Elise Springer is Assistant Professor of Philosophy as well as a Wesleyan Alum (B.A. in Music, 1990; Ph.D. University of Connecticut, 2000). Her work is in moral theory, with particular attention to moral dialogue, critical encounters, and patterns of moral communication. Other interests include feminist theory, pragmatist philosophy, and ecological psychology. Her articles have appeared in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice and The Journal of Value Inquiry. Her first book, to be released in 2012, is entitled Communicating Moral Concern: An Ethics of Critical Responsiveness.