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Emerita Professor of Philosophy


Dr. Michaeleen Kelly is an Emerita Professor of Philosophy at Aquinas College with areas of specialization in political theory and informal logic.  She has published several papers on human rights and just war theory, and has recently presented her paper on just war theory for Aquinas College Lecture Series, the Michigan Political Science Association Conference, and Westmont College’s Gaede Institute for Justice and Peace Studies.  She’s written a text on critical thinking, which she has used to teach inmates at the Los Angeles Men’s Central Jail.  She is a published poet and has won the Dyer-Ives Poetry Contest twice.  She just released her second poetry/instrumental cd, “Same Ol’ New Beginnings” and is an accomplished pianist and accompanist, who performs classical and romantic piano music in a variety of public settings.  Her current and recent course offerings include Logic and Argument, Why Punish the Guilty and The Philosophy of Human Rights.