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Amy McKiernan

(she/they)Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Director, Ethics Across Campus & the Curriculum (2017)

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on sabbatical Fall 2021

East College Room 204


Amy McKiernan received her Ph.D. in philosophy from Vanderbilt University in 2017, where she focused on ethics and feminist philosophy. Prior to that, Amy earned her M.A. in philosophy and social policy from American University in 2011 and her B.A. in philosophy from The University of Scranton in 2007. At Dickinson, Amy regularly teaches “Practical Ethics,” “Biomedical Ethics,” and “Philosophy of Punishment.” She is working on a book project on the ethics of care in practice. Amy also serves as the Director of the Ethics Across Campus & the Curriculum program.


  • B.A., The University of Scranton, 2007
  • M.A., American University, 2011
  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2017