Felicia Nimue Ackerman

Professor of Philosophy
Corliss Brackett 212
Office Hours Monday 1:45-2:45 and by appointment


Felicia Nimue Ackerman's essays on bioethics have appeared in The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics, Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine, The Hastings Center Report, The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics,, and elsewhere. Her work on philosophical themes in Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur has appeared in Arthuriana, Midwest Studies in Philosophy, and elsewhere. She is completing a book, Ethics and Character in Malory's Le Morte Darthur, for Palgrave. Her sixteen short stories have appeared in Commentary, Mid-American Review, Playgirl, Prize Stories 1990: The O. Henry Awards, and elsewhere. Her 200-plus poems have appeared in American Atheist, The American Scholar, The Boston Globe, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin, Free Inquiry, Light, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Options Magazine, The Providence Journal, Rhode Island Monthly, Scientific AmericanTime, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She also writes a monthly op-ed column for The Providence Journal. Her op-ed columns have been reprinted in Chicago Sun-TimesThe Detroit News, The Korea TimesMinneapolis Star TribuneThe Seattle Times, and elsewhere. She has been profiled in The New Yorker and on NPR.

She has been a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences/National Endowment for the Humanities fellow.

Her recent seminar topics include fiction and the ethics of education; disability, fiction and bioethics; and ethical and political issues in George Orwell's novels.

Last but definitely not least, you can see from the picture that she has the most beautiful of all possible cats.