Alina Beary (1978-2023)


Alina Beary, an associate professor of philosophy in the Torrey Honors College at Biola University, died this past Wednesday after what the university described as “a tragic pedestrian-vehicle accident.”

Professor Beary joined the Biola faculty in 2018. She earned her PhD and MA in philosophy from Baylor University and an MA in philosophical theology from Criswell College. She earned her undergraduate degree in jurisprudence at Bashkir State University in her native country of Russia.

Her research interests were at the intersection of moral philosophy and psychology, with a particular focus on how implicit biases affect our capacity to develop virtues. You can learn more about her work here and here.

According to the university, she is remembered as a kindhearted person who was appreciated for her “engaging presence in the classroom and the way she intentionally cultivated community with and for her students.”

Professor Beary is survived by her husband and twin daughters.

(via Christian Miller)

 

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David Clark
David Clark
7 months ago

This is heartbreaking. Alina was one of the kindest people I’ve known. A delight to spend time with. And an amazing mom who raised two girls who carry their mom’s kindness, strength, and intelligence.

Bahman
Bahman
7 months ago

The loss of every educated person brings the world one step closer to darkness. To get rid of this darkness, we must always remember these people and their thoughts.

Ana
Ana
7 months ago

May she rest in peace 🕊️

Char T
Char T
7 months ago

I don’t know Ms. Beary and her family.
I just read this and it struck a cord in my heart. It is really tragic and saddening to lose your loved one. My heartfelt condolences to her family. I’m so sorry for their loss and hope peace and comfort for the family.

Kelsey
Kelsey
6 months ago

What terrible news – I am dumbfounded. I met Alina when I was a graduate student and she was extremely kind and generous to me: even when she barely knew who I was she helped me forge professional relationships at conferences, and she was willing to share frank, thoughtful (and sometimes funny!) advice about the challenges of being a mom and an academic. My prayers and thoughts are with her family – I can only imagine their grief. May her memory be a blessing, and may she rest in peace.