Alumni profiles

Syd Johnson (Ph.D., 2009)

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I'm currently an Associate Professor of Philosophy & Bioethics at Michigan Technological University, in the Department of Humanities. I developed and coordinate the Bioethics Minor Program, and teach several graduate and undergraduate bioethics courses at the university. My research is primarily in neuroethics, with an emphasis on neuroscientific developments related to the treatment and diagnosis of brain injury. I'm a member of the Neuroethics Division of the NIH BRAIN Initiative, and recently edited The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics.

...the well-rounded and comprehensive Ph.D. program has informed and influenced my scholarship...

While I specialized in Ethics in the Philosophy Department at UAlbany, the well-rounded and comprehensive Ph.D. program has informed and influenced my scholarship, which is empirically-informed and interdisciplinary, and regularly engages with issues in philosophy of science and mind, and epistemology.

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