Anne Blankenship
Anne Blankenship received her doctoral degree in American Religious History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics at Washington University in St. Louis. Anne’s research investigates religious responses to injustice and relationships between national, racial, and religious identities. Her first book, Christianity, Social Justice, and the World War II Japanese American Incarceration, reveals how the injustice transformed Asian American Christianity and challenged religious and racial boundaries in liberal American Christianity. Her current project examines religion and immigration in America. Anne teaches a wide range of courses, including introductions to World Religions, Christianity, Islam, and New Religious Movements and seminars on Buddhism and Islam in America, Religion and Violence, American Religious History, Religion and Civil Rights, and Religion and Politics.
Outside of school, Anne spends her time traveling, reading, baking and fooling around in the garden. She volunteers with Fargo Public Library’s Outreach program, selecting and delivering books to eldercare facilities.

Recent Work
Catholic American Citizenship: Prescriptions for Children from Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact (1946-1963)

Felix Fernando
Research interests:Ethics of Community Development, Quality of Life, Environmental Ethics, and Distributional Justice
Felix Fernando completed his PhD in Natural Resources Management program at NDSU with a focus on Sociology and Economics. He has a strong background in environmental science, forestry, natural resources, business, sociology, and economics. His research focuses on the ethical implications of energy development in western North Dakota. Felix is currently working as a post-doctoral fellow at University of Dayton.

Recent Work
An Oil Boom’s Effect on Quality of Life (QoL): Lessons from Western North Dakota

Attitudes Toward Shale Oil Development in Western North Dakota: The Role of Place Based Community Values in Attitude Formation

Socioeconomic System of the Oil Boom and Rural Community Development in Western North Dakota: Socioeconomic System of Oil Boom

An Oil Boom’s Effect on Quality of Life (QoL): Lessons from Western North Dakota

A Tale of Two Rural Cities: Spiraling Up During a North Dakota Oil Boom

Strategies for Community and Industry Water Management in the Oil Producing Region of North Dakota

Anthony Flood
Research interests: Virtue Ethics, History of Ethics.
Anthony T. Flood is an Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies at North Dakota State University.  His current research, which draws on the thought of Thomas Aquinas, addresses how the various ways a person relates to oneself impact and shape relations with others.

Recent Work
Aquinas on Self-Love and Love of God: The Foundations for and Perfection of Subjectivity

Marriage as Friendship: Aquinas’s View in Light of His Account of Self-Love

The Root of Friendship

What We Can Learn from the Medieval Rejection of Curiosity

Bradley Morris
Research interests: Business Ethics, Religious Ethics
Bradley Morris is a senior lecturer in Philosophy at NDSU.  A native of Fargo, he did his graduate work at the University of Iowa.  His current research interests include business ethics and religion and ethics.

Adam Taylor
Research interests: Well-being and good life, bioethics, and the metaphysical foundations of ethical theory.
Dr. Adam Taylor studied philosophy at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) where he earned his PhD in2014. Since 2013 he has had a full-time appointment as Lecturer in Ethics and Philosophy a tNorth Dakota State University where teaches Introduction to Ethics, Contemporary Moral Issues, and Professional Ethics. His primary research interests are in the metaphysics of personal identity, ethics (particularly well-being), and the philosophy of religion. He has collaborated with David Hershenov on a series of papers about personal identity, autonomy, freewill and bioethics,
the first of which appeared in the Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics in 2015. His work has also been published in Philosophical Studies and Religious Studies. He enjoys making yearly trips to Western NY to visit philosophically minded colleagues and friends, and because it is impossible to find decent hot wings in the Midwest.

Recent Work

The Frustrating Problem for Four-Dimensionalism

Split Brains: No headache for the Soul Theorist

Identity and Freedom