Pipeline to Stetson Law School
A belated announcement of a very exciting achievement for Stetson University Honors students. Last semester, as co-directors of the Honors program, Michael Denner and I created an agreement with Stetson Law School that allows direct admission for Honors students. Check out the details in this Stetson Today report. In combination with our admissions agreement with Daytona…
Book Panels 2017
I’m very glad to announce that there will be two panels this year on my recently-released book, The Bioethics of Enhancement (Lexington Books, 2016). Thanks to Shelley Tremain for organizing the panels, and to my colleagues for their willingness to respond to my work! I’m grateful for this opportunity to share my ideas. The first…
Workshop on Adult and Asynchronous Learning
Today I am attending a workshop on adult and asynchronous learning. I’m preparing a course to be taken primarily online by adult learners in late 2017. I’m looking for information about how adult learners with disabilities fare in programs like this and how to prepare to serve disabled students in this context. So far, I’ve…
My book is out this month!
I am so thrilled that The Bioethics of Enhancement, published by Lexington Books, is nearly here! You can pre-order the book at this link.
Fixing the Leaky Pipeline
I’m proud of the work I’ve done in the past year as co-director of the Stetson University Honors Program, along with my colleague Dr. Michael Denner. We’ve established a transfer articulation agreement with Daytona State College’s Quanta Honors Program in collaboration with head Dr. Maggie Karda. It’s innovative because it’s a program-to-program agreement, and the…
The Biopolitics of Bioethics
See here for Shelley Tremain’s post at Discrimination and Disadvantage, “The Biopolitics of Bioethics.” Her forthcoming book, Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, details the ways biopolitics and bioethics are intertwined in key bioethical debates. My book, The Bioethics of Enhancement: Transhumanism, Disability, and Biopolitics, which she links to in her post, treats these questions in regard to…
Upcoming: Invited Lecture at California State University, Fresno Ethics Center
I am very glad to announce that I have been invited to speak on my forthcoming book, The Bioethics of Enhancement: Transhumanism, Disability, and Biopolitics at California State University, Fresno. My talk will be part of the Leon S. Peters Ethics Lecture Series, hosted by the Ethics Center at Fresno State. The talk will be…
Wallethub: 2016’s Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities
I was interviewed for a very comprehensive article on the financial and environmental factors impacting quality of life in cities for disabled people. You can see the article, along with my remarks, here. Please weigh in!
WMU Medical Humanities Conference 2016
I’m pleased to have arrived in Kalamazoo for the annual Medical Humanities Conference, organized by Western Michigan University. I will give a paper on Friday on the topic of access to technology. Read the title and abstract, below! “3D-Printing the Neo-Liberal Subject: Mere Access to Emerging Technology is Not Enough” Emerging technologies and hacker communities…
forthcoming book: The Bioethics of Enhancement
I am thrilled to announce that my monograph, The Bioethics of Enhancement: Transhumanism, Disability, and Biopolitics, is due out with Lexington Books by the end of the year. In a critical intervention into the bioethics debate over human enhancement, I tackle the claim that the expansion and development of human capacities is a moral obligation.…