Kim K. Garchar | Department of Philosophy | Kent State University

Kim K. Garchar

Kim K. Garchar

Kim Garchar

Kim Garchar is Associate Professor of philosophy at Kent State University. Dr. Garchar is a member of the Ethics Committee at Summa Health System Akron City Hospital and a member of the executive board of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.

She is the author of articles in clinical ethics, American philosophy, death and dying; her current work interrogates moral personhood, responses to suffering, and the logical inconsistencies in health policy and law. Her current book project is a volume co-edited with Melissa Shew, Ph.D., Marquette University, titled Philosophy for Girls: An Invitation to the Life of Thought.

Dr. Garchar came to Kent State in 2008 after receiving her doctorate at the University of Oregon in 2006 and spending two years as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Colorado Denver’s Health and Sciences Center (now known as the Anschutz Medical Campus).

Job Title

Associate Professor

Job Department

Philosophy Department



Office Location

457 Main Hall