Darcy Metcalfe

PhD Student
MA, Ashland Theological Seminary; M.Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
304 Gilh
Office Hours: 
Tues 10:45a-1:45p & by appt. (Fall 2018)

Darcy is a third-year Ph.D. student studying Ethics.  She is studying with Dr. Diana Fritz Cates, Dr. Kristy Nabhan-Warren, and Dr. Jenna Supp-Montgomerie.  Her particular area of interest is researching ethical implications and frameworks related to genetic engineering technologies.  She is also interested in studying ethical implications of genetic screening and genomic analysis involving historically dis-empowered populations."

Darcy’s M.A. thesis was “Theodicy and the Brothers Karamozov” and her M.Div. thesis was on Theological Ethics regarding sickness and disability in the Church.  In 2012, Darcy was ordained as a minster in the PC(USA).  She has many years of service on various committees and NGOs committed to women and children’s advocacy.

The joy of Darcy’s life is her son Coltrane.  She loves spending as much time as possible with her son and her mother, exercising, and listening to live jazz. 

Research Interests: 
Ethics with a concentration on Bioethics
Awards, Honors and Grants: 

Nancy A. Hardesty Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by EEWC-Christian Feminism Today, 2016
Allen T. and Wilma L. Christy Award, 2012
Burton Z. Cooper Prize in Theology, 2011
Apollos Grant, 2011