Dr. Rosalind Simson

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Rosalind SimsonIn recent years, Dr. Rosalind Simson has been working on issues at the intersection of philosophy, gender, and law — most notably, the Title IX athletic regulations and the morality and legality of abortion. Her current research is on the inclusion of transgender students on school sports teams and the broader issue of what makes a competition fair. In addition to her course “Gender, Philosophy, and Law,” she enjoys teaching bioethics, environmental ethics, philosophy of the arts, and a section of INT 201 that focuses on education.


  • Ph.D., Yale University
  • M.A., Yale University
  • B.A., Yale University


Philosophy and gender issues, bioethics, epistemology

Recent Publications

  • “Rescuing Roe,” (with Gary J. Simson) N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation and Public Policy 24 (2022), 313-376.
  • “Effective Altruism and the Challenge of Partiality: Should We Take Special Care of Our Own?” by Yi Deng, Creighton Rosental, Robert Scott, and Rosalind Simson, eds., Freedom and Society: Essays on Autonomy, Social Rights, and Political Freedom (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2021).

Contact Dr. Rosalind Simson

(478) 301-2796
Office: Knight Hall, Room 215