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Judy Whipps earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy at Union Institute with a dissertation on Philosophy and Social Activism: An Exploration of the Pragmatism and Activism of Jane Addams, John Dewey and Engaged Buddhism. She also holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a B.A. from the Liberal Studies program at Grand Valley State University.

Her main interests are American philosophy, particularly the intersection of feminism and pragmatism, as well as philosophy of education. Recent publications include Jane Addams's Writings on Peace, a 4 volume edited set of Addams's writings, "Jane Addams's Social Thought as a Model for a Pragmatist-Feminist Communitarianism" ( Hypatia, 2004), "Pragmatist Feminism" ( Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy), and essays on Lucy Sprague Mitchell, Jessie Taft, and Emily Greene Balch in American Women Philosophers (edited by Dorothy Rogers, Thoemmes Press, forthcoming Feb. 2005). Upcoming publications include a chapter on Jane Addams's philosophy of education for an edited interdisciplinary volume by contemporary Addams's scholars (edited by Marilyn Fischer) and an essay about Emily Greene Balch's pragmatist peace work. She also regularly presents papers about liberal education and interdisciplinarity, and has edited two editions of the GVSU Liberal Education Reader.

Professor Whipps teaches primarily in the Liberal Studies Department. She is also one of the co-founders of the West Michigan Women Studies Council.