The Kennedy Institute of Ethics is governed by a director and a faculty council composed of Senior Research Scholars.


Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD

Dr. Daniel Sulmasy was appointed director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University in January 2021. Dr. Sulmasy is the André Hellegers Professor of Biomedical Ethics. He is a professor of medicine at the School of Medicine and holds joint appointments at the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, and the Department of Philosophy in Georgetown College.

Meet Dr. Sulmasy

Faculty Council

Sean Aas, PhD

Senior Research Scholar
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

John Keown, DPhil, PhD, DCL

Senior Research Scholar
Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Christian Ethics

Quill R. Kukla, PhD, MA

Senior Research Scholar
Professor of Philosophy

Maggie Little, BPhil, PhD

Francis J. McNamara, Jr. Chair of Philosophy; Professor of Philosophy
Senior Research Scholar; Director of Ethics Lab

Alyssa Newman, PhD

Senior Research Scholar
Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology

Joel Michael Reynolds

Assistant Professor
Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics

Henry Richardson, JD, MPP, PhD

Senior Research Scholar
Professor of Philosophy

Karen Stohr, MA, PhD

Senior Research Scholar
Ryan Family Professor of Metaphysics and Moral Philosophy

William F. Sullivan, MD, PhD

Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. Chair in Bioethics
Senior Research Scholar