Faculty Detail

Shannon E. French
Director, Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence; Inamori Professor of Ethics; Associate Professor of Philosophy; and Associate Professor of Law

B.A. (Trinity), Ph.D.(Brown)
Areas of Expertise
  • Ethics
  • Especially Military Ethics

Faculty Biography

Since 2008, Shannon French has served as director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence and Inamori Professor of Ethics, a tenured professorship in the Case Western Reserve University Department of Philosophy. Prior to joining Case, she was associate chair of the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the U.S. Naval Academy. Dr. French’s primary expertise is in the area of military ethics, and her 2003 book, The Code of the Warrior, features a forward by Senator John McCain. She received a B.A. degree from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. Her Ph.D. thesis at Brown University (Providence, RI) was titled, “The Problem of Motivating Ethical Behavior.”

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