Faculty & Staff

Susanna Boxall, Lecturer
(M.A. California State University, Chico)

Susanna Flavia Boxall is a SoCal native. Despite most educated guesses about her accent, she was not raised in Russia, Germany, Poland or somewhere in Scandinavia, but in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the age of 19 she headed north to fulfill her dream of living in her native country. Shortly after arriving in Chico in August of 2000, she fell in love with the town, the university and its cycling culture.

At Chico State, she studied Philosophy and Religious Studies and graduated with a 4.0 average - the highest of her graduating class. Despite keeping her nose buried in Philosophy texts for four years, she found enough time to develop a healthy obsession with endurance sports and indoor cycling, and for six years she worked as cycling instructor at a few of Chico's health clubs. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she was accepted to Duke University to pursue a doctorate in Philosophy. She endured North Carolina's southern charm, humidity and boiled peanuts for 18 months. Eventually, she returned to Chico to complete her M.A. in ethical studies with the hopes of obtaining a lecturer position in the Philosophy Department.

In 2013, her dream of working for her alma mater was granted and she began teaching courses in Philosophy (e.g., Introduction to Philosophy, Logic and Critical Thinking, Philosophy of Race, Health Ethics, Moral Issues in Parenting), Religion (Women and Religion) and the Humanities (Great Books and Ideas: Freedom). Her main areas of interest are Applied Ethics and Social and Political Philosophy. For the last 13 years she has been an active participant in the Ethics Bowl, a nationwide student competition on applied ethics sponsored by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, and has served as a team member, coach, organizer and case writer.

In addition to teaching, Susanna has been involved with KCHO/North State Public Radio, Chico's NPR affiliate, since 2011. She began her radio career as the office coordinator and later became a board operator and news anchor. Since the summer of 2014 she has been producing and hosting a late-night music show, From the Muddy Banks of the Chico Creek.

When she's not educating the youth on the importance of living a well-examined life, she enjoys cooking vegan meals, working out, playing guitar, cleaning cages at the local cat shelter, and going to concerts. She lives with her husband and her Hobbit-footed kitties in Chico.

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