Mary O'Neill

White Hall 021-D
(203) 837-3947

Mary B. O’Neill, Ph.D. holds a bachelors degree in accounting and philosophy from the University of Scranton (Scranton, PA) and a doctorate in philosophy from DePaul University (Chicago, IL) specializing in ethics, and social, political and economic philosophy.  She has worked for Arthur Andersen & Co. (New York, NY), The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Chicago, IL), and other non-profit organizations.   After living in London with her family for nearly 10 years she moved to Connecticut.  For her next position O’Neill launched and coordinated the adult programs at Scoville Memorial Library (Salisbury, CT) before becoming an instructor at Western Connecticut State University.  She writes a column called “The Agora” for her local newspaper, The Lakeville Journal and is contributing writer to Main Street magazine. In whatever she writes, O’Neill tries to see the humorous and philosophical in the subject at hand.   O’Neill enjoys exposing WCSU students to the wonders of philosophy and how they can use it to think about how to live a life of value and meaning.  She likes to laugh,write, hike, kayak, travel, and to be open to life’s possibilities. She does not enjoy housework, gardening, and repeatedly asking her own three children to clean their rooms.

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