Sandra Shapshay

Sandra Shapshay

Director, Associate Professor of Philosophy

  • sshapsha@indiana.edu
  • 812-855-4131

Full Biography

Sandra Shapshay, Ph.D., is director of the PACE program and an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at IU Bloomington. She is also an affiliate faculty member of the IU Center for Bioethics in Indianapolis.

Sandra has one foot firmly planted in ethical and political theories, and another planted firmly in practice. Thus, in addition to teaching classes like Leadership and Public Policy for PACE and doing research into the history of ethics and social and political thought—especially as concerns the philosophers Immanuel Kant and Arthur Schopenhauer—Sandra is also an active animal welfare advocate. She currently serves as an Indiana State Council member of The Humane Society of the United States, and as a board member of the nonprofit group Pets Alive in Bloomington.

She spends the majority of what little free time she has hanging out with her husband and awesome teenage daughters, or jogging with her trusty four-legged companions, Pretzel and Cheddar.