Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics Staff
Jason Scott Robert, Ph.D.
Lincoln Associate Professor of Ethics in Biotechnology & Medicine
Associate Professor of Life Sciences
Jason Scott Robert is Associate Professor of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, where he also directs the Bioethics, Policy, and Law Program, part of the Center for Biology and Society. In addition, he serves as Associate Professor of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix in partnership with Arizona State University. Professor Robert is extensively published in bioethics and the philosophy of biology, and his research currently focuses on how scientists try to justify controversial research. In 2008, ASU President Crow selected Robert as one of a handful of Promotion and Tenure "Exemplars" who exhibit the characteristics of excellent scholarship, teaching, and service that represent the New American University.
Dr. Peter A.French
Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Peter A. French is the Lincoln Chair in Ethics, Professor of Philosophy, and was the first Director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University. He was the Cole Chair in Ethics, Director of the Ethics Center, and Chair of the Department of Philosophy of the University of South Florida. Before that he was the Lennox Distinguished Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He has taught at Northern Arizona University; the University of Minnesota; Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, and served as Exxon Distinguished Research Professor in the Center for the Study of Values at the University of Delaware. Dr. French has a BA from Gettysburg College, an MA from the University of Southern California, a Ph.D. from the University of Miami, and did post-doctoral work at Oxford University. He was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Gettysburg College in 2006. He received the Horace T. Morse/Amoco Foundation Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education at the University of Minnesota in 1979, and the Governor of Minnesota's Certificate of Honor for Outstanding Contributions to Education in 1982.
Dr. French has a national reputation in ethical and legal theory and in collective and corporate responsibility and criminal liability. He is the author of twenty books including War and Moral Dissonance, The Virtues of Vengeance; Cowboy Metaphysics: Ethics and Death in Westerns; Ethics and College Sports; Responsibility Matters; Corporate Ethics; Collective and Corporate Responsibility; Corporations in the Moral Community; The Spectrum of Responsibility; Corrigible Corporations and Unruly Laws; Ethics in Government; and The Scope of Morality. His book on the My Lai massacre, Individual and Collective Responsibility, is often cited as launching the field of applied ethics. Dr. French is a senior editor of Midwest Studies in Philosophy. He was the editor of the Journal of Social Philosophy and general editor of the Issues in Contemporary Ethics series. He has published scores of articles in the major philosophical and legal journals and reviews, many of which have been anthologized and translated into Chinese, Italian, German, French and other languages.
Administration & Finance
Stacey Trowbridge has more than 20 years of experience at Arizona State University working in various departments. She has been with the Lincoln Center since 2000 when the Center opened for business. Stacey received a BA in studio art and earned a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Higher Education Administration from Arizona State University in 1997.
Kelly O'Brien has worked with ASU and the Lincoln Center since 2006, following a twenty year career in corporate sales and marketing. Kelly grew up in the mountains of SW Colorado, has a BA in Business Administration, and has lived in Arizona since 1988.
Zachary J. Goldberg
Lincoln Fellow for Ethics Education
Zachary J. Goldberg holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Arizona State University. Zack currently teaches and designs courses for the MA in Applied Ethics, advises graduate students, and runs the Teaching Fellows Program.