Introduction

Sally J. Scholz is Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University. An award winning teacher, her research is in social and political philosophy and feminist theory. Her publications include the books On de Beauvoir (Wadsworth 2000), On Rousseau (Wadsworth 2001), Political Solidarity (Penn State Press 2008) and Feminism: A Beginner’s Guide (One World 2010). She co-edited Philosophical Perspectives on Democracy in the 21st Century (with Ann Cudd), Peacemaking: Lessons from the Past, Vision for the Future (with Judith Presler) and The Contradictions of Freedom: Philosophical Essays on Simone de Beauvoir’s ‘Les Mandarins’ (with Shannon Mussett). She has also published articles on violence against women, oppression, and just war theory among other topics. Scholz is a former editor of the APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy and guest edited a special issue of Hypatia on Crossing Borders.  She was appointed Editor of Hypatia in July 2013.

Education

Ph.D. in Philosophy, December 1993.
Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN

Dissertation title: The Legitimating Function of the Dichotomy of the Public and the Private in Systemic Oppression

Director: William L. McBride.

Master of Arts in Philosophy, May 1991.
Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN

Bachelor of Arts Degree, double major in (1) Philosophy and (2) Theology, and a minor in French, May 1989.
University of Portland - Portland, OR

Awards

2012 Villanova Faculty Summer Research Grant
2011-2012 Research Sabbatical
2011-2012 Penn Humanities Forum Mellon Regional Faculty Fellow
2011 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Award Honorable Mention
2011 Gallen Faculty Service Award
2010 Nominated for Faculty Research Award
2006 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award Winner
2006 Critical Incident Teaching Award (from VU College of Commerce and Finance)
2005 Veritas Award (Villanova Research grant)
2004-2005 Research Sabbatical
2004 Critical Incident Teaching Award (from VU College of Commerce and Finance)
2004 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award Finalist
2003 Villanova Faculty Summer Research Grant and Research Support Grant
1999 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award Finalist
1993 Purdue Research Foundation Summer Grant

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