John Basl, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosoph

  • Applied Ethics; Philosophy of Science; Epistemology
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Elizabeth Bucar

Elizabeth Bucar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

  • Comparative Religious Ethics; Muslim Ethics; Gender and Sexuality; Material Cultures and Ethics
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Daniel Faber, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology and Director, Environmental Justice Research Collaborative

  • Environmental Justice; Political Economy; Social Movements; Globalization
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Patricia Illingworth

Patricia Illingworth, Ph.D., J.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy and the College of Business Administration

  • Global Justice; Medical Ethics; Business Ethics; Bioethics; Health Policy and Law
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Jung Lee

Jung Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

  • Comparative Religious Ethics; Chinese Religions; Philosophy of Religion
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Stephen Nathanson

Stephen Nathanson, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

  • Social and Political Philosophy; Ethics of War; Economic Justice; Patriotism; The Death Penalty
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Serena Parekh

Serena Parekh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy




Ronald Sandler, Ph. D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Institute Director

  • Environmental Ethics; Ethics and Emerging Technologies; Ethical theory
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Rory Smead, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy




Phil Brown, Ph.D.

University Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences; Director, Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute


Undergraduate Researchers

Jodie Ly

Student at Northeastern University

  • Jodie Ly is a Northeastern University senior Philosophy major with a concentration in Law and Ethics and minors in Law and Public Policy and Environmental Studies. She is a research assistant for Ronald Sandler in the Department of Philosophy and Religion. She has done research previously with Serena Parekh and been on co-op with the United States Attorney’s Office in New York City. After graduation, she plans to apply to law school and explore areas in international or human rights law.