Terry Kelly

Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy
ADM 258

(907) 786-4664

Research Interests

My research focuses on the role of trust and promising in professional ethics and how the obligations created by inviting trust from clients, patients, and the public helps clarify problems such as conflicts of interest, whistle-blowing, client/patient autonomy and conscientious objection.


Professional Ethics: A Promising Approach (under contract with Lexington Books)

"The Good, the Bad, and the Ethical: Regulative Ideals in Role Morality" (2014)

"The Cruel Cunning of Reason: On the Modern/Postmodern Divide in 24" in 24 and Philosophy (Blackwell, 2008)


"Professional Ethics for Professional Associations" American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities, October 2014.

"Promises, Practices and Persuasion" to be presented at the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, April 2014.

"The Devil's in the Detailing: The Ethics of the Pharmaceutical Representative/Physician Relationship" presented at the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities, October 2013.