Peter A. Clark, S.J.

Professor and Director of Institute of Catholic Bioethics
Disciplines Taught: Latin American Studies, Religious Studies, Theology
Office: Barbelin 108
Phone: 610-660-1867


  • B.A., 1975, Saint Joseph's University
  • M.S., 1978, Duquesne University
  • M.A., 1987, Fordham University
  • M.Div., 1992, Weston School of Divinity
  • Ph.D., 1996, Loyola University of Chicago. 

Professional Experience

Director of the Institute for Cathoic Bioethics; Member of the Consortium of Jesuit Bioethics Programs (Steering Committee), the International Forum of Catholic Bioethicists – Brussels, Belgium 2009-2012 (Steering Committee), the Catholic Theological Society of America, the Society of Christian Ethics, the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, the Jesuit Philosophical Society.



  • Death With Dignity: Ethical and Practical Considerations for Caregivers of the Terminally Ill (Scranton, Pa.: University of Scranton Press, Summer 2011).
  • Contemporary Issues in Bioethics, editor (Rijeka, Croatia: InTech Publishers, 2012).
  • “Federal Funding For Needle Exchange Programs” [with M. Fadus],Medical Science Monitor 16, 1, January 2010.
  • “Frozen Embryos: Application of the Extraordinary/Ordinary Means Distinction from the Catholic Perspective,” Internet Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 12 (2), Spring 2010.
  • To Treat Or Not To Treat: The Ethical Methodology Of Richard A. McCormick, S.J. As Applied To Treatment Decisions For Handicapped Newborns (Omaha, NE.: Creighton University Press, Fall 2003).


End-of-Life issues, Beginning of Life issues, Medical Futility Treatment, decisions for handicapped newborns, medical tourism, face transplantation, medical marijuana

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