Prof. Erin Taylor; Dr. Ralph Caldroney Professor of Philosophy, Washington and Lee University; Physician
Talk Title: "Ethical Issues in the Context of Covid-19"
Tuesday, February 2, 5:00 pm
Professor Erin Taylor joined the Department of Philosophy at Washington and Lee as an Assistant Professor in 2016. Her work is in Normative Ethics, Political Philosophy, and Bioethics, focusing in particular on role obligations and associative duties. Her writings include publications in the American Philosophical Quarterly and the Australasian Journal of Philosophy.
She was an Assistant Professor at the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University and a Graduate Fellow at the Center for Society and Genetics at the University of California at Los Angeles. Her Ph.D. is from UCLA, and her undergraduate degree is from Florida International University.
Professor Taylor's teaching includes courses in Ancient Philosophy, Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Medical Ethics, and Poverty Studies.
Dr. Caldroney grew up in Newport News, Virginia, and attended Washington and Lee University, class of 1972. He received his M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1976. He trained in Internal Medicine in Charleston, SC, at the Medical University of South Carolina and held a Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Caldroney spent seven years on the teaching medical staff at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY, and then 25+ years in private practice in Lexington, KY. In addition to private practice, Dr. Caldroney spent eight years in the Army Reserves starting in 2001 with deployments to Landstuhl, Germany; Camp Bucca, Iraq and Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Besides his work for Rockbridge Area Hospice, Dr. Caldroney works part-time with Carilion Clinic in Buena Vista, Virginia. His specialty is Internal Medicine.