Norah Martin

Professor of Philosophy, Associate Dean
University of Portland

Norah Martin is professor of philosophy and associate dean for curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Portland. She also served for seven years as chair of the philosophy department. A graduate of Connecticut College, she completed her M.Litt. in philosophy at University of Edinburgh and her Ph.D. in philosophy at Stony Brook University. Her publications include papers in Butkus and Dempsey, eds. "All Creation is Groaning"  (Liturgical Press, 1999), Irwin, ed. "Seinfield and Philosophy" (Open Court Press, 2000), and in the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (1996, 2001), The International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (2011), and Feminism and Psychology (2015). Her primary area of research is in philosophy of psychiatry, and in particular femimist bioethical approaches to psychiatry and mental health. Norah was a Collegium Faculty Fellow in 2004 and served as a mentor in 2010. She is also the co-organizer (with Karen Eifler) of University of Portland’s Faith and Intellectual Discussion Group. In May 2015 Norah was honored to receive University of Portland’s James Culligan Award for Distinguished Service.

Mentor Year: 
2010, 2016