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Christopher ChoGlueck, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ethics

CLASS Department

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  • 215 Fitch Hall
  • Office hours: Wed. 2:30-4:30


Chris ChoGlueck (he/his; pronounced JOH-gluhk) is the Assistant Professor of Ethics and Adjunct Faculty in Biology at New Mexico Tech. He is a philosopher of science and values, whose research 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"). He 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, and Accountability in Research, and a recent commentary in the medical journal 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 gen-ed courses in Ethics & Values in STEM and Science & Gender, as well as foundational ethics courses for the following degree programs: BS in Biomedical Sciences, Computer Science, and Information Technology; and MS in Cybersecurity and in Public Engagement. He is the primary adviser for philosophy minors in the CLASS department. 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.

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  • ChoGlueck, C. “Imposing Values and Enforcing Gender through Knowledge: Epistemic Oppression with the Morning-after Pill’s Drug Label.” Hypatia. 37(2): 315-42. doi: 10.1017/hyp.2022.11. [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. doi:
    10.1016/j.shpsa.2021.11.010. [Full text in Elsevier's Special Issue for International Women's Day 2022]
  • ChoGlueck, C. 2022. "The FDA Ought to Change Plan B's Label." Contraception. 106: 6-9. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2021.10.011. [Email for full text; Spanish translation available]
  • ChoGlueck, C. 2021. “Drug Facts, Values, and the Morning-After Pill.” Public Affairs Quarterly. 35(1): 51-82. doi: 10.2307/27009635. [Full text]
  • ChoGlueck, C. 2019. “Broadening the Scope of Our Understanding of Mechanisms: Lessons from the History of the Morning-After Pill.” Synthese. 198: 2223-52. doi: 10.1007/s11229-019-02201-0. [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. doi: 10.1086/699191. [Full text]
  • Shrader-Frechette, K., & ChoGlueck, C. 2017. “Pesticides, Neurodevelopmental Disagreement, and Bradford Hill’s Guidelines.” Accountability in Research. 24(1): 30-42. doi: 10.1080/08989621.2016.1203786. [Full text]