||Dr. Sharon Crasnow
Professor of Philosophy
Sharon Crasnow received her A.B. from Barnard College, Columbia University and her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Southern California. After receiving her degree, she taught at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY and then at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. She joined the faculty at RCCD in 1992. She has taught at all three colleges in the district but made Norco her home college in 1994. In addition to teaching philosophy, she served as the Norco College Academic Senate President from 2007-2013 and has been involved in participatory governance in many other ways, including curriculum development, program review, the honors program, and accreditation. She was also the 43rd Distinguished Faculty Lecturer.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Crasnow has research interests in philosophy of science, feminist epistemology, and philosophy of social science. Her publications include journal articles and two co-edited collection: Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminists Contributions to Traditional Philosophy with Anita Superson and Philosophical Feminism and Popular Culture with Joanne Waugh. She is active in many professional organizations including the American Philosophical Association, the Society for Analytical Feminism, and the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice. She serves on the editorial board of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy and the advisory board of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly.
The pursuit of learning is a common thread in both her personal and professional life. She is currently writing a paper with her husband Stephan Haggard, a professor at the University of California at San Diego. Both of her daughters, Sascha and Sonia, are Ph.D. students. Her stepdaughter, Kit is entering an MFA program in creative writing in the fall, and her stepson, Max, has just completed his first year of college.