Current Dissertations & Placements

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Despite an ongoing tight market nationwide for new Ph.D.s entering academic philosophy, the Purdue University Philosophy Department has enjoyed a strong record of success in placing its graduates during this period.  The Department granted Ph.D.s to sixty-five people in this decade.  Fifty-five of those sixty-five did unrestricted searches for academic positions, and forty-eight of those fifty-five received a full-time offer of some sort.
We attribute this success in large measure to two things:
  1. This department devotes considerable energy and resources to help its students secure academic appointments, beginning with the work of a Placement Director whose job is to oversee all aspects of preparation for and execution of the application process.  This includes: an early-Fall placement meeting for prospective candidates (including those still a year or two away from completing their dissertations), during which the contents of an extensive placement manual are discussed in detail; multiple-faculty review of draft CVs; compilation of a full dossier, including a special letter about the applicant's success as a teacher written by the Director of Undergraduate Studies; full subsidy of copying and postage costs; mock interviews by faculty for all candidates; and on-site assistance and advice from the Placement Director at the Eastern APA Meeting.
  2. The Graduate Program at Purdue is structured so that all students emerge with strong competence in a range of traditional areas of philosophy.  This, together with concerted effort at giving our students extensive experience teaching their own courses under faculty-mentor oversight, has earned Purdue a reputation of turning out unusually well-trained teachers of philosophy.
Many of our students begin applying for jobs as latter-stage ABD candidates; most of our students secure a continuing tenure-track job within three years of graduating.  The list below shows the employment record for the past decade by year of graduation, listing current position first and then any previous ones.  Every effort has been made to provide information that is as complete and accurate as possible: please send corrections to

In Progress

James Elliott:  “Religion and Morality in the Young Hegel’s Reception of Kant: An Analysis of the Early Theological Writings” (Jacqueline Mariña)

Timothy Folk:  “Leibniz on Reasons for Acting and Moral Obligation” (Pat Kain)

Ana Carolina Gómez Sierra:  “The Problem of Universality of Human Rights: An Analysis Through the Explanatory Role of Social Contracts” (Christopher Yeomans)

Alžbeta Hájková:  “Hannah Arendt and Contemporary Politics: Refugees, Identity, and Gender Equality” (Christopher Yeomans)

Dan Linford:  “Essays on Philosophy of Cosmology” (Paul Draper)

Sarah Lucas:  “Theoretical Virtues and Moral Theory Selection” (Pat Kain)

Troy Seagraves:  “Moral Permissivism” (Pat Kain)

Samantha Seybold:  “White Noise: The Epistemic Injustice of American Post-Truth Normativity” (Dan Smith)

Luke Wilson:  “Divine Motivation and Bayesian Natural Theology” (Paul Draper)


Thomas Doyle:  “Persons in Dis-Ease: Understanding Medicine Through Phenomenology” (Dan Smith)

Brian Eckley:  “Simone de Beauvoir's Existentialist Ethics: Sex, Gender, and Indifference” (William McBride)


Berman Chan:  “The Metaphysics of Goodness” (Pat Kain)

Joseph Krylow:  “Rejecting Physicalism: A Causal Analysis of Augustine’s Argument from Presence to Incorporeality” (Jeff Brower)

Rob Luzecky:  “The Times of Deleuze” (Dan Smith)

Tiffany Montoya:  “Beyond the ‘Rational, Autonomous, Individual’: A Critical Reexamining of the Self in Normative Political Theory” (Leonard Harris)
CFD Fellow/Visiting Assistant Professor, Muhlenberg College
Ryan van Nood:  “Vital Ethics: The Meaning Effect and Seeing the World Aright” (Dan Frank)
Lecturer, Institute for Philosophy at Leiden University
Brandon Rdzak:  “‘It is of the nature of reason to regard things as necessary, not as contingent’: A Defense of Spinoza’s Necessitarianism” (Dan Frank)
Visiting Instructor, Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program & Department of Philosophy, Purdue University
Stephen Setman:  “Moral Responsibility, Reasons Responsiveness, Normative Control, and Political Radicalization” (Dan Kelly)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, St. Bonaventure University


