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JOAN.MCGREGOR@asu.edu

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Bio

Professor of Philosophy, School of Philosophical, Historical, and Religious Studies

Research Interests and Selected Publications

Professor McGregor’s current research interests are focused on a number of questions in moral and legal philosophy.

Bioethics and environmental ethics join in research on the moral issues in sustainability. One of the most pressing sustainability questions pertains to modern food systems. Contemporary food systems are complex and multinational, involving workers and consumers from diverse cultures and economies. These systems must be capable of feeding large culturally varied populations without compromising social justice, human health, and the health of the planet.  These questions are multifaceted and require approaches and methods from a variety of disciplines. In order to tackle these challenges, McGregor’s current  project is directing Just Food  a multi-year, transdisciplinary project designed to research moral and cultural questions related to modern food production and consumption, including the consideration of the unintended consequences of the practices and technologies that we develop in our food systems.

McGregor directed two NEH summer institutes on sustainability, “Fierce Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and the Foundations of the Land Ethic” in 2009 and in 2011, “Beyond the Land Ethics: Sustainability and Humanities”.

 

Other projects in bioethics include moral and legal issues questions generated from the ethics of emerging technologies, nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science. Problems of consent,  exploitation, and coercion have continue to be a focus of research,  recently with attention to vulnerable populations in bio-medical research  examining the ethical and legal issues involved in doing genetic research with groups, particularly marginalized groups such as Native Americans. Out of this work has come an interest in the development of a theory of harm group. Another area of research and collaboration has been focused on the ethical and conceptual issues surrounding the definitions of death and ethics of organ donation.

Legal philosophy, particularly moral and legal dimensions of rape, has been an on-going area of research and publication.

 

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Teaching Interests and Courses

Graduate Course recently taught:

Ethics of Sustainability

Research Ethics and Law (cross-listed with law) 

Foundations of Bioethics 

Intercultural Issues in Bioethics (cross-listed with law) 

Normative Ethics 

Undergraduate courses recently taught: 

History and Philosophy of Sustainability

Bioethics 

Philosophy of Law 

Environmental ethics 

Applied Ethics 

Ethical theory

 

Research Interests

Ethics of Sustainability, Food Justice, Legal Philosophy, Practical Philosophy

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 307 Philosophy of Law
PHI 494 Special Topics
PHI 792 Research

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 312 Bioethics
PHI 307 Philosophy of Law
PHI 320 Bioethics
PHI 493 Honors Thesis
PHI 494 Special Topics
PHI 792 Research
PHI 799 Dissertation

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 394 Special Topics
HST 394 Special Topics
PHI 394 Special Topics
PHI 590 Reading and Conference
SOS 394 Special Topics

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 312 Bioethics
PHI 307 Philosophy of Law
PHI 320 Bioethics
PHI 590 Reading and Conference

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 499 Individualized Instruction
PHI 307 Philosophy of Law
PHI 420 Topics in Philosophy
PHI 499 Individualized Instruction
PHI 590 Reading and Conference
PHI 591 Seminar
PHI 592 Research
PHI 599 Thesis
PHI 790 Reading and Conference
SOS 591 Seminar

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 312 Bioethics
PHI 307 Philosophy of Law
PHI 320 Bioethics
PHI 590 Reading and Conference
SOS 790 Reading and Conference
SOS 792 Research

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 394 Special Topics
HST 394 Special Topics
PHI 394 Special Topics
PHI 420 Topics in Philosophy
PHI 499 Individualized Instruction
PHI 590 Reading and Conference
PHI 591 Seminar
PHI 592 Research
PHI 599 Thesis
PHI 790 Reading and Conference
PHI 792 Research
PHI 799 Dissertation
SOS 394 Special Topics
SOS 590 Reading and Conference
SOS 591 Seminar

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 312 Bioethics
PHI 300 Philosophical Argument/Exposit
PHI 320 Bioethics
PHI 590 Reading and Conference
PHI 592 Research
PHI 599 Thesis
PHI 792 Research
PHI 799 Dissertation

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 493 Honors Thesis

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 312 Bioethics
HST 394 Special Topics
PHI 320 Bioethics
PHI 394 Special Topics
SOS 394 Special Topics

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. joan mcGregor. Commentary on Nathanson’s Terrorism and the Ethics of War. Social Philosophy Today, (2012).

