Cliff Arnold is an MD candidate at Indiana University School of Medicine, and an MA candidate in Notre Dame’s History and Philosophy of Science program. His current research interests include the history, philosophy, and ethics of Psychiatry, and medical ethics in general. He considers it a huge privilege to be a participant in the Paul Ramsey Institute.
Ian Clausen, currently a Lilly Postdoctoral Fellow at Valparaiso University, earned his Ph.D. in Theology and Ethics from the University of Edinburgh. He is a former British Marshall Scholar (2008-2011), and holds the temporary post as Research Associate for the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, based in Cambridge England. Clausen divides his research between Augustinian studies, bioethics, and contemporary moral theology, and has written for a number of academic journals including Augustinian Studies, Radical Orthodoxy, and The Expository Times.
Sally Forsythe Crippen resides in the greater St. Louis area with her husband Zac and daughter Esther. Sally earned her BA in Philosophy and Music at Valparaiso University and her MA in Bioethics and Medical Law at St. Mary’s University (UK).
Todd Daly is currently Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at Urbana Theological Seminary in Champaign, Illinois. His writings have appeared in publications including Ethics & Medicine, The Journal of Evolution and Technology, Christianity Today, and several edited volumes dealing with transhumanist philosophy from a theological perspective, including Transhumanism and Transcendence (Georgetown University Press), and Religion and Transhumanism (Praeger). Dr. Daly also serves on the ethics committee of Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign-Urbana. He is currently writing a book in theological ethics dealing with radical life extension entitled Chasing Methuselah. Dr. Daly holds a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University, an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in theology from the University of Edinburgh.
Matthew’s educational background includes business, information technology, and bioethics. He has worked in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors in communications, new media, information technology, and bioethics research. A chapter he wrote, “Human 2.0: Transhumanism as a Cultural Trend,” appears in Everyday Theology: How to Read Texts and Interpret Trends. He is also a contributing author to The New Media Frontier. He co-wrote and co-produced the documentary films Breeders: A Subclass of Women?, Anonymous Father’s Day, and Eggsploitation. He is currently studying Ethics at Fuller Seminary and is Executive Director of The Center for Bioethics and Culture.
Aurora Griffin is currently a Rhodes Scholar earning her Masters in Theology at Oxford University. She graduated from Harvard University in 2014 with a BA in the Classics. There, she served as President of the Catholic Student Association and founded a club for Christian pre-medical students to volunteer at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Her research interests primarily involve practical ethics, especially bioethics, with reference to the Western intellectual tradition. She studied neuroethics at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome in the summer of 2012 and was in the inaugural cohort of Fellows at the Paul Ramsey Institute.
Paul Kalanithi, M.D., was a neurosurgeon and writer. Paul grew up in Kingman, Arizona, before attending Stanford University, from which he graduated in 2000 with a B.A. and M.A. in English Literature and a B.A. in Human Biology. He earned an M.Phil. in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine from the University of Cambridge before attending medical school. In 2007, Paul graduated cum laude from the Yale School of Medicine, winning the Lewis H. Nahum Prize for outstanding research and membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He returned to Stanford for residency training in Neurological Surgery and a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience, during which he authored over twenty scientific publications and received the American Academy of Neurological Surgery’s highest award for research. Paul’s reflections on doctoring and illness—he was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2013— have been published in The New York Times and The Paris Review Daily, in addition to interviews in academic settings and media outlets such as NBC Bay Area. Paul completed neurosurgery residency in 2014 and lived in San Carlos, CA. He is survived by his wife Lucy and their daughter Cady.
Visit Paul’s website for more information on his life and to read selections of his writings.
Marc LiVecche is managing editor of Providence: A Journal of Theology and American Foreign Policy and Scholar of Christian Ethics, War, & Peace at The Institute on Religion and Democracy in Washington, DC. He earned his PhD at the University of Chicago in Religious Ethics where, until her death, his work was supervised by Jean Bethke Elshtain. His dissertation research focused on the articulation of an ethical framework from within the just war tradition that helps combat veterans rupture the link between lawful killing and moral injury. He has enjoyed the Ramsey Fellowship and his collaboration with the Center for Bioethics and Culture for many reasons—chief among them is the exposure to good people doing good work with courage, conviction, and a capacity to bridge what is too often a gap between truth and everyday life, especially in the realm of medical and reproductive ethics. The Ramsey Fellowship meetings have been essential in helping him to think through what it means to be a human being, in particular through giving him a deeper understanding of the relationship between human nature and moral life, and how our basic ethical assumptions lead to actions that either enhance or diminish human flourishing.
Evan Rosa is a writer, editor, teacher, and learner. He is editor of The Table, a multimedia publishing platform produced by the Biola University Center for Christian Thought, where he directs communications and marketing. He is also adjunct professor of philosophy at Biola University. His research interests include moral psychology, virtue ethics, technological ethics, social criticism, and the history of ideas. He holds bachelor degrees in philosophy and linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a masters degree in philosophy from Biola University. He co-wrote the award-winning documentary, Eggsploitation, directed communications for the Center for Bioethics and Culture from 2008 to 2013, and was a Ramsey Fellow from 2011 to 2013. He lives in Fullerton, CA with his wife and three children. Find more of his work at evanrosa.com.
Matthew Rose is the Director and Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Institute. A scholar of religion, he was previously Ennis Fellow in Humanities at Villanova University, where he taught courses in philosophy, politics, and literature. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago after attending the University of Notre Dame. His publications include Ethics with Barth (Ashgate, 2010).
Christopher White is Project Director for the Paul Ramsey Institute. He holds an M.A. in Ethics and Society from Fordham University and a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from The King’s College. His writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, New York Daily News, International Business Times, The American Interest, National Review, First Things, Public Discourse, and Human Life Review, among many other print and online publications. He is co-author of Renewal (Encounter Books, 2013) and a 2013-2014 Robert Novak Fellowship Award Winner. He lives in New York City.