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Laura Stivers, Ph.D.

Laura Stivers

Dean 
School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
p. 415-458-3734
E-mail: laura.stivers@dominican.edu

Education

Ph.D. Graduate Theological Union, Christian Ethics and Social Theory

M.Div. Pacific School of Religion

B.A. Saint Olaf College, Philosophy and Urban Studies

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Newly Released Book! 

Christian Ethics: A Case Method Approach.
Available through Amazon.

 

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Disrupting Homelessness: Alternative Christian Approaches.
Available through Amazon.

  

Achievements and Honors

 

  • “Engaging Ethics of Care in Nurse Education,” Strategic Initiative Grant, Dominican University of California, 2011
  • “Building Democratic Learning Communities and Fostering Engaged Learning,” School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Strategic Initiative Grant, Dominican University of California, 2011
  • American Academy of Religion Research Grant, 2009
  • Starnes Award for Outstanding Achievement, Pfeiffer University, 2008
  • Wabash Small Project Grant for Department Goals and Outcomes, Project Director, 2008
  • Department of Education Title III Research Grant, Pfeiffer University, 2005 and 2007
  • Department of Education Title III Course Revision Grant, Pfeiffer University, 2006 and 2007
  • Wabash Research Grant, Lily Endowment, 2004
  • Wabash Teaching and Learning Workshop Grant, 2003-2004
  • Award for Excellence in Service Learning, Pfeiffer University, 2002
  • Phi Delta Sigma Honor Society at Pfeiffer University, inducted 2001

 

       

      Courses Taught

      Undergraduate: 

      • Ethics
      • Moral Philosophy
      • Social Justice and the Common Good
      • Environmental Philosophy and Ethics
      • Environmental Advocacy:  From Preservation to Eco-Justice
      • Introduction to Philosophy
      • Philosophy of Human Nature
      • Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking
      • Philosophical and Christian Ethics
      • Founders of Ancient Philosophy
      • Founders of Modern Philosophy
      • Christian Servant Leadership
      • Philosophy of Religion
      • Research in Religion

      Graduate:

      • Social Justice, Privilege, and Oppression
      • Wilderness to Eco-Justice
      • Christian Ethics
      • Contemporary Christian Theology

       

      Publications

       

      • Disrupting Homelessness:  From Charity to Community. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2011.
      • Christian Ethics: A Case Method Approach, Fourth Edition, By Laura Stivers, Jim Martin-Schramm, and Christine Gudrof.  Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, February 2012
      • Justice in a Global Economy: Strategies for Home, Community, and World, edited by Laura Stivers, Pamela Brubaker, and Rebecca Todd Peters.  Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2006.  Chosen “Outstanding Title of 2007” by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, v.45, no. 05, January 2008.
      • “Teaching Religion and Ecology/Nature,” Spotlight on Teaching, Religious Studies News, American Academy of Religion, May 2011.
      • “Economic Ethics,” in Liberative Ethics, edited by Miquel de la Torre.  Minneapolis, MN:  Fortress Press, Spring 2012.
      •  “Water as Earth’s Bloodstream or Commodity? Latina Ecofeminist Responses,” chapter in a book on spirituality, editor Timothy Hessel-Robinson, Fall 2011.
      • “Making a Home for All in God's Compassionate Community: A Feminist Liberation Assessment of Christian Responses to Homelessness and Housing,” in Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, volume 28.2, Fall/Winter 2008.
      • From Homelessness to Hope:  Constructing Just, Sustainable Communities For All God’s People.  Writer of theological section and co-editor of document. Presbyterian Church U.S.A. social witness statement on homelessness, 2008.
      • “A Sense of Place in a Globalized World:  Place-Based Organizing for Corporate Accountability” in Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, volume 27.1, Spring/Summer 2007: 95-112.
      • “Holding Corporations Accountable” in Justice in a Global Economy: Strategies for Home, Community, and World, edited by Laura Stivers, Pamela Brubaker, and Rebecca Todd Peters. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2006.
      • “Resistance to Structural Adjustment Policies,” in Resistance and Theological Ethics, edited by Robert L. Stivers and Ronald H. Stone.  Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc., 2004.

       

       

      Professional Memberships

       

      • American Academy of Religion
      • Society of Christian Ethics
      • Social Ethics Network 

       


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