Shawnee Daniels-Sykes, Ph.D.

Mount Mary University
Milwaukee, WI

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Shawnee M. Daniels Sykes, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Also an adjunct Associate Professor for the Institute for Black Catholic Studies, during summer weeks she teaches the graduate course Moral Questions in the Black Community. A Registered Nurse by trade, Dr. Daniels-Sykes is the only Black Catholic female Health Care Ethicist in the United States. As a Catholic theological ethicist, her research interests lie in beginning of life issues, middle of life issues, and end of life issues, especially as these relate to institutionalized race, class, and gender oppressions. She has an array of items in print media and verbal communications, such as book chapters, articles in peer reviewed journals, popular journals, podcasts, radio interviews, and webinars.