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David Crocker

Senior Research Scholar Emeritus
3111G Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Work Phone: 
301 405 4763
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David A. Crocker is Senior Research Scholar at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy and the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, USA. He specializes in sociopolitical philosophy, international development ethics, transitional justice, democracy and democratization, and the ethics of consumption. In the School's M.A. and Ph.D. development program, he teaches courses on ethics, development, foreign aid, democracy, and human rights.

Crocker taught philosophy for twenty-five years at Colorado State University. He was a visiting professor at the University of Munich, twice a Fulbright Scholar the University of Costa Rica, and held the UNESCO Chair in Development at the University of Valencia (Spain). Currently an officer of the Human Development and Capability Association, he was founder and former president of the International Development Ethics Association (IDEA). In the spring of 2007, he was named director of the undergraduate College Park Scholars-Public Leadership living-learning-service program.

Area of Expertise: 

Ethics, development, foreign aid, democratization, and human rights

Ph.D. Philosophical Theology and Philosophy of Religion Yale University