Over the last three years, we have been delighted to welcome new faculty members to our roster. In addition to Michael Rescorla and Daniela Dover who are featured above, we added Josh Armstrong and Adam Crager to our ranks as assistant professors in 2014. Josh specializes in language, mind, and cognitive science, and Adam in ancient Greek philosophy, philosophical logic, Islamic philosophy and metaphysics. We will also welcome Sherrilyn Roush in the fall. She joins us as a professor of philosophy, moving from King’s College London, where she holds the Peter Sowerby Chair in Philosophy of Medicine. Professor Roush specializes in epistemology and philosophy of science with an emphasis on medicine. Look for interviews with Josh, Adam, and Sherri in coming issues.
Brian Copenhaver, the Steven F. and Christine L. Udvar-Hazy Chair, will retire this coming fall. Fortunately, he has agreed to return to teach a graduate seminar with Calvin Normore in spring 2018. In honor of his distinguished career as a provost and scholar, the Udvar-Hazys are renaming their endowed chair he occupies to the Brian P. Copenhaver Chair.
As detailed below, some terrific dissertations have been filed in the past few years. We are also proud of the recent success of our graduate students on the job market.
Laura Gillespie, On the Possibility and Permissibility of Interpersonal Punishment, (Stanford University’s McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, postdoctoral fellow)
Will Reckner, The Form of Law: Practical Principles and the Foundations of Kant’s Moral Theory, (University of Richmond, assistant professor, tenure track)
Tamar Weber, Forming Concepts and Doing it Well: A Theory and Epistemology for Empirical Concepts, (UCLA, lecturer)
Greg Antill, The Ethics of Self-Fulfilling Beliefs, (Claremont McKenna, visiting assistant professor)
Lee-Ann Chae, War and Peace: Towards a Just Peace, (Wharton School of Business, postdoctoral fellow)
Lindsey Chambers, Role Obligations and the Morality of Reproductive Selection, (Stanford University’s McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, postdoctoral fellow)
Ashley Feinsinger, Making Words, (University of San Diego, assistant professor, tenure track)
David Attanasio, The State Obligation to Protect, (Dechert LLP, associate, international arbitration group)
Justin Jennings, Right Action and Integrity, (Wake Forest University, visiting assistant professor)
Andrew Jewell, Believing for Reasons, (UCLA, lecturer)
Aaron Mead, On Loving Some People More than Others, (Caltech, lecturer)
Ingrid Steinberg, Paternalism and the Moral Status of Children
Joshua Blander, Dependence, Separability, and Theories of Identity and Distinction in Late Medieval Philosophy: Case Studies from Scotus and Ockham, (The King’s College, assistant professor, tenure track)
Denis Bühler, Psychological Agency: Guidance of Visual Attention, (University of Utrecht, postdoctoral fellow)
David Friedell, Abstract Artifacts, (University of British Columbia, postdoctoral research fellow)
Adam Masters, On Emotion, (Washington State Department of Transportation, accounting)
Paul Nichols, The Meaning and Semantics of Singular Definite Noun Phrases
Laura Clennon was promoted from Finance Officer in the Dodd Humanities Group to take the role of manager in 2015.
Olga Duka left her position as manager for opportunities elsewhere on campus and is now the Senior Fund Manager in the Humanities Administrative Group. Rachel Lee left her role as Student Aairs Ocer to relocate to Atlanta.
Arrivals: Tanya Kim was promoted from Student Affairs Officer in the Department of Classics to take over that role in Philosophy, and Abigail Martinez was promoted from the Department of Psychology to take on the Personnel & Payroll Coordinator job.
Blake Livesay left his role as Student Affairs Officer to take a promotion to Research & Publications Analyst in the Registrar’s Office, and Bennett Agnew left the Personnel & Payroll Coordinator position in to return to the Bay Area where he took a job as Development Coordinator at UC Berkeley’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Arrivals: Ryan Tran joined in May 2017 as Department Coordinator.
Departures: Jacquelyn Perez left in 2017 to take a promotion to Student Affairs Officer in the Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry.