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Marcia McKelligan



Media Relations
101 E. Seminary St.
Greencastle, IN, 46135-0037


Professor of Philosophy


Bioethics, Death and dying, Applied ethics, End-of-life issues, Medical ethics, Collegiate Ethics Bowl competition, Medical Ethics Bowl competition


Marcia McKelligan focuses on bioethics and related issues, including exploring end of life/loss of of life issues, studying the definition of death from both philosophical and medical viewpoints. In particular, she studies medical ethics.

McKelligan coaches Collegiate Ethics Bowl and Bioethics Bowl teams. DePauw's Collegiate Ethics Bowl team has qualified for the national competition in nine out of the past 11 years, and won the national championship in 2013. The Bioethics Bowl was established about eight years ago, and the DePauw team won the national championship in its first year of participation in 2012. McKelligan says that interest in both competitions is increasing nationally.