Conversations On Philanthropy
Emerging Questions on Liberality and Social Thought

Contributors Download Printable PDF

RICHARD GUNDERMAN majored in biology and philosophy at Wabash College, then received his PhD (from the Committee on Social Thought) and MD as a member of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Chicago. He is currently Associate Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts and Philanthropy at Indiana University, where he is also Vice Chair of Radiology and Director of Pediatric Radiology. The recipient of numerous awards for teaching, scholarship, and writing, he regularly teaches medical imaging, medical ethics, and the ethics of philanthropy. He is the author of two books and over 100 scholarly articles.

STEVEN GROSBY is Professor of Religion at Clemson University. The author gratefully acknowledges a research fellowship from the Earhart Foundation, which afforded the time to comment on Dr. Gunderman’s paper.

JENNIFER ROBACK MORSE is a regular contributor to Forbes magazine and the National Catholic Register, a research fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and a senior research scholar of the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling Green State University. She taught economics for fifteen years at Yale and George Mason University and is author of the book Love and Economics.

AMY A. KASS is Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago (on leave); Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C.; and Senior Fellow, The Project on Civic Reflection, a Lilly Endowment, Inc. project based at Valparaiso University.

FREDERICK TURNER is the Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is the author of sixteen books of poetry, criticism, and fiction, including The New World: An Epic Poem; Rebirth of Value; Meditations on Beauty, Ecology, Religion and Education; and Tempest, Flute and Oz: Essays on the Future.

HERBERT LONDON is president of Hudson Institute and John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University. He is author of the recently published book Decade of Denial (Lexington Books).

RICHARD P. GABRIEL received a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1981, and an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College in 1998. He has been a researcher at Stanford University, company president and Chief Technical Officer at Lucid, Inc., vice president of Development at ParcPlace-Digitalk, a management consultant for several startups and Sun Microsystems, and Consulting Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. He currently is a Distinguished Engineer and principal investigator of a small research group at Sun Laboratories, researching the architecture, design, and implementation of extraordinarily large, self-sustaining systems as well as development techniques for building them. He is Sun's open source expert, advising the company on community-based strategies. He is also President of the Hillside Group, a nonprofit that nurtures the software patterns community by holding conferences, publishing books, and awarding scholarships.

TYLER COWEN is Holbert C. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University and General Director of the Mercatus Center. He writes daily for and can be reached at [email protected]. He is currently writing a book on American arts policy.

Back to Volume II