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  1. 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.


 

Graduate

 

Placement Dissertation Title Advisor
2018

Naomi Dershowitz

 

Barnard College (visiting Assistant Professor)

"All the Small Things: Contingent Mereological Nihilism" Mark Heller

Joseph Hedger

 

Syracuse University (adjunct) "Seeing and Believing: Philosophical Issues in Theory of Mind Development" Robert Van Gulick
2017

 

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
2016

 

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
2015

 

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
2014

 

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
2013

 

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
2012
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
2011
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
2010
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
2009

 

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
2008
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
2007
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
2006
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
2005
Mark Steen Boğaziçi University, Istanbul (TT) "Stuff, Process, and Object: An Examination of Substance and Its Alternatives" André Gallois
2004
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
2003
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
2002
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
2001
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
2000
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