Chair and Professor of Philosophy; Director, Ethics Institute
Ph.D., 2001, Philosophy
University of Wisconsin-Madison
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Ronald Sandler is chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, professor of philosophy, a researcher in the Nanotechnology and Society Research Group, and a research associate in the Environmental Justice Research Collaborative at Northeastern University. His primary areas of research are environmental ethics, ethics and technology, ethical theory, and Spinoza. Sandler has taught courses on subjects ranging from philosophy of religion to ethics after Darwin and from contemporary moral issues to history of philosophy. He has received Northeastern University’s Excellence in Teaching Award.
- Basl J., and Sandler, R., Designer Biology: The Ethics of Intensively Engineering Biological and Ecological Systems, Lexington Books, 2013.
- Sandler, R., ed., Ethics and Emerging Technologies (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013).
- Sandler, R., The Ethics of Species (Cambridge University Press, 2012).
- Sandler, R., Character and Environment: A Virtue-Oriented Approach to Environmental Ethics (Columbia University Press, 2007).
- Sandler, R. and Pezzullo, P., eds., Environmental Justice and Environmentalism: The Social Justice Challenge to the Environmental Movement (MIT Press, 2007).
- Sandler, R. and Cafaro, P., eds., Environmental Virtue Ethics (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005).
Awards and Honors
- Northeastern University, Excellence in Teaching Award, 2004-5
- UW-Madison, College of Letters and Science Teaching Fellowship, 2000
- American Philosophical Association
- International Association of Environmental Philosophy
- International Society for Environmental Ethics
- North American Spinoza Society
- Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World