Maura Priest

Asst Professor
TEMPE Campus


Maura Priest is an assistant professor and bioethicist in the department of philosophy in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies. She has a doctorate and master’s in philosophy from University of California-Irvine and a master’s in bioethics from Columbia University, and a certificate in Pediatric Bioethics from Children’s Mercy Hospital. Priest has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles in ethics, epistemology, political philosophy, and bioethics.


  • Ph.D. Philosophy, University of California-Irvine
  • M.A. Philosophy, University of California-Irvine
  • M.S. Bioethics, Columbia University


Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
PHI 300 Philosophical Argument/Exposit
PHI 493 Honors Thesis
PHI 590 Reading and Conference
PHI 591 Seminar
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
PHI 320 Bioethics
PHI 337 Ethical Theory
PHI 492 Honors Directed Study
PHI 494 Special Topics
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
PHI 103 Principles of Sound Reasoning
PHI 105 Intro to Ethics
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
PHI 420 Topics in Philosophy
PHI 494 Special Topics
PHI 520 Topics in Applied Philosophy
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
PHI 120 Intro to Medical and Bioethics