Introducing CEHV’s 2022 Ethics Circle Fellows

January 6, 2022

Introducing CEHV’s 2022 Ethics Circle Fellows

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CEHV is pleased to announce our Spring 2022 class of Ethics Circle fellows.

Seven fellows were selected, encompassing seven unique departments and offices and five different colleges and non-college units. 

Held annually each spring, the Ethics Circle program offers Ohio State faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff an opportunity to join a community of fellow inquirers in developing their understanding of the ethical issues underlying their work.

Over the course of the semester, each fellow will work on their proposed individual project under the mentorship of CEHV faculty, while participating in monthly meetings to share their progress and ideas with other fellows. Fellows pursuing a project related to instruction also become eligible for the Drake Institute "Teaching Ethics and Human Values" endorsement, hosted by CEHV.

This year's mentors include CEHV steering committee members Dana Howard (Medicine/Bioethics), Emma Saunders-Hastings (ASC/Political Science), Winston Thompson (EHE/Educational Studies), Piers Norris Turner (ASC/Philosophy), and Bryan Weaver (Engineering/Computer Science and Engineering).
 

Spring 2022 Ethics Circle Fellows

 

Alex Christmas

Alesondra (Alex) Christmas

Graduate Student, Department of Dance (College of Arts and Sciences)

Project: “Developing a Scarlet Canvas Course to Support Anti-Racist Thought and Action within the Dance Field”

 

Anna Church

Anna Church

Graduate Student, Department of Sociology (College of Arts and Sciences)

Project: “The ‘Two Patient Problem’: Ethics of Obstetric Care”

 

Elena Foulis

Elena Foulis

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese (College of Arts and Sciences)

Project: “The Ethics of Working with Latina/o/x Communities in the US”

 

Boomer Schmidt

Boomer Schmidt

Senior Director of Development, Wexner Center for the Arts

Project: “Philanthropy & Social Justice: How they Intersect with, Complement, and Sometimes Oppose One Another”

 

Jeffrey Skidmore

Jeffrey Skidmore

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Otolaryngology (College of Medicine)

Project: “Ethical Guidelines for Commercialization of Innovative Research”

 

Kenneth Steinman

Kenneth J. Steinman 

Senior Research Scientist, Department of Human Sciences (College of Education and Human Ecology)

Project: “Is adult protective services cost effective?  The ethics of expecting social programs to have a return on investment”

 

Xueru Zhang

Xueru Zhang 

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering (College of Engineering)

Project: “Fair Machine Learning with Humans in Feedback Loops”