Samuel Bennett:  “With and Without Self-Control: The Aristotelian Characters of Akrasia and Enkrateia ” (Pat Curd)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program & Department of Philosophy, Purdue University

Patrick Hoburg:  “Stratigraphic Time: The Temporal Nature of Evolutionary Change” (Dan Smith), Philosophy and Literature

Vince Jacobson:  “A Nominalist Theory of Content” (Rod Bertolet)

James Mollison:  “Dialogues with Nietzsche: Re-Thinking  Amor Fati, Perspectivism, and the  Ubermensch with the Stoics, Leibniz, and Deleuze” (Dan Smith)
Director of Debate Program, Purdue University
Keunchang Oh:  “Essays on Social Norms and Racism” (Leonard Harris)

Melanie Swan:  “Kant and Hegel's Philosophical Thirds: A New Perspective on Explaining Appearances” (Dan Smith)


Lacey Davidson:  “That’s (Also) Racist! Entity Type Pluralism, Responsibility, And Liberatory Norms” (Dan Kelly)
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), University of Indianapolis
Previously: Visiting Assistant Professor, California Lutheran University
Reyes Espinoza:  “The Ethics of Tragic Uncertainty: A Visceral Ethics for Global Relationships” (Dan Smith)
Brian Johnson:  “Conscience and Human Nature and the Evolutionary Challenge” (Chris Yeomans)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program & Department of Philosophy, Purdue University

Michael Popejoy:  “Pantheism in Spinoza, Hegel, & Contemporary Philosophy of Religion” (Chris Yeomans
Max Spears:  “Technology and Topology: Rethinking the Space of Existence” (Dan Smith)


Ashley Albrecht:  “Gendered Representations of AI in Film: Alternatives to Dystopic Futures in Her & Ex Machina” (Dan Smith), Philosophy and Literature
Research Associate, National Center for Professional and Research Ethics
Elaine Blum:  “A Pragmatic Methodology for the (Queer) Self” (Dan Smith)
Lecturer, University of West Georgia
Changtze Chia:  “Choosing Wickedness: Moral Evil in Kant’s Religion” (Jacqueline Mariña)
Jonathan Fuqua:  “Metaethical Mooreanism” (Mike Bergmann)
Assistant Professor, Conception Seminary
Alex Gillham:  “Eudaimonia and the Best Life: Epicurus’ Objective Goods Perfectionism” (Pat Curd)
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Bonaventure University
Joel Johnson:  “Final Causality in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas” (Jeff Brower)
Visiting Assistant Professor, John Carroll University/Borromeo Seminary
Matthew Kroll:  “‘ muthologos has lost such ground’: Myth, History, and Orality in the Poetics of Charles Olson” (Arkady Plotnitsky and Dan Smith), Philosophy and Literature
Academic Programs Manager, Dept. of Philosophy, Purdue University
Previously: Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Research Data Libraries and Dept. of Philosophy, Purdue University (2018-19)
Lynn Parrish:  Precinct and Praxis: Cultic Ritual and the Built Environment in the Greco-Roman World” (Bill McBride and Chris Yeomans), Philosophy and Literature
Clinical Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Purdue University
Strand Shendahl-Thomason:  “Discourse, Documents, and Counter-Discipline: Michel Foucault’s Ethics and the Practice of Writing” (Dan Smith), Philosophy and Literature
Limited Term Lecturer, Purdue University Fort Wayne


David Coss:  “The Case Against Interest-Relative Invariantism” (Rod Bertolet and Matthias Steup)
Joshua Gulley:  “Mixture, Powers, and Reality in Empedocles and Aristotle” (Pat Curd)
Previously: Adjunct Professor, Indiana University at Kokomo
Andrew Israelsen:  “Kant and the Unity of Nature” (Chris Yeomans)
Adjunct Professor, Salt Lake Community College and Utah Valley University.
Ibrahim Marazka:  “Heterotopias: Spaces for the Practice of Freedom. Investigations into a spatial category in the philosophy of Michel Foucault and the late work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,” (Bill McBride), Philosophy & Literature
Visiting Assistant Professor of German, Purdue University.
Chapman Waters:  “Frege’s Realism Revisited: A Critique of Recent Trends in Frege Scholarship” (Rod Bertolet)
Continuing Lecturer, University of Utah
Previously: UWorld Exam Preparation



