James O'Sullivan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Social Ethics
Dr. James P. O’Sullivan is an assistant professor of social ethics and is a member of the advisory boards for the Faith Justice Institute and the Institute for Clinical Bioethics. O’Sullivan holds a B.A. in history and philosophy from the Honors College of the University of Missouri, an M.T.S. in systematic and moral theology from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, and a Ph.D. in theological and philosophical ethics from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Boston College. After completing his undergraduate degree, he served in the Jeusit Volunteer Corps, working at the AIDS Interfaith Residence Services in Baltimore, Maryland. Subsequently, he was the director of Adult Education for the Even Start Family Literacy Program, operated through the Swope Corridor Renaissance in Kansas City, Missouri. His areas of scholarly expertise include social and economic justice, human rights, human development, and the relationship between Catholic Social Thought and secular political and moral philosophy.
- B.A., History and Philosophy, University of Missouri, summa cum laude
- M.T.S., Systematic and Moral Theology, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
- Ph.D. Ethics, Boston College