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Sandra Woien

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Biography: 

Sandra Woien is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, and she currently teaches a variety of courses dealing with ethics including bioethics, environmental ethics, business ethics, applied ethics, and, introduction to ethics. Over the last couple of years, the focus of her teaching interests has been on how to design engaging online classes. She is ACUE and Quality Matters certified, and serves on Quality Matters review committees. 

She received her doctorate in philosophy from Arizona State University along with a graduate certificate in Bioethics, Policy and Law that involved completing an internship at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale. In addition to her internship in clinical ethics at the Mayo Clinic, she has also served on the Institutional Review Board at ASU and consulted with the Arizona Bioethics Network on developing educational materials for medical providers and patients. Prior to joining the ASU faculty, she was an assistant professor in Health Care Ethics at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and she worked with a variety of health professional students including teaching graduate-level classes.

Her research interests primarily comprise theoretical concepts of well-being and their practical application on pivotal life decisions such as end-of-life issues. Her work has appeared in Reason Papers, The Conversation, American Journal of Bioethics, and BMC Medical Ethics.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Philosophy, Arizona State University
  • Graduate Certificate in Bioethics, Policy and Law, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University         
  • M.A. Philosophy, Arizona State University             
  • B.A. Philosophy; minor in Psychology, Portland State University
Research Interests: 

Normative ethical theory and applied ethics

Publications: 

Woien, S. (2011).  Donation after cardiac death: An alternative solution to burying the dead

   donor rule.  American Journal of Bioethics, 11, 8, 54-55.

Marcisz, N. & Woien, S. (2010).  A case study: Enhancing critical thinking skills in an

   online health care ethics course.  Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 6, 2.

Woien, S. (2008). Life, death and harm: Staying within the boundaries of nonmaleficence.

   American Journal of Bioethics, 8, 11, 31-32.

Woien, S.  (2007). Conflicting preferences and advance directives.  American Journal of

   Bioethics, 7, 4, 64-65.

Woien, S., Rady, M. J., Verheijde, J. L. & McGregor, J. (2006). Organ procurement

   organizations internet enrollment for organ donation: Abandoning informed consent.   

   BMC Medical Ethics, 7, 14. 

Woien, S., Ernst, H., Patock-Peckham, J. & Nagoshi, C. (2003).  Validation of the

   TOSCA to measure shame and guilt. Personality and Individual Differences, 35, 313-326.

Book Reviews

Woien, S. (2007). Review of Ian Dowbiggin, A concise history of euthanasia: Life, death,

   God, and medicine and Neal Nicol and Harry Wylie, Between the dying and the dead:

    Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s life and the battle to legalize euthanasia.  American Journal of

    Bioethics, 7, 11, 50-52. (Edited)

Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 105Intro to Ethics
BIO 312Bioethics
PHI 320Bioethics
PHI 360Business & Professional Ethics
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 310Environmental Ethics
PHI 360Business & Professional Ethics
PHI 420Topics in Philosophy
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 105Intro to Ethics
PHI 306Applied Ethics
BIO 312Bioethics
PHI 320Bioethics
PHI 420Topics in Philosophy
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 310Environmental Ethics
BIO 324Environmental Ethics
PHI 360Business & Professional Ethics
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 320Bioethics
PHI 360Business & Professional Ethics
PHI 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 306Applied Ethics
PHI 360Business & Professional Ethics
PHI 420Topics in Philosophy
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 105Intro to Ethics
PHI 310Environmental Ethics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 105Intro to Ethics
PHI 320Bioethics
PHI 360Business & Professional Ethics
PHI 420Topics in Philosophy
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 105Intro to Ethics
PHI 310Environmental Ethics
PHI 360Business & Professional Ethics
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 310Environmental Ethics
PHI 320Bioethics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 306Applied Ethics
PHI 320Bioethics
PHI 360Business & Professional Ethics
PHI 420Topics in Philosophy
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 105Intro to Ethics
PHI 310Environmental Ethics
PHI 320Bioethics
PHI 360Business & Professional Ethics
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 320Bioethics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 105Intro to Ethics
PHI 320Bioethics
PHI 360Business & Professional Ethics