Mercyhurst University

Richard McCarty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Preston 205

(814) 824-2033

Dr. McCarty frequently travels the United States speaking at colleges, universities, and faith communities on the intersection of religion, ethics, and sexuality. Believing that ethics is best pursued from the perspective of critical realism, Dr. McCarty searches for insights from cross-cultural dialogues, as well as data from the natural and social sciences, in order to better understand human sexuality, and then, to reflect critically on sexual morality in conversation with a wide variety of religious perspectives.

Rich McCarty received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Iowa, specializing in religious ethics and sexual ethics. At Mercyhurst University, Dr. McCarty offers related courses, including Religious Perspectives on Human Relationships (RLST 255), Social Ethics (RLST 405), and Peace and Justice (RLST 440).