Ethicats Advisor

For more information about the Ethicats, please contact Dr. Intemann.

Research Interests

  • Research Ethics
  • Values & Science
  • Feminist Philosophy of Science


  • PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2004

Awards, Honors, and Affiliations

  • Award for Excellence, MSU Alumni Foundation and Bozeman Chamber of Commerce (2012)
  • NIH MT INBRE Grant “Promoting Socially Responsible Biomedical Science," (2009-2011)
  • President’s Excellent in Teaching Award, Montana State University (2009)
  • Best Paper by an Untenured Faculty Member, “How Do Disclosure Policies Fail? Let Us Count the Ways,” co-authored with Inmaculada de Melo-Martín, awarded by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (2009)
  • Scholarship & Creativity Grants, Office of the Vice President for Research, Creativity, and Technology Transfer, Montana State University (2006-2009)
  • Buy-outs for Enhancing Scholarship and Teaching (BEST Program) (2006, 2009)
  • Research Enhancement Award, College of Letters and Sciences, Montana State University (2005-2009)
  • Research & Creativity Awards, College of Letters and Sciences, Montana State University (2005-2007)
  • Fellow, NEH Summer Institute on Science and Values, University of Pittsburgh (2003)

Select Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • de Melo-Martín, I. and Intemann, K. (2012). Interpreting evidence: Why values can matter as much as science.  Perspectives in Biology & Medicine 55 (1):59-70.
  • de Melo-Martín, I. and Intemann, K. (2011).  Feminist resources for biomedical research: Lessons from the HPV vaccines. Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 26(1): 79-101.
  • Intemann, K. (2010).  Twenty-five years of feminist empiricism and standpoint theory: Where are we now? Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 25(4): 778-796.
  • Intemann, K. and de Melo-Martín, I. (2010).  Social values and evidentiary standards: The case of the HPV vaccine.  Biology and Philosophy 25(2): 203-213.
  • Intemann, K. (2009).  Why diversity matters: Understanding and applying the diversity component of the NSF’s broader impacts criterion.  Social Epistemology 23, 3-4: 249-266.
  • de Melo-Martín, I. and Intemann, K. (2009).  How do conflict of interest policies fail? Let us count the ways. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal 23:1638-1642. 
  • Intemann, K. (2008).  Increasing the number of feminist scientists: Why feminist aims are not served by the underdetermination thesis.  Science & Education 17 (10): 1065-1079.
  • Intemann, K. and de Melo-Martín, I.  (2008).  Regulating science: Should scientists be left alone?  Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal, 22: 654-658.
  • de Melo-Martín, I. and Intemann, K. (2007).  Can ethical reasoning contribute to better epidemiology?  A case study in research on racial health disparities.  European Journal of Epidemiology 22:215–221.
  • Intemann, K. (2005).  Feminism, underdetermination, and values in science.  Philosophy of Science 72(5): 1001-1012.
  • Intemann, K.  (2001).  Science and values: Are moral judgments always irrelevant to the justification of scientific claims? Philosophy of Science 68(3):S506-518.

Book Chapters

  • Intemann, K. and de Melo-Martín, I. (2011). Bias, impartiality, and conflicts of interest in biomedical sciences.  In Science At The Frontiers: Perspectives on the History & Philosophy of Science, William Krieger (ed.), Landham: Roman & Littlefield. 170-193.
  • Intemann, K. (2011). Putting feminist research principles into practice: Objectivity and social justice in climate change studies.  In The Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis, 2nd edition, Sharlene Hesse-Biber (ed.), Sage Publishing; 495-510. 
  • Intemann, K. (2011).  Diversity and dissent in science: Does democracy always serve feminist aims? In Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science: Power in Knowledge, Heidi Grasswick (ed.), Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer; 111-132.
  • Intemann, K. (2010).  Standpoint empiricism: Rethinking the terrain in feminist philosophy of science.  In New Waves in Philosophy of Science, P.D. Magnus and Jacob Busch (eds.), Hampshire, UK: Palgrave MacMillan; 198-225.