Christiana Z. Peppard, Ph.D., is an expert on fresh water ethics. A scholar, educator, and public intellectual, Dr. Peppard is Assistant Professor of Theology, Science, and Ethics and affiliated faculty in American Studies and Environmental Policy at Fordham University.

Dr. Peppard brings a rigorous and interdisciplinary lens to issues of global water supply, resource extraction, environmental ethics, economic globalization, and religion and natural science.

She received her B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University, M.A. in Ethics from Yale Divinity School, and Ph.D. in Religious Ethics from Yale University. At Fordham, Dr. Peppard teaches undergraduate and doctoral courses on ecology, technology, and industrialization; ecological ethics; religion and science; and human nature after Darwin.

Her book, Just Water: Theology, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis, explores the problem of fresh water scarcity in an era of climate change and economic globalization, and it charts a fresh water ethic from resources in environmental thought, moral anthropology, and Catholic social teaching (Orbis Books, 2014). She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and co-edited scholarly volumes on resource extraction, environmental ethics, and science and society. Dr. Peppard is a frequent lecturer at universities and public forums, nationally and internationally.

Her public media portfolio strives to advance the quality of global public discourse about water, environment, science and ethics, and has been featured on TED-Ed, the History Channel,, MSNBC, the Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, and more.

A native of the U.S. West, Christiana Peppard now lives in New York City with her spouse and daughter. She can be found quoting Darwin and thinking on water, science and ethics on Twitter (@profpeppard).