print and Broadcast Media,” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, Portland, Oregon, March, 2006

·         Plenary Presentation: “Computing Ethics,” (with M. Anderson), international conference on Computers and Philosophy, Laval, France, May, 2006

·         Invited Presentation: “Computing an Ethical Theory with Multiple Prima Facie Duties,” (with M. Anderson), Ethical Agents workshop, Tenth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems, Indiana University, June, 2006

·         Co-Editor: Special Issue of IEEE Intelligent Systems on “Machine Ethics,” July/August, 2006

·         Paper Presentation: “The Status of Machine Ethics: A Report from the AAAI Symposium,” (with M. Anderson), Dartmouth Artificial Intelligence Conference, AI @50: The Next Fifty Years, July, 2006

·         Paper Presentation: “MedEthEx: A Prototype Medical Ethics Advisor,” (with M. Anderson), Eighteenth Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Boston, MA, July, 2006

·         Paper Presentation: “Toward an Ethical Eldercare System,” (with M. Anderson), 2006 North American Computing and Philosophy Conference, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., August, 2006

·         Invited Presentation: “Computing Ethics,” (with M. Anderson), American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Session on Philosophy and Computers, Washington, D.C., December, 2006

·         Presentation: “Can Machines be Taught to Behave Ethically?” (with M. Anderson), U-Conn Stamford Campus Colloquium Series, April, 2007

·         Paper Presentation: “The Consequences for Human Beings of Creating Ethical Robots” (with M. Anderson), the 2007 AAAI Workshop on Human Implications of Human–Robot Interaction, Vancouver, British Columbia, July, 2007

·         Paper Presentation: “Toward an Ethical Eldercare System” (with M. Anderson), 19th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics session on Cognitive, Emotive and Ethical Aspects of Decision-Making in Humans and in AI, Baden-Baden, Germany, July, 2007

·         Presentation: “EthEl: Toward a Principled Ethical Eldercare Robot,” with M. Anderson, Workshop on Robotic Helpers of the Third AMC Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March, 2008

·         Invited Keynote Presentation: “Machine Ethics: Creating an Ethical Intelligent Agent,” with M. Anderson, Symposium on Cognitive Science and Ethics, RPI, April, 2008

·         Invited Presentation: “Machine Ethics: Creating an Ethical Intelligent Agent,” to the Technology and Ethics working group, Yale university, May, 2008

·         Presentation: “Is Ethics Computable?” (presented on my behalf by M. Anderson), the 2008 North American Conference on Computing and Philosophy, Special Session on Morality and Machines, Indiana University, July, 2008

·         Presentation: “Developing a General Interactive Approach to Codifying Ethical Principles,” with M. Anderson, the 2008 AAAI Workshop on Human Implications of Human-Robot Interaction, Chicago, July, 2008

·         On the Organizing Committee: the AAAI 2008 Fall Symposium on “AI in Eldercare: New Solutions to Old Problems,” to be held in Washington, D.C.

 

LISTED IN

·         World's Who's Who of Women

·         International Who's Who in Education

·         Who's Who in the East

·         Directory of American Scholars

·         International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women

·         International Who's Who of Intellectuals

·         Who's Who in the Humanities

·         Who’s Who in America

·         Who’s Who in American Education

·         Who’s Who in Humanities Higher Education

·         Who’s Who of American Women

·         Leading Philosophers of the World

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Books:

·         On Kierkegaard, Wadsworth Philosophers Series, Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000

·         On Mill, Wadsworth Philosophers Series, Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000

·         On Dostoevsky, Wadsworth Philosophers Series, Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2001

 

Book Not Yet Published:

·         Equal Opportunity Individualism: An Interpretation of the American Dream

 

Articles:

·         "Co-consciousness and Numerical Identity of the Person," Philosophical Studies, 1976, pp. 1-         10

·         "The Substantive Center Theory Versus the Bundle Theory," The Monist, 1978, pp. 96-108

·         "Chisholm's Argument that a Person Cannot be an Ens Successivum," Philosophical Studies, 1980, pp. 111-113

·         "Plantinga and the Free Will Defense," Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, July, 1981, pp. 274-281

·         "The Libertarian Conception of Freedom," International Philosophical Quarterly, December, 1981, pp. 391-404. Anthologized in:

·          Introduction to Philosophical Thinking, ed. by Ralph W. Clark, West Publishing Co., 1987

