Our People


From the pioneering work of James W. Fowler as the first director of the Ethics Center to the current distinguished leadership of Paul Root Wolpe, the center has laid claim to outstanding faculty who bear the distinction of representing every school of the university and embodying its commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship.

Core faculty include John Banja, a medical ethicist; Jonathan Crane, the Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar in Bioethics and Jewish Thought; Arri Eisen, professor of pedagogy; Jim Lavery, the Hilton Chair in Global Ethics; Carlton Mackey, director of the Ethics & the Arts Program; Edward Queen, director of the Ethics and Servant Leadership Program; Karen Rommelfanger, director of the Neuroethics Program; and Gerard Vong, director of the Master of Arts in Bioethics Program.

The core faculty are joined by 40+ senior faculty fellows representing the diversity of Emory as well as a deep bench of emeritus faculty.

Staff manage operations, events, and coordinate programs such as the Emory Integrity Project.

The center also relies on an advisory board that consists of executives from industry and the academy.