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Professor Bradley J. Strawser

Dr. Bradley J. Strawser is Founder and CEO at Compass. BJ is a tenured Associate Professor of Philosophy at the US Naval Postgraduate School; formerly a Research Associate at Oxford University’s Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict Center, and a Resident Research Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership.

He specializes in applied ethics, has written extensively on the ethical use of new and emerging technology, and has experience advising in military, tech, finance, and education sectors.

He advises senior leaders across Fortune 500 companies and the Department of Defense on organizational ethics, is the principal ethics instructor for SEAL training courses, and was recently tasked by the CLO of the Navy to coordinate ethics synergy efforts across the Navy.

 

Professor David Whetham

Dr. David Whetham is Founder and President at Compass. David is Professor of Ethics in the Defence Studies Department of King’s College London, based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College at the UK Defence Academy. David advises senior leaders across the military and corporate worlds on the ethical application of their organizational missions.

He was a co-founder of the European Chapter of the International Society for Military Ethics and is the Director of the King’s Centre for Military Ethics, which delivers ethics training and education to over 40 different countries.

He conducts significant research at the intersection of new and emerging technology and ethical practice and serves on the U.K. Ministry of Defence AI Ethics Advisory Panel, as well as the Ethics Advisory Board for 77 Brigade, and the RAF's Future Air and Space Study.

 

Lisa Strutz

Lisa Strutz is Founder and COO at Compass, where she oversees business operations and project management. Lisa is a cross-sectoral management consultant and entrepreneur.

She spent much of her career in business management, owning and operating several businesses including manufacturing and mortgage escrow companies, before transitioning into business consulting, where she deploys her experience in operational excellence to drive continued efficiencies.

 

Our Experts

 

Dr. Teresa Allen

Social Discourse Specialist

Dr. Teresa Allen is a philosopher specializing in social and political philosophy. Her research concerns how our moral and political obligations shape what we ought to know, and what others can reasonably expect us to be knowledgeable about. She also investigates the appropriateness of being open-minded in politics and morality, including when it comes to morally or politically controversial issues. She has taught a variety of courses in philosophy, including ethics and medical ethics.

 

Nimra Asif

Research Assistant

Nimra Asif is a Ph.D. student at University of Connecticut in the Department of Philosophy and a research assistant at the UConn Humanities Institute. Her research interests include philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science. Her current research focuses on minimal forms of theory of mind in non-human animals and infants and the evolutionary relationship between language and theory of mind. Her secondary interests include political philosophy, feminist philosophy, and the role of science in public policy.

 

Margaux Auzanneau MSc

Operations Manager

Margaux Auzanneau is a project manager and researcher at Compass. Previously, while working for a defence and security corporation in London, she pioneered and led an ethics initiative to establish guiding principles and develop ethical design criteria and ethical use policies around this emerging technology. Margaux has an MSc in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics, where her focus was on counter-terrorism legislation.

 

Dr. Marius Baumann

Ethics Specialist

Dr. Marius Baumann is the academic director of the Center for Ethics and Philosophe in Practice at LMU. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Berne and has been a visiting researcher at Brown University, Reading University, and the LSE. His background is in metaethics, normative ethics as well as the philosophy of science. His research has appeared in the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Synthese, Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, and Ethical Theory and Moral Practice.

 

Taylor Bunge

DEI Storyteller

Tayler Bunge (she/her) is a communications professional with a background in advertising and growth strategy. She works on the communications team at Harmony Labs, a nonprofit media research studio focused on building healthy media ecosystems. Tayler is passionate about data-driven tech and the attention economy, particularly as they pertain to productive rights, immigration, and misinformation rabbit holes. She has a B.A. in Philosophy from Regis University. Tayler believes storytelling and folklore are our greatest forms of building shared meaning and transformative communities.

 

Professor Jovana Davidovic

Senior Ethics Fellow

Dr. Jovana Davidovic is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Iowa, where she also holds a secondary appointment at the Law School and the Center for Human Rights. Jovana's research focuses on ethics of organizations, military ethics, professional ethics, and ethics of algorithms and AI. Jovana has consulted on numerous organizational ethics projects for large professional service firms, multinational banks, international humanitarian organizations, ed-tech firms, and the military.

 

Professor Jeremy Davis

Organizational Ethics Specialist

Dr. Jeremy Davis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Georgia. He was previously a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Florida, a Visiting Assistant Professor at the US Military Academy (West Point), and earned his PhD from the University of Toronto. Jeremy’s research explores ethical issues arising within institutional contexts, such as the military, police, and medical environments. His research has appeared in journals such as Journal of Ethics and Social PhilosophyPhilosophia, Bioethics, Journal of Medical Ethics, and elsewhere.

 

Dr. Patton Dodd

Editorial Specialist

Dr. Patton Dodd is a professional writer and editor with more than twenty years experience in media and publishing. His writing has appeared in a range of international publications, including the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Slate, CNN.com, and The Atlantic. He has overseen multiple journalism startups, including a nonprofit newsroom focused on inequity and economic segregation in South Texas. Patton is an executive for the largest private operating foundation in Texas. A former instructor in religion, literature, and film studies, Patton holds a Ph.D. in religion from Boston University.

