Justin Donhauser


  • Position: Assistant Teaching Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies; Director of the Institute for Ethics & Society
  • Email: jdonhau@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 314 Shatzel Hall

Justin Donhauser focuses on crossdisciplinary projects that have practical value for public-policy and resource management decision-making.  His recent works engage with increasingly urgent issues falling at the intersection of Environmental Ethics and Applied Philosophy of Science.  Justin teaches Logic, Environmental Philosophy, and Philosophy of Science courses, as well as applied philosophy courses including Data Science Ethics and Robot Ethics.  His unique approach to research and teaching in philosophy has been shaped by a strong background in analytic metaphysics, training in civil and environmental engineering, and experiences leading a variety of community outreach initiatives.

Justin came to BGSU from Western University's Rotman Institute of Philosophy (London, ON).  He earned his PhD as a doctoral fellow in the National Science Foundation’s Ecosystem Restoration through Interdisciplinary Exchange (ERIE-IGERT) program at the University of Buffalo, and has taught an array of applied philosophy, science studies, and sustainability courses as a Service-learning Faculty Fellow.

He is currently writing a comprehensive monograph on robot ethics titled Robot Ethics, under contract with Routledge. He has published work in peer-reviewed journals including:

Synthese; Philosophical Studies; Science & Engineering Ethics; Studies in History & Philosophy of Science; Studies in History & Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Environmental Values; Ethics & the Environment; Ethics, Policy & Environment; and Biology & Philosophy.
Justin is also an editorial board member for Studies in History & Philosophy of Biology & Biomedical Sciences, a reviewer for several journals, and a recipient and writer of numerous grants (including NSF, SSHRC, and NSERC grants).

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