Benjamin Hale is associate professor in the Philosophy Department and the Environmental Studies Program. He is currently the Vice-President of the International Society for Environmental Ethics and co-editor of the journal Ethics, Policy & Environment. From 2006-2008 he was Director of the Philosophy Department’s Center for Values and Social Policy. He continues active engagement with the Center, and is particularly instrumental in co-coordinating the annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress with Alastair Norcross. He is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, which is associated with CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. His primary area of research interest is environmental ethics, though he maintains active interest in a wide range of concerns in applied ethics, normative ethics, and even metaethics. Much of his recent work centers on ethical and environmental concerns presented by emerging technologies. He blogs on these topics, and more, at the Cruel Mistress blog.