Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: WC 175
Phone: (405) 208-5511
Ted Metzler holds a B.A in Mathematics, an M.S. in Computer Science, and both an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy. A consistent motivation for this educational path was his strong interest in relations between traditional notions of the human person and alternatives introduced by artificial intelligence and robotics. Appropriately, most of Dr. Metzler’s work experience in computer software development has involved artificial intelligence applications. Several years ago, sensing a personal calling to help foster responsible dialogue between the communities of artificial intelligence and religion, he returned to school to earn both an M.A. in Theology and a Certificate in Science and Religion. At Oklahoma City University, Dr. Metzler currently serves as Director of the Darrell W. Hughes Program for Religion and Science Dialogue, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Interfaith Power and Light program, and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Kramer School of Nursing.
Areas of research:
- Philosophy of Science
- Interaction between science and religion
- Interaction between humans and robots, with emphasis in elder care