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  • Peter DePergola, Ph.D., MTS

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    Shaughness Family Chair in Humanities; Associate Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities; Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies; Director, Bioethics and Medical Humanities Program; Executive Director, St. Augustine Center for Ethics, Religion, and Culture
    depergolap@elms.edu | 413-265-2421
    Department(s): Bioethics and Medical Humanities, MBA Program, Religious Studies, Philosophy

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    Dr. Peter DePergola is the Shaughness Family Chair in Humanities, Associate Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Director of the Bioethics and Medical Humanities Program, and Executive Director of the St. Augustine Center for Ethics, Religion, and Culture at Elms College. He serves concurrently as Chief Ethics Officer, Senior Director of Clinical Ethics, Chief of the Ethics Consultation Service, and Chair of the Ethics Advisory Committee at Baystate Health. Dr. DePergola holds secondary academic and research appointments at University of Massachusetts Medical School, Sacred Heart University, the American Academy of Neurology, and TEDMED.

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  • Jason Burke Murphy, Ph.D.

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    Associate Professor of Philosophy
    murphyjason@elms.edu | 413-265-2373
    Department(s): Philosophy

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    Dr. Murphy joined the Elms College Philosophy Department in fall 2010. Previously he taught philosophy, ethics, and political theory at Saint Louis University, Saint Louis Community College, Webster University, and Goethe-Universitat in Frankfurt, Germany. He was a research fellow in computer ethics at SLU School for Professional Studies, and held doctoral and teaching fellowships there in the Department of Philosophy. His areas of specialization are social/political philosophy, contemporary German philosophy, and ethics. Murphy has been published in The Monist and Basic Income Studies. He has served on the executive committees of the US Basic Income Guarantee Network and Basic Income Earth Network.

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  • Reverend Mark Stelzer, S.Th.D.

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    College Chaplain, Associate Professor of Humanities, Special Assistant to the President for Catholic Identity
    stelzerm@elms.edu | 413-265-2590
    Department(s): Religious Studies, Philosophy

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    Father Mark Stelzer is a native of the Diocese of Springfield and was ordained to the priesthood in 1983. He joined the Elms adjunct faculty in 1986 and has concurrently served in several pastoral and leadership positions on the diocesan level. From 1999 to 2003 Father Stelzer served as director of the Springfield Catholic Healthcare Chaplaincy. He now serves as college chaplain and associate professor of humanities. In addition to his responsibilities at the college, Father Stelzer ministers as an on-call chaplain at Baystate Medical Center and the Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center in Chicopee.

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