Paulette Kidder, PhD

Dr. Paulette Kidder

PhD, Philosophy

Interim Dean/College of Education

Phone: 206-296-5758

Building/Room: Loyola 500B


Paulette Kidder, Interim Dean of the College of Education and former Director of Matteo Ricci Institute, is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Seattle University. She received her PhD from Boston College in 1989. Dr. Kidder teaches courses in Health Care Ethics, Ethics of Food, 19th Century Thought, Feminist Moral Theory, and the philosophy of Martha Nussbaum. Her research interests and publications focus on bioethics, philosophy and literature/film, contemporary Continental philosophy, and the dialogue between Catholic thought and contemporary philosophical movements. Dr. Kidder serves as a community member of the Institutional Review Board at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. She has previously served as Associate Dean for Faculty and Interim Dean in SU’s College of Arts and Sciences.