"We must address, individually and collectively, moral and ethical issues raised by cutting-edge research in... biotechnology, which will enable significant life extension, designer babies, and memory extraction." ~Klaus Schwab
Hi and welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in The School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs (PPPA) at Washington State University. I'm also the bioethicist affiliated with the Functional Genomics Initiative, which marshals genome editing to control disease in livestock and feed a growing population. My research and teaching focuses on ethical and philosophical topics in food and agriculture. In particular, I publish widely on topics such as how values impact consumer uptake of agricultural products, local food movements, and the application of genomics technology. I contribute to the fields of bioethics (ethics of biotechnology), philosophy of food, and environmental philosophy.
I'm an avid writer of academic and creative nonfiction essays on topics concerning agriculture, farming, food, and environmental ethics. I'm also an amateur photographer and nature lover. To learn more, click on the links below. I hope you enjoy exploring my work!