Christopher Rice began work as an assistant professor of philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2014. His philosophical interests include ethics, environmental ethics, bioethics, political philosophy, and the history of philosophy. His research on the topic of human well-being has been published in Ratio and The Journal of Value Inquiry and presented at several conferences.
Rice received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Fordham University in New York City in 2012. He also received a Certificate in Health Care Ethics from Fordham and served for two years as a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow there. He has taught courses on topics such as Philosophical Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Food Ethics, Happiness and Well-Being, Belief and Reason, Logical Reasoning, and the Philosophy of Human Nature.
B.A., St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA
M.A., Fordham University, Bronx, NY
Ph.D., Fordham University, Bronx, NY
Christopher Rice encourages student discussion and reflection as a way to help students form their own intellectual commitments and let these inform their beliefs and actions. Students in his classes are invited to share their thoughts and learn from each other through class discussion, group work, and other activities. Rice also helps students develop skills that will help them succeed in college and the workplace, such as critical thinking, good organization, and effective written and oral communication.