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Associate Professor • Executive Committee
Environmental Studies

Office: SEEC S238A

Office Hours

  • Monday's from 2 - 4pm

Students can email Ben to request a meeting.


Affiliated Departments

Center for Values and Social Policy

Research Interests

  • Environmental ethics and policy
  • Applied ethics, normative ethics, metaethics
  • Ethical and environmental concerns of emerging technologies.


Ph.D. Philosophy, State University of New York at Stony Brook. 2004
M.P.A. Natural Resource Policy, University of Arizona


Benjamin Hale teaches environmental studies and philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  He works primarily in the area of environmental ethics and environmental policy, though his theoretical interests span much larger concerns in applied ethics, normative ethics, and even metaethics. As for applied questions, much of his recent work centers on ethical and environmental concerns presented by emerging technologies.  

Before joining the environmental studies program, Dr Hale was the Director of the Center for Values and Social Policy in CU's Philosophy Department, and earlier was the Interim Director of the Environmental Conservation Education Program at New York University. 

For more on his work, and a much more elaborate biography, visit his website.

A Note to Prospective Graduate Students

If you are interested in working with Benjamin Hale please email him with your research interests and academic goals. He is currently accepting students for Fall 2021.