Dr. Jeremy A Gallegos is a philosopher and a certified philosophical counselor who helps individuals and groups to explore and improve their moral values and ethical decision-making. He received his PhD in Philosophy from Purdue University in 2002, where he specialized in applied ethics, moral psychology, and social philosophy. He also completed a certification program in Philosophical Counseling by the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA) in February 2024, becoming one of the few qualified practitioners in this emerging field.
Dr. Gallegos offers two types of services: individual moral coaching and group ethics facilitation. In his individual moral coaching sessions, he helps clients to identify and examine their moral beliefs, values, and emotions, and to develop a more coherent and consistent moral outlook. He also assists clients to cope with moral dilemmas, conflicts, and uncertainties, and to enhance their moral self-esteem and confidence. In his group ethics facilitation sessions, he helps organizations, teams, and communities to foster a culture of ethical awareness, dialogue, and action. He also facilitates ethical problem-solving, conflict resolution, and consensus-building among diverse stakeholders.
Dr. Gallegos believes that philosophy is not only a theoretical discipline, but also a practical and transformative one. He is passionate about bringing the insights and methods of philosophy to the wider public, and to help people to live more authentically, responsibly, and meaningfully. He is a member of the APPA, the American Philosophical Association, and sits as the Vice Chair of Wesley Medical Center's Ethics Committee. He also shares his expertise and experience in philosophy and ethics through various training sessions that he conducts for professionals seeking continuing education credits.


B.A., Wichita State University; M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., Purdue University


Academic Interests and Expertise
  • Medical, clinical ethics
  • Business ethics and strategy 
Areas of Research Interest
  • Truth telling in organizational settings
  • Dementia and care ethics
  • Applying David Hume's descriptive theory to practice
Areas of Teaching Interest
  • Bioethics
  • Business Ethics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Applied Ethics (care and narrative based)
  • “Hume’s Psychology and Artificial Virtues as Applied to Philosophical Practice,” Journal of the APPA, volume 18.2, July 2023

  • "Online Faith Education in the Present Age,"Didaktikos, volume 6, issue 4, April 2023

  • “Applied Ethics,” Introduction to Philosophy, OpenStax, Rice University, June 15, 2022

  • “The Ethics of Truth Telling with Dementia Patients: A Dialogue of Principles and Approaches,” Journal of Health and Human Experience, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 2015

  • “Truth as an Ethical Trust System,” Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2013

Working Papers
  • "Advancing Sleep Stewardship: Exploring Clinical, Ethical, and Cultural Perspectives" (working title for submission to American Medical Association Journal of Ethics
  • "Working with Dad: A Case Study on Dementia and End of Life Care" (working title for submission to the American Philosophical Practitioners Association)
Professional Experience
  • Care Ethics and Issues in Dentristry, Wichita District Dental Society, April 2023
  • Alzheimer’s Association Conference, Ethics and Patients with Dementia, July 2022
  • Cognitive Biases in End-of-Life Decision Making (invited speaker), Wichita Area Psychologist Association, November 2018 
  • Cognitive Biases in End-of-Life Decision Making (invited speaker), Unitarian Universalist Church, October 2018
  • Wesley Medical Center Education Training (invited speaker), Truth Telling to Dementia Patients, November 2015
  • Alzheimer’s Association Conference, Truth Telling Lecture, November 2014
  • Panelist at Newman


Clinical Experience

Community Member – Wesley Medical Center Ethics Committee, November 2008 to present

  • Vice chair, November 2011 to present

  • Presented training on Cognitive Biases in End-of-Life Decision Making, February 2018

  • Presented training on Removal of Artificial Nutrition and Hydration, 2011

  • Presented training on Distributive Justice and Health Care Reform, April 2010 

  • Presented training on Communication and Conflict in Medical Ethics, December 2009


Areas of Service

Certified Philosophical Counselor, American Philosophical Practitioners Association

Credential ID CC00565 issued February 2024

Adjunct Member - American Philosophical Practitioners Association, August 2021 to present

Article Reviewer - American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, January 2020 to present

Other Interests
Playing guitar
Training my German Shepherd, Freki
Playing golf