Sondra Ely Wheeler
Ely Wheeler, Ph.D., completed her undergraduate studies at Wesleyan University
in Connecticut and her graduate work in theological ethics at Yale University in
1992. Since that time she has
taught theological and social ethics at Duquesne University where she
specialized in bioethics for health care professionals, and at Wesley
Theological Seminary where she is the Martha Ashby Carr Professor of Christian
Ethics. In addition, she works with
the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Human Genome
Initiative of the National Institute of Health on programs relating to social,
ethical and religious aspects of genetic technology.
Her particular interest is in the interface between questions of
biomedical ethics and the central commitments of Jewish and Christian faith.
At present she is working on a project funded by the Lilly Endowment on
the moral character of parental power and its implications for bioethics.
She is the author of Stewards of Life: Bioethics and Pastoral Care (Abingdon,
1996) and a number of other essays and articles in the field of bioethics.
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