Ronald Michael Green
Professor of Religion, EmeritusEunice and Julian Cohen Professor Emeritus for the Study of Ethics and Human ValuesDirector of Dartmouth's Institute for the Study of Applied and Professional EthicsProfessorDepartment of Community and Family Medicine at the Dartmouth Medical School
Ronald Michael Green is Professor Emeritus of Religion and the Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor Emeritus for the Study of Ethics and Human Values at Dartmouth College. He was a member of the Department of Religion from 1969 to 2015 and is a member of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. He served from 1992-2011 as Director of Dartmouth's Institute for the Study of Applied and Professional Ethics. A summa cum laude graduate of Brown University, he received his Ph.D. in religious ethics from Harvard University in 1973. In 1980, he received the Dartmouth Distinguished Teaching Award, given to a single member of the faculty annually and voted upon by the entire graduating class. In 1996 and 1997, Professor Green was the founding director of the Office of Genome Ethics at the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Professor Green’s research interests are in genetic ethics, biomedical ethics, and ethics in organizations. He is the author of nine books, editor of four, and author of more than 170 articles in theoretical and applied ethics. His three most recent books are Babies by Design: The Ethics of Genetic Choice (Yale University Press in 2007), Kant and Kierkegaard on Time and Eternity (Mercer University Press, 2011), and Suffering and Bioethics (co-edited with Nathan Palpant, Oxford University Press 2014).
“From Genome to Brainome: Charting the Lessons Learned,” in Neuroethics: Defining the Issues in Theory, Practice, and Policy , J Illes (ed.), (2006), 105-121.
“Kant and Kierkegaard on the Need for Historical Faith: An Imaginary Dialogue,” in Kant and the New Philosophy of Religion , C L Firestone and S R Palmquist (eds.), (2006), 157-175.
The Human Embryo Research Debates: Bioethics in the Vortex of Controversy , (2001).
The Ethical Manager , (1994).
Kierkegaard and Kant: the Hidden Debt , (1992).
Works in progress
Stopping the Biological Clock: Egg Freezing and the Coming Reproductive Revolution
Religion and the Newborn
Selected works and activities
Babies by Design: The Science and Ethics of Human Genetic Enhancement ; “Global Bioethics;” “Fetuses, Embryos, and Stem Cells;” “Kierkegaard’s Debt to Kant;” “Fictional Perspectives on Human Genetic Engineering”