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Our Recent PhDs: Where Are They Now?

We first list the job that students received upon graduation, and then their current job, if different (TT = tenure track or an otherwise permanent job). Beneath each name we list the dissertation title and the supervisor's name. We have made every effort to make the following information as complete and accurate as possible. The list includes all PhD graduates since 2002, with the job information we have for them. The list may not include all PhDs for years before 2002. Please alert the webmaster to any mistakes or omissions.

2012-2013:

  • Corwin Aragon - Dickinson College; Concordia College (TT)
    "Situating Responsibility for Injustice," under Alison Jaggar
  • Martin Chamorro - University of Colorado at Boulder
    "A Theory of Just Immigration Policy" under Claudia Mills
  • Annaleigh Curtis - studying at Harvard Law School
    "Socially Situating Moral Knowledge" under Alison Jaggar
  • Duncan Purves - University of Colorado at Boulder
    "Who Should Exist: A Welfare-based Solution to the Non-identity Problem" under Alastair Norcross
  • Beth Seacord - Grand Valley State University
    "Unto the Least of These: Animal Suffering and the Problem of Evil" under Wes Morriston
  • Chad Vance - University of Colorado at Boulder
    "In Defense of The New Actualism: Dispositional Modal Truthmakers and the Branching Conception of Possibility" under Graeme Forbes

2011-2012:

  • Kristin Demetriou - University of Minnesota Morris
    "Free Will Fundamentals: Agency, Determinism, and (In)compatibility," under Bob Hanna
  • Tyler Hildebrand - University of Colorado at Boulder; University of Washington, Seattle
    "Empiricism, Natural Regularity, and Necessity," under Michael Tooley
  • Jason Hyde - did not seek academic employment
    "Caring Satisfactionism: A New Theory of Personal Welfare," under Chris Heathwood
  • Christian Lee - University of Colorado at Boulder; University of Western Australia
    "Adding Goods," under Michael Tooley
  • Kacey Warren - University of Colorado at Boulder
    "Recognizing Justice for Citizens with Cognitive Disabilities," under Alison Jaggar
  • Michael Zerella - University of Colorado at Boulder
    "Biological Mechanisms and Evolution," under Carol Cleland

2010-2011:

  • Amandine Catala - London School of Economics and Political Science; University of Louvain, Hoover Fellowship in Economic and Social Ethics; University of Quebec at Montreal (TT)
    "Beyond Political Legitimacy: Reframing the Normative Question of Secession," under Alison Jaggar
  • Barrett Emerick - St. Mary's College of Maryland (TT)
    "Apology as an Indispensable Practice of Moral Repair," under Alison Jaggar
  • Pamela Lomelino - University of Colorado at Boulder; Loyola University in Chicago (TT)
    "Revising the Philosophical Foundation for Informed Consent Guidelines for International Research on Human Subjects," under David Boonin and Eric Chwang.
  • Jay Lynch - Instructional Designer, eCollege division, Pearson Publishing; did not seek academic employment
    "Liberal-Democratic Education and the Challenge of Religion," under Claudia Mills
  • Ben Pageler - University of California, Merced
    "The Explanatory Value of the Cognitive Unconscious," under Robert Rupert
  • April Shaw - Texas A&M University
    "Disappearing Injustices: The Invisibility of Gender and Racial Injustice in Pogge’s Analysis of Severe Poverty and Human Rights," under Alison Jaggar and Claudia Mills


2009-2010:

  • David Barnes - United States Military Academy at West Point (TT)
    "Close Combat Privatization: Exploring Ethical Dimensions of the Armed Contractor Phenomenon" under Alastair Norcross
  • Mary Krizan - California State University, Fullerton; Spring Hill College (TT); University of Wisconsin La Crosse (TT)
    "Metaphysical and Explanatory Implications of Aristotle's Elements in On Generation and Corruption" under Mitzi Lee
  • Thomas Metcalf - University of Colorado at Boulder; University of Colorado at Denver
    "Rational Intuition," under Michael Huemer
  • Scott Wisor - Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Australian National University (3-year Research Associate position); Lecturer in Philosophy and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, University of Birmingham UK (TT)


    "Developing a New Global Poverty Metric: Toward a Pro-Poor Approach," under Alison Jaggar


2008-2009:

