Maura A. Ryan

Maura A. Ryan

Associate Professor
John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, Fellow of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Associate Dean College of Arts and Letters
Moral Theology/Christian Ethics


B.A., St. Bonaventure University, 1979

M.A., Boston College, 1987

M.Phil., Yale University, 1991

Ph.D., Yale University, 1993


Ryan's primary interests are in the areas of bioethics and health policy, feminist ethics, and fundamental moral theology. She co-edited a book on global stewardship with Todd David Whitmore in 1997 and her Ethics and Economics of Assisted Reproduction: The Cost of Longing was published by Georgetown Press in 2001. A co-edited volume, A Just and True Love: Feminism at the Frontiers of Theological Ethics, will be published by the University of Notre Dame Press in 2006. Her articles have appeared in Theological Studies, the Hastings Center ReportHealth ProgressThe Journal of Philosophy and Medicine and Ethics and Behavior. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Christian Ethics, the editorial boards of the Religious Studies Review and Ethics and Behavior, the St. Joseph County Healthcare Advisory Consortium and the ethics committee for Hospice of St. Joseph County. Ryan served as Associate Provost at Notre Dame from 2001-2004.


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