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Graduate Placement

Below is a listing of all PhDs awarded since 2000 along with placement information. 

TT=tenure-track (or continuing tenure-track equivalent); T=tenured.


Placement Dissertation Title Advisor

Li Kang

Vassar College (2-year) "Spreading Structures" Kris McDaniel

James Lee

Syracuse University (PTI) "A Metaphysician's User Guide: The Epistemology of Metaphysics" Kris McDaniel

Kendall Fisher

Seattle University (TT) "Thomas Aquinas on the Metaphysical Nature of the Soul and It's Union with the Body" Kara Richardson and Kris McDaniel

Nicole Dular

Franklin College (3 year) "Knowing Better, Reasoning Together" David Sobel and Hille Paakkunainen

Sean Clancy

East China Normal University (TT) "What Counts as Desiring the Actual Good" Ben Bradley

Steve Steward

Syracuse University (adjunct) "On What Consists in What" Kristopher McDaniel

Preston Werner

Hebrew University (TT) "Seeing Right and Wrong: A Defense of A Posteriori Intuitionism" David Sobel

Travis Timmerman

Seton Hall University (TT) "In Defense of Deprivationism" Ben Bradley

Yishai Cohen

University of Southern Maine (TT) "Incompatibilist Alternative Possibilities" Mark Heller

Kirsten Egerstrom

Southern Methodist University (3 year position) and University of Johannesburg (research associate) "Practical Identity and Meaninglessness" Ben Bradley

Mihnea Capraru

Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan (assistant professor) "The Sundial Tribe and the Labyrinth of Purpose" Robert Van Gulick/Thomas McKay

Amy Massoud

Syracuse University (adjunct) "Moral Worth and Supererogation" Ben Bradley

Ryan Hubbard

Gulf Coast State College (TT) "A Defense of Formal Contractualism" Kenneth Baynes

Charles (Rich) Booher

De Anza College, Cupertino, CA (TT) "Perfection, History and Harmonious Individuality: Herder's Ethical Thought, 1765-1791" Frederick Beiser

Aaron Wolf

Colgate University (adjunct) "Where the Reasons Come From" Ben Bradley

Jacob Greenblum

Georgetown University (adjunct) "Social Equality: On the Aim of Distributive Justice" Kenneth Baynes

Jason Rourke

Niagara University (adjunct) "Questions and Inquiry: Some Epistemological Applications" Mark Heller

Andrew Specht

Allan Hancock College (systems analyst) "Kant and the Neglected Alternative" Frederick Beiser

Mark Barber

Non-academic employment "Ground and Relative Fundamentality" Mark Heller

Kristen Oganowski

Non-academic employment "Centralizing Ambiguity: Simone de Beauvoir and a Twenty-First Century Ethics" Linda Alcoff

John Monteleone

Lemoyne College (TT) "Feeling in Character: Towards an Ethics of Emotion" Michael Stocker
Matthew Skene Aurora Community College, Colorado (adjunct) "Putting the Ghost Back in the Machine: A Defense of Common Sense Dualism" Robert Van Gulick
Kelly McCormick Texas Christian University (TT) "Towards a Revisionist Account of Moral Responsibility" Andre Gallois
David Bzdak Onondaga Community College (TT) "Knowing How: An Empirical, Functionalist Approach" Mark Heller
Joel Brown U.S. Air Force Academy (Assistant Professor) "Kant, Derivative Influence, and the Metaphysics of Causality" Frederick Beiser
Jordan Dodd Carleton University (sessional) "Meaningful Experiences: An Essay on Experiences of Understanding" Robert Van Gulick
Anthony Fisher

University of Manchester (postdoc)

"Ideology and Fundamentality: A Study in Metaphysics" André Gallois
Jeremy Dickinson Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (lecturer) "An Essay on the Ontology of Reasons" Mark Heller
Paul Prescott

Syracuse University (VAP)

Upstate Medical University (Lecturer)

"On Pessimism: A Study in Normative Psychology" Michael Stocker
Patrick Beach Cycorp (Ontological Engineer) "Moral Luck" Ben Bradley
Andrew Corsa Lynn University, Boca Raton (Assistant Professor) "Thomas Hobbes' Response to the Fool: Justice and Magnanimity" Edward McClennen
Jeremy Pierce

LeMoyne College (adjunct)

"A Realist Metaphysics of Race: a Context-Sensitive, Short-Term Retentionalist, Long-Term Revisionist Approach" Linda Alcoff
Deke Gould

Augustana College (VAP)

