Evelyn Brister

Rochester Institute of Technology



Evelyn Brister is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at Rochester Institute of Technology. She has a PhD in Philosophy (2002) and an MS in Environmental Science (2012). Her research is on the identification of priorities in land management, and currently she has been writing about the complex judgments involved in decisions about whether and how to use GM chestnut trees to restore Eastern US forests. She is also involved in research on how best to promote interdisciplinary collaboration between social and natural scientists and between philosophers and scientists. A book co-edited with Robert Frodeman, A Guide to Field Philosophy (Routledge 2019), collects narrative accounts of philosophers who have engaged in fieldwork with scientists, engineers, and others outside the academy. She is Vice President of the Public Philosophy Network and serves on the APA Committee on Public Philosophy.