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Patrick Lee is a professor of philosophy and holds the John N. and Jamie D. McAleer Chair in Bioethics. He is also the director of the Institute of Bioethics at Franciscan University of Steubenville. In this capacity he defends and articulates the Church’s position on a wide range of human life issues through his writings, debates, and public speaking engagements.
He received a B.A. from the University of Dallas, an M.A. from Niagara University, and a Ph.D. from Marquette University. He taught for eleven years at the University of St. Thomas in Houston before coming to Franciscan University in 1992.
He is a member of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, and Society of Christian Philosophers. In 2005 Prof. Lee gave the annual John Heiser lecture at Niagara University entitled "Embryo-Killing and Stem Cell Research.” He is also the recipient of the Cardinal Wright Award for Excellence in Catholic Scholarship in Integrating Faith and Reason. He is the author of two books: Abortion and Unborn Human Life, published by Catholic University of America Press, and Body-Self Dualism and Contemporary Ethics and Politics, a book he co-authored with Robert George, published by Cambridge University Press.
Read a more extensive biography of Dr. Lee at the Institute of Bioethics.
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