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Michele Marcia Moody-Adams, American Philosophy educator. Recipient Marshall scholarship British Marshall Commission, 1978-1980, fellowship U. Teachers, National Endowment For Humanities, 1991-1992. Member American Philosophical Association, Society Philosophy & Public Affairs.


Moody-Adams, Michele Marcia was born on August 31, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Harold Lee and Shirley (McDonald) Moody-Adams.


Bachelor, Oxford University, 1980. Bachelor in Philosophy with highest honors, Wellesley College, 1978. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1986.

Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1986.


Teaching fellow Harvard University, Massachusetts, 1982—1984. Instructor Wellesley College, 1984—1986, assistant professor philosophy, 1986—1988. Assistant professor University Rochester, Rochester, New York, 1988—1991, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1991—1996, associate professor, 1996—2000, associate dean undergraduate education College Arts and Sciences, 1998—2000.

Professor philosophy Cornell University, 2000—2009, director and Hutchinson professor Program on Ethics and Public Life, 2000—2009, vice provost undergraduate education, 2005—2009. Dean Columbia College Columbia University, New York City, since 2009, Henry L. and Lucy G. Moses professor, Joseph Straus professor political philosophy and legal theory, vice president undergraduate education, since 2009. Member Marshall Scholarship Selection Committee, Boston, 1987—1990, Chicago, 1993.


Member of International Society for Value Inquiry, American Society Value Inquiry, American Association University Women, Northeast Victorian Studies Association, Hume Society, Society Philosophy & Public Affairs, American Philosophical Association.


Married James Eli Admas, Junior, June 16, 1984. 1 child, Katherine Claire.

Harold Lee Moody-Adams

Shirley (McDonald) Moody-Adams

James Eli Admas

Katherine Claire Moody-Adams