We are pleased to announce our new Ethics Pedagogy Fellows for the 2018-19 academic year.
Ashley Lee is a doctoral candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Fellow. Her dissertation research focuses on the Internet and youth political participation in comparative perspective. At Harvard, she has served as a teaching fellow for courses on educational philosophy, civics and ethics, developmental psychology, and comparative policy analysis. Previously, she has worked on issues at the intersection of technology and society at Microsoft Research, Stanford Research Institute, and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. She holds a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Brian Palmiter is a PhD candidate in Political Theory in the Harvard Department of Government. His research interests span a range of topics in ethics and democratic theory. His dissertation explores the normative challenges posed to American constitutional practice by the use of legal-but-norm-violating political tactics. At Harvard, Palmiter has taught courses in bioethics, constitutional law, the history of political thought, and democratic theory, in addition to coordinating the Graduate Political Theory Workshop. Prior to starting his doctoral studies, he taught 8th and 9th grade English as a Teach for America corps member in Memphis, TN. He holds a BA in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy from Michigan State University.
Ronni Gura Sadovsky is a PhD candidate in Philosophy and member of Harvard's coordinated JD/PhD program. In her doctoral research, Sadovsky combines moral epistemology with social and political philosophy: she investigates the way that informal social norms shape our moral reasoning, and the way that we in turn shape these social norms, proposing normative framework for evaluating the use of norms as a tool for shaping society. At Harvard, Sadovsky has served as a teaching fellow for courses in political philosophy, philosophy of law, philosophy of race, negotiation and artificial intelligence; she has also designed and taught a tutorial on discrimination for philosophy concentrators. She was a 2016-2017 Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Graduate Fellow and a 2008-2009 Fulbright Scholar. She holds a BA in philosophy and linguistics from Swarthmore College and a JD from Harvard Law School.
Andrew Westover is a Ph.D. student who focuses on education and ethics at Harvard University. His work investigates the intersections between moral philosophy, civic and arts education, and dialogue across difference. Currently, Andrew’s major research project focuses on teacher/student conflict and the possibilities of forgiveness. At Harvard, he has served as a teaching fellow for courses on incarceration, education, and justice; political theory and education development; and the nature of evil. Andrew’s research interests build on his background as a former teacher, manager, and advocate. In summer 2017 he worked at District of Columbia Public Schools, rewriting the visual arts curriculum to integrate social/emotional learning and contemporary art. Andrew holds an M.A. in Religion from Claremont School of Theology, M.Ed. in Secondary English and Literacy from Arizona State University, and B.A. with Honors in History from Samford University.