Current Fellows

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Ashton Ellis is a PhD candidate in political science at Claremont Graduate University. He earned degrees from Baylor University and Pepperdine University School of Law. Previously, he taught courses in constitutional law, foreign policy, and immigration at the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine. A 2015 Robert Novak Fellow, Ashton’s commentary has appeared at Public Discourse, The Federalist, and The Daily Caller. His current research interests include bioethics, health care, social policy, and political philosophy.

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Morgan Fuller is a dual degree student earning her JD and MA in Catholic Studies at University of St. Thomas. She is a Murphy Scholar for the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy and helps run her school’s St. Thomas More Society and Health Law Society. Her interest in bioethics involves biomedical ethics and end of life issues. She hopes to pursue her Ph. D. in Catholic bioethics and is proud to be a fellow for the Paul Ramsey Institute.

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Katarina Lee is a Canadian who graduated from the University of Dallas in 2012. Her senior thesis in Philosophy was entitled “The Ethical Life: The Ethical Implications of Genetic Engineering for Human Enhancement.” She completed her MA in Bioethics in 2013 focusing in reproductive ethics. Her MA thesis was entitled “The Exploitative Nature of Ova ‘Donation.'” Upon graduation from NYU, Katarina began law school and is currently in her second year at the University of Minnesota concentrating in Health Law & Bioethics. In the summer of 2015 she worked as a Blackstone Legal Fellow working at the Comment On Reproductive Ethics in London.

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Bryan Pilkington is currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on questions in moral and political philosophy, in particular on the concept of dignity, and in bioethics, where he is especially interested in questions of conscience, moral responsibility, and the practice of medicine.

Pilkington has published work in bioethics in the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy and Healthcare Ethics Committee Forum, and lectures on practical ethical challenges in medicine for health care professionals. He teaches courses in normative and applied ethics, including courses in ethical theory, medical ethics, business ethics, environmental ethics, and courses in political philosophy.

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Dr. Landon Roussel is currently a Senior Resident in Internal Medicine at the Mount Auburn Hospital and a Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He earned his M.D. from Cornell Medical College, a master’s degree in bioethics through the Erasmus Mundus program in the Universities of Leuven (Belgium), Radboud (Netherlands) and Padua (Italy) and bachelors’ degrees in biochemistry and Hispanic studies from Rice University. He was a member of the inaugural medical cohort for Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics through the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. He is the founder of Communitas Primary Care, a direct primary care practice opening Winter 2016 in Baton Rouge. His research interests include distributism, the history of ethics and end of life issues. He is currently publishing a book on the Way of Saint James of Compostelle, which he has walked three times. He resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Daniel Strand is a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Political Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University.  He earned his PhD in Religious Ethics from the University of Chicago.  His research interests are in the history of political thought in the West, Christian ethics, and contemporary social and political ethics.  His current research is focused on developing a comprehensive historical and conceptual account of St. Augustine’s political theology in City of God, and a second project on the place of the doctrine of God in the development of Just War moral reasoning.

Strand teaches courses in philosophical and social ethics, Christian ethics, the history of philosophy, and the history of ideas in Western civilization, especially antiquity and late antiquity.  He has published work on Augustine’s moral theology.  He has been happily married for eleven years and has three boys who have way too much energy.