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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Faculty Profile

Deborah Mower

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Philosophy & Religion
Director of the Center for Practical Ethics, Associate Professor of Philosophy, and Mr and Mrs Alfred Hume Bryant Lectureship in Ethics
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017 Bryant Hall
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7020
Joined UM: August 18, 2016

Brief Bio

I specialize in moral psychology, applied ethics and public policy, and moral education. I have special interests in how moral education (in particular) and a liberal arts general education (more broadly) contribute to the development of moral sensitivity and civility, which I think are each essential for citizens in their private lives and a well-functioning democracy. Because of these interests, I mine literature from psychology and philosophy (Eastern, Western, and cross-cultural) for insights on the teaching of ethics, the development of character, the nature of public discourse, moral conviction, and the navigation of disagreement.


University of Wisconsin-Madison (2003)

Committee Memberships

CLA - Research Award Committee
Ad Hoc Committee
University Standing Committee