Gilbert Meilaender has taught since 1996 at Valparaiso University, where he holds the Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics. Prior to coming there, he had taught at the University of Virginia and at Oberlin College.
Professor Meilaender has published thirteen books and numerous articles. Among the books are Friendship: A Study in Theological Ethics; Bioethics: A Primer for Christians; The Way that Leads There: Augustinian Reflections on the Christian Life; Neither Beast Nor God: The Dignity of The Human Person; and (an edited volume of readings) Working: Its Meaning and Its Limits. He is co-editor (with William Werpehowski) of the Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Christian Ethics, as an Associate Editor of Religious Studies Review, and on the Editorial Board and currently as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Religious Ethics.
Bioethics is one of the areas to which Professor Meilaender has given considerable attention in his teaching and writing. He is a Fellow of the Hastings Center and was a member of the President's Council on Bioethics from 2002 to 2009. Meilaender received his B.A. from Concordia Senior College in 1968, his M.Div from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He graduated from Washington University in 1972 and received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1976.