Recent Publications and Conference Presentations


2022 Publications

Paul Scherz (External Fellow), "Data Ethics, AI, and Accompaniment: The Dangers of Depersonalization in Catholic Health Care," Theological Studies 83, no. 2 (June 2022): 271-92.

Elisabeth T. Vasko and Lyndsie Ferrara (Faculty Scholars), True Crime and the Justice of God: Ethics, Media, and Forensic Science (Book), Orbis, 2022.

Wenqi Zhou and Elisabeth T. Vasko (Faculty Scholars), Anti-Asian Bias during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Big Data, Christian Ethics and Digital Literacy (2022 Paluse Grant Award), Center for Catholic Faith and Culture, Duquesne University.

John Slattery (Directing Fellow), In Search of a Prophetic Voice for Tech Ethics: How should the Church speak about the digital age? Commonweal, March 10, 2022.

Ercan Avci (Post-Doctoral Fellow), The Goals of Medicine and Compassion in the Ethical Assessment of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide: Relieving Pain and Suffering by Protecting, Promoting, and Maintaining the Person's Well-Being, Journal of Palliative Care, 2022.

John Slattery (Directing Fellow), Neither Artificial Nor Intelligent, Commonweal, Jan 26, 2022.

John Slattery (Directing Fellow), We Must Find a Stronger Theological Voice: A Copeland Dialectic to Address Racism, Bias, and Inequity in Technology, Journal of Moral Theology, 11: Special Issue 1, 2022.

Matthew J. Gaudet (External Fellow) and Brian P. Green, editors. Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Moral Theology, 11: Special Issue 1, 2022.

2021 Publications

Matthew J. Gaudet (External Fellow), The Two Types of Grades and Why They Matter to Ethics Instruction, Teaching Ethics, 21, no. 2, 2021.

Matthew J. Gaudet (External Fellow), Infrastructure as an Ideal, Commonweal, Aug 31, 2021.

Patrick Juola (Internal Fellow), The Informer in Your Pocket, Commonweal, Aug 5, 2021.

Sama Ghoba & Nathan Colaner (External Fellow), Counterfactual Fairness in Mortgage Lending via Matching and Randomization, in NeurIPS Workshop Algorithmic Fairness through the lens of Causality and Robustness, 2021.

Ercan Avci (Post-Doctoral Fellow), Evaluating the Effectiveness of Bioethics Education through Quality Standards and Indicators, International Journal of Ethics Education, 2021.

Mark Geiger (Faculty Scholar) & Kelly Moore, Attracting the crowd in online fundraising: A meta-analysis connecting campaign characteristics to funding outcomes, Computers in Human Behavior, 2022.

Anna Florke Scheid (Faculty Scholar), Of Encounters and Extremists: How Religion Can Contribute to the Common Good on Social Media, Berkley Forum, Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs, November 30, 2021.

Conference Presentations

2022 Conference Presentations

Ercan Avci (Post-Doctoral Fellow), "Distinguishing Therapeutic Interventions from Preventive Measures in Assessing the Ethical Acceptability of Emergency Use Authorizations," International Conference on Health Policies, Ankara-Turkey (Online), May 25-26, 2022.

Paul Scherz, "Trapped in our Jeans? The Role of Genes in Determining Our Self" webinar hosted by the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, Mar 22, 2022.

2021 Conference Presentations

Matthew J. Gaudet (External Fellow), "Lethal Autonomous Weapons--Do We Need a Human in the Loop?," presentation at "Tool or Surrogate: How Autonomous Should AI Be?" Online Symposium Sponsored by the International Research Center on Artificial Intelligence, under the auspices of UNESCO, July 22, 2021.

John Slattery (Directing Fellow), "We Must Find a Stronger Theological Voice: Addressing Racism, Bias, Inequity, and Injustice in Digital Technology," Annual Convention of the College Theology Society, June 3-6, 2021.

Ercan Avci (Post-Doctoral Fellow), "Evaluating Medical Issues from an Islamic Perspective," 4th International Ahmed-I Hani Symposium, Turkey-Agri, October 14-15, 2020.