Professor Robert holds the Lincoln Chair in Ethics and is Director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University. He is also Dean’s Distinguished Professor in the Life Sciences. He is extensively published in bioethics and the philosophy of biology, and his research currently focuses on how scientists try to justify controversial research. In 2008, ASU President Crow selected Robert as one of a handful of Promotion and Tenure “Exemplars” who exhibit the characteristics of excellent scholarship, teaching, and service that represent the New American University.