  • Dan Demetriou - University of Minnesota, Morris (TT)
    "Honor Among Theories," under Graham Oddie
  • Jason Hanna - Northern Illinois University (TT)
    "Protecting People from Themselves: A Defense of Hard Paternalism," under David Boonin
  • Kendy Hess - College of the Holy Cross (TT)
    "No Body to Kick, No Soul to Damn ... And Yet: The Modern Corporation as Moral Agent," under Graham Oddie
  • Diana Hsieh - employed outside academia (did not seek academic employment)
    "Better Good than Lucky: An Aristotelian Solution to the Problem of Moral Luck" under Michael Huemer
  • Ryan Mott - University of Colorado at Boulder; Marquette University; Emmanuel College
    "State Legitimacy and the International State System," under Alison Jaggar
  • Jason Wyckoff - Marquette University; University of Utah
    "In Defense of Philosophical Anarchism: The Case Against Political Obligations," under Alison Jaggar


2007-2008:

  • Peter Higgins - University of North Carolina at Charlotte; now Eastern Michigan University (TT)
    "Immigration Justice: A Proposal for Constructing Just Admissions Policies" under Alison Jaggar
  • Audra King - Central Connecticut State University (TT)
    "Democratizing Development: A Gendered Analysis of Global Development" under Alison Jaggar
  • Jonathan Peeters - Ithaca College; now University of Washington at Seattle
    "The Building Blocks of Reality: Atomism in the 17th and 18th Centuries" under Robert Pasnau
  • Donna Reeves - University of Colorado School of Continuing Education (did not seek TT academic employment)
    "U.S. Culture and the Politics of Wilderness" under Michael E. Zimmerman
  • Tait Szabo - University of Wisconsin Colleges at Washington County (TT)
    "In Defense of Commodification" under David Boonin


2006-2007:

  • Hye-Ryoung Kang - University of Nevada at Reno (TT)
    "Rethinking Global Justice In Non-Ideal Conditions" under Alison Jaggar
  • Ken Daley - Southern Methodist University
    "Concepts as Constructions: Structure, Content, and Innateness" under Graham Oddie


2005-2006:

  • Devon Belcher - Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA (TT)
    "On Words: An Essay on Beliefs, Belief Attributions, and the Ontology of Words" under George Bealer and Michael Tooley
  • Matthew Roberts - Wheaton College, IL; now Patrick Henry College, VA (TT)
    "A Historical Survey and Conceptual Theory of States of Affairs" under Michael Tooley
  • Heidi Petersen - National University
    "The Relevance of the Animal Liberation Movement to Environmental Ethics" under Alison Jaggar


2004-2005:

  • Abigail Gosselin - Washington State University, WA (TT); now Regis University, CO (TT)
    "Individual Agency Within Political Contexts: Responsibility for Global Poverty" under Alison Jaggar
  • Bryan Hall - Virginia Tech, VA; now Indiana University, Southeast (TT)
    "Kant, Realism, and Anti-Realism" under Robert Hanna
  • John Harris - Southern Methodist University, TX; now Texas Christian University (TT)
    "Moral Indeterminacy and the Specification Model of Political Obligation" under David Boonin
  • Michelle Maiese - Emmanuel College, MA (TT)
    "Mental Causation, Trying, and the Emotions" under Robert Hanna
  • Theresa Weynand Tobin - Marquette University, WI (TT)
    "Moral Thinking in a Global Context: Making Room for Diverse Conceptions of Moral Reasoning" under Alison Jaggar


2003-2004:

  • Mike Austin - Eastern Kentucky University, KY (TT)
    "Parental Rights and Obligations" under David Boonin
  • Elizabeth Donoghue - employed outside academia
    "Teleology, Perfectionism, and Communitarianism in Aristotle's Political Naturalism" under Christopher Shields
  • Rhett Gayle - University of Colorado School of Continuing Education
    "Multiplying Models: Personal Identity, Dissociation and the Possibility of Healthy Multiplicity" under Forrest Williams
  • Chris Kelly - College of Charleston, SC; now employed outside academia
    "A Theory of the Good" under Graham Oddie
  • Matt Tedesco - Beloit College, WI (TT)
    "The Moral Problem of Friendship" under David Boonin


2002-2003:


  • Jeremy Buxbaum - Northwestern University JD 2008; now employed at Perkins Coie law firm in Chicago
    "The Metaphysical Foundations of Identity over Time" under Christopher Shields
  • Steve Kramer - Southwest Minnesota State University, MN (TT)
    "Natural, Wild, and Free: A Discourse on Environmental Value" under Graham Oddie
  • Ben Mahlberg - University of Colorado School of Continuing Education
    "By What Authority? Science, Theology and Knowledge Claims" under Ed Miller
  • Alison McCulloch - editor at NY Times (did not seek academic employment); now Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University, New Zealand
    "Freedom and Reason: Kant's Construction of Morality" under Robert Hanna
  • Marc Moffett - University of Wyoming (TT)
    "Communication, Meaning and the Attitudes: Toward a General Meaning of Content" under George Bealer


2001-2002:

