Professor of Pedagogy
In addition to being on the Center faculty, Arri Eisen is a Professor of Pedagogy in Biology and in the Graduate Institute for Liberal Arts; he is also the Teaching Coordinator for FIRST, a National Institutes of Health-supported postdoctoral fellowship program in research and teaching. Dr Eisen received his undergraduate degree in 1985 in biology with honors from UNC-Chapel Hill and his PhD in Biochemistry from UW-Seattle in 1990. He has been teaching at Emory since then and joined the Center in the late 90’s where his main responsibilities include teaching the NIH-required Responsible Conduct in Research course for Emory science graduate students and developing programming in bioethics for undergraduates and masters students. With Gary Laderman and David Lynn, he brought two unique science, education, and ethics postdoctoral fellows into the Center with funds from the Emory Strategic Initiative in Religions and the Human Spirit. Dr Eisen publishes in the peer-reviewed literature in science, science education, and bioethics, as well as in the popular literature through such avenues as his regular column on science and religion in ReligionDispatches.org.
Areas of Expertise:
Genomics and ethics
Responsible conduct in research education
Ethics of teaching and education
Science and religion
Buddhism and science