Christopher ChoGlueck, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ethics
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Chris ChoGlueck (he/his; pronounced JOH-gluhk) is an Assistant Professor of Ethics and Adjunct Faculty in Biology at New Mexico Tech. He is a philosopher of science studying the relationships between values, evidence, and technology. His primary research project explores the ethics and politics of drug regulation and reproductive health. Chris has written about how values have influenced the labeling of the emergency contraceptive Plan B, as well as how gender norms have stymied the research & development of contraceptives for people who produce sperm (“male contraception”). In addition to his research on biomedical ethics, he also serves as the Faculty Advisor for Responsible Conduct of Research with the NMT Office of Research and directs the Research Ethics series.
Chris has published across philosophy and outside the humanities, with articles in Philosophy of Science, Synthese, Hypatia, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Public Affairs Quarterly, Accountability in Research, and Contraception. His research on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been covered by the media on news sites such as CNN & Scientific American and in the continuing medical education platforms Contraceptive Technology Update.
Chris’s teaching offerings include general education courses in Ethics & Values in STEM and Science & Gender, as well as professional ethics courses for several undergraduate and graduate programs, including Biomedical Sciences, Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Public Engagement. To get outside his head, Chris climbs rocks, reads comics and “just for fun” philosophy, and makes cocktails. His daily struggle is keeping house plants alive in the desert climate of New Mexico, which is much less cooperative than back home in New Orleans.
- Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington, History and Philosophy of Science, with Gender Studies minor, June 2019.
- M.A. Indiana University, Bloomington, History and Philosophy of Science, 2016.
- B.S. University of Notre Dame, Environmental Science, with Philosophy major, 2014.
Selected Publications (see all research)
- ChoGlueck, C., and Lloyd, E.A. (2023). Values as Heuristics: A Contextual Empiricist Account of Assessing Values Scientifically. Synthese. 201, 220. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-023-04198-z [Open access]
- Hangel, N., and ChoGlueck, C. (2023). On the Pursuitworthiness of Qualitative Methods in Empirical Philosophy of Science. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. 98, 29-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsa.2022.12.009 [Email for full text]
- ChoGlueck, C. (2022). Still No Pill for Men? Double Standards & Demarcating Values in Biomedical Research. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A. 91: 66-76. https://doi-org.nmt.idm.oclc.org/10.1016/j.shpsa.2021.11.010 [Full Text]
- ChoGlueck, C. (2022). The FDA Ought to Change Plan B's Label. Contraception. 106: 6-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2021.10.011 [Full text; Spanish translation available]
- ChoGlueck, C. (2022). Imposing Values and Enforcing Gender through Knowledge: Epistemic Oppression with the Morning-after Pill’s Drug Label. Hypatia. 37(2), 315-42. http://www.doi.org/10.1017/hyp.2022.11 [Email for full text]
- ChoGlueck, C. (2018). The Error Is in the Gap: Synthesizing Accounts for Societal Values in Science. Philosophy of Science. 85(4), 704-25. https://doi.org/10.1086/699191 [Full text]