·         Philosophy, The Quest For Truth, ed. by Louis P. Pojman, Wadsworth, 1989

·         Voices of Wisdom, A Multi-Cultural Reader, ed. by Gary E. Kessler, Wadsworth, l992

·         An Introduction to Knowledge and Reality, ed, by Valerie, Kendall/Hunt, 1996

·         "Criticisms of Liberal/Feminist Views on Abortion," Public Affairs Quarterly, 1987, pp. 83-96

·         "ProofReader," Computers and Philosophy, Issue 2:1, 1987, pp. 17-20

·         "Evil,"  The Journal of Value Inquiry, 1990, pp. 43-53

·         "The Status of Frozen Embryos," Public Affairs Quarterly, 1990, pp. 311-322

·         "A Picture of the Self Which Supports Moral Responsibility," The Monist, Vol. 74, No. 1, Jan., 1991, pp. 43-54.

·         "Equal Opportunity, Freedom and Sex-Stereotyping," Journal of Philosophical Research, Vol. XVI, l99l, pp. 1-10. Anthologized in:

·         Voices of Wisdom, A Multi-Cultural Reader, Second Edition, edited by Gary E. Kessler,   Wadsworth, 1995

·         "Philosophy and Fiction," Metaphilosophy, April, 1992

·         "Being Held Morally Responsible for an Action versus Acting Responsibly/ Irresponsibly," Journal of Philosophical Research, 1995

·         "Natural Rights and the Individualism vs. Collectivism Debate," Journal of Value Inquiry, 1995

·         "Problems in Developing a Practical Theory of Moral Responsibility," Journal of Value Inquiry, 1996

·         "We Are Our Values," an article which I was commissioned to write for inclusion in the book Questioning Matters, edited by Daniel Kolak (Mayfield, 1999)

·         "Do We Ever Have a Duty to Die?," in Biomedical Ethics Reviews: Is There  a  Duty to Die?, edited by J. Humber and R. Almeder (Humana Press, 2000)

·         “Teaching Today’s Students How to Examine Ethical Issues and Be More Actively Involved in the Learning Process,” Journal of Academic Ethics, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2003

·         “The Current Crisis in American Morality: How Big Business Has Contributed to, and Ought to Address, the Crisis,” Essays in Philosophy, Vol. 6, no. 2 (2005)

·         “An Approach to Computing Ethics,” with Michael Anderson and Chris Armen, special issue of IEEE Intelligent Systems (which I edited with M. Anderson) on “Machine Ethics,” August, 2006

·         “Kierkegaard’s Solutions to Three Metaethical Problems,” International Journal of Ethics , Vol. 4, no. 3, 2006

·         “The Status of Machine Ethics: A Report from the AAAI Symposium,” with Michael Anderson, Minds and Machines (2007)

·         “Machine Ethics: Creating an Ethical Intelligent Agent,” with M. Anderson, AI Magazine, vol. 28, no. 4, Winter 2007-8, featured article (with cover)

·         “Asimov’s ‘Three Laws of Robotics’ and Machine Metaethics,” AI and Society, special issue on “Ethics and Artificial Agents,” vol. 22, no. 4, April, 2008

o   To be included in Science Fiction, Philosophy and the Future, ed. by S. Schneider (forthcoming, Blackwell)

 

 

Book Chapters:

·         Mill’s Life,” in Blackwell’s Guide to Mill’s Utilitarianism, edited by Henry West, 2006

·         “Ethical Healthcare Agents,” with M. Anderson, Advanced Computational Intelligence Paradigms in Healthcare – 3, Springer, 2008

 

Conference Proceedings:

·         “Towards Machine Ethics,” with Michael Anderson and Chris Armen, 2004 AAAI Workshop on Agent Organizations: Theory and Practice, San Jose, CA

·         “Developing a Computable Decision Procedure for an Ethical Theory with Multiple Prima Facie Duties,” with Michael Anderson, 17th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics Special Focus on Cognitive, Emotive and Ethical Aspects of Decision-Making in Humans and in AI, Baden-Baden, Germany, 2005

·         “Towards Machine Ethics: Implementing Two Action-Based Ethical Theories,” with Michael Anderson and Chris Armen, AAAI 2005 Fall Symposium on “Machine Ethics,” Arlington, VA

·         “Asimov’s ‘Three Laws of Robotics’ and Machine Metaethics,” AAAI 2005 Fall Symposium on “Machine Ethics,” Arlington, VA

