Richard Andrews, PhD

Richard N.L. Andrews is Professor of Public Policy, Environmental Studies, Environmental Sciences & Engineering, and City & Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Andrews’ research focuses on the effectiveness and other consequences of environmental laws and policies. He has written at length on the historical development and consequences of U.S. environmental policies, on the National Environmental Policy Act and other analytical mandates in environmental decision-making, and on more recent innovations such as the adoption of environmental management systems and third-party certification procedures by businesses and government agencies, as well as on comparative environmental policy. His current work focuses on decision-making for mitigating and adapting to global climate change, particularly innovations in state-level policies to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy development. He has chaired study committees on environmental policy for the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, the National Research Council, and the National Academy of Public Administration, and has served on committees of the EPA Science Advisory Board and the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Some of his publications include Managing the Environment, Managing Ourselves: A History of American Environmental Policy (Yale University Press 1999, 2nd ed. 2006); Environmental Policy and Administrative Change: Implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (Lexington Books, 1976); “Environmental Regulation and Business ‘Self-Regulation’ ” (Policy Sciences, 1998); Third-Party Auditing of Environmental Management Systems: U.S. Registration Practices for ISO 14001 (National Academy of Public Administration, 2001, with Jan Mazurek); and “Environmental Management Under Pressure: How Do Mandates Affect Performance?” (Chapter 5 inLeveraging the Private Sector: Management-Based Strategies for Improving Environmental Performance, Resources for the Future Press 2006, with Andrew Hutson and Daniel Edwards Jr.)


Lois A. Boynton, PhD

Lois Boynton is Associate Professor at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She is Public Relations Sequence head and was named to the University’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars. She won the School’s David Brinkley Teaching Award in spring 2007. Her research focuses on ethical decision-making by public relations practitioners, professionalism and social responsibility. Other research interests include agenda building, persuasion, and nonprofit public relations challenges. She has published works in academic journals, including Communication Yearbook, Public Relations Review, Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, PRism, Journal of Promotion Management and The Successful Professor. She also co-authored two book chapters, one on ethics and another on successful teaching techniques.


 Carol Hee, PhD

Carol Hee is director of research for the Center for Sustainable Enterprise. She teaches Sustainable Enterprise, and Environmental Strategy in the MBA Program. Her research interests concern how companies can reduce costs, minimize risk, and gain competitive advantage by implementing strategies guided by environmental and social concerns. She is a 2010 recipient of the Page Prize, given in recognition of excellence in the teaching of environmental strategy. She also received an honorable mention in the Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability in Business Curricula for 2010. Presented by the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, the Page Prize encourages efforts to expose business students to state-of-the-art environmental sustainability knowledge. Dr. Hee joined UNC Kenan-Flagler after working at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a science writer and systems analyst. She assisted in the improvement of its scientific information management system, wrote for the EPA web site, and edited such influential works as the Air Quality Criteria for Particulate Matter and Perchlorate Environmental Contamination: Toxicological Review and Risk Characterization. She earned her PhD from UNC’s Department of Marine Sciences for research concerning the global carbon cycle and factors controlling the storage of carbon in marine sediment; her MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler;and her BS in biology from the University of Scranton, where she minored in biochemistry and philosophy.


Eric. T Juengst, PhD (Ex Officio)

Eric Juengst is Director of the UNC Center for Bioethics and Professor in the Department of Social Medicine and the Department of Genetics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He received his B.S. in Biology from the University of the South in 1978, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Georgetown University in 1985. He has taught medical ethics and the philosophy of science on the faculties of the medical schools of the University of California, San Francisco Penn State University, and Case Western Reserve University . From 1990 to 1994, he served as the first Chief of the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Branch of the National Center for Human Genome Research at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and from 2005-2010 he directed the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law at CWRU, an NIH supported “Center of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Research.”


Mark Katz, PhD

Mark Katz is the Ruel W. Tyson, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Humanities and the Director of UNC’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities. His scholarship focuses on music and technology, contemporary popular music, and the violin. He teaches courses on music and technology, popular music, and modern art music. He has written three books, Capturing Sound: How Technology has Changed Music (2004, rev. ed. 2010), The Violin: A Research and Information Guide(2006), and Groove Music: The Art and Culture of the Hip-Hop DJ (2012). He co-edited (with Timothy Taylor and Tony Grajeda) the collection Music, Sound, and Technology in America (2012). He is the editor of Journal of the Society for American Music, a senior editor for Oxford Handbooks Online, and a member of the National Recording Preservation Board. In 2013, Katz was awarded a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of State to create and run Next Level, a program that sends American hip-hop artists abroad to foster cultural exchange, conflict resolution, and entrepreneurship.


Joseph E. Kennedy, JD

Joseph Kennedy is Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he teaches Criminal Law, Computer Crime Law, Criminal Justice Policy, Constitutional Law, and International and Comparative Criminal Law. His research interests include the sociology and politics of mass incarceration, communitarian theories of punishment, computer crime, and the Chinese Legal System. Professor Kennedy’s scholarly writings have been published in the Georgetown Law Journal, Michigan Law Review, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, the Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems, Emory Law Journal and the Hastings Law Review. His article on the connection between mental states in regulatory crimes and the federal sentencing guidelines was selected as best criminal law paper for the Stanford Yale Junior Faculty forum in 2002, and he was the recipient of a Pogue Research Leave at UNC in 2003.


