Emeritus Faculty

James FowlerJames W. Fowler


James W. Fowler served as the first full-time director of the Center for Ethics from 1994 until 2005.   Dr. Fowler is a graduate of Duke University and Drew Theological Seminary and earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University in Religion and Society in 1971, with a focus in ethics and sociology of religion.  He pursued post-doctoral studies at the Center for Moral Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (1971-72).  He taught at Harvard Divinity School (1969-75) and at Boston College (1975-76).  In 1977 he joined the faculty of Emory's Candler School of Theology, and Emory named him the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Theology and Human Development in 1987.  His pioneering research and the resulting theory of faith development have earned him international recognition.  His best-known book, Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Development and the Quest for Meaning.  He is a minister in the United Methodist Church. 

Carl HugCarl Hug


Carl Hug received a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Michigan (1963) focused on the pharmacology of opioid analgesics. After obtaining an MD degree at Michigan (1967), his clinical research in anesthesiology and intensive care was also focused on opioid analgesics as well as other CNS depressants that are widely used in anesthesia and intensive care of surgical patients. For 30+ years, he has served as an anesthesiologist and intensivist in Emory University Hospital, Crawford Long Hospital and the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Atlanta.