Position title: Associate Professor, iSchool
Alan Rubel is an associate professor in the iSchool and in the Center for Law, Society, and Justice. In 2012 he served as a senior advisor to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Before joining the faculty at UW he was a Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics and Health Law Policy at Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University. He served as a law clerk to Justice Ann Walsh Bradley of the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 2006-2008. His publications include articles on public health surveillance, philosophical conceptions of privacy, labeling genetically engineered foods, the medical privacy of presidential candidates, the USA Patriot Act, and persons’ claims to privacy. His current research includes projects on public health surveillance, privacy in the context of libraries and electronic resources, and foundations of criminal law. Before graduate school he worked as a biological technician and ranger for the National Park Service.