Honors and Awards
- Faculty Teaching Effectiveness Award, Cedarville University - 2009
- Faculty Summer Grant, Cedarville University - 2010
- Faculty Summer Grant, Cedarville University - 2007
- Faculty Summer Grant, Cedarville University - 2006
- Faculty Summer Grant, Cedarville University - 2003
- Faculty Summer Grant, Cedarville University - 2000
- Technology Incentive Grant, Cedarville University - 2001
- Technology Incentive Grant, Cedarville University - 1998
- Bioethics Colloquium
- Bioethics and the Human Experience
- Developmental Biology
- Principles of Bioethics
Center for Bioethics
Refereed Journal Articles (20)
Human Embryo Metaphysics and the New Biotechnologies Christian Scholar's Review (2016)
Much of Christian scholarship has defended the Conception View of personhood, the idea that human beings have intrinsic value that begins at conception. However, modern reproductive technologies have led to new scientific insights into human ...
Plan B and the German Catholic Bishops Annals of Pharmacotherapy (2013)
Germany’s Catholic bishops recently ruled that levonorgestrel emergency contraception (EC) was acceptable for prevention of pregnancy in the case of rape. The ruling represents a significant change in Catholic doctrine that has been opposed to ...
The Abortifacient Potential of Emergency Contraceptives Ethics & Medicine: An International Journal of Bioethics (2012)
The debate over conscience rights and emergency contraceptive agents among pharmacists and other healthcare professionals centers on the potential abortifacient potential of such agents. Such an important ethical and scientific question should be guided by ...
Clinical Ethics Case Consultation: Is It Permissible To Forgo Emergent Restorative Surgery In This Case? Ethics & Medicine: An International Journal of Bioethics (2009)
The article presents a case study on a 84 year-old woman hospitalized for elective hip surgery that led to a request for an ethics consultation. The surgery is posponed because she is diagnosed with coronary ...
Complicity and Stem Cell Research: Countering the Utilitarian Argument Ethics & Medicine: An International Journal of Bioethics (2008)
The article discusses the moral complicity within stem cell research. It notes that those who advocate the killing of an embryonic human being for such research can be regarded as having complicity with a moral ...
Defending Human Personhood: Some Insights from Natural Law Christian Scholars Review (2008)
The article discusses the central issue of ethics, which is human personhood. It explains that the term personhood connotes the idea that humans are members of a moral community and that they have moral rights ...
The Oral Contraceptive as Abortifacient: An Analysis of the Evidence Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith (2006)
Pro-life Christian ethicists and medical practitioners have been united in their opposition to abortion, but have sometimes been divided in their ethical approach to hormonal contraception. Even though many Christians believe that birth control may ...