  2. Book chapter: Joan McGregor. "The Legal Heritage of the Crime of Rape. The Handbook on Sexual Violence eds.. Willan Publishing (2012).

  3. Book chapter: Joan McGregor. "Transhumanism and Obligations to Future Generations". Building Better Humans: Refocusing the Debate Transhumanism. Peter Lang GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany (2012).

  4. Joan L. McGregor, Mohamed Y. Rady, Joseph L. Verheijd. Can we justify organ donation without the dead donor rule?". APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine (2010).

  5. Joan McGregor. "Racial, Ethnic, and Tribal Classifications in Biomedical Research and Group Harm". The American Journal of Bioethics, (2010).

  6. Joseph Verheijde, Mohamed Rady, Joan McGregor. "Seeking to Reconcile End-of-Life Organ Procurement for Transplantation With the Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA)" letter to the editor. Critical Care Crit Care Med (2010).

  7. Mohamed Rady, Joseph Verheijde, Joan McGregor. "Scientific, Legal, and Ethical Challenges of End-of-Life Organ Procurement in Emergency Medicine". Resuscitation (2010).

  8. Aaron Rizzieri, Joseph Verheijde, Mohamed Rady, Joan McGregor. "Ethical Challenges with the left Ventricular Assist Device as a Destination Therapy Philosophy". Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, (2008).

  9. Joan McGregor. "Reconciling new organ donation laws with the patient’s autonomy and rights to self determination of medical care at the end of life" letter to the editor. Mayo Clinic Proceedings (2008).

  10. Joan McGregor. "Why John Stuart Mill Would Support Restriction on DTC Marketing of Genetic Tests". The American Journal of Bioethics, (2008).

  11. Joseph L. Verheijde, Mohamed Y. Rady, Joan L. McGregor. "Do donation after cardiac death protocols violate criminal homicide statutes?". Medicine and Law Journal, (2008).

  12. Joseph Verheijde, Mohamed Rady, Joan McGregor. Catherine Frederich-Murray. "Enforcement of presumed-consent policy and willingness to donate organs as identified in the European Survey: The role of legislation in reinforcing ideology in pluralistic societies". Health Policy 2008: (2008).

  13. Mohamed Y. Rady, Joseph L. Verheijde, Joan McGregor, . "Organ Procurement after Cardio circulatory Death: A Critical Analysis.". Journal of Intensive Care Medicine (2008).

  14. Book chapter: Joan McGregor. Undue Influence as Coercive Offers in Clinical Trials. Coercion and the State. Springer (2008).

  15. Joan McGregor. Genome Justice: Genetics and Groups introduction and one article "Ethical Implications of Genetics Research with Groups". Law, Medicine, Ethics (2007).

  16. Joan McGregor. Research Ethics for Genetic Research for Native Americans. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics (2007).

  17. Joan McGregor, Frédérique Dreifuss-Netter. France and the United States: The Legal and Ethical Differences in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Medicine and Law Journal (2007).

  18. Joseph L. Verheijde, Mohamed Y. Rady, Joan L. McGregor, . "Defining the Scope of Implied Consent in the Emergency Department: Shortchanging Patients’ Right to Self Determination". American Journal of Bioethics (2007).

  19. Sandra Woien, Mohamed Rady, Joseph Verheijde, Joan McGregor. Organ procurement organizations Internet enrollment for organ donation: Abandoning informed consent. BMC Medical Ethics, vol 7, 2007 (2007).

  20. Joan McGregor. Does the use of human subjects in research in developing nations violate their human rights? Is so, are Reparations an appropriate response?. Journal of Social Philosophy, (2006).

  21. Joan McGregor. Does the use of Human Subjects in Research in Developing Nations Violate their Human Rights?, If so, are Reparations an Appropriate response?". Journal of Social Philosophy (2006).

  22. Joan McGregor. No Moral Absolutes. The American Journal of Bioethics, (forthcoming) (2006).

  23. Joan McGregor. This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land. A Philosophical Reflection on Natural Rights to Property and Environmental Regulations (2006).

