Professor of Philosophy
Environmental ethics, ethics of information and computing technologies

Old Main, 112


Diane P. Michelfelder is a professor and former provost and dean of the faculty at Macalester. Her teaching and research unfolds at the intersection of 20th century European philosophy and the philosophy of technology. Much of her current and published work focuses on the ethical and social implications of emerging technologies, particularly the Internet.. In 2012-2013 she taught Ethics: Happiness and Philosophical Inquiry, Critical Thinking, Ethics and the Internet, Environmental Ethics, and 20th Century Continental Philosophy: Phenomenology. A past president of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, she was instrumental in forming fPET (the Forum for Philosophy, Engineering and Technology) and is a member of the scientific advisory board of the journal Philosophy and Technology.

Office Hours:
Spring 2018 — Monday 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. or by appointment

Sample Publications and Presentations:

AB: Bryn Mawr, 1975

PhD: The University of Texas at Austin, 1982.

  • AB: Bryn Mawr College, 1975
  • PhD: University of Texas, Austin, 1982