Scott Coley:  “On the Consequences of Skeptical Theism” (Paul Draper)
Continuing Lecturer at Mount St. Mary’s
Andrew Iliadis:  “A Black Art: Ontology, Data, and the Tower of Babel Problem” (Ashley Kelly and Dan Smith), Philosophy and Communications
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Temple University Department of Media Studies and Production
Previously: Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Media, Data, and Culture at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and the Decimal Lab (2016-17)
Donovan Irven:  “Being and Literature: The Disclosure of Place in Modernity” (Dan Smith), Philosophy & Literature
Visiting Assistant Professor, Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas
Davis Kuykendall:  “Leibniz on Intra-Substantial Causation and Change” (Jan Cover)
Term Assistant Professor at George Mason University
Jessica Mejia:  “Animals and the Value of Life” (Mark Bernstein)
Nancy Schaenen Scholar and Assistant Director of Academic Services, DePauw University
Previously: Visiting Assistant Professor, DePauw University
Amy Pommerening:  “The Time of Liberation: Prison Abolition and the Coming Community,” (Harris), Philosophy and Literature
Continuing Lecturer Texas State University
Netty Provost:  “A Phenomenologial Inquiry into Sacred Time in Hinduism” (Dan Smith)
Academic Advisor, University of Southern Maine
Previously: Lecturer in Philosophy, IU Kokomo
Mark Satta, “A Defense of the Ambiguity Theory of ‘Knows’” (Matthias Steup)
JD, Harvard Law School (2019)
Assistant Professor, Wayne State University
Beto Urquidez:  “Racism and Conceptual Analysis: A Defense of The Wittgensteinian Approach” (Leonard Harris)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Gustavus Adolphus University
Joshua White:  “The Epistemology of Enculturation” (Mike Bergmann)
Web Applications Developer at Purdue University



Richard Hamm:  “It’s All Uphill from Here: Finding the Concept of Joy in Existential Philosophy and Literature” (Bill McBride), Philosophy and Literature
Associate Professor, Lynn University
Christopher Penfield:  “Foucault, Kant, Deleuze, and the Problem of Political Agency” (Dan Smith)
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Sweet Briar College
Natalia Washington:  “Mental Health and Human Minds: Some Theoretical Criteria for Clinical Psychiatry” (Dan Kelly)
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), University of Utah
Previously: Cyc Software in Austin, TX (2017-18); Post-doc, Washington University in St. Louis Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program, (2015-17)



Yubraj Aryal:  “Affective Politics and Non-sovereign Identity,” (Dan Smith)
Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at Arlington
Previously: Visiting Professor, Ivy Tech; Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Montreal (2015-17); Visiting Scholar NYU (2015-16)
Justin Litaker:  “Capitalism and Social Agency,” (Chris Yeomans and Dan Smith)
Adjunct Instructor, University of Mobile and University of South Alabama
Anthony Malagon:  “The Hidden God in Kierkegaard and Marcel” (Bill McBride and Dan Smith)
Instructor, Queens College of CUNY
Justin Matchulat:  “Practical Cognition and Moral Motivation in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas” (Jeff Brower)
Assistant Professor, (Tenure Track), Mount St. Mary’s University
Ashley Puzzo:  “A Dissertation on the Identity of Indiscernibles” (Rod Bertolet)
Visiting Assistant Professor, DePauw University.
Sophia Stone:  “Plato’s Metaphysics of Soul” (Pat Curd), Philosophy and Literature
Associate Professor, Lynn University



