Lloyd Steffen is Professor of Religion Studies as well as University Chaplain at Lehigh. He Directs the Dialogue Center and the Lehigh Prison Project. Steffen teaches Bioethics and a course on religious interpretations of plague and pandemic, “From the Black Death to AIDS.” He has recently written, co-written or co-edited four books that all involve issues involving health care, death and dying and bioethical decision-making: The Ethics of Death: Religious and Philosophical Perspectives in Dialogue, co-author Dennis Cooley, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014; Ethics and Experience: Ethical Theory from Just War to Abortion. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2012; and two co-edited books with Nate Hinerman, New Perspectives on the End of Life: Essays on Care and the Intimacy of Dying, Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013; and Death, Dying, Culture: An Interdisciplinary Interrogation. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2013. Steffen serves on the Ethics Committee of St. Luke’s Hospital and for eight years was the UN NGO representative for The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
Professor of Religion Studies; University Chaplain