PhD, Philosophy, University of California, Irvine, 2016

MS, Bioethics, Columbia University, 2018

MA, Philosophy (with distinction) University of California, Irvine, 2012

Certificate in Pediatric Bioethics, Children's Mercy Hospital, 2018

BA, Philosophy/Poly Sci minor, California State University, Fullerton, 2009

I am a philosophy professor and bioethicist at Arizona State University, and occasional visiting researcher at The University of Cologne (Germany). I've also spent time as a visiting scholar at Saint Louis University; The University of Connecticut, and Children's Mercy Hospital. At this site, you can learn about my research, upcoming book, teaching, upcoming talks, and below par social skills.

Along with my colleague, Ben Phillips, I am currently coordinating our department's colloquia series. So if you have interest in giving a talk at ASU, please get in touch (mpriest2@asu.edu).

Other ASU Roles: (1) Managing Editor for ASU's Applied Philosophy Website; (2) Faculty Adviser for ASU Graduate MAP chapter, (3) Chair of ASU Philosophy Department's Diversity Committee, (4) Colloquia coordinator for the 2019-2022 academic years, (5) In the 2019-20 academic year I was on the both the graduate committee (evaluated grad applications) and the job search committee.

The cute pups below are Christmas the liver-speckled beagle (BAWF), and Spooky the Bulldog/Bassett mix (PBR). The winter cover pics are from my backyard in beautiful Flagstaff, AZ, and the beach pics are from my other hometown in always sunny and 72, Orange County, CA.

contact: mpriest2@asu.edu

The Platonic form of cuteness


Christmas the stocking stuffer beagle

Flagstaff, AZ after a 36 inch record-setting snowfall