Sharon M. Meagher, PhD (last name is pronounced “Marr”) leads a team of administrators and faculty committed to the success of MMC’s students by focusing on academic excellence, innovation, and integrity.
Meagher brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education teaching and administrative experience to MMC. Prior to her arrival at Marymount Manhattan College, Meagher served as the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Widener University in Chester, PA, where she also served as co-project director of Boundaries and Bridges, a project that utilized the arts and humanities to bring Chester community members together with Widener faculty and students to strengthen the community. Meagher also worked as Director of Education at The Union Institute and University’s Office for Social Responsibility in Washington, DC, an academically based public policy center. She was the founding chair of the Department of Latin American Studies and Women’s Studies at the University of Scranton, where she also taught environmental studies and philosophy. Meagher also served as a faculty development consultant on sustainability, civic engagement, and public philosophy.
A philosopher by training, Meagher has focused on the philosophy of the city, university social responsibility, and global development and sustainability projects. She is the author of articles on philosophy of the city, urban geography, feminist theory and practice, and ethics and edited the first reader on philosophy of the city.