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Sara Shady

Job Titles

  • Professor of Philosophy
    Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Program Director
    Honors, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
    Environmental Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Highlight

Shady’s interests include the construction of healthy communities and political societies; the role of religion in politics, especially inter-faith dialogue; and early to mid-20th century Continental philosophy.

Started at Bethel

2002

Education

  • Taylor University - B.A., 1998
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia - Ph.D. in Philosophy, 2003

Biography

I became a philosophy major after taking an Introduction to Philosophy course during my first semester in college. I was so excited that I could major in asking questions and wondering about things! After graduating from Taylor with a philosophy major and minors in history and sociology, I went to the University of South Carolina for graduate school. My dissertation was titled “The Self in Community: An Exploration of Authentic Being-with-others.” Moving from South Carolina, where we lived two hours from the beach and two hours from the mountains, was a big change for my husband (Jamie) and me, but we really enjoy living in Minnesota. We have one son (Gavin) and enjoy canoeing, camping, and going for walks. I also like to read and go to art museums, and I avidly watch Indiana University basketball and Green Bay Packer football.

Publications

From Bubble to Bridge: Educating Christians for a Multifaith World, by Marion Larson and Sara Shady

Areas of expertise

Shady’s interests include the construction of healthy communities and political societies; the role of religion in politics, especially inter-faith dialogue; and early to mid-20th century Continental philosophy.

Website

https://bethelphilosophyblog.blogspot.com