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Alicia Patterson

Ethics Lab, Kennedy Institute of Ethics

Georgetown University


2020  Cornell University

Sage School of Philosophy, Ph.D. 

2013  University of Michigan

Bachelors of Art in Philosophy, with distinction

Teaching Experience

Primary Instructor 

2022  Data Ethics 

2021  Social Media and Divided Democracy

2019  Ethics, Information, and Technology

2018  Truth, Fake News, and Ignorance

2017  Cornell Prison Education Program:  Introduction

to Ethics

Embedded Ethics

2022    Introduction to Python (Computer Science) 

  with Dr. Shira Wein

2022    Advanced Programming (Computer Science) 

  with Dr. Ray Essick

2020    Advanced Programming (Computer Science)

  with Dr. Ray Essick

Teaching Assistant

2021   Data & the Politics of Evidence

2020   Introduction to Ethics

2019   Introduction to Philosophy

2017   Contemporary Moral Issues

2016   Ethics of Eating

2015   Contemporary Moral Issues

Interdisciplinary contributions

2021  Working Across Disciplines, Teaching

Responsible Computing Playbook, Mozilla Foundation // Co-Author, with Maggie Little and Vance Ricks


2022  Translational Ethics and Creative Engagements

for the Classroom 

with Dr. Joel de Lara

31st Annual Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) International Conference, Virtual


2021 Experiential and Participatory Design for Ethics


with Dr. Marcello Antosh 

30th Annual Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) International Conference, Virtual


2021 Re-conceptualizing Prejudice*

American Philosophical Association // Pacific Meeting, San Francisco, CA 


2018  Epistemic Bad Luck in the Information Age*

Fake Knowledge Conference // University of Cologne 

2017  Memory and Testimonial Injustice

Summer School in Social Epistemology Network on Epistemology and Society, the Autonomous University of Madrid in collaboration with the Social Epistemology Research Group


Undergraduate Engagement

2019 Mentor, Graduate Students

Mentoring Undergraduates (GMSU) sponsored by The Office of Academic and Diversity of Initiatives (OADI) and the Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Student Engagement (OISE)

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