Lloyd Steffen, Ph.D.

Professor of Religion Studies; University Chaplain

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.