Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Full-Time Faculty

Marcella Linn, PhD

Title/s:  Lecturer

Office #:  Crown Center 350

Phone: 773.508.2743

Email: mrusso2@luc.edu

External Webpage: https://marcellalinn.weebly.com/


I am full-time lecturer of philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. My research interests are in Aristotle's ethics, moral theory, and moral psychology. My research combines my interpretative work on Aristotle with contemporary issues in ethics and social psychology. This work addresses several areas in ethics such as moral luck, the empirical adequacy of character and virtue, and moral development.

My teaching is informed by this research and aims at cultivating reflective practices in my students that will aid in their professional and personal development. I regularly teach online and face-to-face courses in ethics. I also use an interdisciplinary approach to my "Judgment and Decision Making" course. This course introduces students to the many cognitive biases and situational factors that override or bypass human reasoning and the questions about human agency and moral responsibility that arise as a result.


PhD, 2017, Loyola University Chicago
BA, 2010, St. Xavier University

Research Interests

Ethics, moral theory, and moral psychology

Selected Publications

2021. “Aristotle on Actual Virtue and Ordinary People,” The Journal of Value Inquiry. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10790-020-09789-4

2019. “Aristotle and the Globalism Objection to Virtue Ethics,” The Journal of Ethics 23(1): 55-76.