Associate professor of philosophy Achim Köddermann teaches at State University of New York, Oneonta. Köddermann is a specialist in applied philosophy, media ethics, human rights and theories of interpretation. His expertise has been utilized in the elaboration of codes against violence and for tolerance and strategies of integration in reunified Germany.
Previously, Köddermann was assistant professor at Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz, a visiting professor at the University of Colorado and at Sripatum University, Bangkok, Thailand. He earned his doctorate in philosophy from Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and worked as a strategic planner for ZDF, Germany's largest public broadcasting network. In 1991, he authored Interpretation as Method or Understanding in Dialogue and has since published numerous articles, such as “Television as a Moral Medium and as a Factor in an Information Society” and “Why the Medieval Idea of a Community-Oriented University is Still Modern.”
In addition to his multiple talents, Köddermann is proficient in French, English, German, Italian, Latin and Ancient Greek.