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Heidi Giebel



  • Education
  • PhD University of Notre Dame (2003)
    MA University of Notre Dame (2000)
    BA St. Norbert College (1997)

  • Expertise
  • Aristotelian-Thomistic ethics, Confucian ethics, Moral development, Biomedical ethics

I've always wanted to be a teacher, and I fell in love with philosophy my first semester of college. So this is my dream job. (Who else gets paid to talk to smart people about interesting things all day?!?)

When I'm not teaching, reading, or writing philosophy, you can usually find me either at the gym, reading psychology articles, or attempting to get my kids to do their chores and homework.

Visit Dr. Heidi Giebel's personal website for more information.


Ethical Excellence (2021)

The Things that Matter (2018)

Select articles and chapters:

“Examining the Effects of Instructor Advocacy or Neutrality on Students’ Moral Development” (with T. Bock), Journal of Character Education v. 17 no. 1 (2021).

“Ultrasound Viewers’ Attribution of Moral Status to Fetal Humans: A Case for Presumptive Rationality,” Diametros 17, no. 64 (2020).

“Aquinas the Social Scientist?: Thomistic Moral Philosophy and Contemporary Psychology,” Facts are Stubborn Things: Thomistic Perspectives in the Philosophies of Nature and Science, ed. Matthew Minerd (Washington DC: CUA, 2020).

“Ethical End-of-Life Palliative Care: Response to Riisfeldt,” Journal of Medical Ethics, 46, no. 1 (2020).

“Integrating Thomistic virtue ethics with an Eriksonian identity development perspective: A new moral identity assessment” (with T. Bock, T. Hazelbaker, and L. Tufte), Journal of Moral Education (2019) https://doi.org/10.1080/03057240.2019.1691511.

“Double Effect and Ethical End-of-Life Care: Assessing the Benefits and Burdens of Lethal Treatment (or Lack Thereof),” Solidarity 6, no. 1 (2016).

“Justice, Benevolence, and Friendship: A Confucian Addition to Thomistic Ethics?” (with B. Huff), in The Wisdom of Youth: Essays Inspired by the Early Work of Jacques and Raissa Maritain, CUA Press, 2016.

“Extend Your Benevolence: Kindness and Generosity in the Family and Beyond,” in Michael W. Austin, ed., Virtues in Action: New Essays in Applied Virtue Ethics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

“Teaching Virtue: Theoretical and Empirical Reflections,” Teaching Philosophy v. 35 no. 4 (December 2012) (with T. Bock).