Cheryl Cottine

  • Assistant Professor of Religion

Areas of Study


  • BA, Bucknell University, 2004
  • MA, religion, Indiana University, 2008
  • PhD, Indiana University, 2014


I work in the area of comparative religious ethics with an emphasis on early Confucian ethics. I am interested in thinking about the relevance of early Confucian conceptions of roles, relationships, and virtues for contemporary moral and political philosophy.

My teaching interests include methodological courses on comparative religious ethics, environmental ethics, medical ethics, and thematic courses that engage classic works from both Chinese and Western traditions.

Spring 2023

Ethics in Early China — RELG 244
Religion, Ethics, Environment — RELG 248


Cottine and Ryno Co-author

September 19, 2018

Assistant Professor of Religion Cheryl Cottine and Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Lisa Ryno co-authored the article "Biological Impact and Ethical Implications of Pesticide Use: A Short Module for Upper-Division-Undergraduate Biochemistry Courses" published in the Journal of Chemical Education.