Richard H. Lineback, Ph.D., Cofounder & Editor
President and Founder, Philosopher’s Information Center
Founder and Editor, The Philosopher’s Index
Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
Dr. Richard H. Lineback is president of the Philosopher’s Information Center, publisher of the preeminent bibliography in philosophy, The Philosopher’s Index. Dr. Lineback founded The Philosopher’s Index in 1966, and subsequently established the Philosopher’s Information Center in 1967 and the Philosophy Documentation Center in 1970. As director of both centers, he served as editor of The Philosopher’s Index, coeditor of the International Directory of Philosophy and Philosophers, assistant editor of the Directory of American Philosophers, and general editor of the book series Bibliographies of Famous Philosophers. After 50 years, Dr. Lineback still serves as president of the Philosopher’s Information Center and editor of The Philosopher’s Index. Dr. Lineback is cofounder of The Physician’s Index for Ethics in Medicine and serves as its editor.
Dr. Lineback earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Indiana University. He later received specialized training in medical ethics at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Lineback is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University, where he principally taught medical ethics for 35 years. He also taught medical ethics at the Medical College of Ohio School of Nursing. He served on numerous hospital ethics committees in Ohio, including Riverside Hospital in Toledo, Flower Hospital in Sylvania, and Riverside Methodist Hospitals in Columbus, where he consulted for over 20 years.
Notable for his broad range of academic interests that in addition to philosophy include computer and information science, Dr. Lineback served as a consultant to the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Kennedy Center for Bioethics, among numerous other national organizations. He served as president of the Association of Philosophy Journal Editors and president of the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS). He had the honor of being a delegate to the White House Conference on Library and Information Sciences and is an honorary fellow of NFAIS.
Stephen R. Walker, J.D., Cofounder
President and Founder, MedContent International LLC
Founder and Editor, MondayMorning
Former Officer, Merrill Lynch, New York
Stephen R. Walker is president of MedContent International LLC, publisher of the health-industry newsletter MondayMorning. Mr. Walker established MondayMorning in 1991 and has served as editor for the past 26 years. MondayMorning is a weekly digest of breaking news that has a significant impact on the global healthcare industry. Typical developments captured in briefings are actions by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency, late-breaking legislative developments, mergers and acquisitions, significant swings in stock prices, and initial public offerings. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Walker also served as special counsel to the Symposia Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to the production of continuing medical education (CME) materials for physicians. He is cofounder of The Physician’s Index for Ethics in Medicine.
Prior to establishing MondayMorning, Mr. Walker was a vice president with the Healthcare Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch in New York. A lawyer, CPA, and licensed securities broker, he managed corporate restructuring and capital financing projects for hospitals and other healthcare institutions. His clients included New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center, both of New York City, Orlando Regional Medical Center, and Cleveland Clinic. Mr. Walker also worked in the management consulting division of Laventhol & Horwath, an international accounting firm, where he assisted primarily in reorganization planning for hospitals. Walker began his career in health care in 1970 as a tax law specialist with the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Walker received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary and a Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University. He taught graduate courses in taxation at Southeastern University.