Jan Boxill is Director of the Parr Center for Ethics, Chair of the Faculty, and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at UNC-Chapel Hill. Jan received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from UCLA. She specializes and teaches courses in ethics, social and political philosophy and feminist theory. She is editor of Sports Ethics (Blackwell 2003) and Issues in Race and Gender (2000), and has written articles on ethics in sports, Title IX, and affirmative action. Currently she is working on a book, Front Porch Ethics: The Moral Significance of Sport. In 2006, she received the first faculty Women’s Advocacy Award. She is past president of the International Association for Philosophy in Sport and is a member of the Carolina Speakers Bureau. Originally from a small town in upstate New York, Jan spent three years in the Air Force in the Women’s Air Force Band. She has been at UNC since 1985, has served as the Public Address Announcer for Women’s Basketball and Field Hockey and as the radio color analyst for Women’s Basketball. Jan is a graduate of BRIDGES Program, a North Carolina University Wide Academic Leadership program for women and presently is Chair of the Faculty at UNC.
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