  24. Mohamed Rady, Joseph Verheijde, Joan McGregor. Organ Donation after Circulatory Death: The Forgotten Donor?. Critical Care 2006; 10:166-160 (2006).

  25. Mohamed Rady, Joseph Verheijde, Joan McGregor. Recovery of Transplantable Organs after Cardiac or Circulatory death: The End Justifying the Means. Critical Care Medicine (2006).

  26. Mohamed Rady, Joseph Verheijde, Joan McGregor. Recovery of Transplantable Organs after Cardiac or Circulatory death: The End Justifying the Means., letter to editor. Critical Care Medicine, 12/2006 (2006).

  27. Mohamed Rady, Joseph Verheijde, Joan McGregor. The Importance of Being dead. non heart beating donation. Canadian Medical Association Journal, letter to editor (2006).

  28. Joan McGregor. 'Undue Inducement' as Coercive Offers. The American Journal of Bioethics, Vol 5, no.5 2005 (2005).

  29. McGregor, Joan Lucy. Acquaintance Rape: Taking Women's Consent Seriously. Ashgate (2005).

  30. McGregor, Joan Lucy. Is it Rape?. Ashgate (2005).

  31. Book chapter: War and Border Crossing: Ethics when Cultures Clash. Roman and Littlefield (2005).

  32. Joan McGregor. Culture Clash in Bioethics. Culture Clash (2004).

  33. Book chapter: Civility and its Discontents. University of Kansas (2004).

  34. Joan McGregor. Law's failure to PRotect Women's Sexual Autonomy as Injustice. Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (2003).

  35. McGregor, Joan. Law's Failure to Protect Women's Sexual Autonomy as Injustice (2003).

  36. Review of: Genes and Future People. Science & Spirit (2002).

  37. Review of: A Most Detestable Crime. The Philosophical Quarterly (2001).

  38. Book chapter: McGregor, Joan Lucy (Author) . Group Values and Liberal Democracy. Groups and Group Rights. Kansas University Press (2001).

  39. McGregor, Joan Lucy. Value, Ethics, and Personal Responsibility. Arizona Town Hall (2000).

  40. Joan McGregor Jameson Wetmore. "Researching and Teaching the Ethics and Social Implications of Emerging Technologies in the Laboratory". Nanoethics Volume 3, Issue1 (2009).

