Dr. Sarah Roberts-Cady

Dr. Sarah Roberts-Cady
Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean of Curriculum


  • Critical thinking about ethics
  • Political philosophy
  • Theories of justice
  • Medical ethics


  • Ph.D., Purdue University, 2000
  • B.A., Linfield College, 1994

2023 Curriculum Vitae


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About Dr. Sarah Roberts-Cady

Sarah Roberts-Cady is a professor in the Department of Philosophy and an affiliate in the Gender and Sexuality Studies program at Fort Lewis College. She joined the College in 2000. Roberts-Cady's scholarly publications focus on ethics and political philosophy. She teaches courses on ethical theory, medical ethics, environmental ethics, political philosophy, feminist philosophies, and general surveys of the history of philosophy.

Roberts-Cady was the Alice Admire Outstanding Teacher at Fort Lewis College in 2011 and the Fort Lewis College commencement speaker in May 2009. She has served on the Teaching and Learning Committee and the Liberal Arts Core Council, among many other committees. She was the department chair for the Departments of Political Science and Philosophy from 2010-2012 and 2020-2023. Off-campus, Roberts-Cady has served on the Ethics Committee at Mercy Regional Medical Center since 2000.

Selected Publications and Presentations

"Addressing the Wage Gaps." Public Philosophy Journal.  Vol 4, No 1 (2021-2022). https://pubhub.lib.msu.edu/read/addressing-the-wage-gaps/section/a441de35-4004-483e-bdf3-dea7c8de459b

John Rawls: Debating the Major Questions, contributor and co-editor with Jon Mandle. Oxford University Press, 2020.

"The Case for Preserving Bears Ears," co-author with Justin McBrayer, Ethics, Policy & Environment Journal, 2018

"France and the Ban on the Full-Face Veil: A Philosophical Analysis of the Arguments," Introducing Ethics: A Critical Thinking Approach with Readings, 2014

"Critical Analysis: A Comparison of Critical Thinking Changes in Psychology and Philosophy Classes," co-authored with Brian Burke, Sue Kraus, and Sharon Sears, 2014

"Against Retributive Justifications of the Death Penalty," Journal of Social Philosophy, 2010

"Conflict of Interest in Industry-Sponsored Clinical Research," International Journal of Applied Philosophy, 2010

"The Role of Critical Thinking in Academic Dishonesty Policies," International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2008

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