Jason T. Eberl, Ph.D.

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Affiliate Faculty


Jason Eberl, PhD.  Jason is the Semler Endowed Chair for Medical Ethics at Marian University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. He primarily conducts research concerning the implications of Thomas Aquinas's metaphysical account of human personhood and natural law ethics to various issues in bioethics. He also has an interest in philosophy of religion, virtue ethics, philosophy of mind, and he’s a Trekie, having edited a book on Star Trek and Philosophy. Jason has been a friend of the Center for many years.  This year, he provided the Ethic Fellows with their foundational philosophy work, leading them in three seminars: Introduction to Ethical Theory, Principles of Biomedical Ethics: Balancing Autonomy and Beneficence, and Principles of Biomedical Ethics: End of Life Care and Resource Allocation.  He also provided a seminar on Interaction of Religion with Health Care from the Roman Catholic Perspective.


  • 1996: University of San Diego, B.A. Philosophy and Spanish
  • 1998: Arizona State University, M.A. Philosophy
  • 2003: Saint Louis University, Ph.D.

Representative Publications

  • Eberl, J.T., The Routledge Guidebook to Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae (Routledge, 2015). 

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  • Eberl, J.T., “A Thomistic Defense of Whole-Brain Death” Linacre Quarterly 82:3 (2015): 235-50.

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  • Eberl, J.T., “A Thomistic Appraisal of Human Enhancement Technologies” Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 35:4 (2014): 289-310. 

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  • Eberl, J.T., “Religious and Secular Perspectives on the Value of Suffering” The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 12:2 (2012):

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  • Eberl, J.T., “Metaphysical and Moral Status of Cryopreserved Embryos” The Linacre Quarterly 79:3 (2012): 304-15.

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