·         “MedEthEx: Toward a Medical Ethics Advisor,” with Michael Anderson and Chris Armen, AAAI 2005 Fall Symposium on “Caring Machine: AI in Eldercare,” Arlington, VA

·         “Computing Ross’ Theory of Prima Facie Duties,” with Michael Anderson, Computers and Philosophy International Conference, Laval, France, May, 2006

·         “Computing an Ethical Theory with Multiple Prima Facie Duties,” with Michael Anderson, Ethical Agents Workshop at the Tenth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems, Indiana University, June, 2006

·         “MedEthEx: A Prototype Medical Ethics Advisor,” with Michael Anderson and Chris Armen, Eighteenth Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Boston, MA, August, 2006

·         “The Consequences for Human Beings of Creating Ethical Robots,” with Michael Anderson, Proceedings of the AAAI-07 Workshop on Human Implications of Human–Robot Interaction, Vancouver, British Columbia, July, 2007

·         “Toward an Ethical Eldercare System,” with Michael Anderson, 19th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics session on Cognitive, Emotive and Ethical Aspects of Decision-Making in Humans and in AI, Baden-Baden, Germany, July, 2007

·         “EthEl: Toward a Principled Ethical Eldercare Robot,” with M. Anderson, in Proceedings of the Workshop on Robotic Helpers of the Third AMC Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March, 2008

·         “Developing a General Interactive Approach to Codifying Ethical Principles,” with M. Anderson, Technical Report of the 2008 AAAI Workshop on Human Implications of Human-Robot Interaction, AAAI Press, July, 2008

  

Logic Software:

·         Co-author, ProofReader, with Michael Anderson, intelligent computer-aided logic instruction software, with 33 pg. manual (approximately 400 pages of material), to accompany Howard Kahane's Logic and Philosophy, Wadsworth, 1986

·         Co-author, ProofReader+, with Michael Anderson,  intelligent computer-aided logic instruction software, a major upgrade of ProofReader, with 55 pg. manual (approximately 600 pages of material), to accompany Patrick Hurley's A Concise Introduction to Logic, Wadsworth, 1988

 

Reviews:

·         Review of Four Philosophy "Handbooks," Teaching Philosophy, 1979

·         Review of A Preface to Philosophy, Second Edition, Mark B. Woodhouse, Teaching Philosophy, 1982

·         Review of Three Philosophy "Handbooks," Teaching Philosophy, 1985

·         Review of Martin Hollis' Invitation to Philosophy (Basil Blackwell) for Teaching Philosophy, 1986

·         Review of Anthony Weston's A Rulebook for Arguments (Hackett) for Teaching Philosophy, 1987

·         Review of M.E. Cline's Introducing Logic, Epistemology and Ethics: An Integrative Companion to Classical and Contemporary Readings (Univ. Press of America) for Teaching Philosophy, 1988

·         Review of Kolak and Martin's Wisdom Without Answers, A Guide to the Experience of Philosophy (Wadsworth) for Teaching Philosophy, 1989

·         Review of Alan P. F. Sell’s Mill on God: The Pervasiveness and Elusiveness of Mill’s Religious Thought, for Philosophical Books, 2006

 

Miscellaneous:

·         Assisted in the preparation of Introductory Philosophy, by Tillman, Berofsky and O'Connor, Harper & Row, New York, 1967

·         Assisted in the preparation of From Rationalism to Existentialism, by R.C. Solomon, Harper & Row, New York, 1972

·         Editor of Guidebook For Publishing Philosophy, 1986

·         "The Leatherman," (a philosophical short story), Hobo Jungle (a literary journal), 1990

·         "Of Butterflies and Frogs," (an autobiographical essay), in Falling in Love With Wisdom, edited by David D. Karnos and Robert G. Shoemaker, Oxford University Press, 1993

·         "The Voice" (a philosophical short story), Myriads (UConn Literary Journal), 1993

·         "Nelly's Dark Day" (a short story), Myriads (UConn Literary Journal), 1998

·         “Ethics Lessons of Sept. 11: Globalism Dooms the School of Relativism” (an Editorial), The New Milford Times, December 14, 2001

·         “Learning a Valuable Lesson from Sept. 11” (an Editorial), The Stamford Advocate, January 14, 2002

·         “Thinking and Sometimes Writing: Susan Leigh Anderson of New Milford, Philosopher,” a feature article in The Litchfield County Times, February 8, 2002

