Assistant Professor of Ethics and Society
Rev. Megan Dowdell, GTU MA ’09, has been teaching at SKSM since 2009. She holds a M.A. in Ethics/Social Theory and a Certificate in Women’s Studies in Religion from the Graduate Theological Union. She is a doctoral candidate in Sociology through the University of California San Francisco, expected to graduate in 2020. Her current scholarship focuses on the spiritual needs of people coping with chronic health conditions across religious traditions, especially women of color coping with congestive heart failure. She is captivated by teaching and working with students pursuing religious vocations that seek wholeness and liberation. In addition to serving as a faculty advisor, Megan teaches introductory courses in ethics and social theory, as well as courses in health ethics, sexual ethics, research/writing skills and the sociology of religion.
Megan lives in Los Angeles (Hollywood), California and frequently travels to the SF Bay Area to meet with colleagues, faculty, staff and students. As a Unitarian Universalist minister, she is pleased to be invited to preach and support congregations that bring joy, love and compassion to the world. Her projects frequently involve collaborations with scholars, chaplains, medical researchers and students. You can learn more about her academic and religious leadership at her personal website (www.meganruthdowdell.com).