Dr. John Helgeland, Chair of the Board of the Northern Plains Ethics Institute and Professor of History and Religious Studies at North Dakota State University
Phone: 701 231 7026
John Helgeland received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and specializes in The Early Christian Church in the Roman Empire, History of Christianity, History of Culture, and the Philosophy of History. Dr. Helgeland was instrumental in the formation of the Northern Plains Ethics Institute (NPEI), as well as the Group Decision Center (GDC) an electronic consensus-forming laboratory at NDSU. His key area of interest is “Religion and Violence.”
Dr. Dennis Cooley, Director of the Northern Plains Ethics Institute and Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at North Dakota State University
Phone: 701 231 7038
Dennis Cooley received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Rochester, with an emphasis on theoretical ethics. His research includes various issues in bioethics, agriculture, and business. Among his publications is Technology, Transgenics and a Practical Moral Code. He is working on two monographs on death and dying, as well as a co-edited anthology on the morality of passing.