·         “Learning a Valuable Lesson from September 11” and “Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Vision of How We Ought to Live” in Myriads (UConn Literary Journal), 2002

·         Foreword to Hugh Mercer Curtler’s book Ethical Argument, Critical Thinking in Ethics, Oxford University Press, 2004

·         “The One-Eyed Professor, the Stubborn French Chef, the Angry Asian, and the Bemused Mayor,” Myriads (UConn Literary Journal), 2004

·         “Pope John Paul II as an Inspiration to us All,” The Stamford Advocate, 2005

 

Unpublished Papers:

·         "Toward a New Theory of Definite Descriptions," presented at the International Symposium on Multi-Valued Logic, Indiana University, May, 1975 [abstract published in proceedings]

·         "On Feeling Free," presented to the University of Connecticut Philosophy Department, 1989

·         "Philosophical Questions Raised by the Abortion Controversy," presented to the Stamford area community, Stamford Arts Center, October, 1992

·         "The Cloning of Human Beings," presented at the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, Boston, Massachusetts, August, 1998

 

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

 

·         Applied Ethics, particularly Biomedical Ethics and Machine Ethics

·         The Self

·         Nineteenth Century Philosophy

·         Philosophy in Literature

·         Logic/Critical Thinking

 

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

·         Philosophy and Social Ethics

·         Problems of Philosophy

·         Logic and Philosophy; Critical Thinking

·         Philosophical Classics

·         Philosophy and Religion

·         Symbolic Logic I

·         Symbolic Logic II

·         Ancient Philosophy

·         Nineteenth Century Philosophy

·         Twentieth Century Philosophy

·         Metaphysics and Epistemology

·         Philosophy and Literature

·         Business Ethics

·         Computer-Aided Logic

·         Honors Seminar: "The Concept of the Heroic: Heroes, Villains and Ordinary People"

·         Honors Seminar: "The Self and Society"

·         Honors Seminar: "Ethical Issues in Contemporary Society"

·         Honors Seminar: "Wealth and Poverty"

·         Ethical Issues in Health Care

·         Honors Seminar: "The American Dream"

·         Honors Seminar: “Human Nature”

·         Honors Course: “Issues in the News”

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT COMMITTEES

 

·         Student Conduct Committee

·         Outside Speakers Committee

·         One of two faculty members elected to a committee to consider options for the expansion of the Stamford Campus

·         Faculty Standards Subcommittee on Branch Relations (representative from the Stamford Branch)

·         Centennial Fair Committee

·         Faculty Development Committee (chair)

·         P/T/R Committee at the Stamford Campus (twice)

·         Freshman Orientation Committee

·         Faculty Committee for Research and Development

·         Undergraduate Committee, Philosophy Department (Storrs)

·         Retention Committee

·         Program Development Committee:

o   creator and chair of the sub-committee on the UConn Stamford Campus Scholar Program

o   sub-committee on Skill Courses

·         P/T/R Committee, Philosophy Department (Storrs)

·         Research Development Committee

·         Judaic and Middle Eastern Studies Academic Advisory Board

·         Honors Committee (Chair)

·         Ad Hoc Committee to Review the Provost's Coding Sheets (Annual Report Information)

·         Lecture Committee

·         Instructional Improvement Committee

·         Committee to create by-laws for a Faculty Assembly at the Stamford Campus

·         Search Committee to Select a new Director for the Stamford Campus, 1994-5

·         Publicity/Communications Committee

·         Director's Advisory Committee, 1996-7

·         Committee on Scheduling

·         Multimedia (Audio-Video) Committee, 1998

·         Teaching and Learning Committee

·         Scholarly Programming Committee, 2000-1

·         Organizer: “Food for Thought,” A discussion series for Faculty, Staff and Students

·         Human Rights Essay Committee (Chair), 2001-2

·         Innovative Pedagogy Committee

·         P/T/R Committee (Stamford)

 

 

 

OUTREACH

 

·         Numerous talks to groups in the community

·         Participated in two conferences held at UConn Stamford Campus:

·         Speaker on the subject of discrimination against women in employment at the conference "Of Men and Women," October, 1975, sponsored by the Connecticut Humanities Council and Women's Place

·         Moderator and speaker at the conference on "The Future of the Humanities," November, 1978, sponsored by the Connecticut Humanities Council

·         Participated in a conference at Yale University on "Writing," January, 1978

·         Participated in a symposium on what one can do with a major in Philosophy at Vassar College, November, 1978

