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I am the founding director of the Center for Science, Ethics, and Public Policy (SEPP) at the University of Delaware. I am also a professor in the Department of Philosophy and in the School of Public Policy and Administration, and a faculty research fellow of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute. My research concerns ethics and emerging technologies, environmental ethics, and the responsible conduct of scientific research. Since coming to Delaware, I have been principal investigator or co-principal investigator on 9 federal and state grants. These grants include NSF-RAISE, an educational program in research ethics for science and engineering graduate students, which is ongoing at UD. My education includes a Ph.D. in philosophy (University of Texas at Austin) and a B.A. in philosophy (College of William and Mary). I have been a DAAD-Fulbright dissertation-year fellow at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitšt, Munich, and a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia.

In my spare time, I tinker with old Volvo automobiles...and a 1975 Honda CB500 Twin

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122 Wagon Project Gothenburg West