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Presentations

  1. Joan McGregor "The Ethics of Tranplantation". NATCO (National Association of Transplant Professionals). (Nov 2013).
  2. Joan McGregor "Ethical Eating and Sustainability". "Climate change, sustainability, and an ethics for an open future" Netherlands. (Aug 2013).
  3. Joan McGregor "Eating Right: Local or Global". NASSP Conference at Quinnipiac University. (Jul 2013).
  4. Joan McGregor "Conceptual and Practical Connections between Feminist Ethics and TEK" paper presentation seminar on. "Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Sustainability" at the Amerind Museum. (Apr 2013).
  5. Joan McGregor What Feminist Ethics can teach us about Leopold’s Land Ethic. ISSRNC. (Aug 2012).
  6. Joan McGregor and Jamey Wetmore "Ethics in the Lab". Congress on Teaching Social and Ethical Implications of Research. (Nov 2011).
  7. Joan McGregor Genetic and Narrative Understanding of Identity". Origins Conference IHR. (Apr 2011).
  8. Joan McGregor "Aldo Leopold and Contemporary Ideas of Sustainability" Panel (organizer and commentator). ASEH. (Apr 2011).
  9. Joan McGregor "Emerging Technologies and Sustainability: Are Transhumanists thinking like Mountains?. Texas Tech University. (Feb 2011).
  10. Joan McGregor Duty to Rescue, Organ Donation Policy, and Takings by the Government" Presentation. ASBH, San Diego. (Oct 2010).
  11. Joan McGregor Series of lbioethics ectures, University of Padua. Erasmus Mundus MA Bioethics. (May 2010).
  12. Joan McGregor Comments on "A Hybrid View of the Ontology of Consent". Pacific Division, San Francisco. (Apr 2010).
  13. Joan McGregor Healing and the Humanities, "The ‘R" Word: The Ethics of Rationing in Health Care". NAU. (Mar 2010).
  14. Joan McGregor Commentary on "Organ Donation without the Dead Donor Rule". Central Division Meetings of the APA, Chicago, Illinois,. (Feb 2010).
  15. Joan McGregor "The Ethics of Rationing in Health Care". Conference on the Rationing, St Lukes Health Initiatives, Phoenix, Arizona, 9/09. (Sep 2009).
  16. joan McGregor World Wide View on Global Climate Change. WWV meeting ASU. (Sep 2009).
  17. joan McGregor Commentary on Von Platz and Reidy "The Structural Diversity of Historical Injustices". Berger Prize, APA Pacific Division, 4/09. (Apr 2009).
  18. Joan McGregor "Human Embryos Stem Cells: The Ethical and Legal Issues in the United States". Conference: Present and Future of Stem Cell Research, hosted by Korean Ministry for Health, Welfare. (Nov 2008).
  19. Joan McGregor Jamey Wetmore "Researching and Teaching the Ethics and Social Implications of Emerging Technologies". Gordon Research Conference, Governance of Emerging Technologies, Big Sky, Mt 8/08. (Aug 2008).
  20. Joan McGregor Genome Justice: Genetics and Group Rights,. Translating Ethical, Legal, Social Implications of Genomic Research, Cleveland Ohio. (May 2008).
  21. Joan McGregor Ethical and Legal Issues with infectious diseases. Public Health Ethics Workshop APPA. (Feb 2008).
  22. McGregor, Joan What is Research Integrity and why should I care. Nursing Faculty Research lecture series. (Nov 2007).
  23. McGregor, Joan ORGAN PROCUREMENT ORGANIZATIONS INTERNET ENROLLMENT FOR ORGAN DONATION: ABANDONING INFORMED CONSENT. The Society of Critical Care Medicine's, 36th Critical Care Congress. (Feb 2007).
  24. McGregor, Joan Undue Influence as Coercive Offers in Clinical Trials. AMINTAPHIL meeting in Washington University, Saint Louis, Mo. (Nov 2006).
  25. McGregor, Joan The Ethics of Face Transplantation. Grand Rounds, Maricopa County Hospital. (Oct 2006).
  26. McGregor, Joan, Dreifuss-Netter, Frédérique France and the United States: The Legal and Ethical Differences in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). International Conference on Health Law, Toulouse France, 8/06. (Aug 2006).
  27. McGregor, Joan What is Research Integrity and why should I care. Wisconsin Medical College, Milwaukee, WI. (Apr 2006).
  28. McGregor, Joan Ethical issues in conducting research on tribal members. Intertribal Council of Arizona Conference on Research with Tribes. (Oct 2005).
  29. McGregor, Joan A New Form of Colonialism? Exploitation of Human Subjects in Developing Nations. IVR International meetings of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy Madrid Spain. (May 2005).
  30. McGregor, Joan Is it the new colonization: Research Exploitation in the Developing World. IVR. (May 2005).
  31. McGregor, Joan Exploitation of Research Subjects in the Developing World. American Philosophical Association Central Division Meetings. (Apr 2005).
  32. McGregor, Joan Genetics and Groups. Genetics and Group Rights. (Oct 2004).
  33. McGregor, Joan What's wrong with Consent to Sexual Relations?. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. (Feb 2004).
  34. McGregor, Joan does Art Incite?. Ethics and the Arts Conference, Joan and David Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, Arizona State University. (Oct 2001).
  35. McGregor, Joan Is Morality in Decline?. Spirit of the Senses. (Nov 2000).
  36. McGregor, Joan Is Pornography Harm to Women?. Spirit of the Senses. (Apr 2000).
  37. Wetmore, Jameson, McGregor, Joan Teaching the Ethics and Social Implications of Emerging Technologies to Graduate Level Students. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Meeting.
  38. McGregor, Joan Recovery of Transplantable Organs after Cardiac or Circulatory Death: The Ethical Issues". American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.
  39. McGregor, Joan Bioethics lectures. Classes in American Indian Studies, Nursing, and Neuroscience.

