Maeve O'Donovan

Maeve O'Donovan

Associate Professor/Chair

Philosophy Department Gibbons Hall (GIB) 516 410-532-5129

Programs I teach...

School of Arts, Sciences & Business


  • Ph.D., Boston College 2004
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1991

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Disability
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • The Mind-Body Problem

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Executive Secretary, Eastern Society for Women in Philosophy
  • Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mount Saint Agnes Theological Center for Women
  • Reviewer, Journal of Feminist Scholarship
  • Member, American Philosophical Association
  • Member, Society for Disability Studies


  • "Mothering with Disability: Practical and Theoretical Questions,” Philosophical Inquiry into Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Mothering: Maternal Subjects, Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy. Eds. Maureen Sander-Staudt and Sheila Lintott, forthcoming 2011
  • “Cognitive Diversity and the Global Academy: Why the Voices of Persons with Cognitive Disabilities are Vital to Intellectual Diversity,” Journal of Academic Ethics, Vol. 8, 2010 <>
  • “Feminism, Disability and Women with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,” The Journal of Critical Studies in Business and Society, Vol. 1, No. 1-2, 2010
  • The Enduring Self in People with Alzheimer’s: Getting to the Heart of Individualized Care, by Sam Fazio, Reviewed in Metapsychology Online Reviews, Volume 13, Issue 6, 2009
  • ADHD & Me: What I Learned from Fighting Fires at the Dinner Table, by Blake E.S. Taylor, Reviewed in Metapsychology Online Reviews, Volume 12, Number 25, 2008
  • “Women in Philosophy: Notes from ‘Making Connections IX,” Connections, Volume 16, Number 1, 2008
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