Redesigning Ourselves, Engineering Our Children: Knowing When to Stop
Distinguished Professor in Health Care Ethics, Center for Professional and Applied Ethics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Rosemarie Tong is Distinguished Professor of Health Care Ethics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. From 1989 to 1998 she was Thatcher Professor in Medical Humanities and Philosophy at Davidson College. She also taught at Williams College, 1978-1988; was Olmstead Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at Lafayette College in 1993; and Stacy Davidson, Jr. Professor at the University of Mississippi during 1998. She was selected as the 1986 Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Among the associations to which she belongs are the American Philosophical Association (committee on philosophy and medicine and program committee); North American Society for Social Philosophy (executive council and division chair); American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics; International Association of Bioethics; International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics; Society for Women in Philosophy; American Society for Bioethics and Humanities; and the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.
Professor Tong is the author or co-author of Women, Sex, and the Law; Ethics in Policy Analysis; Feminist Thought: A Comprehensive Introduction; Feminine and Feminist Ethics;Controlling Our Reproductive Destiny: A Technological and Philosophical Perspective;Feminist Approaches to Bioethics; and Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction. Her edited books include Feminist Philosophies: Problems, Theories, and Applications, and Feminist Philosophy: Essential Readings in Theory, Reinterpretation, and Application. She has been a consultant to the ACLS, the Fulbright Foundation, the North Carolina Medical Society, and various curricular programs involving women’s studies and bioethics; and has received grants from the Sloan and Ford Foundations as well as the NEH. Recently, she was elected co-coordinator of the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics. Her research interests include philosophy of law; ethics; private, professional, and public morality; bioethics; genetic and reproductive technology; foundations of feminist thought; and mind/body medicine. Currently, she is co-editing an anthology entitled Globalizing Feminist Bioethics: Women’s Health Concerns Worldwide.
B.A. Marygrove College, 1970
M.A. Catholic University, 1971
Ph.D. Temple University, 1978
L.L.D. Marygrove College, 1987
L.H.D. SUNY, Oneonta, 1993
Phi Beta Kappa, Washington and Lee University, 1995