Faith Bjalobok

Adjunct Lecturer
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

College Hall 334
Phone: 412.396.2649


PhD., Philosophy, Duquesne University.
Masters, Philosophy, Duquesne University.
Masters, Criminology, Indiana University of PA.
BA, Philosophy, Chatham University.

Dr. Bjalobok earned a BA in Philosophy from Chatham University, a Masters Degree in Criminology from Indiana University of PA, a Masters Degree in Philosophy from Duquesne University and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Duquesne University. Dr. Bjalobok is the founder of the Fluffyjean Fund for Felines, a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and a Judge for the Better Business Bureau Torch Awards (ethics in workplace).

Her area of academic interest is in applied ethics specifically animal rights, human rights, environmental ethics, theories of justice, and biomedical ethics.

She currently teaches such courses as Philosophy of Animals, Healthcare Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Technology, Legal and Ethical issues in Healthcare, Comparative Healthcare Systems and Environmental Ethics.

Dr. Bjalobok's contributing articles on horse slaughter, pigeon shoots and feral cats were recently published in The Global Guide to Animal Protection. Dr. Bjalobok's essay on our moral obligation to ill and aging animals will appear in the upcoming Practical Guide to Animal Ethics. She is currently working on a book entitled The Barn: An Argument for Animal Rights.

Dr. Bjalobok is a frequent speaker at animal law conferences. She recently spoke at the 5th Annual Prosecution Conference on Animal Abuse and Duquesne Law School's Animal Law Conference. She is working with a Pittsburgh attorney to setup a pro bono committee of attorneys to provide legal assistance to animal shelters and humane officers.

In addition to her academic endeavors, Dr. Bjalobok runs a rescue farm that is a forever home to horses, donkeys, cats, ducks, geese, a pot bellied pig and three roosters. She is also the founder of the Fluffyjean Fund for Felines which is a TNVR program and is currently administering the Washington Area Humane Society Colony Cat Project.