Sara Shady

Job Titles

  • Department Chair, Professor of Philosophy
    History, Philosophy, and Political Science , 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. in Philosophy, 1998
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia - Ph.D. in Philosophy, 2003

Biography

Dr. Shady became a philosophy major after taking an Introduction to Philosophy course during her first semester in college. She was so excited that she could major in asking questions and wondering about things! After graduating from Taylor with a philosophy major and minors in history and sociology, she went to the University of South Carolina for graduate school. Her dissertation was titled, The Self in Community: An Exploration of Authentic Being-with-others. Moving from South Carolina, where she lived two hours from the beach and two hours from the mountains, was a big change for her husband (Jamie) and her, but they really enjoy living in Minnesota. She has two sons and enjoys canoeing, camping, and going for walks. She also likes to read and go to art museums, and avidly watches 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