Hundere Professor in Religion and Culture
Corvallis, OR 97331-3902
Phone: (541) 737-6196
Medical Ethics, Death and Dying, Religious Pluralism
Courtney S. Campbell joined the OSU faculty in Fall 1990. He is currently the Hundere Professor in Religion and Culture, and previously served as Chair of the Philosophy Department and as Director of the Program for Ethics, Science, and the Environment.
Prior to coming to OSU, Courtney was a research associate at The Hastings Center, a "think tank" for medical ethics. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia and his B.A. from Yale University.
A principal reason Courney came to OSU was that he saw Oregon as a social laboratory for many of the difficult ethical issues in medicine. He has authored numerous articles on the controversial Oregon Death with Dignity Act and on the Oregon Health Plan. He also authored papers for the National Bioethics Advisory Commission on the ethical questions of human cloning and of research on human tissue (www.bioethics.gov).
Courtney seeks to develop an enaged classroom where teacher and student become partners in learning. He has developed several undergraduate certificate programs, including applied ethics, medical humanities, and religion and culture, to augment the department's curricular offerings. Courtney's courses include "Biomedical Ethics," Death and Dying," "Pacifism, Just War, and Terrorism," and "Religious Pluralism," all of which stress interdisciplinary education and learner-directed course activities.
As the Hundere Professor in Religion and Culture, Courtney develops new courses for the certificate in religion and culture, invites guest scholars to OSU and the Corvallis community, coordinates faculty forums, and organizes public conferences.
In his free time, Courtney's passions are hiking and climbing mountains, photography, and coaching youth basketball.
(Klewer Academic Press: 1st Ed., 1994;
Softcover reprint, Dec 2, 2010)
(co-author with B.A. Lustig)
(Dartmouth Press, 1992)
New Choices, New Responsibilities:
(Hastings Center, 1991)
(co-author with Bruce Jennings, Kathleen Nolan, and Strac Donnelley)