Brian Besong:  “Moral Intuitionism, Disagreement, and the Prudent Conscience” (Pat Kain)
Assistant Professor (Tenture Track) Ohio Dominican University
Previously: Assistant Professor, Kutztown University; Visiting Assistant Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Philip Osborne:  “Justification, Truth, and the Philosopher’s Armchair,” (Mike Bergmann)
Instructor at Rowan University, Camden County College, and Rowan College at Gloucester.
Julie Swanstrom:  “The Metaphysics of Causation in the Creation Accounts of Avicenna and Aquinas,” (Jeff Brower)
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Georgia Southern University
Craig Titus:  “A Theory of State Justice: Human Rights as the Basis of Political Legitimacy,” (Bill McBride), Philosophy and Literature
Jacob Tuttle:  “Suárez’s Metaphysics of Efficient Causation” (Jeff Brower)
Visiting Lecturer, Gonzaga University
Previously: Post-doc, Loyola Marymount University; Visiting Assistant Professor, St. Michael’s College, Vermont



Marco Altamirano:  “The Problem of Nature: An Essay on Time” (Dan Smith)
Adjunct Professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; Co-founder of Grad Square
Erik Baldwin:  “Fully Informed Reasonable Disagreement and Tradition Based Perspectivalism” (Paul Draper)
Adjunct Professor, Indiana University Northwest
Previously: Adjunct Professor, University of Notre Dame (2013-16); Research Visitor, University of Notre Dame, (2011-12)
Jonathan Beever:  “The Semiotic Foundation of an Ecological Ethic” (Mark Bernstein)
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), University of Central Florida
Previously: Visiting Scholar, Hastings Center; Postdoctoral Fellow at Rock Ethics Institute, Pennsylvania State University
Vern Cisney:  “Toward a Philosophy of Difference: From Derrida to Deleuze” (Dan Smith)
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Interdisciplinary Studies at Gettysburg College
Rockwell Clancy:  “Gilles Deleuze’s Political Anthropology: From a Critique of Psychoanalysis to the Superiority of Anglo-American Literature” (Dan Smith)
Associate Teaching Professor, University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, Shanghai, China
John Houston:  “Aristotle on Friendship, Justice, and the Human Good” (Pat Curd)
Assistant Professor, St. Benedict/St. John College
Previously: Visiting Assistant Professor, Wabash College

Olga Lyanda-Geller:  “Lekta and Inner Form as Loci of Sense in Metaphysics of Language” (Dan Smith)
Continuing Lecturer, School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue University

Leonard Sidharta:  “Moral saints and eudaimonia: A philosophical justification of moral sainthood” (Pat Kain)  
Winship Varner:  “Hylomorphism: A Viable Restrictivist Approach to Material Composition?” (Jan Cover)
Adjunct Professor at Sierra Nevada College
Joshua Watson:  “Form, Harmony, and Mechanism in Leibniz’s Philosophy of Laws” (Jan Cover)
Continuing Lecturer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Richmond P. West:  “Hostility Toward the Unattractive: A Critique of ‘Sexual Harassment’ Law” (Dan Smith), Philosophy and Literature



David Anderson:  “Knowledge and Conviction” (Mike Bergmann)
Labour Relations Advisor, Yukon Employees Union
Previously: Visiting Lecturer, Simon Fraser University; Templeton Research Fellow, Notre Dame University (2011)
Samantha Bankston:  “Becoming and Time in the Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze” (Dan Smith)
Visiting Assistant Professor at Babson College
Previously: Associate Professor, Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe; Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), CUNY-BMCC
Damon Boria:  “Against Powerlessness: Means-End Challenges for the Sartrean Humanist” (Bill McBride)
Assistant Professor, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
Jillian Canode:  “The Radical Potential of the Body: Pushing Irigarian Psychoanalysis in a Different Direction” (Bill McBride)
Center for American Education at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Lima, Peru
Previously: Adjunct Professor, Grand Valley, Michigan (2011)
Somaieh Emamjomeh:  “The Ethical Implications of Listening for Being-with-Others: A Critique of Martin Heidegger” (Bill McBride)
MITRE, Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer (2011)
Octavian Gabor, “Aristotelian Forms: Form, Soul, and Mind” (Pat Curd)
Assistant Professor 2, Methodist College, IL
Previously: Instructor, Bradley University (2010)
Bonnie Jean Kurle:  “An Integrative Study in Grice’s Metaphysics of Meaning” (Rod Bertolet)
Continuing Lecturer, Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska
Nicolae Morar:  “Biotechnologies and Human Nature: Ethical and Political Challenges” (Mark Bernstein)
Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies (Tenure Track), University of Oregon
Previously: Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Biology, University of Oregon (2014); Postdoctoral Fellow at Rock Ethics Institute, Pennsylvania State University (2013); Faculty Fellow, University of Oregon (2011-13)



Alex Carmical:  “Newton’s Critique of Descartes’s Theory of Motion”

Paul Gould:  “In Defense of Platonic Theism”
Assistant Professor, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Erik Hanson:  “Kant and Kierkegaard: Radical Evil and the Ethics of Love”
Senior Instructor, University of Colorado—Colorado Springs

Brian Kanouse:  “Transforming Diagnosis: A Post-Structural Critique of the Pathologization of Transgender Identity,” Philosophy and Communication
Lecturer, Keene State College

Erin Kealey:  “The Cinematic World: Heideggerian Existentialism and Film,” Philosophy and Literature
Adjunct Instructor, Shenandoah University

Robert Drury King:  "System Individuation in Differential and Dialectical Ontology: Deleuze, Hegel, and Systematic Thought"
Assistant Professor, Sierra Nevada College

Kurt Liebegott:  “A New Defense of Abortion”
Adjunct Instructor, Keystone College

Chris Michael Lorkowski:  “Naturalism, Realism, and Hume’s Philosophy of Religion” (Paul Draper)
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Ashford University
Previously:  Senior Lecturer, University of Akron (2011); Adjunct Instructor, Kent State (2011); Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati (2010)

Bryan O’Neal:  “Good Science/God Science? On the Scientific Legitimacy of Design Hypotheses”
Dean of Faculty and Associate Professor, Moody Bible Institute (2010)
Previously:  Assistant Professor, Moody Bible Institute (2008)

Bob Robinson:  “A Critical Ontology of Ourselves: The Kantian Foundations of Michel Foucault’s Philosophy”
Visiting Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University

Alden Stout:  “Reconciling Freedom and Solidarity: The Modern Republicanism of Hegel and Rousseau”
Visiting Assistant Professor, Morningside College (2011)
Previously:  Adjunct Instructor, Utah Valley University (2010)



Andy Brei:  "Our Right to Health and Our Duty to Nature"
Visiting Assistant Professor, St. Mary's University (2011)
Previously:  Adjunct Instructor, Northwest Vista College (2010)

Aaron Fehir:  “Postmetaphysical Fragments: Rereading Kierkegaard after the Death of God”
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Saint Leo University

Rebecca Lloyd:  "Descartes on Time"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Kenyon College

Jason Waller:  "Spinoza on the Persistence of Bodies"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Eastern Illinois University



Tully Borland:  "The Ethics of Duns Scotus"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Ouachita Baptist University

Randy Gibson:  "The Mystery of Death: Toward a Pacifist Ethic"
Adjunct Instructor:  Ivy Tech Community College

Timothy Allan Hillman:  "Leibniz on Monadic Action and Divine Concurrence"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), University of Southern Alabama

Nathan Jun:  "Anarchism and Contemporary Political Philosophy," Philosophy and Literature
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Midwestern State University

Shannon Nason: "Motion, Change, and Activity in the Thought of Soren Kierkegaard," Philosophy and Literature
Clinical Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University
Previously:  Visiting Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University

Michael Paradiso-Michau:  "The Face of the Neighbor Ethics in Kierkegaard and Levinas"
Lecturer,  Department of Liberal Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2014)
Previously:  Visiting Assistant Professor, North Central College (2011);  Adjunct Instructor, Oakton Community College (2010); Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pennsylvania State University (2008)

Ronald Rowe:  "Contemporary Legal Theory and Philosophical Hermeneutics: Originalisms Failed Reliance on Intentionalist Theories of Meaning"
J.D., University of Missouri School of Law

Michael Thune:  "The Epistemology of Disagreement"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Joliet Junior College

Christopher Tucker:  "Neo-Mooreanism, Inferential Justification, and Transmission Failure"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), University of Auckland (2010)
Previously:  Post-doc, University of Notre Dame (2009); Visiting Assistant Professor, Stonehill College (2008)

Shane Wahl:  "A Political Philosophy of the Future: Overcoming Liberalism Through Nietzschean Agonism"
Adjunct Professor, Ivy Tech Community College



Jacoby Carter:  "Social Inquiry: A Pragmatist Analysis of Just War Theory Explanations of Terrorism"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Erik Garrett: "A Phenomenological Investigation of the Child-Animal Bond," Communication and Philosophy
Assistant Professor of Communication (Tenure Track), Duquesne University

Joel Krueger:  "William James and Kitaro Nishida on 'Pure Experience,' Consciousness, and Moral Psychology"
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Danish National Research Foundation: Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen (2007)

Christopher P. Martin: "Spinoza's Individuals"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Myron Penner:  "Fallibilism and Warrant"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Trinity Western University

Thaddeus Robinson:  "Spinoza and the Metaphysics of Mechanism"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Muhlenberg College
Previously:  Visiting Assistant Professor, Muhlenberg College

Kevin W. Sharpe:  "Dispositions and the Metaphysics of Mental Causation"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), St. Cloud State University (2008)
Previously:  Visiting Assistant Professor, Westmont College (2007)



Bertha Alvarez:  "When Does a Human Being Gain a Moral Right to Life? A study of Abortion and Stem Cell Research"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Arizona State University

Lee McBride:  "Rethinking Liberalism: A Comparative Study of the Moral and Political Philosophies of John Dewey and Alasdair MacIntyre"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), College of Wooster (2008)
Previously:  Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Wooster

Bradley L. Sickler:  "Causation, Forces, and Laws of Nature: Some Implication of Kant's Second Analogy"
Previously:  Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Ouachita Baptist College



Jason Hagen:  "Modal Epistemology: What Justifies Modal Belief?"

Shin Kim:  "Moral Explanation within a Physicalist Framework"
Tenure Track, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea (2010)
Previously:  Visiting Assistant Professor, Central Michigan University (2006); Instructor, Indiana State University (2003); Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Omaha (2002)

Joseph Long:  "Existential Epistemologies"
Visiting Assistant Professor, St. Thomas University (2006)
Previously:  Visiting Assistant Professor, Northwestern College (2004)

Darrin Anthony Madis:  "Heidegger and Appropriating Nihilism: Reconstructing Dasein from Moral Relativism to Supererogatory Obligation," Philosophy and Literature
Faculty Fellow (English), Ivy Tech Community College

Mango Meier:  "Philosophy and Politics: Xenophon's Teaching on Tyranny"
Part-Time Appointment, Stony Brook



Michelle Darnell:  "Subject and Objects: A Comparative Study of Kant's and Sartre's Theoretical Philosophies"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Fayetteville State University (2005)
Previously:  Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Methodist College (2004)

Mary Escoffery:  "A Philosophical Examination of Peter Singer's Ethical Theory"

J. Todd Ferguson:  "From Globalization to Cosmopolitan Solidarity: A Critical Completion of Jurgen Habermas's Recent Political Philosophy"

Ada Jaarsma:  "Troubling the Normal: Contemporary Encounters with Kierkegaard," Philosophy and Literature
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Sonoma State University

Jack Mulder:  "Faith and Nothingness in Kierkegaard: A Mystical Reading of the God-Relationship"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Hope College (2006)
Previously:  Visiting Assistant Professor, Hope College

Jari Niemi:  "The Foundations of Jurgen Habermas's Theory of Communicative Rationality: A Defense"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Florida Atlantic University (2006)
Previously:  Visiting Assistant Professor, James Madison University (2005); Post-doc, Homeland Security Institute, Purdue University (2004)



Raymond Anthony: "A Philosophical Examination of the Relationship Between Animal Cognition and Human Obligation"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), University of Alaska (2005)
Previously:  Visiting Assistant Professor, Iowa State University (2003)

Chielozona Eze:  "Literature as an Ethical Challenge: Alain Locke and the Responsibility of the Negro Artist," English and Philosophy
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Northeastern Illinois University, Department of English (2005)
Previously:  Post-doc, UCLA (2004)

Joon Ho Kang:  "Maximization and Equality: An Examination of Utilitarian Responses to Rawls and Other Critics"
Lecturer, Kyunghee University, Korea

Louis Mancha:  "Concurrentism: A Philosophical Explanation"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Ashland University

Tadd Ruetenik:  "Sickrooms and Special Revelations: William James' Religion of the Individual," English and Philosophy
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), St. Ambrose University (2007)
Previously:  Instructor, Penn State-University Park (2006); Adjunct, Penn State-Altoona (2003)

Justin Skirry:  "Descartes' Metaphysics of the Human Being"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Nebraska-Wesleyan University (2006)
Previously:  Visiting Assistant Professor, St. Xavier University (2005); Visiting Assistant Professor, William Patterson University (2004); Visiting Assistant Professor, Emory University (2003)



Brian Coleman:  "Practical Reason and the Requirements of Internalism"
Visiting Assistant Professor, Central Michigan University (2003)
Previously:  Lecturer, Longwood College (2002)

Matt Hettche:  "Rethinking Rational Cosmology: Research on the Pre-Critical Origins of Kant's Arguments in the Antinomies"
Assistant Professor of Marketing (Tenure Track), Christopher Newport University (2009)
Previously:  Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing, Virginia Tech (2008); Visiting Assistant Professor, East Carolina University (2003); Adjunct, North Carolina State (2003)

Debra Jackson:  "Violated Subjects: A Feminist Phenomenology and Critical Theory of Rape"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), CSU/Bakersfield (2005)
Previously:  Visiting Assistant Professor, CSU/Bakersfield (2002)

Jeremy Gallegos:  "Hume's Two Foundations of Justice and the Nature of Law"

Thomas A. Gardner:  "Physicalism and Qualia"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Muhlenberg College (2003)
Previously:  Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position, Muhlenberg College (2002)

J. Gregory Keller:  "Weakness of Will Implies Freedom of Will: An Argument for Libertarian Freedom"
Lecturer, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (2002)

James D. Madden:  "Aristotelian Defense of Leibniz on Mechanism and Teleology"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Benedictine College (2003)
Previously:  Assistant Professor (five-year appointment), University of St. Thomas (2002)

L. Ryan Musgrave:  "Critical Feminist Aesthetics: Explorations in Contemporary Aesthetics and Politics"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Rollins College (2005)
Previously:  Visiting Assistant Professor (three-year appointment), Rollins College (2002)

Jennifer Purvis:  "The Engagement and Intervention: Feminism's Exchange with 19th Century Master Thinkers"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), University of Alabama (2002)

Daphne Rolle:  "The Relationship Between Moral Obligations and Unified Consciousness: Implications for the Individual"
Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure Track), Ball State University (2002)
Previously:  Visiting Part-Time Position, University of Indianapolis (2001); Visiting Part-Time Position, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (2000)

Mary Lyn Stoll:  "Collective Responsibility: The Morality of the Group"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), University of Southern Indiana (2005)
Previously:  Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure Track) Muskingum College (2003); Assistant Professor (Temporary Positio), Minnesota State University-Mankato (2002)
Abe Zakhem:  "Towards an Ethics of Authenticity: An Essay on the Limits of Theoretical Ethics"
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Seton Hall University



Mark Dixon:  “The Mind's Architecture: Classical Cognitivism and Connectionism”
Instructor (non-Tenure Track), Ohio Northern University

Tim Martell:  “'Capital' as a Model of Dialectical Philosophy: Marx after Adorno”
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Murray State University (2006)
Previously:  Visiting Assistant Professor, Murray State University; Teaching Fellow (2003), Adjunct Instructor (2002), Rollins College; Visiting Position, Ball State University (2001)

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