M. Carmela Epright, is a Professor of Philosophy at Furman University. During the 2012-2013 academic year she served as a visiting scholar to the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, where she studied with the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program. In 2004 she was awarded the Alester G. Furman, Jr. and Janie Earle Furman Award for Meritorious Teaching at Furman University. In addition to her work as a professor, Dr. Epright serves as a clinical ethicist and ethics consultant to numerous medical entities, including the Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina Medical Association, and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She has published articles in bioethics, feminist philosophy, moral theory, and moral psychology. She is currently working on a book that examines the ways in which physicians conduct competency and criminal responsibility evaluations, as well as how they diagnose and treat the criminally mentally ill.
Piper Foundation Grant, $500,000. Grant currently supports a faculty seminar and speaker series that I direct to promote ethics across the curriculum initiatives at Furman University (2004-present)
- Case Western Reserve University, Visiting Collaborators Grant, $5000. Grant supported collaborative research with Professor Sara Waller on a project involving brain based psychiatric research. April 2006
- Mellon Foundation, Career Advanced Planning Grant. Provided a one course teaching reduction to support work as a visiting scholar at Dartmouth University's Institute for the Study of Applied and Professional Ethics, Spring and Summer 2005