Bioethics Faculty

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Sonya Charles, Ph.D., joined the Philosophy Department in 2007.  She teaches and publishes in the areas of feminism and reproductive ethics.  Her article, "The Ethics of Vaginal Birth After Cesarean" was recently published in the premier bioethics journal, The Hastings Center Report,42, no. 4 (2012) 24-27.

Allyson L. Robichaud, Ph.D., is the Director of the Bioethics Program. She has published in the area of medicine and emotion. Professor Robichaud is the recent past-President of the Bioethics Network of Ohio and has served as a community member of the University Hospital Ethics Committee since 2004.

Adjunct Faculty

Monica Gerrek, Ph.D., recently completed the Cleveand Fellowship in Advanced Bioethcis. She has expertise in clinical bioethics and animal ethics and is involved in research concerning the role of empathy and compassion in health care.

Toni Nicolette, Ph.D., has expertise in ethics, bioethics and practical reasoning and has publications in bioethics.  She is interested in the role emotion plays in decision-making. Professor Nicoletti has been teaching in the Bioethics Program since 2008.

Samuel A. Richmond, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, has published many articles in ethics and social work practice. He has taught courses in applied and professional ethics.