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Shari Collins

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Associate Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2151
Biography

Shari Collins received her doctorate in philosophy in 1994 from Washington University in St. Louis. She was awarded the Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship in her last year. Collins received her bachelor's in sociology, with minors in political science, criminal justice, and philosophy from Colorado State University in 1983. She then briefly attended Northwestern School of Law from 1983-4, and received her Secondary Education Teaching Certification in social studies from Portland State University in 1987.

Collins is an associate professor of philosophy in the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies at Arizona State University West. Collins is included in the International Biographical Centre’s 2000 Outstanding Academics of the 21st Century. She is the co-editor of  four editions of "Applied Ethics: A Multicultural Approach," a bestseller now in its fifth edition, and the first text of its kind in the field of applied ethics; and editor of "Ethical Challenges to Business as Usual," both with Prentice Hall. Collins is also a co-editor of ​"Being Ethical: Classic and New Voices on Contemporary Issues,​with Broadview Press. Collins has published on environmental rights, her original idea of environmental labels, as well as in the area of environmental racism as it impacts American Indians, racial discrimination in the criminal justice system, environmental refugees, and on the ethics of anonymous sperm banks.

Collins' research areas include environmental ethics, especially environmental racism, environmental justice, environmental rights, and sustainable agriculture; business ethics, especially regarding consumer labeling and transgenic biotechnology; and the philosophy of sex and love, especially regarding online sex sites. She has been an invited peer reviewer of a joint Ford Foundation/National Endowment for the Humanities grant concerning Chicano farms in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico; an invited commentator at a legal conference on American Indians and genetic research; and has reviewed books for the international journal, Environmental Ethics, specializing in the area of environmental justice/environmental racism. In addition, she teaches courses on business ethics, environmental ethics, applied ethics, and the philosophy of sex and love. She developed the first environmental ethics course at ASU West. At ASU West she has served as interim director of ethnic studies, and as the chair of the Department of Integrative Studies. She also was awarded the New College Outstanding Teaching Award for 2010-11. and the New College Outstanding Service Award for 2015-16 . Collins is also an artisan who sells her cards and journals at Practical Art in downtown Phoenix. 

Education
  • Ph.D. Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis 1994
  • Secondary Education Teaching Certification: Social Studies, Portland State University 1987
  • Northwestern School of Law, 1983-4
  • B.A. Sociology; minors: Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Philosophy, Colorado State University 1983

 

Publications
  • Shari Collins and Eric Comerford. Anonymous Sperm Donation: A Case for Genetic Heritage and Wariness for Contractual Parenthood. International Journal of Applied Philosophy (2012).
  • Shari Collins. Aging is not for Sissies. The Feminist Wire (2012).
  • Shari Collins-Chobanian. Analysis of Paul Butler's Race-Based Jury ification, and his Call to Black Jurors and the African American Community. Journal of Black Studies (2007).
  • Larry May, Shari Collins-Chobanian, Kai Wong. Applied Ethics: A Multicultural Approach. (2006).
  • Shari Collins-Chobanian. Ethical Challenges to Business as Usual. (2005).
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Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 360Business & Professional Ethics
IAS 480Capstone/Practices/Approaches
MAS 592Research
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 306Applied Ethics
PHI 360Business & Professional Ethics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 360Business & Professional Ethics
IAS 480Capstone/Practices/Approaches
PHI 499Individualized Instruction
MAS 585Capstone Course
MAS 592Research
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 439Philosophy: Love & Sex
IAS 480Capstone/Practices/Approaches
MAS 585Capstone Course
MAS 592Research
MAS 598Special Topics
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 360Business & Professional Ethics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MAS 583Fieldwork
MAS 592Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 360Business & Professional Ethics
IAS 480Capstone/Practices/Approaches
MAS 583Fieldwork
MAS 590Reading and Conference
MAS 592Research
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 306Applied Ethics
PHI 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IAS 480Capstone/Practices/Approaches
MAS 583Fieldwork
MAS 592Research
JHR 595Continuing Registration
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 306Applied Ethics
IAS 409Eco-Community Ethics
IAS 480Capstone/Practices/Approaches
JHR 593Applied Project
JHR 599Thesis
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 306Applied Ethics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 439Philosophy: Love & Sex
IAS 480Capstone/Practices/Approaches
JHR 584Internship
JHR 590Reading and Conference
JHR 592Research
JHR 593Applied Project
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 360Business & Professional Ethics
IAS 480Capstone/Practices/Approaches
MAS 592Research
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
JHR 584Internship
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 394Special Topics
MAS 590Reading and Conference
Presentations
  • Shari Collins. Sex with Strangers: Benefits of Online Sex Site Hook-Ups. American Philosophical Association (Mar 2014).
  • Shari Collins-Chobanian and Eric Comerford. Anonymous Sperm Donation: The Right to Genetic Heritage and Wariness for Contractual Parenthood. Genetics & Ethics in the 21st Century (Jul 2010).
  • Collins-Chobanian, Shari, Malian, Ida. The Dynamics of Ethical Contexts in Preparing Educational Leaders. The Moral Agency of the Educational Leader; 11th Annual Leadership & Ethics Conference (Oct 2006).
Service
  • Chair, University Personnel Committee, Chair (2014 - Present)
  • Committee on Committees, Member (2014 - Present)
  • Faculty Senate, President, West Campus (2014 - Present)
  • Routledge, Invited manuscript review (2013 - Present)
  • ACETS Transfer credit review representing West campus philosophy, Evaluate transfer credit, represent West campus (2013 - Present)
  • Director Search Committee, Appointed by Dean (2013 - Present)
  • IAS Assessment, Headed IAS assessment (2013 - Present)
  • IAS, BAS, PRS five year plans, Headed IAS, BAS plan, participated in PRS (2013 - Present)
  • Macmillan, Invited Manuscript review for Human Rights Book (2013 - Present)
  • NCUIRE, Evaluated grant applications (2013 - Present)
  • Philosophy ATF, West Campus Representative (2013 - Present)
  • Religion in American Faculty Associate, Observe and report on classroom teaching (2013 - Present)
  • SHArCS Sabbatical Review Committee, Member (2013 - Present)
  • University Ambassador, Appointed by Dean (2013 - Present)
  • Pearson, Invited Manuscript review for Business Ethics Book (2013 - Present)
  • SHArCS Sabbatical Review Committee, Member (2012 - Present)
  • Prentice Hall, Invited Manuscript review for Business Ethics Text (2011 - Present)
  • ASU Philosophy Committee, HArCS representative (2010 - Present)
  • Wadsworth, Book Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Masters in Social Justice and Human Rights, Curriculum Committee Member (2009 - Present)
  • Articulation Task Force, West campus Philosophy representative (1994 - 2008)
  • Academic Chairs and Directors Council, 2005-2006 Chair of the West ACDC, Fall 2006 Co-Chair (2005 - 2006)
  • Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty Member, Occasional Committee member (2004 - 2006)
  • Department of Integrative Studies, Chair (2004 - 2006)
  • North American Society for Social Philosophy, Chair of Panel Presentation on Refugees (2006 - 2006)
  • Students About Fostering Education, Faculty Advisor (2005 - 2006)