Holmes Rolston III Professor of Religion and Science
B.A. University of San Francisco
M.A. Princeton University
Ph.D. University of Virginia
Teaches courses in religion and science, theological ethics, and applied ethics, especially bioethics. Before coming to Davidson, served as Director of Rice University's Program on Biotechnology, Religion, and Ethics; Academic Director at the Institute of Religion at the Texas Medical Center; Member of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine; and staff ethicist for Governor Mario Cuomo's New York State Task Force on Life and the Law. Prior teaching appointments at the University of Texas School of Public Health, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Women's University, and the University of Massachusetts (Lowell). Principal or co-principal investigator on several grants, including a Ford-funded study of religious perspectives on biotechnology. Founding co-editor of Christian Bioethics. Former columnist for Commonweal magazine.
Widely published in the fields of bioethics and theological ethics, with ten books jointly authored or edited and numerous articles and book chapters, including contributions to several award-winning titles. Currently on the board of directors of the National Biomedical Research Foundation, the editorial board of The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, and the editorial advisory board of Christian Bioethics.
Department of Religion