associate professor, philosophy, BC
David McMenamin has been the Director of the PULSE Program and one of its faculty for almost fifteen years. Because they were and are his own questions, the questions "Who am I?" "For what can I hope?" and "How should I live?" have animated his teaching of philosophy since his first days in a classroom. They have especially shaped his teaching in the seminar offered to the PULSE Council, a course which has inspired his current Capstone course. Prior to coming to Boston College twenty years ago, he worked and taught at Villanova University where he was one of the co-founders of their Center for Peace and Justice Education, an interest that has never faded and has led him to his additional "part-time job" here at BC working on conferences and programs connected to the ten-year-old national effort to examine the Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education.