Christiana Zenner Peppard, Ph.D., is an expert on the emerging ethics of fresh water and problems of climate change, social justice, and sustainability. She is passionate about facilitating discourse about the multiple values of water in an era of economic globalization.
Prof. Zenner Peppard is Associate Professor of Theology, Science, and Ethics at Fordham University in New York City, where she also teaches in the programs in Environmental Studies and American Studies. Dr. Zenner Peppard is the author of Just Water: Theology, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis (2014; second edition, forthcoming 2018), co-editor of two volumes including Just Sustainability: Ecology, Technology, and Resource Extraction (2015) and Expanding Horizons in Bioethics (2005), and the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles on environmental ethics, Catholic social teaching, and water ethics. She regularly teaches courses that include Faith and Critical Reason, Ecological Ethics, and Nature in Historical and Ethical Perspectives, and Human Nature After Darwin.
Dr. Zenner Peppard is a frequent contributor to public media conversations, and her analyses of environmental dynamics as well as issues at the intersection of religions and science can be found in venues such as TED-Ed, The New Republic, Public Radio International, The Washingon Post, MSNBC, and CNN.com. In 2013 she was named one of Microsoft’s “Heroes in Education.”
Prof. Zenner Peppard holds a PhD in Ethics from Yale University, Department of Religious Studies, and a Bachelor’s in Human Biology from Stanford University. Join her for conversations on Twitter: @christyzen.
A few representative links:
TED-Ed Lessons (water)
(1) Where we get our fresh water.
(2) Fresh water scarcity: an introduction to the problem.