Sharon M. Meagher, Ph.D.
Office: LSC 568
Sharon M. Meagher (pronounced "Marr") received her B.A. from Boston College (1982) with a double major in Philosophy and Sociology and her PhD in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (now Stony Brook University) in 1991. She was the recipient of a university graduate teaching award as well as awards from the Rotary Foundation and the DAAD for graduate study at the Free University of Berlin. Dr. Meagher's research focuses on contemporary moral and political philosophy, with particular emphasis on urban theory, feminist theory, and theories of sustainable development. A co-founder of the Public Philosophy Network, Dr. Meagher's emphasis in research and teaching focuses on the public relevance of philosophy. Her research and teaching also incorporate interdisciplinary interests in urban and feminist geography, urban studies, Latin American Studies, and Women's studies. She was one of the founding members of the University of Scranton's women's studies program and led its move to department status as part of the Department of Latin American Studies and Women's Studies (LA/W/S). She is an associate faculty member in both the Women's Studies and the Latin American Studies programs. Additional information about Dr. Meagher's work on public philosophy and urban theory can be found on her website.