Angela Wentz Faulconer

Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy

4085 JFSB

(801)4222722

Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Experience

Students learn best when teaching each other. I prepare them to succeed at this and offer them many opportunities to make it happen. I love teaching at BYU because it is a place where we can discuss questions about how the restored gospel and teachings of our prophets should impact important questions about how we think about our bodies, what we do with our bodies, and what other people do with their bodies. Teaching at BYU allows me to integrate my most important beliefs.

Research

My focus is medical ethics. I explore questions about resource allocation in the context of scarcity, how to think about disability, human germline genome editing, and the limits of autonomy with respect to practices like physician assisted suicide, surrogacy, and compensation for bodily goods such as human eggs, blood, and kidneys.

Service

I marshalled support from departments in other colleges for the Philosophy Department to be able to introduce a new medical ethics course accessible to students from majors all over campus. I am excited to work across disciplinary boundaries in order to bless the lives of our students!

Citizenship assignments

  • Assessment & Curriculum
  • Outreach

Philosophy 110 (Intro to Philosophy)
MWF 9:00-9:50 am
Live Remote
Philosophy 110 (Intro to Philosophy)
MWF 10:00-10:50 am
Live Remote
Philosophy 212R (Intro to Medical Ethics)
1:00-1:50 pm
Live Remote