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Philosophy educator

Anne Donchin, American philosophy educator. National Endowment of the Humanities fellow in bioethics, 1982-1983; Faculty fellow Indiana Committee for Humanities, 1984; Faculty Open fellow Lilly Endowment, 1989-1990; recipient Institute award Council for Philosophical Studies, 1972, 77.


Donchin, Anne was born on March 2, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Manuel H. and Dolores (Weiss) Donchin.


Bachelor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1953. Bachelor, University Wisconsin, 1954. Master of Arts, Rice University, 1965.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, 1970.


Assistant professor, Texas Southern U., Houston, 1970-1973;associate professor, State University of New York, Old Westbury, 1973-1976;acting chair department philosophy, Bloomfield (New Jersey) College, 1977-1978;visiting assistant professor, State University of New York, New Paltz, 1978-1979;visiting assistant professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1979;visiting assistant professor, CUNY, 1980-1981;National Endowment for Humanities fellow, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1981-1982;assistant professor, Indiana U., Indianapolis, 1982-1988;associate professor, Indiana U., Indianapolis, since 1988. Visiting research scholar Wellesley (Massachusetts) College Center for Research, 1992-1993, Center National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, 1990. Visiting fellow Center for Medical Law and Ethics, Kings College, London, 1989.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board of directors Indiana Civil Liberties Union, since 1989. Member, speaker National Organization for Women, National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, Planned Parenthood. Member American Philosophical Association, International Association Bioethics (coordinator international network on feminist approaches to bioethics since 1992), Society for Women in Philosophy, National Women's Studies Association, European Society for Philosophy of Medicine.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, tennis, concerts, art galleries.


Married John A.S. Adams, April 8, 1949 (divorced 1973). Children: Joanne Adams, John A. Adams Junior, David D. Adams, Christopher B. Adams.

Manuel H. Donchin

Dolores (Weiss) Donchin

John A.S. Adams

Joanne Adams Donchin

John A. Adams Junior Donchin

David D. Adams Donchin

Christopher B. Adams Donchin