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William L. Gannon

MA Student


Previous Degree/s: B.A. (Zoology), M.A. (Biology), Ph.D. (Biology)

Philosophical Interests: Ethics, 19th century philosophy, environmental ethics, pragmatism, experimental philosophy, utilitarianism, Hellenistic, especially Epicurus.


60 publications (mostly Biology, animal ethics), CV here.

“Integrating research ethics with graduate education in Geography.” Gannon, W. L. 2014. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 38: 481-499. DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2014.958656

"2016 Guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists for the use of wild mammals in research and education.” Sikes, R. S., J. A. Bryan II, D. Byman, B. J. Danielson J. Eggleston, M. R. Gannon, William L. Gannon, D. W. Hale, B. Jesmer, D. K. Odell, L. E. Olson, R. D. Stevens, R. M. Timm, S. A. Trewhitt, J. R. Willoughby. 2016. Journal of Mammalogy 98:663-688.

"Victor Frankenstein’s Institutional Review Board Proposal, 1790.” Harrison, G. and W. L. Gannon. 2014. Journal of Science and Engineering Ethics. DOI 10.1007/s11948-014-9588-y

“Undergraduate to graduate school transition-focused program: The Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color and integrity in graduate training.” Gannon, William L., Stephanie Sanchez, and Felipe Amaral. 2015. Pp. 275-281, in Peter Collier (editor), Developing effective student peer mentoring programs: A practitioner‘s guide to program design, delivery, evaluation and training. Stylus press, Sterling, VA USA, 370 pp;

"Ethics of Animal Use," Journal of Mammalogy 90(6): 1495-1497 (2008), Review of, Sandoe, P., and S. B. Christiansen.

"Speaking the Right Language: The Scientific Method as a Framework for a Continuous Quality Improvement Program Within Academic Medical Research Compliance Units," Academic Medicine 83:941-948 (2008), Nolte K. B., D. M. Stewart, K. C. O’Hair, W. L. Gannon, M. S. Briggs, A. M. Barron, J. Pointer, R. S. Larson.

"Guidelines for the Use of Wild Mammals in Research by the American Society of Mammalogists," Journal of Mammalogy 88:809-823 (2007), Gannon, W. L., R. S. Sikes, and the Animal Care and Use Committee of the American Society of Mammalogists.

Additional information here.


Please see CV at referenced website.

Outside Professional Activities/Attendance at Professional Meetings (2015-2016)

William Gannon: presented “An Individualized Approach to Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training: A Frightful Approach at Changing Cultures in Research Ethics” and session chair (“Ethics and Non-Clinical Research”, “Compensation for Participation in Controlled Human Subjects research.”)  Association for Practical and Professional Ethics 24th Annual Conference was held at the Hilton Orange County, Costa Mesa Hotel in Costa Mesa, California on February 19 - 22, 2015. 

William Gannon and Sue Wilder: Presented “Pedagogical Demonstration: Student Perspectives of a Blended Learning Approach to Teaching Research Ethics” Twenty-fifth Annual Conference, Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel in Reston, Virginia on February 18 - 21, 2016.

William Gannon: Research Ethics. Association of Research Integrity Officers, Denver, CO, September 28th - September 30th, Warwick Denver Hotel

William Gannon: “Promoting the Responsible Conduct of Research for College and University Leaders” Office of Research Integrity meeting, Marina del Rey (Los Angeles), 14-15 April 2016.