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Wanda Teays - PhD

Professor, Philosophy

PhD, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
MTS, Harvard University
MA, University of Alberta, Edmonton
BA, University of California, Fullerton



Dr. Wanda Teays is a Philosophy professor and Philosophy Department Chair. She received her PhD (Humanities) from Concordia University (Montreal), MA (Phi of Math) from U of Alberta, and MTS from Harvard. She loves teaching and working with her colleagues in the Philosophy Department. She is the author of Second Thoughts: Critical Thinking for a Diverse Society 4th ed. (McGraw-Hill), Seeing the Light: Ethics Through Movies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013 and Business Ethics Through Movies: A Case Study Approach (in progress). She is also co-editor (with John-Stewart Gordon and Alison Renteln) of Global Bioethics and Human Rights: Contemporary Issues (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), and co-editor (with Laura Purdy) of Bioethics, Justice, and Health Care and (with Stanley G. French and Laura Purdy) of Violence Against Women: Philosophical Perspectives. She has written articles on bioethics, social justice and the law, doctors & torture, violence against women, and marginalized groups (e.g., detainees and refugees) --and is a commentator on philosophy, ethics, and film. Her most recent articles appeared in Michael Boylan's International Public Health Ethics and Policy, and also his text, Public Health Policy and Ethics, as well as John-Stewart Gordon's anthology, Morality and Justice. She teaches a variety of Philosophy classes at the Mount including: Bioethics, Critical Thinking, Symbolic Logic, Phi of Law, Phi of Film, Ethics & Film, Phi of Lit, Phi of Native Cultures, and Phi of Art. Hobbies are b/w photography, gardening, movies, and time with her family and cockatoo, Jasper.

Dr. Teays is pleased that her co-edited volume, Global Bioethics & Human Rights: Contemporary Issues (Rowman & Littlefield) came out in March, 2014. Top bioethicists from around the world contributed original ground-breaking essays on Global Bioethics and the ethical framework; human rights; culture; and public health.

Her most recent book, Business Ethics Through Movies: A Case Study Approach (Wiley-Blackwell) is in production and should be out by next March (2015).