Nancy Sherman holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University and an M.Litt. in philosophy from the University of Edinburgh. Professor Sherman is a University Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown, and has served as a Distinguished Chair of Ethics at the United States Naval Academy from 1997-1999. She is also a fellow of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. Before coming to Georgetown, she taught at Yale University, where she was an Associate Professor. She has also held visiting positions at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Sherman has served as a consultant to the United States Navy and Naval Academy. She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs discussing military ethics, and ethics in general. She is the recipient of numerous scholarly awards, among which include NEH, Mellon, APA, and ACLS Fellowships. She appears in the Who's Who of American Women.
Professor Sherman's research interests include 1) moral philosophy, 2) the history of moral philosophy, 3) moral psychology and the emotions, 4) ancient philosophy, 5) ancient ethics, 6) psychoanalysis, and 7) military ethics.
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