 

Dr. Katherine Duthie

Senior Health Ethicist

Dr. Katherine Duthie is a certified healthcare ethics consultant (HEC-C) in Alberta, Canada, and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre at the University of Alberta.  In addition to her clinical work, Katherine has been the Ethics Expert for the Health Ethics Research Boards of Alberta’s Cancer Committee for the past 6 years. Katherine also specializes in ethical issues relating to Health Technology Assessment (HTA). She has worked with national and international organizations to develop and implement ethics methodologies for ethics reviews in HTA.  Related to this work, Katherine is the 2022 recipient of the Sigrid Droste Ethics Award in HTA. As part of her training in clinical ethics Katherine completed a 2 year ethics residency with Alberta Health Services and was a Visiting Scholar at the Hastings Center in Garrison, New York.

 

Dr. Linda Eggert

Ethics Specialist

Dr Linda Eggert is an Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellow at the Center for Ethics at Stanford University and a Technology & Human Rights Fellow with the Harvard Kennedy School. Before joining Stanford, Linda was a Fellow with the Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Linda works in moral, political, and legal philosophy, focusing on theories of justice, the ethics of war, human rights, and the ethics of artificial intelligence. She has experience working with and advising a range of organizations internationally, from Fortune 500 companies to NGOs and non-profits. Linda holds a doctorate in political theory from the University of Oxford.

 

Dr. Thomas Ferretti

Ethics Specialist

Dr. Thomas Ferretti is an incoming Lecturer in ethics and sustainable business at the University of Greenwich, affiliated with the Executive Business Centre. After earning his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Louvain and completing a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Toronto, he worked for several years at the London School of Economics, where he was teaching and leading research in business ethics, organisational ethics, and AI ethics. His current research investigates ethical guidelines for AI applications in workplaces. More generally, his work combines rigorous ethical reasoning with interdisciplinary knowledge in economics and social science to help build ethical businesses and manage technological disruptions. He has years of experience in executive education and has published in such outlets as Moral Philosophy and Politics, the Journal of Social Philosophy, and the LSE Business Review.

 

Dianne Garcia M. Ed.

Community Organizer

Dianne Garcia has more than twenty years of experience working in marginalized communities. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master’s of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She conducted her graduate work in Harvard’s Risk and Prevention program, which exists to disrupt forms of oppression in education. Garcia began her career running a day camp in Boston for children whose families were intersecting with the foster care system and justice system, or were experiencing homelessness. She also served as a teacher and administrator in schools focused on serving children from families with low incomes. Over the last five years, she has worked with churches and nonprofits in San Antonio, Texas to build support services for recently arrived immigrant families. Dianne focuses on working with marginalized communities to rise together by recognizing and building on inherent strength and resilience.

 

Dr. Luke Gelinas

Research Ethicist

Dr. Luke Gelinas is a Senior Chair Director at Advarra IRB and a Senior Advisor at the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard. In his work on the IRB, Luke provides analysis and guidance on complex ethical issues arising in the course of clinical research study design and human participant protection. Prior to these current roles, Luke completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and in the Department of Bioethics at the Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health. Luke is also trained in clinical ethics consultation and has worked as the lead Clinical Ethicist for a large healthcare system. His work has appeared in such journals as New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Clinical Trials, Hastings Center Report, Pediatrics, and Ethical Theory and Moral Practice.   

 

Professor Ryan Jenkins

Lead Technology Ethicist

Dr. Ryan Jenkins is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and a Senior Fellow at the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He studies the ethics of emerging technologies. His work has appeared in journals such as Techné, Ethics & Information Technology, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, and The Journal of Military Ethics, as well as public fora including the Washington Post, Slate, and Forbes. He has consulted on technology ethics for clients from startups to Silicon Valley Fortune 100 companies.

 

Dr. Ben Lange

Director and Lead, DACH Region

Dr. Ben Lange is a Research Fellow in Ethics at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich. He holds a visiting research fellowship at the University of Hamburg and a researcher affiliation at the Zentrum für Ethik und Philosophie in der Praxis (ZEPP) at LMU. He received his PhD and MPhil in Philosophy from the University of Oxford and his BSc from the LSE. His current research focuses on organizational and business ethics, the ethics of AI and technology, and more traditional foundational issues in normative ethics. He has published in world-leading journals including Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Utilitas, and Philosophy & Economics. As an ethics advisor, he has extensive experience working with FTSE 100, Fortune 500, and DAX30 companies across various sectors (finance, technology, public relations and marketing, EdTech, pharmaceutical, law, non-profit) to help them build ethical capabilities.

 

Professor Ted Lechterman

Director and Expert Lead, Technology and Social Impact

Dr. Ted Lechterman is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at IE University and a former Research Fellow at Oxford University’s Institute for Ethics in AI. He was educated at Harvard and Princeton and completed postdoctoral fellowships at Stanford, Goethe University, and the Hertie School. His research, which investigates how democratic values apply to emerging economic and technological practices, appears in outlets such as Polity, History of Political Thought, and Journal of Practical Ethics. His consulting work combines insights from political philosophy and applied ethics to help global organizations navigate complex strategic challenges.

