Dr. Richard McCarty is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies who specializes in religious ethics, ranging from the moral theology of Thomas Aquinas to contemporary liberation arguments about gender and sexual diversities. His first book, Sexual Virtue: An Approach to Contemporary Christian Ethics (SUNY Press, 2015) examines virtue ethics, Christian scripture, church teachings, and natural law on issues of sexual morality. His two forthcoming book projects include: Under the Bed of Heaven: Christian Eschatology and Sexual Ethics, and another as the content editor for a book on religion, ethics, and the graphic novel. His book reviews have been featured in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Theology & Sexuality, and the South Atlantic Review.
Dr. McCarty offers a number of courses in religious studies and ethics, including Contemporary Moral Issues, Religious Perspectives on Human Relationships, Senior Capstone Ethics, and Peace and Justice. He is developing a course on religion and biomedical ethics, while also offering occasional study abroad opportunities through the university’s Office of Global Programs.