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About Laura Stivers

Laura Stivers is the Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Full Professor of Social Ethics at Dominican University of California. Before becoming Dean she served as Director of the Graduate Humanities program and as Chair of the Religion and Philosophy Department at Dominican. Laura received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, her M.Div. from Pacific School of Religion, and her B.A. from Saint Olaf College. Before coming to Dominican University, she worked for ten years at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina where she taught philosophy and religion and was the Dean of the School of Religion. She is the author of Disrupting Homelessness: Alternative Christian Approaches; Co-author of Christian Ethics: A Case Method Approach; and Co-editor of Justice in a Global Economy: Strategies for Home, Community, and World. Laura serves on the Board of the Society of Christian Ethics and was a past President of the Southeast Commission for the Study of Religion. She also serves on the leadership team of the Marin Interfaith Homeless Chaplaincy.

Positions

2017 Present Dean, Dominican University of California School of Liberal Arts and Education
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1990 Present Instructor, Just Economics and Center for Ethics and Economic Policy
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20142017 Dean, Dominican University of California School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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20132015 Professor, Dominican University of California Department of Religion and Philosophy
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20102012 Associate Professor, Dominican University of California Department of Religion and Philosophy
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20082010 Dean, Pfeiffer University ‐ School of Religion
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20052010 Associate Professor, Pfeiffer University ‐ Department of Religion and Philosophy
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20002005 Assistant Professor, Pfeiffer University
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January 1999May 1999 Faculty Member, Urban Habitat Leadership Institute
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January 1998May 1998 Teaching Assistant, Pacific School of Religion
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September 1996September 1996 Faculty Member, Ms. Institute on Women and Economic Development
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January 1996May 1996 Teaching Assistant, Pacific School of Religion
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • “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
  • Chan Essay Award on Religion and Economics, Graduate Theological Union, 1995, 1997 and 1999
  • Newhall Fellowship, Graduate Theological Union, 1996 and 1997
  • Grant from the Economic Education for Clergy, Inc., 1999

Courses

  • Wilderness to Ecojustice
  • Social Justice, Oppression, and Privilege
  • Justice and a Common Good
  • Environmental Advocacy: From Preservation to Eco-Justice
  • Globalization and Economic Justice
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Environmental Philosophy and Ethics
  • Ethics; Moral Philosophy

Education

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2000 Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union ‐ Christian Ethics and Social Theory
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1992 M.Div., Pacific School of Religion
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1987 B.A., cum laude, Saint Olaf College ‐ Philosophy and Urban Studies
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Contact Information

Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901

415.320.4572

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Articles (14)

Books (4)

Contributions to Books (5)