Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Full-Time Faculty

Jennifer Parks, PhD

Title/s: Professor;
Bioethics Minor Director

Office #: Crown Center 365

Phone: 773.508.2308

E-mail: jparks1@luc.edu


Jennifer Parks is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Undergraduate Bioethics Minor Program at Loyola University. Her areas of specialization include health care ethics (with a special interest in reproductive technologies), feminist theory (with a focus on care ethics), and social philosophy. She is currently working on ethical issues relating to elder care and technology, and global issues in reproductive technologies.

She has written four books, No Place Like Home? Feminist Ethics and Home Health Care (2003), The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Ethics (co-authored with David Ingram, 2nd edition 2010), Bioethics in a Changing World (co-authored with Victoria Wike, 2009), and Ethics, Aging, and Society: The Critical Turn (co-authored with Martha Holstein and Mark Waymack, 2011). She has also published a variety of articles which have been printed in such journals as The Hastings Center Report, Bioethics, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, The International Journal of Applied Philosophy, and the Journal of Medical Humanities.

Dr. Parks teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in health care ethics, feminist theory, disability theory, reproductive ethics, and aging and ethics. She is faculty advisor and coach for Loyola's undergraduate Ethics Bowl and Bioethics Bowl teams.


McMaster University

Research Interests

Health care ethics, ethical theory, feminism, social philosophy