Prof. Sarah Stroud became Associate Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations) in May 2012.
Prof. Stroud, who also serves McGill as Associate Professor of Philosophy, joined McGill’s faculty in 1993, after completing an AB in philosophy at Harvard and a PhD in philosophy at Princeton.
She is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of moral philosophy, including the subfields of meta-ethics and moral theory. She has published scholarly articles in both official languages in top philosophical journals, and she is regularly solicited to present research communications at prestigious conferences and venues across North America and Europe. She co-edited The International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell 2013, nine volumes), which aims to be the definitive reference work in ethics, and she is now wrapping up a five-year term as an executive editor of the Canadian Journal of Philosophy, a refereed journal rated “INT1” in the European Reference Index in the Humanities.
She has made important contributions to research in Québec through her participation in numerous team research grants from the Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC). She has been a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a visiting researcher in a CNRS research group at the Université de Provence.
As a member of the Research and International Relations senior management, Stroud leads and directs initiatives to advance the research enterprise at McGill, with an emphasis on research related to the social sciences and humanities and on facilitating and enabling interdisciplinarity. In particular, she plays a key role in increasing research performance at McGill; updating the Strategic Research Plan; developing programs to enhance student research activities; and enhancing McGill’s international research presence. She is McGill’s SSHRC Leader.
Prof. Stroud brings to the portfolio substantial experience in university governance, having served on a variety of important governance and administrative bodies including Senate, the Academic Policy and Planning Committee, and the Performance Enhancement Workgroup within the Principal’s Strategic Reframing Initiative. Stroud’s involvement in and dedication to the University are obvious not only in the number and quality of her governance contributions, but also through her active role in development efforts in various events in support of Campaign McGill and her close work over many years with the Martlet Foundation and McGill’s Prestige Scholarships program.