Alumni

2014 Alumni

LAURA WILLIAMS

           Year: 2014

           Program: Certificate in Applied Ethics

           Research: General Applied Ethics

           Previous Education: BS and MS from UT Knoxville in Accounting

           Previous Employment: Senior Tax Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers

           Current Employment: Compliance Manager at UNC Charlotte

ROYCE WOLFE

           Program: M.A. in Ethics and Applied Philosophy

 

2013 Alumni

 

BRADLEY GRAY

Year: 2013

Thesis Title: "School Bullying and Ideal Theory: The Role Discourses of Violence and Nonviolence Play in the Preservation of Hegemony"

Thesis Committee: Robin James, Gordon Hull, Tina Botts

            Next Plans: Currently pursuing an Masters of Education in High School English at Lesley University

WILLIAM (BILLY) JARRETT

Program: M.A. in Ethics and Applied Philosophy

Email: wijarret3[at]uncc[dot]edu

Research: virtue ethics, healthcare ethics, public policy, ethics and technology

Previous Education: B.S. in Psychology from Appalachian State University; Master of Divinity from Duke University; Doctorate of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary

Previous Employment: Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church

Current Employment: Part-time lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Department of Philosophy; Adjunct Instructor Religion and Humanities at Randolph Community College, Asheboro, NC

Plans: Obtain full-time position in Humanities, Philosophy, and Religion in the North Carolina Community College system

HANNAH LEVINSON

Year: 2013

Thesis: "Art, Narrative and Storytelling in Social and Political Advocacy: The Epistemological and Ethical Soundness of Aesthetics"

Next Plans: Leverage research outcomes from M.A. thesis in future explorations in performance theory and social/political advocacy; Continue writing and editing in and for the performing arts; Expand vocational experience in grant writing, marketing, communications and advocacy work with an international non-governmental organization

ELIZABETH AILEEN MASON

Year: 2013

Thesis Title: "Dying the Bad Death: What Foucault's Concepts of Discourse and Power Say About Death and Dying in the US Today"

Thesis Committee: Lisa Rasmussen, Gordon Hull, and Teresa Scheid (Sociology) 

Currently enrolled in the PhD program in the Department of Sociology at UNC Charlotte; also a part-time instructor in the Department of Philosophy and Coach for Ethics Bowl Team

 

JAMES PAUL

Year: 2013

Thesis Title: "The Ethical Implications of Genetic Enhancement"

Thesis Director: Dr. Lisa Rasmussen

 

MELISSA MARY WILSON

Year: 2013

Thesis Title: "Ecocentric Personhood: Establishing Legal and Moral Obligations to Animals and Nature Within Capitalism"

Thesis Committee: Rosemarie Tong, William Gay, Robin James

Beginning law school at Wake Forest University School of Law in August 2013, with a merit scholarship.

 

MATTHEW ZINN

Year: 2013

 

2012 Alumni

JONATHAN PAUL BRANCH

Year: 2012

Thesis Title: "Language and the Assumed Justifiability of War"

Thesis Committee: William Gay (Chair), Eddie Souffrant, Rosemarie Tong

 

KATHERINE DUNCAN

Year: 2012

Thesis Title: "Tolerance in Clinical Bioethics: Resolving issues of moral pluralism"

Accepted into two PhD programs; enrolled at Bowling Green State University.

MEGAN MARIE RORIE

Year: 2011

Thesis Title: "The Ethics of Infertility: Issues of Access"

Thesis Committee: Rosemarie Tong (Chair), Robin James, Lisa Rasmussen

Beginning law school at University of South Carolina in fall 2011.

 

HOWARD MICHAEL LINTZ

Year: 2010

Thesis Title: "Liberalism, Culture, and Autonomy: A Study on Rights"

Thesis Committee: Rosemarie Tong (Chair), Gordon Hull, Lisa Rasmussen

Beginning law school at UNC Chapel Hill in Fall 2011.

 

KAREN ELIZABETH SCULLY

Year: 2009

Thesis Title: "The Ethics of Cosmetic Dermatology"

Thesis Committee: Rosemarie Tong (Chair), Lisa Rasmussen, Gordon Hull

 

LESLIE RENATE DEAN

Year: 2007

Thesis Title: "Over-medicated Children in America: The Ethical Implications of the Use of Pharmaceuticals for the Treatment of Behavioral Issues and Mental Illness in Children"

Thesis Committee: William Gay (Chair), Marvin Croy, Rosemarie Tong

 

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