Interdisciplinary Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Other Concentrations

Neuroethics Concentration

Phillip Downes

Phillip Downes, 2018

Phillip Downes is a newly admitted student in to Masters of the Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program with a concentration in Neuroethics and starts in the fall semester of 2016. He hopes to research not only how affective and cognitive systems impact workplace morality but also how the workplace can advance or degrade stakeholders’ nervous systems. Phillip is committed to the application of his findings to real-world organizational practices and policies because he aims to promote responsible business practices with his research. While Phillip completes his studies, he will continue his work in the ethics and compliance industry that he began over 5 years ago. In this industry he has supported a State Ethics Board, an Insurance Brokerage, and public and private companies. He supports these organizations with ethics services, such the use of data analytics for trend analysis, the development and delivery of ethics training and tools, and the management of investigations. Phillip’s ethics services objective is to develop ethical leadership at all levels of organizations and cultivate ethical cultures. In addition to his research and work, Phillip will continue to be an active member of the applied ethics community. He will continue is work with local business ethics forums such as his membership with Seattle University’s Northwest Ethics Network and the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics. He will additional continue to support the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Bowls.

Maggie Greer

Maggie Greer, 2018

Hi, my name is Maggie and I currently work at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Studies through the OSCAR Students as Scholars Program where I do data analysis from experiments utilizing various techniques in molecular neurobiology, electrophysiology, and molecular cloning. My experience at Mason has enlightened me to developments in cutting-edge neuroscience research and their implications for society. My goal upon entering the Neuroethics Program is to acquire essential knowledge and practical experience so that I can effectively contribute to the collective discussion aiming to accurately predict, discern, and employ ethical policies ensuring responsible scientific practice and healthcare for the betterment of society as whole. I realize the importance of integrating ethics into neuroscience research at all phases of the scientific process, implementing infrastructure adjustments to ensure that information is accessible to the public, and empirical claims are properly communicated.

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