"Analyticity, Platonism, and A Priori Knowledge" André Gallois
Aaron Koller Non-academic employment "The Flower of Human Perfection: Moses Mendelssohn's Defense of Rationalist Aesthetics" Frederick Beiser
Steffen Borge University of Tromsø (Associate Professor) "Speaker's Meaning: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language" John Hawthorne
Kora Gould Black Hawk College (TT) "Personal Identity, Reductionism and Eliminativism" André Gallois
KienHow Goh First appointment: Central Washington University (VAP); current appointment unknown "Fichte's Theory of Practical Agency" Frederick Beiser

Jason Clark

University of Osnabrueck, GERMANY (postdoc)

"Classifying Emotions in Biology, Psychology, and Philosophy: Evoluntionary, Developmental, and Functional Continuities Between Basic and Higher-Cognitive Emotions"

Bence Nanay
Adam Schechter Yale University - Human Research Protection Program "Valuing Life: A Moral Defense of the Right to Die in Liberal Democracy" Laurence Thomas
Brendan Murday Ithaca College (T) "Two Dimensionalism and Semantic Content" André Gallois
Edison Barrios University of Utah (3-yr 2013-2016) "The Foundations of Linguistics: Two Theses" Thomas McKay
Nathan Hanna Drexel University (TT) "The Justifiability of Punishment" Kenneth Baynes/Edward McClennen
Christopher Calvert-Minor University of Wisconsin, Whitewater (T) "Practicist Epistemology and the Social Dimension" Linda Alcoff
Irem Kurtsal Steen Boğaziçi University, Istanbul (TT) "Composition, Vagueness, and Persistence" André Gallois
Michael McFall University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley (TT) "Self-Respect and Family Egalitarianism" (passed with distinction) Laurence Thomas
Michael McKeon Barry University (T) "The Value of Religious Commitments in a Pluralistic Society" Laurence Thomas
Kevin Kukla Teach for America "An Anti-Bivalentist Solution to the Sorites Paradox" André Gallois
Mark Scala West Texas A&M (TT) "Three-Dimensionalism" John Hawthorne
Jessica (Wollam) Logue University of Portland (lecturer) "Context and Anti-Essentialism: A Thoroughgoing Approach" Edward Mooney
Craig Hanson Palm Beach Atlantic University (T) "Addiction: Rationality and Responsibility" Edward McClennen
Philip Pegan Neumann University (TT) "The Nature of Assertion" John Hawthorne
Dimitria Gatzia University of Akron, Wayne (TT) "Color Fictionalism: Color Discourse without Colors" Clyde Hardin
Laurence James Non-academic employment "The Meaningfulness of Life" Michael Stocker
Mark Steen Boğaziçi University, Istanbul (TT) "Stuff, Process, and Object: An Examination of Substance and Its Alternatives" André Gallois
Kari Middleton Freelance writer and editor, Portland, Oregon "Conceptions and Consequences of Semantic Underdetermination" Thomas McKay
John Draeger Buffalo State (T) "Caring for Others: A Theory of Moral Reasons" Michael Stocker
Seth Shabo University of Delaware (T) "Holding Responsible without Ultimate Responsibility: Towards a Communitarian Defense of Compatibilism" Michael Stocker
Erik Schmidt Gonzaga University (T) "Beyond Comparison: Incomparability and hte Psychology of Choice" Michael Stocker
Daniel Haggerty University of Scranton (T) "Moral Magnetism: A Study in Relations of Emotion, Value & World" Michael Stocker
Eric Funkhouser University of Arkansas (T) "Eluding Exclusion: Making Room for the Special Sciences" Robert Van Gulick
Patricia Psomas In Athens, Greece (no further information) "Speech Act Theories of Meaning" William P. Alston
Carol Quinn Metro State College (T) "Reconsidering the Nazi Debate: The Moral Aspects of Deciding Whether to Use the Nazi Data" Samuel Gorovitz
Sean McAleer University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (T) "Kant and Virtue Ethics" Michael Stocker
David Kim University of San Francisco (T) "Mortal Feelings: A Theory of Revulsion and the Intimacy of Agency" Michael Stocker
Robert Fudge Weber State University (T) "An Anti-Realist Account of Aesthetic Properties" Philip Peterson
Pierre LeMorvan The College of New Jersey (T) "A Defense of the Theory of Appearing" William P. Alston
Heather Battaly California State University, Fullerton (T) "What Are the Virtues of Virtue Epistemology?" William P. Alston