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Lisa M. Cassidy

Lisa CassidyAssociate Professor of Philosophy

Year Joined RCNJ: 2002

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7416
  • Email:
  • Office: B-209
  • Office Hours: On Sabbatical for Fall 2024


  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., University of Connecticut
  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Courses Offered:

  • Ethics
  • Bio-Ethics
  • Existentialism
  • Philosophy of Beauty

Teaching Interests:

  • Philosophy and Women’s Studies

Research Interests:

  • Feminist ethics and the scholarship of teaching and learning

Scholarly Activity:

  • “Thoughts on the Bioethics of Estranged Biological Kin.” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy: Volume 28, Issue 1, 2013.
  • “Reflections on Women Shopping and Women Sweatshopping: Consumerism as a Moral Dilemma” in Fashion and Philosophy, edited by Jeanette Kennett and Jessica Wolfendale, Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • “That Many of Us Should Not Parent” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy Volume 21, Number 4, 2006
  • “Sharing Strategies for Success as a Feminist Philosopher” (co-author Sophia Wong) American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism. Forthcoming in Volume 8, Number 2, 2009.
  • “The Incorrigible Knitter Learns about Teaching” American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism: Volume 8, Number 1, 2008.
  • “Appealing to Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom: Using Stick Figures to Teach Philosophy.”  Teaching Philosophy: Volume 30, Number 3, 2007
  • “’Starving Children in Africa: Who Cares?” Journal of International Women’s Studies: Volume 7, Number 1, 2005.
  • “Is Carmela Soprano a Feminist? Carmela’s Care Ethics” in The Sopranos and Philosophy: I Kill Therefore I Am.  Edited by Richard Greene and William Irwin,  Open Court Press, 2004.
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