Terry Kelly

Terry Kelly picAssistant Professor
Ph.D., Saint Louis University
Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Office: ADM 258
Email: tmkelly2@uaa.alaska.edu
Phone: 907.786.4664


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, whistleblowing, client/patient autonomy and conscientious objection.

Recent Publication:

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)

Recent Presentations:

"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.