Curriculum Vitae

Home            Research            Teaching            C.V.


Jennifer Zamzow

Department of Philosophy & Center for Ethics and Policy

Carnegie Mellon University  

Pittsburgh, PA 15213 

    (412) 268-8573

Areas of specialization

  1. Moral Psychology, Normative Ethics, Metaethics, Medical Ethics

Areas of competence

  1. Applied Ethics (esp. Business Ethics), Cognitive Science

Academic Employment

Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Philosophy and Center for Ethics and Policy

  1. Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethics and Cognition (Fall 2013 – Present)


Ph.D., University of Arizona (May 2013)

  1. Philosophy, minor in Cognitive Science

  2. Dissertation: “Moral decision making: How the normative and empirical can inform our prescriptive accounts”

  3. Committee: Shaun Nichols (chair), Julia Annas, Michael Gill, Mark Timmons

B.A., Azusa Pacific University (May 2006)

  1. Double major in Philosophy and Psychology

  2. Summa cum laude, Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology


Journal Articles

  1. Zamzow, J.L. Rules and principles in moral decision making: An empirical objection to moral particularism. Forthcoming in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice.

  2. Zamzow, J.L., & Nichols, S. (2009). Variations in ethical intuitions. Philosophical Issues, 19, 368-388.

  3. Lopez, T., Zamzow, J., Gill, M., & Nichols, S. (2009). Side constraints and the structure of commonsense ethics. Philosophical Perspectives, 23, 305-319.

Other research

  1. Introduction to “Equal respect.” In D. Schmidtz & E. Willott (Eds.), Environmental ethics: What really matters, What really works (2nd Ed.). (2009). Oxford University Press. 



  1. “Affective forecasting in medical decision making: What do physicians owe their patients?”

  2. Harvard Behavioral Economics, Law, and Health Policy Conference. Cambridge, MA (May 2014)

  3. 4th Annual Conference on Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology. Dallas, TX (May 2014)

  4. Georgetown Emotions and Emotionality Workshop. Washington, D.C. (April 2014)

  5. “Rules and principles in moral decision making: A practical objection to moral particularism”

  6. Ohio Philosophical Association Annual Meeting. Gambier, OH (April 2014)

  7. Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress. Boulder, CO (Aug. 2013)

  8. “Perspective taking in moral decision making"

  9. Society for Philosophy and Psychology Annual Meeting. Portland, OR (June 2010)

  10. Northwest Philosophy Conference. Forrest Grove, OR (Oct. 2009)

  11. “Confidence in our intuitions predicts stability in moral judgments”

  12. Tucson Roundtable on Experimental Philosophy. Tucson, AZ (May 2009)

  13. “Situationism, virtue theory, and knowledge”

  14. University of Minnesota Graduate Conference in Philosophy. Minneapolis, MN (Feb. 2008)

  15. “Diversity in moral intuitions: Benefits for moral progress”

  16. Arizona Workshop in Philosophy. Tucson, AZ (Oct. 2007)

  17. “The moral permissibility of terminal sedation and euthanasia”

  18. Northeast Florida Student Philosophy Conference. Jacksonville, FL (March 2007)


Fellowships and Awards

  1. Riesen Graduate Award for Best Paper (“Rules and principles in moral decision making: A practical objection to moral particularism”), Department of Philosophy, University of Arizona (co-winner) (2012)

  2. Cognitive Science Research Fellowship, Cognitive Science Program, University of Arizona (Fall 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 2011)

  3. TWS Fellowship (Spring 2010)


Teaching Experience

Primary Instructor at Carnegie Mellon

  1. Moral Psychology (Spring 2014)

Primary Instructor at Arizona

  1. Business Ethics (upper division, online) (Summer 2012, Summer 2013)

  2. Introduction to Moral and Social Philosophy (online) (Summer 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2013)

  3. The Moral Mind (upper division, online) (Fall 2012)

  4. Medical Ethics (upper division) (Spring 2009, Fall 2010)

  5. Philosophical Perspectives on the Individual (Fall 2010)

  6. Introduction to Philosophy (online) (Summer 2010)

  7. Existential Problems: Death and the Meaning of Life (Spring 2008)

Teaching Assistant at Arizona

  1. Medical Ethics (online) (Laura Howard, Spring 2012, Fall 2012)

  2. Ethics in a Digital World (School of Information, Science, Technology, and the Arts, Laura Howard, Fall 2011, Spring 2012)

  3. Personal Morality (online) (Laura Howard, Fall 2011, Fall 2012)

  4. Ethics and Economics of Wealth Creation (Michael Gill, Fall 2009)

  5. Personal Morality (Mark Timmons, Spring 2007, Fall 2008)

  6. Philosophical Perspectives on the Individual (Marga Reimer, Fall 2006)

Online teaching and course development

  1. Developed the instructor and student online resources for Oxford University Press for Philosophy: Traditional and Experimental Readings (Ed. by Fritz Allhoff, Ron Mallon, & Shaun Nichols) (Fall 2011- Spring 2012)

  2. Developed the online version of “Introduction to Moral and Social Philosophy” for the department’s Online Certificate in Applied Ethics program as part of a grant sponsored by the UA Initiative for Development of Online Programs (Spring 2011)

  3. Instructional trainer for online course development (Spring 2011)


Professional Service

  1. PhilPapers editor for “Experimental Philosophy: Ethics” (2011- present)

  2. Facilitator for the University of Arizona Philosophy Department’s TA and Teaching Training Sessions (Spring 2011)

  3. Referee, Journal of Value Inquiry, Cognitive Science Society annual conference (Spring 2014), Society for Philosophy and Psychology annual conference (Spring 2010)