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Michele Mekel

by Betsy VanNoy Oct 23, 2019
Michele Mekel

Assistant Director, Bioethics Program

Assistant Teaching Professor of Bioethics

332 Pond Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802

Education:

  1. B.J., University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism, 1992
  2. J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 2002
  3. MHA, University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Medicine, Health Management and Informatics, 2003
  4. MBA, University of Missouri-Columbia, College of Business, 2003

Biography:

Michele L. Mekel is the assistant director of the intercollege Bioethics Program at Penn State University. She is also a teaching professor of bioethics and an affiliate faculty member of the Rock Ethics Institute.

Working at the nexus of health care, law, policy, ethics, and education, Mekel has served as: a law professor, an undergraduate instructor in Southeast Asia, the executive administrator of academic-based bioethics programs, a health law and policy programming organizer, a health plan compliance and planning officer, a hospital association manager, a law clerk to the Missouri Supreme Court, and a Fulbright scholar. In addition, she has experience as a journal editor, and as the head of external affairs, communications, alumni relations, and events for a law school. Mekel has written an array of academic journal articles and book chapters, and has presented at numerous conferences, symposia, and trainings.