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Mcgregor,Joan Lucy * , Shilling,Daniel Dale , . Rethinking the Land Ethic: Sustainability and the Humanities. NEH (10/1/2010 - 12/31/2012).
  2. Herkert,Joseph Raymond * , Allenby,Braden Richard , Bennett,Ira Mccoy , Canary,Heather Elaine , Ellison,Karin D , Guston,David H , Mcgregor,Joan Lucy , Posner,Jonathan Dov , Wetmore,Jameson Michael , Williams,Joann Clara , . Integrating Microethics and Macroethics in Graduate Science and Engineering Education: Development and Assessment of Instructional Models. NSF-SES (10/1/2008 - 9/30/2012).
  3. Shilling,Daniel Dale * Mcgregor,Joan Lucy . A Fierce Green Fire at 100: Aldo Leopold and the Roots of Environmental Ethics. NEH (10/1/2008 - 12/31/2010).
  4. Mcgregor,Joan Lucy * Mcgregor,Joan Lucy * Allison,Maria Teresa Zatz,Marjorie S . Transforming the Research Culture: Moving From a Compliance Model to Embedding Responsible Conduct in Research. CGS (10/1/2004 - 9/30/2005).
  5. Maienschein,Jane Ann * Mcgregor,Joan Lucy . WORKSHOP: HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIAL STUDIES OF SCIENCE IN THE PUBLIC REALM. NSF-SBE (9/1/2003 - 5/31/2005).

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Service

  1. Caliphate Journal of Sociology, Editorial Board (2011 - present)
  2. CLAS, Panelist for Family weekend debate (2008 - present)
  3. Science Cafe CSPO ASU, Speaker (2008 - present)
  4. Center for Disease Control, Consultant (2008 - present)
  5. Graduate mentor award committee, committee member (2008 - present)
  6. ASU Foundation, Speaker (2008 - present)
  7. NSF, Reviewer (2006 - present)
  8. American Academy for Judicial education, instructor (2005 - present)
  9. Bioethics, Joan and David Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, Lincoln Associate Professor (2001 - present)
  10. Ethics Committee, St. Luke's Hospital, Member (2000 - present)
  11. University Tenure and Promotion Committee, Member (2013 - 2016)
  12. APA Committee on Professional Rights, Member (2013 - 2016)
  13. Planned Parenthood of Arizona, Board of Directors (2009 - 2015)
  14. Undergraduate Studies, SHPRS, associate Director (2012 - 2015)
  15. Undergraduate Studies, philosophy, Director (2012 - 2015)
  16. Women's Faculty Association, member (2012 - 2015)
  17. Foothills Academy, School board member (1993 - 2013)
  18. Environmental Humanities search committee, chair (2012 - 2013)
  19. National Endowment for the Humanities, Peer review panel (2012)
  20. Personnel committee, philosophy, Chair (2008 - 2012)
  21. Planned Parenthood of Arizona, Board of Directors, (2009 - 2012)
  22. Planned Parenthood of Arizona, Board of Directors (2009 - 2012)
  23. Dean's Faculty Advisory Council, member (2012)
  24. Promotion and tenure Committee west campus, committee member (2011)
  25. International Encyclopedia of Ethics, Editorial board (2010 - 2011)
  26. North American Society for Social Philosophy, Book Award Committee, Chair (2010 - 2011)
  27. faculty search committee, Chair (2010 - 2011)
  28. Personnel committee, philosophy, Chair (2008 - 2010)
  29. Personnel committee, philosophy, Chair (2008 - 2009)
  30. Medical College of Wisconsin, External tenure review (2009)
  31. Wellcome trust fellowship, reviewer (2009)
  32. Undergraduate committee, member (2008 - 2009)
  33. American Philosophical Association, Executive Committee chair (2006 - 2009)
  34. Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, Professor an Board Member (2002 - 2009)
  35. Personnel Committee, Chair (2008 - 2009)
  36. ABC national news, expert
  37. Channel 3, Expert
  38. Search Committee Law School's Dean, Committee member
  39. Tenure Review, Reviewer
  40. Washington Post, Expert

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