Associate Professor; Graduate Coordinator, International Studies; Coordinator, Institute for East Asian Studies
Ph.D. Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 1995
M.A. Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 1994
M.A. American Studies, California State University, Fullerton, 1991
B.A. with honors Philosophy, California State University, Fullerton, 1989
Joanna has lived in Baltimore since she joined the faculty in 1995, after spending 4 years in Nashville and the rest of her life in California. She brings a little west coast chill to the frenetic east coast. The garden is where you'll find Joanna on any day the temperature is above 60, planting, weeding, and pruning. This usually results in lovely flowers, lots of tomato sauce, and perhaps an apple pie or two. Natally unencumbered, Joanna lives by the motto: "Kids are for people who can't have cats." Each spring, she plans a two week trip to China and invites people from the Morgan community to join her.
Areas of Specialization: Critical Social Thought, Issues of Gender, Race & Class, Michel Foucault, Confucian Philosophy
Courses Taught: PHIL 119: Introduction to Logic, PHIL 220: Ethics and Values, PHIL 221: Introduction to Ethics, PHIL 223: Introduction to Political Philosophy, PHIL 301: Writing Philosophical Arguments, PHIL 332: Ancient Philosophy, PHIL 363: Asian Philosophy, PHIL 4xx: Power and GenderCV