Here are some of the courses I regularly teach in the Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, Medieval Philosophy,
Theories (required course in our newly created Women's Studies Program),
Environmental Ethics (course in the Environmental Studies Program), and
Existentialism in Literature (cross-listed with the English Department).
My professional interests include feminist theories, political theory,
ethics and applied ethics, philosophy of Augustine and the thought of Hannah
Arendt. I am currently at work on a collection of essays Feminist
Interpretation of Augustine that will be published by Penn State Press.
Another new curriculum initiative I am undertaking is the creation of an
area studies course on "Nature and Culture of the Hudson Valley."
I am working on this with Dr. Marian Glenn (Biology Dept.) and we are planning
to offer it as a special course for Summer 1998 (the first session) under
the aegis of the University
Two exciting features of this course are especially noteworthy--the course
will integrate information technology and on-site field work with classroom
learning. We are offering this course as part of the Virtual University
project and are designing it to accommodate both in-class students as well
as students (from other geographic locations) who want to take the course
on-line. Stay tuned for the latest developments.
In addition to my research and teaching, I participate in a number of committees
and organizations on campus and beyond:
Ann Seton Center for Women's Studies: This is the newly
created Women's Studies here at Seton Hall. We are in our third year
of operation and are preparing to graduate our first group of students.
A group of us women faculty created this program a few years ago with strong
support from both faculty and the administration.
and former chair of the Women's Faculty Association--the advocacy group
that monitors and advocates for issues of concern to faculty women at Seton
Committees: Personnel, Outcomes Assessment, Program Review and Service
Committee of the Faculty Senate
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