Ben Eggleston

Professor
Primary office:
785-864-2332
3071 Wescoe Hall


I received my undergraduate degree at Washington and Lee University in 1994, a master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1995, and my Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002. Since 2002, I have taught at the University of Kansas and have served in various administrative roles including department chair and president of the University Senate.

Teaching Interests

  • Ethics (introductory and advanced)
  • The ethics of scientific research
  • Rational Choice Theory

Research Interests

  • Consequentialist moral theories
  • The utilitarianism of John Stuart Mill
  • The role of moral reasoning in judicial decision-making

Events
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
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