Marc Lange, PhD (Ex Officio)

Marc Lange is Chair of the Philosophy Department and Bowman and Gordon Gray Professor of Philosophy. He specializes in philosophy of science and related areas of metaphysics and epistemology, including parts of the philosophy of physics, philosophy of biology, and philosophy of mathematics. He is the author of numerous books and articles, among them: Laws and Lawmakers: Science, Metaphysics, and the Laws of Nature (Oxford, 2009), An Introduction to the Philosophy of Physics: Locality, Fields, Energy, and Mass(Blackwell, 2002); Natural Laws in Scientific Practice (Oxford, 2000).


Douglas MacLean, PhD

Douglas MacLean’s current research focuses on practical ethics and issues in moral and political theory that are particularly relevant to practical concerns. Most of his recent writing examines how values do and ought to influence decisions, both personal decisions and government policies.

MacLean’s publications on these topics include: “Comparing Values in Environmental Policies: Moral Issues and Moral Arguments,” Valuing Health Risks, Costs, and Benefits for Environmental Policy Making, ed. by Hammond and Coppock (1990); “Cost-Benefit Analysis and Procedural Values,” Analyse & Kritik (1994); and “The Ethics of Cost-Benefit Analysis: Incommensurable, Incompatible, and Incomparable Values,” Democracy, Social Values, and Public Policy, ed. by Carrow Churchill, and Cordes (1998) “Some Morals of a Theory of Nonrational Choice,” Judgments, Decisions, and Public Policy, ed. by Gowda and Fox (2002); “Informed Consent and the Construction of Values,” The Construction of Preferences, ed. by Slovic and Lichtenstein (2006); “Different Perspectives on Saving Lives,” Philosophy and Economics, (2007).


John McGowan, PhD

John McGowan is the Ruel W. Tyson Jr. Distinguished Professor of Humanities. Professor McGowan has received many grants and awards including a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to conduct the NEH Seminar for College Teachers on Literature and Values (2001 and 1997); a Fellow of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at UNC (1994); and, a selected participant at the NEH Institute on Aesthetics and Ethics at the University of California at Berkeley (1993). Professor McGowan has a long list of publications including:Democracy’s Children: Intellectuals and the Rise of Cultural Politics, published by Cornell University Press (2002); co-editor of the Norton Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism, published by Norton (2001); and, Thinking about Violence: Feminism, Cultural Politics, and Norms, in Centennial Review.


Gerald J. Postema, PhD

Gerald Postema is the Cary C. Boshamer Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law at the UNC School of Law. Postema has published extensively in legal and political philosophy and ethics. In 2011 he publishedLegal Philosophy in the 20th Century: The Common Law World, He wroteBentham and the Common Law Tradition (Clarendon 1986/1989) and edited Racism and the Law (Kluwer 1997); Rationality, Conventions, and the Law (Kluwer 1998); Jeremy Bentham: Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy(Ashgate 2002) and Philosophy and the Law of Torts (CUP 2001). He is associate editor of the 12 volume, Treatise in the Philosophy of Law (Springer 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011).

A selection of the jurisprudential writings of Sir Matthew Hale will also be published by Oxford University Press under his editorship. Former Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellow, and fellow of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies and the National Humanities Center, he was editor of Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law (1995-2006) and was special issues editor of Law and Philosophy (1996-2001). In fall, 2012, he was awarded the George J. Johnson Prize for Distinguished Achievement in the Art and Humanities, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, PhD

Geoffrey Sayre-McCord is the Morehead-Cain Alumni Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Sayre-McCord works in moral theory with a special interest in questions of objectivity and justification. Widely published, he has an international reputation that has him regularly going overseas to present his work. A three-time recipient of the Tanner Award for Teaching Excellence, he is committed not only to undergraduate teaching but also to teaching in the wider community. Some of Professor Sayre-McCord’s publications include: Criminal Justice and Legal Reparations, in Philosophical Issues (2001); On the Relevance of Ignorance to the Demands of Morality, in Rationality, Rules, and Ideals, edited by Sinnott-Armstrong (2002); Moral Realism, in Oxford Handbook of Moral Theory, edited by Copp (2006); Sentiments and Spectators: Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Judgment, in The Philosophy of Adam Smith, edited by Brown and Fleischacker (2010); and Voting and Causal Responsibility, with Geoff Brennan, in Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy (in press).

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Kimberly Strom-Gottfried, PhD

Dr. Kim Strom-Gottfried is the Smith P. Theimann Jr. Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Professional Practice at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work. Dr. Strom-Gottfried teaches in the areas of direct practice, higher education, and human resource management. Her scholarly interests involve ethics, moral courage, and social work education. She is the former chair of the National Association of Social Workers’ National Committee on Inquiry and is active in training, consultation and research on ethics and social work practice. She has written over 60 articles, monographs and chapters on the ethics and practice. She is the author of Straight Talk about Professional Ethics and The Ethics of Practice with Minors: High Stakes and Hard Choices and the forthcoming texts Bulletproof Boards (with Marci Thomas) and Cultivating Courage. Dr. Strom-Gottfried is also the co-author of the texts Direct Social Work Practice and Teaching Social Work Values and Ethics: A Curriculum Resource. Dr. Strom-Gottfried currently holds an appointment as the UNC Institute for Arts & Humanities Associate Director for the Academic Leadership Program, which helps prepare and support the next generation of academic leaders.


James C. Thomas, MPH, PhD

Jim Thomas is Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Thomas founded and directs the Program in Public Health Ethics at the UNC School of Public Health. With funding from the Greenwall Foundation, Dr. Thomas developed a list of competencies in public health ethics that serve as guidelines for teaching of ethics in schools of public health. He is the principal author of the American Public Health Association’s Code of Ethics and serves among a group of ethicists who advise the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Thomas’ primary research interest is in the relation between community dynamics and the distribution of disease. He is a writer and co-editor of the textbook entitled Epidemiologic Methods for the Study of Infectious Diseases, published by Oxford University Press (2002).