Positions

Overview

  • I was raised in northeast Tennessee and attended Davidson College in North Carolina before pursuing graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I earned my MA there in 2008 — the same year my beloved Davidson Wildcats handily defeated the UW Badgers in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament — and my PhD in 2012. While there, I was awarded a College of Letters & Sciences Teaching Fellowship, recognizing outstanding undergraduate teachers.

    In 2012 I moved to Abingdon, Virginia, to teach at Emory & Henry College, where I taught a wide range of classes, including courses focusing on the family, synthetic biology, contemporary problems of justice, health care ethics, and the role of social media in social justice movements around the world. I served on the Women's and Gender Studies Collective, chaired a task force to improve diversity and inclusion within the Honors program, and served as advisor to Sigma Upsilon Nu, a local social sorority. In 2016 I received the Outstanding Faculty Award, given to the faculty member students select as exhibiting outstanding teaching and mentorship, both in and out of the classroom.

    In 2016 I joined the faculty at UAB. My current research focuses on the ethics of children's literature. (You can watch my TEDx talk on YouTube.) In particular, I am concerned about the lack of multidimensional people of color in children's literature, as well as the lack of diverse family structures, physical and mental abilities, religions, etc.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2013 Shifting the concept of nudgeJournal of Medical Ethics.  39:497-498. 2013
    2012 A Theory of Filial ObligationsSocial Theory and Practice.  38:717-737. 2012
    2010 Debate: To nudge or not to nudgeJournal of Political Philosophy.  18:123-136. 2010

    Research Overview

  • Keywords - Applied Ethics, Social/Political Philosophy
  • Teaching Activities

  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL115 - Contemporary Moral Issues (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL115 - Contemporary Moral Issues (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL309 - Teaching Practicum (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL390 - Topics in Philosophy (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL490 - Philosophy Seminar (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL115 - Contemporary Moral Issues (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL230 - Social/Political Philosophy (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL498 - Philosophy Internship (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL290 - Topics in Philosophy (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL230 - Social/Political Philosophy (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin System : Madison 2012
  • Master of Humanities in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin System : Madison 2008
  • Bachelor of Humanities in Philosophy, Davidson College 2005
  • Full Name

  • Brynn Welch