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Marta Vides Saade

Marta VidesAssociate Professor of Philosophy

Year Joined RCNJ: 2004

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7669
  • Email:
  • Office: B-220
  • Office Hours: T 12:00-1:00 pm; R 10:00-11:00 am; F 1:00-2:00 pm


  • B.A., Government, University of San Francisco
  • B.A., Sociology, University of San Francisco
  • J.D., Santa-Clara University
  • M.Div., Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
  • Ph.D., Ethics and Social Theory, Graduate Theological Union

Convening Group:

  • Philosophy
  • Latino/a and Latin American Studies

Courses Offered:

  • Ethics
  • Introduction to Logic
  • World Wisdom Tradition

Teaching Interest:

  • Applied Ethics
  • Ethics in Dispute Resolution
  • Philosophy of Law

Research Interest:

  • Indigenous Wisdom Traditions – Latin America before European Contact
  • Kantian Constructivism
  • Law & Religion
  • Laws of Nature
  • Natural Law
  • Therapeutic Jurisprudence

Recent Publications:

  • “Catholic Thinking about Jurisprudence, and the Reality of Moral Diversity” Symposium: Catholicism and the Common Good, Duquesne Journal, forthcoming May 2021.
  • “Restorative Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence in the light of Maharishi Vedic Science and Vālmīki’s Rāmāyan,” Journal of Maharishi Vedic Research Institute, No. 15, forthcoming January 2021. (Peer Reviewed)

  • “Health Care as Human Right,” Chapter 12, and Chapter 13 “Care for Persons with Mental and Physical  Disabilities,” and Box 9.1 “Water Contamination in Flint, Michigan,” in Social Work and Social Welfare: A Human Rights Foundation, Katherine S. van Wormer and Rosemary Link, NY: Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • “Procedural Remedies as Continuing Violations and Therapeutic Jurisprudence as Best Practice:Righting Wrong in Title VII Workplace Harassment”  Chapter 10 in Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Overcoming Violence against Women, Debarati Halder and Jaishankar Karuppannan (eds.). Hershey PA: IGI Global, 2017. (Peer-reviewed) Chapter previews are available at:   jurisprudence-overcoming-violence-against/175876
  • Technical Report: “How Students Learn: Paper or Screen?” 2016.  DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.1624.2804.d
  • “Social Work Values and Restorative Justice” Chapter 23 in Restorative Justice Today: Applications of Restorative Interventions, (eds.) Katherine S. van Wormer, Lorenn Walker, 2012, Sage Publications.
  • “The American Way: Los Abogados Latinoamericanos como Estudiantes de Maestría En los Estados Unidos de América,” co-authored article, in Boletín Mexicano de Derecho Comparado. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (UNAM), boletín num 130 enero-abril de 2011.
  • Various encyclopedia entries “Exilio,” “Huitzilopochtli,” “Limpias,” “Mayahuel,” “Tlazolteotl,” “Plan Espiritual de Aztlan,” “Dia de Los Muertos,” and “Hermeneutical Circle” in Hispanic American Religious Cultures, Santa Barbara, SSHS: ABC-CLIO. 2009.
  • “Restorative Justice, Empowerment Theory and Transformative Spirituality: Searching for Authentic Strategies in China, Hong Kong, India and Korea.” Chapter 14, in edited volume,Restorative Justice Across the East and West, Katherine van Wormer (ed.), Hong Kong: Casa Verde Press, December 2007. English and Cantonese.
  • “Entertaining Angels Con Pasión,” In Symposium: Strangers No Longer: Immigration Law and Policy in the Light of Religious Values, 83 Detroit Mercy Law Review 901, Summer 2006.

Recent Scholarly and Professional Accomplishments:

  • Mississippi River Water Walk 2013,
  • Adjunct Professor, International Law & Ethics, School of Graduate & Professional Studies, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY. (M.S. International Managment, Fall Module – 2013, 2014)
  • Especialista, Eseñanza en Educación Jurídica, Programa “Preparando a las escuelas de derecho en México para el nuevo sistema de justicia penal” Centro de Estudios sobre la Enseñanza y el Aprendizaje del Derecho, Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, México. Sponsored by USAID, 2011.
  • Director, College Honors Program (2008-2012) [ ]
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