Collin Anthony Chen

Collin Anthony Chen
Associate Director for Undergraduate Outreach

Collin develops educational initiatives for undergraduate students across campus with the aim to create opportunities for ethical reflection about the complex moral challenges facing our society today, including, but not limited to, the problems at the intersection of ethics and technology.
To accomplish these goals, Collin oversees our Ethics Event Grant, coaches Stanford's Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl team, teaches various workshops, and assists in the development of our Undergradaute Honors Program, our General Minor, and our new Minor in Ethics and Technology.
Collin also directs the ICDP Fellowship Program (Intercollegiate Civil Disagreement Partnership), which reaches 40 students across the country and aids in the development of skills in civic dialogue and democratic disagreement.  He is also the instructor of a course on Deliberative Discussions, which provides an opportunity for a small number of undergraduate students to converse with one another over flashpoint topics facing society.
Collin received his B.A. in philosophy from Stanford University in 2006 and was an honors student in our Ethics in Society Honors Program. After leaving Stanford, he went on to complete his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania where he focused on moral and political theory. While at Penn, Collin served as a Lecturer, teaching courses in bioethics, global justice, and the history of political thought. In addition, Collin lived on campus as a mentor in the undergraduate residences and developed strong relationships with students and supported their academic and social growth.


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