Marina McCoy teaches both ancient philosophy and in a service learning program in which students explore philosophy and theology alongside in depth community service. Her research is in ancient philosophy and literature, and she has a special interest in Platonic rhetoric and argumentation. She is working on a book on imagination in Plato’s Republic. Among her recent publications are a book Wounded Heroes: Vulnerability as a Virtue in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy (Oxford, 2013), and an essay “Pity as a Civic Virtue in Sophocles’ Philoctetes,” (SUNY, 2015). She has also received various grants from the Institute for Liberal Arts for faculty/graduate student colloquia on “Race and Ethics” and “Gender and Embodiment.”