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Peter Osuji

Assistant Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Center for Healthcare Ethics

Fisher Hall 301B
Phone: 412.396.4902


Ph.D., Healthcare Ethics, Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2013.
M.A., HealthCare Ethics, Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2008.
M.A., Religious Studies, Missionary Institute London, England, 1989. (Affiliate of Katholieke Universiteit Te Leuven)
S.T.B. Systematic Theology, Missionary Institute London, England, 1989. (Affiliate of Katholieke Universiteit Te Leuven)
B.Sc., Zoology, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria, 1985.

Fr. Peter is a Spiritan from Nigeria. He did missionary service in Southern Ethiopia for 9 years as a school principal, a community development agent, and as an evangelizer. From 2000 - 2005, Peter was a director of The Spiritan Postulancy, a post-high school institute where he also taught ethics, introduction to Bible etc. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in healthcare ethics from the Center for HealthCare Ethics (CHCE) Duquesne University from 2006-2013 while also working as a campus minister at Duquesne. Now, Peter teaches undergraduate healthcare ethics courses in both theology and philosophy departments. 


Peter Osuji, "Tortoise and Alia: Beyond a Nostalgia for Traditional Moral Education Method of the Igbo People of Nigeria" Medicine and Law Journal, Volume 34 No. 2 (June 2015) pp 229-250.

Peter I. Osuji, "Confidentiality" Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics, [e-copy] edited by Dr. Henk A.M.J. ten Have, (Springer, 2015) http://link.springer.com/referencework/10.1007%2F978-3-319-05544-2

"African Traditional Medicine: Autonomy and Informed Consent." Vol. 3. Springer, 2014.

"Informed Consent in Western (USA) Medicine and in African (Igbo) Traditional Medicine (a Comparison)" Bulletin of Ecumenical Theology vol 24, (2012): 129-161. ISSN 0794-8670.


Dr. Osuji was awarded the  Alphons Loogman C.S.Sp., Faculty Research Grant in African Studies for his project Informed Refusal of Treatment in African (Igbo) Traditional Medicine in Imo State, Nigeria Rev (2015). Abstract