Meaghan Godwin



  • M.A., University of Scranton (Theology)
  • B.A., King's College (Philosophy)

Ms. Godwin taught in the Philosophy Department of King's College as well as in the Philosophy and Religious Studies Departments of Misericordia University prior to teaching at Marywood. Aside from living a short time in Seattle, Ms. Godwin and her family are long time residents of Northeastern PA. She began her studies in Philosophy at Drew University though due to circumstances finished her degree Summa Cum Laude at King's. After starting a family, she earned an M.A. in Theology from the University of Scranton as well as the 2004 Outstanding Graduate in Theology award. She is currently working toward her PhD in Human Development here at Marywood.

Ms. Godwin's interests include ethics, theology, and Pragmatism. Upon finding a home in Pragmatic Buddhism, Ms. Godwin chose to follow a monastic path through the Center for Pragmatic Buddhism (CPB) in St. Louis, was ordained a Novice Monk in May of 2009 and became Provost of CPB in June of that same year. She works on and has published in the CPB's journal, The Pragmatic Buddhist. Ms. Godwin has presented at the Global Landscapes Conference at King's College and in 2010 will have a chapter on self and identity published in Spider-man and Philosophy, an edition of the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series.


  • Eastern Philosophy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Ethics
  • Introduction to Philosophy