Dr. Maggie Schein is an educator, ethicist (moral psychology), and author of both fiction and non-fiction.
She has just completed her tenure as the first writer in residence at the Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University, a position supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In that role, she completed a book about cruelty and humanity that is hopefully both useful and provocative (Cruelty: A Book About Us). During her tenure at Prindle, she also consulted with educators and practioners on moral development curricula, assessment in ethics and humanities, corporate management strategies, and will maintain a consulting role with the Democratic Knowledge Project at Harvard (where she was the Research Director for the Humanities and Liberal Arts Assessment Lab, 2012-2019).
She is a member of the advisory programming board for the Pat Conroy Literary Center, was a Coordinating Principle Investigator for the National Ethics Project (NEP) and Chair of Education Special Interests for The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) . She is most interested in conversations that bridge philosophy, psychology, literature/story-telling, and naturalistic virtue ethics.
She tries to give alligators their space, has reverence for turtles, loves feathers and possums, is fascinated by snakes, and believes that humans, collectively and individually, are intriguing and inscrutable. She lives with her Husband and artist of all sorts, Jonathan Hannah, along with their menagerie of rescued pit bulls, cats, and the occasional drop in owl.
The Endurance of Love Published in "Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy", published by UGA press.“For a long time, I thought I was born into a mythology instead of a family.” – Pat Conroy For a long time, I thought I was born into a family, instead of a...