George S. Matejka, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Philosophy, Chair
440 646 8393
Office: Mullen 340
B.A., The Catholic University of America
M.A., The Catholic University of America
S.T.B., The Gregorian University, Rome, Italy
S.T.L., The Gregorian University, Rome, Italy
Ph.D., Duquesne University
Dr. George Matejka is Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Ursuline College. He holds the Ph.D. in Philosophy from Duquesne University and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology with a Specialization in Biblical Studies from the Gregorian University, Rome, Italy. Because of his expertise in Bioethics, Dr. Matejka has been appointed to and currently serves on the Ethics Committees of both St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and Jennings Center for Older Adults.
Dr. Matejka also has a strong interest in the ethical dimension of human relationships with animals and has lectured at the National Animal Rights Conference several times. He has published reviews of several books in the field of Animals and Ethics. Dr. Matejka has lectured at conferences at Oxford University, England, as well as at Yale University and Michigan State University. Dr. Matejka has served as a Board member of the Cleveland Ecumenical Institute for Religious Studies for several years and presently serves as the Board President.
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
440 449 4406
Office: Besse 012
Elizabeth E. Meacham, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies. She created and directs the Online Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Spirituality, in the department of Theological and Pastoral Studies. Her research areas include sustainability justice and ethics, sustainability education, contemplative ecology, religious environmental activism, and applied ecospychology. She presents research in her areas of expertise regionally and nationally, and facilitates community ecospiritualty/ecopsychology workshops throughout the NEO region. She also performs in the Cleveland area with her jazz trio, PorchSwing. To learn more about her work, visit her website at: http://www.elizabethmeacham.com.