Trevor Hedberg

Trevor Hedberg

Trevor Hedberg

CEHV/College of Pharmacy Postdoctoral Scholar in Applied Ethics

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Areas of Expertise

  • Ethics
  • Applied Ethics (esp. Environmental Ethics and Bioethics)


  • Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Tennessee
  • M.A., Philosophy, University of Tennessee
  • B.A., Philosophy and English (Summa Cum Laude), Baker University

Trevor Hedberg is the CEHV/College of Pharmacy Postdoctoral Scholar in Applied Ethics. He currently teaches ethics courses in the College of Pharmacy while pursuing his research and supporting program activities under the auspices of the Center for Ethics and Human Values.

Trevor recently completed a book titled The Environmental Impact of Overpopulation: The Ethics of Procreation, which was published with Routledge in May 2020. The book presents the ethical case for slowing global population growth, surveys the policies that could achieve this goal in morally acceptable ways, and explores the moral implications of population growth's connection to environmental harm for individual procreative decision-making. With this book now published, Trevor is resuming his work on the moral repercussions of biodiversity loss and investigating a cluster of ethical issues related to human enhancement.

Hedberg Book Cover