 

Professor Eric Mathison

Chief Clinical Ethicist

Dr. Eric Mathison is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto Scarborough and a certified healthcare ethics consultant (HEC-C). As a healthcare ethics consultant, he works with healthcare providers, patients, and families to navigate difficult ethical issues in patient care. He has also worked with health systems to resolve pandemic-related ethical issues. Prior to these positions, Eric was an instructor at the University of Lethbridge and a postdoctoral associate at Baylor College of Medicine. Eric researches the foundations of medicine and their implications for emerging technologies and controversial interventions such as assisted dying. His work has appeared in Bioethics, The American Journal of Bioethics, Journal of Medical Ethics, Bioethical Inquiry, The New Zealand Medical Journal, and has been discussed in the New York Times.

 

Lorenzo Nericcio MA

Ethics Analyst and Media Communications Lead

Lorenzo Nericcio is a San Diego-based philosophy lecturer with experience in digital communications, writing, and editing. His graduate work focused on environmental ethics, specifically the ethics of geoengineering, as well as applied science and technology ethics broadly. He currently works as a consultant for Compass Ethics, as well as a writer and editor for environmental organizations.

 

Professor Duncan Purves

Senior Ethics Fellow

Dr. Duncan Purves is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Florida. Prior to that, he was a faculty fellow at the Center for Bioethics at NYU. He conducts research in bioethics and the ethics of emerging technologies, focusing especially on big data and machine learning applications, including recent work on the ethical use of AI in predictive policing, among other applications. His work has appeared in journals such as The American Journal of Bioethics, The Journal of Medical Ethics, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, and Philosophical Studies.

 

Professor Drew Richardson

Senior Data Scientist

Dr. Drew Richardson is an Associate Professor at George Mason University in the Systems Engineering and Operations Research department. He earned his PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida. His research interests include exploring data to aid decision-making for industries with voluminous data sets such as government organizations, healthcare providers, and sports teams.  Drew has over 20 years supporting the Air Force as an operations analyst and a consultant. Over this span he led or advised research focused on supporting operational test and evaluation activities, and the development and design of Air Force platforms and systems for 2030 and beyond.

 

Professor Anicée Van Engeland

Senior Ethics Fellow

Dr. Anicée Van Engeland is a UK-based Associate Professor in International Security and Law at Cranfield University. Anicée’s main areas of research and practice are human rights law and humanitarian law with a focus on the Muslim world (and a sub expertise in Iranian affairs). Anicée is also an expert on Islamic law; she researches and advises Muslim and non-Muslim authorities, governments, international organisations, NGOs and civil society on Islam, including Islamic humanitarian principles. She teaches on issues like human rights, ethics, and security—and has published on these topics.

 

Professor Becky Vartabedian

Lead Community, Culture, and Programs Strategist

Dr. Becky Vartabedian is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado (USA), and affiliated faculty in Regis's Women’s and Gender Studies and Peace and Justice Studies programs. Dr. Vartabedian’s research on social and political philosophy includes contemporary work on race, gender, sexuality, and ability; her work considers both the dynamic relationship of an individual to the larger communities of which they are part and the structures shaping those communities. Dr. Vartabedian is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Demographicss in Philosophy Project, a data project designed to assess and address gender-based hiring and publication disparities in the discipline.

 

Regi Worles

Community Organizer

Regi Worles (he/they) brings creativity, centered in racial equity, to his work. They have 10 years of community organizing experience, most recently with Colorado Health Foundation. As an organizer working in various communities, Regi saw how systemic barriers people face daily prevent communities, particularly those of color, from living healthy lives. They believe it is vital for health equity and justice work to foster a sense of agency within people and communities in order to build equitable, lasting solutions and dismantle racist structures and systems. He believes culture evolves as policy progresses, and that live music and art has the ability to carve out spaces for new sounds, sights, and community values – something he enjoys doing in Denver, the community which he grew especially connected to through the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Strategic Advisors

 

Ravi Moorthy

Ravi Moorthy is a Strategic Advisor at Compass, where he counsels on business development, innovation, and marketing. ​

Ravi has advised many of the world’s leading companies and developed strategic communications plans that have supported their business goals. He is an expert on the subject of corporate trust having been interviewed and quoted by media including The New York Times, WIRED, and NBC​.

 

Professor Monika Betzler

Dr. Monika Betzler holds the Chair for Practical Philosophy and Ethics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. Monika is speaker of the Munich Center of Ethics and a Member of the Swiss National Ethics Committee. Her research focuses on Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics and Applied Philosophy. She is currently interested in themes, such as the ethics of relationships, empathy, and the normative significance of personal projects. Her work has appeared in a variety of world-leading journals, such as Dialectica, Inquiry, Social Theory and Practice, and the Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung.