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)