·         Presented a slide show on Art Nouveau in Europe at the Bruce Museum (Greenwich, CT), Spring, 1980 and Woodbury Public Library (Woodbury, CT), Fall, 1981

·         Researched and organized games from the late nineteenth century for the Centennial Fair held at the Stamford Campus of UConn, 1981

·         Attended a meeting at Wesleyan with three other philosophers from the state to discuss how the Connecticut Humanities Council might make more use of philosophers in their future programs, February, 1982

·         Taught a course on "Informal Logic" to gifted seventh and eighth graders in the Stamford Area, Spring, 1983 (Challenges Program)

·         Worked for the American Cancer Society in Woodbury, 1983-84 (Captain)

·         P.T.A., Woodbury, CT 1985-91

·         Gave two mini-courses (4 weeks each) on "Logic and the Computer" for gifted 5th and 6th grade girls in the Stamford area, held at UConn/Stamford, Fall 1986

·         Demonstration on "Critical Thinking," Mitchell Elementary School, Woodbury, CT, 1987

·         Talk on Habits of the Heart, UConn/Stamford Campus, 1987

·         Co-director/producer of a production of J.-P. Sartre's play, "No Exit," UConn/Stamford, 1987

·         Gave two mini-courses (4 weeks each) on "Logic and the Computer" for gifted 5th and 6th grade girls in the Stamford area, held at UConn/Stamford, Fall `87

·         Presented a slide show on "Cemetery Art," at the Woodbury Public Library, February, 1988

·         Speaker, PREP Career Day, Stamford High School, November, 1988

·         Workshop leader, Ethics Conference for Connecticut's Elected and Appointed Municipal Officials, Mercy Center, Madison, Ct., November 22, 1991

·         Panelist, Multidisciplinary Discussion of the Clarence Thomas Hearings, UConn/ Stamford, Fall, 1991

·         Member, Rumsey Circle (a support group for Rumsey Hall School), 1991-1995

·         Co-organizer of a Faculty Publication Table, Open House, UConn/Stamford, Spring, 1992

·         Guest lecture on "Philosophy and Fiction,"  Advanced Course on Creative Writing, UConn/Stamford, Spring, 1992

·         Talk on "Abortion", "Lunch and Learn" series at the Stamford Arts Center, October, 1992

·         Guest lecture on "Philosophy Between the Wars," Seminar on "Euro-American Culture Between the Wars," UConn/Stamford, November, 1993

·         Lecture on Ethics, Kent School, January, 1994

·         Talk on "Individualism vs. Collectivism," UConn/Stamford, April, 1994

·         Talk on "Heroes," "Lunch and Learn" series at the Stamford Arts Center, April, 1995

·         Member of the New Milford Trust for Historic Preservation, the New Milford Historical Society, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Smithsonian Institution

·         Our house was included in a benefit Historic House Tour, sponsored by the New Milford Historical Society and the New Milford Trust for Historic Preservation, April 21, 1996

·         Docent and researcher, New Milford Historical Society, Summer 1996

·         Organizer, chair, workshop leader, Symposium on "Ethics in Today's Society," UConn Stamford Campus, April, 11, 1997

·         Respondent and Symposiast: Conference on "Crossing the Millennium: Political, Cultural and Moral Challenges for the Jewish Community in the U.S. and Worldwide," University of Connecticut at Stamford, November 1, 1998. I was a respondent to a talk given by Rebecca Goldstein, a philosopher turned novelist, and I gave a talk on ethical issues facing us at the approach of the 21st century.

·         Gave a talk on “The American Crisis Over Morality” for Faculty, Staff and Students at the Stamford Campus of UConn, March, 2001

·         Gave a talk on “The Current State of Ethics in American Society” to the Edgehill Retirement Community, Stamford, CT, October, 2001

·         Leader of a Seminar on “Ethics and Current Events,” Edgehill Retirement Community, Spring Semester, 2002

·         Gave a talk on “Human Nature, Religion and Violence,” for Faculty, Staff and Students at the Stamford Campus of UConn, February, 2002

·         Gave a talk on “The Superbowl Half-time Show,” for Faculty, Staff and Students at the Stamford Campus of UConn, February, 2004

·         Gave a talk on “Gay Marriage,” for Faculty, Staff and Students at the Stamford Campus of UConn, March, 2004

·         Invited talks to two AP Senior English Classes on “Philosophy in Literature,” Stamford High School, June 3, 2004