Richard A. Blanke, PhD is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at University of Northern Colorado and is Director of the University's Institute of Professional Ethics. His
professional activities have centered on his
theoretical research in the area of normative ethical theory, practical reason, and moral psychology.The application of ethical theory to the operational concerns of government, business, and health care institutions has been the focus of his
applied research and of his
professional consultations. Dr. Blanke has served as Chair of the North Colorado Medical Center Bio-Ethics Committee.His
community service activities have included the provision of medical ethics training seminars and the development of bio-ethics committees for a variety of health care facilities in northern Colorado.