Ryan Ravanpak | PhD

Phillips Academy at Andover
MIT Department of Philosophy

This year, I am the Tatelbaum Scholar in Ethics and Technology at Phillips Academy and a Research Affiliate in the Department of Philosophy at MIT. I completed my PhD in philosophy at MIT in 2022. My research is primarily at the intersection of ethics, bioethics, the ethics of technology, and metaphysics

During Summer, 2023, I served on the instructional staff in the Intelligence, Data, Ethics, and Society Program at the Ethics Institute of Northeastern University. In Spring, 2022, I was the Ethical Thinking Instructor for an engineering course on climate and sustainability within the MIT Department of New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET). In Summer 2021, I served as an Ethics of Technology Teaching Fellow in a program piloted by the Office of Experiential Learning at MIT. In 2020-2021, I held a competitive Teaching Development Fellowship in the MIT Teaching & Learning Laboratory. 

You can learn more about my teaching here.

Before MIT, I completed a B.A. at the University of California, Berkeley. I lived at Allen Ginsberg's old cottage address, which he wrote a poem about here. In my spare time, I write long-form fiction about houseplants. If you email me, I will gladly send you chapters.

You can email me at rravanpak@andover.edu or ravanpak@mit.edu.

My CV can be found here.