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Professor Emeritus
Political Science
Arts & Sciences
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107
Specialty:philosophy of law, medical exploitation, sexual consent
Biography:Wertheimer is John G. McCullough Professor Emeritus of Political Science at UVM. He is currently Senior Scholar in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. He was a Fellow in the Program in Ethics and the Professions at Harvard University (1989-90) and a Fellow of the School of Social Sciences at the Institute for Advance Study, Princeton (1984-85). His teaching and research areas focus on the issues of coercion and consent in sexual relations and in medical research. He is the author of "Consent to Sexual Relations," "Coercion," (Princeton University Press, 1987), and "Exploitation" (Princeton University Press, 1996) as well as numerous articles. He is currently working on a book on research ethics.