A very warm welcome to Professor Melinda Roberts , who joins us as a Contributor. Melinda is a professor of philosophy at the College of New Jersey. Her main research areas include obligations in respect of future persons, the nonidentity problem, procreative ethics, law and ethics and consequentialism. She is also interested in expected value and such issues as the two-envelope problem. Melinda is currently completing a manuscript called Abortion and the Moral Significance of Merely Possible Persons: Finding Middle Ground in “Hard Cases.” Welcome aboard, Melinda!