APPE Board of Directors 

APPE Board members are elected by the APPE membership each spring and serve four-year terms that run July 1 to June 30. If you're interested in learning more about running for an APPE Board member seat, reach out to [email protected] 


Andrew I. Cohen, APPE Board Treasurer

Associate Professor, Philosophy
Director, Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics
Georgia State University

 Elizabeth A. Coit

Elizabeth A. Coit

Principal, EA Coit Consulting, Inc.


Dennis Cooley, APPE Board Secretary

Director, Northern Plains Ethics Institute
North Dakota State University


Thomas Creely

Associate Professor, Leadership & Ethics
Director, Ethics and Emerging Military Technology  

United States Naval War College


Raquel Diaz-Sprague

Visiting Scholar, University of Alabama at Birmingham



Karin Ellison

Director, Life Science Ethics Program
Associate Director, Center for Biology and Society
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University

Jun Fudano

Professor, Center for Higher Education Studies
Waseda University
Tokyo, Japan



Kenneth Goodman

Professor & Director, Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy
Director, UM Ethics Programs
University of Miami

Elisabeth Hildt

Professor of Philosophy
Director, Center for the Study of Ethics in Professions
Illinois Institute of Technology


Lisa M. Lee, APPE Board Chair

Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation
Director, Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance
Virginia Tech

 Deborah Mower, board member

Deborah S. Mower

Director, The Center for Practical Ethics
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hume Bryant Associate Professor of Ethics
Department of Philosophy and Religion
University of Mississippi


Julia A. Pedroni

Lecturer, Department of Philosophy
Williams College


Dena Plemmons, APPE Board Chair-Elect

Director, Research Ethics Education Program
University of California, Riverside
Graduate Division 

Alex Richardson

Director, National High School Ethics Bowl
Parr Center for Ethics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Appointed by the APPE Board, Ex Officio Members are graduate students, early career scholars, or other professionals early in their engagement with applied ethics. They are non-voting members and serve two-year terms. 


Vivian Altiery De Jesus

Resident Physician, Internal Medicine Program, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center 

Lukas Chandler

PhD Candidate, Duquesne University
Senior Analyst, The Health Management Academy



Kristen Fuhs Wells

Executive Director

[email protected]








APPE IEB® Committee
Deborah Mower (Chair)*
Alex Richardson*
Andrew Cohen*
Dena Plemmons*
Raquel Diaz-Sprague*
Liz Coit*
Lida Anestidou
Mark Doorley
John Garcia
Cynthia Jones
Bob Ladenson
Sally Merrill
Allison Radabaugh
Conference Committee
Dennis Cooley (Co-Chair)*
Julie Pedroni (Co-Chair)*
Tom Creely*
Jun Fudano*
Patrick Flanagan
Kelly Laas
Sally Merrill
Monica Mueller
Patrick Plaisance
Earl Spurgin
Laine Walters Young
Finance Committee (Board members only)
Andrew Cohen (Chair)*
Dena Plemmons*
Deborah Mower*
Karin Ellison*
Liz Coit*
Governance Committee (Board members only)
Karin Ellison (Chair)*
Dena Plemmons*
Alex Richardson*
Membership Committee
Elisabeth Hildt (Co-Chair)*
Lukas Chandler (Co-Chair)*
Jun Fudano*
Jason Borenstein*
Sally Moore
Nominating Committee
Jason Borenstein (Co-Chair)*
Ken Goodman (Co-Chair)*
Julie Pedroni*
Ed Carr
Jay Al-Hashimi
Lida Anestidou
Patrick Flanagan
Programming Committee
Dena Plemmons (Chair)*
Tom Creely*
Raquel Diaz-Sprague*
Elisabeth Hildt*
Jay Al-Hashimi
Jeffrey Dunn
Charles de Souza

*Board Member