Robert Shelton

Associate Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies
Primary office:


Religious ethics; Peace and Conflict Studies; Religious ethical issues in health care

Ph.D., Boston University, 1970

Fields / Areas of Teaching:
Religious Ethics
Bioethics
Peace and Conflict Studies
Religion in American Society
Religion and Moral Decisions
Christian Ethics in Contemporary Society
Loving Relationships
Religious Perspectives on War and Peace
Human Conflict and Peace
War, Peace, and the Nobel Peace Prize
Ethical Issues in Health Care
White Racism and Black Revolution
Concept of Community
Roman Catholic Social Thought

Publications:
Books, Major Articles & Parts of Books

Loving Relationships (Elgin, IL: The Brethren Press, 1987), 270 pp.

A Meditation on the Human Spirit and the Ombuds Role," Ombuds News, Spring, 2002.

"The Institutional Ombudsman: A University Case Study," Negotiation Journal, Vo. 16, No. 1, Jan 2000, 81-98.

"Biomedical Ethics in Methodist Traditions," Theological Developments in Bioethics, 1992-1994, The Center for Ethics, Medicine, and Public Issues, Rice University; Kluwer Publishers, 1997, 189-220.

"Biomedical Ethics in Methodist Traditions," Theological Developments in Bioethics 1990 - 1992, Kluwer Publishers, 1993, 217-241.

"Developments in Medical Ethics: Methodist Tradition", Theological Developments in Bioethics 1988 - 1990, Kluwer Publishers, 1991, 145-160.

Co-author, Holy Living and Holy Dying - A United Methodist / Roman Catholic Common Statement, General Board of Global Ministries, (Cincinnati, OH: The United Methodist Church, 1989).

"Human Rights and Distributive Justice in Health Care Delivery," Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 4, #4, December, 1978, 165-71.

Presentations:
"The Academic Institution: Systems and Sub-Systems," Annual University and College Ombuds Association Conference, New York, NY; Apr 20, 2001.

"Justice: Understanding a Fundamental Value," 2nd Ombudsman Leadership Forum, San Francisco, CA; Jun 10, 2000.

"Reflections on Racism Case Studies," California Caucus of College and University Ombuds, Pacific Grove, CA; Nov 8, 1999.

"Justice and Injustice - Definitions, Inclusion, and Difficult Issues," Annual University and College Ombuds Association Conference, Portland, OR; Apr 15, 1999.

Grants / Awards:
Sabbatical Leave, Spring 2004. Topic: "Religious Understandings of Conflict, Justice, and Peace: Essential Elements in a University Peace and Conflict Studies Program"

Peace Studies Research, Hoover Institute on Revolution, War, and Peace Library and Archives, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA; Jul 18-21, 2001; Aug 6-9, 2002 (supported by Friends of the Department of Religious Studies, University of Kansas).

Research on Canadian National Health System, Montreal and Quebec, Canada; Aug 3-9, 2000 (supported by Friends of the Department of Religious Studies, University of Kansas).

Advanced Seminar for Experienced Mediators, CDR Training and Conference Center, Boulder, CO; Sep 16-18, 1996 (supported by Friends of the Department of Religious Studies, University of Kansas).

Current Research:
Peace and Conflict Transformation in Religious Traditions, Movements and Non-Governmental Organizations. Ethical Issues in Health Care.

 


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