Elizabeth A. Linehan, R.S.M., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Specialization: Ethics; Nonviolence/restorative justice; Criminal Justice Ethics; American Philosophy
Office: B/L 251
Phone: 610-660-1550
Fax: 610-660-1087
Email: elinehan@sju.edu


Fordham University  MA, PhD

Professional Experience

Board of Trustees, University of Detroit Mercy

Board of Trustees, Saint Xavier University (Chicago)

Board of Trustees, Saint Joseph's Health System (Atlanta GA)

Board of Trustees, Mercy Care Services (Atlanta)

Advisory Board, New Ways Ministry

Courses Taught

Moral Foundations

Ethics and Criminal Justice (graduate and undergraduate)

Violence and Nonviolence

Philosophy of Death/ Seminar: Human Death, Philosophical Issues

Inside Out Prison Exchange Program: Dimensions of Freedom

Philosophy of Art

American Philosophy

First Year Seminar: Sweet Revenge (and its Alternatives)

Violence and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland


Selected Publications: Articles in Omega, Journal of Value Inquiry, Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association , Proceedings of the Jesuit Philosophical Association, World Congress of Philosophy Proceedings, Acorn (Journal of the Gandhi-King Society), Blueprint for Social Justice, and Etudes.

Grants and Awards

Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (2016)

Saint Joseph's University Lifetime Service Award ((2011)

Deo Gratias Award, Dignity Philadelphia (2003)

Honorary member, Alpha Sigma Nu


Rerstorative justice, criminal punishment and human dignity, the death penalty, justice and mercy

Faculty Expert Profile

  • Expertise: Captial Punishment, Euthanasia, Medical Ethics, Criminal Justice Ethics, Restorative Justice