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philosophy and Christian ethics educator

Gene Harold Outka, American philosophy and Christian ethics educator. Fellow American Council Learned Societies, 1968-1969; fellow National Endowment of the Humanities, 1979-1980, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1983; visiting scholar Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1972-1973.


Outka, Gene Harold was born on February 24, 1937 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States. Son of Harold Irvin and Gertrude Anne (Elliott) Outka.


Bachelor of Arts, University Redlands, 1959;Bachelor of Divinity, Yale University, 1962;Master of Arts, Yale University, 1964;Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1967;Doctor of Humane Letters, University Redlands, 1978.


Instructor, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1965-1966;lecturer, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1966-1967;assistant professor, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1967-1973;associate professor, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1973-1975;associate professor, Yale University, New Haven, 1975-1981;Dwight professor philosophy and Christian ethics, Yale University, New Haven, since 1981;chair department religious studies, 1992-1995. Director residential seminar for college teachers National Endowment for Humanities, New Haven, 1977-1978. Mary Farnum Brown lecturer Haverford College, Pennsylvania, 1977.

Member of faculty workshop on teaching of ethics Hastings Institute of Society, Ethics and Life Sciences, Princeton, New Jersey, 1979. Merrick lecturer Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, 1983. Williamson Memorial lecturer Methodist Theological School in Ohio, 1986.


Service fellow office of special projects Health Services and Mental Health Administration, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, 1972-1973. Member of advisory committee social ethics Institute Medicine National Academy Sciences, 1975-1977. Member American Academy Religion, Society Christian Ethics. M C.


Married Carole Lee DeVore, June 26, 1960 (divorced 1982). Children: Paul Harold, Elizabeth Noelle. Married Susan Jane Owen, December 29, 1984.

1 child, Jacqueline Elliott.

Harold Irvin Outka

Gertrude Anne (Elliott) Outka

Carole Lee DeVore

Susan Jane Owen

Paul Harold Outka

Elizabeth Noelle Outka

Jacqueline Elliott Outka