Paulette Kidder, PhD

Dr. Paulette Kidder

PhD, Philosophy

Professor, Philosophy
2023-24 Acting Associate Dean for Academic Community, College of Arts and Sciences

Phone: 206-296-5466

Building/Room: Casey 430-05


Paulette Kidder 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 include 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, Interim Dean of the Matteo Ricci College, Director of the Matteo Ricci Institute, and Interim Dean of the College of Education.