ALEXANDER LEE Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Alaska Pacific University


I am a philosopher and faculty member at the Institute of Culture and Environment and teach courses in environmental philosophy, the philosophy of science, ethics, and environmental policy in the Liberal Studies program and Environmental Science Program. My research explores moral obligations and conservation philosophy. I am specifically interested in the ethics of environmental change, with recent projects focusing on species reintroduction, the protection of non-living nature, ecological restoration, climate change, and wildness.

Before joining the faculty at APU, I was a Lecturer at the University of Colorado, Boulder, were I taught classes in the Environmental Studies Program, Department of Philosophy, and at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research. I completed my Ph.D. in the 'Theory and Values' track of the Environmental Studies Program at CU Boulder and also hold a Master's degree from Boulder in environmental studies and a Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in Philosophy and Earth Science.

I have published scholarly articles in journals that include Environmental Ethics, Environmental Values, Ethics Policy & Environment, and Ecological Restoration. As a writer, I have also contributed opinion pieces to outlets including High Country News, The Boulder Daily Camera, The Salt Lake Tribune, and Revelator.

When not philosophizing, I can be found playing outside! Check out some of my pictures and stories here

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Recent publications here.