2023 Publications

Ercan Avci (Post-Doctoral Fellow) (co-author: Henk ten Have), "Ethics Education and Institutional Ethics Committees," in Handbook of Bioethical Decisions. Volume II (2023).

Ercan Avci (Post-Doctoral Fellow), "Some Ethical Concerns About End of Life: A Paradigm Shift from Ars Moriendi to Medicalized Death," Şırnak University Journal of Divinity Faculty (2023).

Ercan Avci (Post-Doctoral Fellow),  “Co-Production as a Resolution to Authoritarian Attitudes in Healthcare.” Nursing Ethics (2023).

Ercan Avci (Post-Doctoral Fellow),  “A Framework for Examining Bioethical Issues from a Sunni Perspective: Maslaha.” Journal of Religion and Health (2023).

Ercan Avci (Post-Doctoral Fellow), “The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Physicians in Turkey Towards Informed Consent (co-authors: Omer Faruk Boran and Maruf Boran),” Journal of Harran University Medical Faculty (2023).

Paul Scherz (External Fellow), Tomorrow's Troubles: Risk, Anxiety, and Prudence in an Age of Algorithmic Governance (Book), Georgetown University Press, 2023.

Ercan Avci (Post-Doctoral Fellow), “Fostering Sustainability Through Ethical Principles in Artificial Intelligence,” in Strands of Sustainability, eds. Gerard Magill and James Benedict, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2023.

Irina Raicu (2022 Symposium Speaker), "On Biased Humans and Algorithms: Can Biased Humans Design Biased Algorithms that Still Enhance Human Flourishing?," Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, January 4, 2023.

2022 Publications

Paul Scherz (External Fellow), "How the Body Became Integrated: Cybernetics in the History of the Brain Death Debate," Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 47:3, 2022.

Paul Scherz (External Fellow), Enhancement, Quantification, and the Image of God: A Theological Analysis of the Biostatistical Vision of Human Nature, in The Ethics of Grace: Engaging Gerald McKenny, eds. P Martens and M. Mawson, T&T Clark, 2022.

Florence Chee (External Fellow), "Communication as Conscience," Communication +1 9:2, 2022.

Florence Chee (External Fellow), “Editorial: On IRIE Vol. 31: On Dialogue and Artificial Intelligence,” International Review of Information Ethics 31, 2022.

Florence Chee (External Fellow), “Introduction to Ethics in the Age of Smart Systems,” International Review of Information Ethics 31, 2022.

Ercan Avci (Post-Doctoral Fellow), “The Relationship Between Quality and Ethics in Healthcare,” Journal of Performance and Quality in Health, 2022. 

John Slattery (Director), "Privileges of Personhood: The possibility of sentient AI raises new questions," Commonweal, July 8, 2022.

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

2023 Conference Presentations

Ercan Avci (Post-Doctoral Fellow), "The Impact of Ethics Education in Ethics Consultation on the Therapeutic Relationship," 11th International Conference for Education in Ethics:  Ethics Education, Interdisciplinarity and Pluriperspectivism, Zagreb-Croatia, June 15-17, 2023.

2022 Conference Presentations

Ercan Avci (Post-Doctoral Fellow), "Examining Ethical Principles in Artificial Intelligence through the Perspective of Different Organizations," 10th International Conference for Education in Ethics: Ethics Education and New Technologies: Cooperation or Conflict?, Padua-Italy, June 23-25, 2022.

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.