Caroline Whitbeck is the Emerita Elmer G. Beamer-Hubert H. Schneider Professor in Ethics at Case Western Reserve University. Professor Whitbeck teaches in both the Philosophy and the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering departments. Her research goes across numerous fields such as philosophy, engineering, technology, medicine and feminist philosophy. Dr Whitbeck is currently the Director of the The Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science at the National Academy of Engineering. Dr Whitbeck has published numerous articles on bioethics and is the author of Ethics in Engineering Practice and Research (1998).