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Faculty Scholar Kelly C. Smith, Ph.D. at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Kelly C. Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy
College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Contact  864-650-1093 or kcs@clemson.edu


Who is Dr. Smith?

Kelly Smith is an associate professor in the Departments of Philosophy and Religion and Biological Sciences at Clemson. He is also a C. Calhoun Lemon Fellow of the Rutland Institute for Ethics and part of the teaching faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Greenville. His scholarly interests are wide ranging and include bioethics, ethics education and assessment, the relationship between religious faith and scientific reasoning, and theoretical issues in biology.

For more information, see his Department Profile.

How Dr. Smith’s research is transforming health care

Kelly’s diverse past research has included studies on the concept of genetic disease, the ethical implications of biotechnology and analyses of the evolution-creationism debate. His current work is focused on developing novel approaches to ethics education, studying the effects of mindfulness training on health care professionals, and investigating cognitive biases in ethical reasoning that affect the quality of services provided in a health care system.

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Health Research Expertise Keywords

Philosophy, Ethics, Bioethics, Medical Ethics, Genetics, Genetic Testing, Stem Cell Research, Astrobiology