  • Michelle Montague - University of California at Irvine (TT); now University of Bristol (TT)
    "Intentionality and its Objects" under Graham Oddie
  • Rachel Singpurwalla - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (TT); now University of Maryland, College Park (TT)
    "A Platonic Theory of Motivation" under Christopher Shields
  • Renée Smith - Coastal Carolina University (TT)
    "Qualia, Introspection, and Transparency" under Daniel Stoljar
  • Maureen Sander-Staudt - University of Arizona; now Southwest Minnesota State University
    "Caring for Justice, Justifying Care: Towards a Political Philosophy of Care" under Alison Jaggar
  • Robert Lovering - Texas Tech; now Santa Clara University
    "The Concept of Worldview in Contemporary Philosophy of Religion" under Ed Miller
  • Li Jun Yuan - Texas State University (TT)
    "Re-Conceiving Women's Equality in China: A Critical Examination of Models of Sex Equality" under Alison Jaggar
  • Dennis Earl - Coastal Carolina College (TT)
    "A Defense of the Classical View of Concepts" under Robert Hanna
  • Daniel Sturgis - University of Colorado Boulder
    "Prairies and Paintings: The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature and Art" under John Fisher


2000-2001:

  • Richard Cameron - University of Alaska Anchorage; now DePauw University, IN (TT)
    "Teleology in Aristotle and Contemporary Philosophy of Biology: An Account of the Nature of Life" under Christopher Shields
  • Tim Cook - Community College of Aurora, CO
    "Persons of Good Will: Community, Civility, and Pluralism in the Contemporary Discourse on Values" under Claudia Mills
  • Jen Everett - U. of Alaska, Anchorage (TT); Carleton College, MN (TT); DePauw University (TT)
    "The Ethics of Consumption: Individual Responsibilities in a Consumer Society" under David Boonin
  • Iain Martel - Reed College; Post-doc University of Konstanz; Lecturer, University of Toronto
    "Probabilistic Empiricism: In Defense of a Reichenbachian Theory of Causation and the Direction of Time" under M. Tooley
  • Elizabeth Phelan - employed outside academia
    "Human Gene Transfer: Lessons from Our Eugenic Past" under Luc Bovens
  • Shelley Wilcox - U. of Dayton (TT); Temple University (TT); now San Francisco State University (TT)
    "Citizenship as Civic Integration: A Model of Political Membership for an Age of Migration" under Alison Jaggar


1999-2000:


  • Paul Studtmann - U. of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ (TT); now Davidson College (TT)
    "Hylemorphism and Aristotle's Categorical Scheme" under Christopher Shields
  • Jon Jensen - Green Mountain College, VT (TT); now Luther College (TT)
    "Balancing Liberty and Environment: The Prospects for Greening Liberalism" under Claudia Mills
  • Richard Jones - Kansas State; now Howard University
    "Philosophies of Community: An Inquiry into African-American Sociopolitical Thought" under Alison Jaggar
  • Jason Potter - University of Colorado Boulder
    "Kant's Refutation of Idealism: A New Interpretation" under Wayne Waxman and Robert Hanna
  • Powley, Carol - employed outside academia
    "An exploration of a Merleau-Pontyan Approach to Cognitive Ethology" under Forrest Williams


1998-1999:

  • Jeff Broome - Arapahoe Community College, CO
    "The Theodicy of John Hick: A Critical Defense" under Ed Miller
  • Adrienne Chockley - University of San Diego (TT); now employed outside academia
    "Self-Authored Life Stories: A Narrative Conception of Personal Autonomy" under Jim Nickel
  • Daryl Mehring - University of Colorado Denver
    "God, Uncertainty, and Suspense of Judgement: Hume's Changing Religious Skepticism on God from The Enquiry's Pyrrhonism to The Natural History of Religion's Academic Skepticism" under Michael Tooley
  • Richard Geenen - Westminster College, MO (TT)
    "Self-Predication in Plato: The 'Formal' Explanation" under Christopher Shields
  • Rob Figueroa - Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
    "Debating the Paradigms of Justice: The Bivalence of Environmental Justice" under Claudia Mills


1997-1998:

  • Sara Goering - Cal. State/Long Beach (TT); now U. Washington/Seattle (TT)
    "The Ethics of Human Genetic Therapies: A Proposal for Setting Moral Limits on How We Change Our Genes" under Ann Davis
  • Christina Bellon - Ripon U. (TT); now Cal. State/Sacramento (TT)
    "A Vindication of the Rights of Children" under James Nickel
  • Garrett DeWeese - Talbot School of Theology, Biola University (TT)
    "God and the Nature of Time" under Ed Miller
  • Paul Moriarty - Longwood College, VA
    "Animal Cognition and Self-Awareness" under Dale Jamieson
  • Stan Spector - Modesto Jr. College, CA
    "The Dionysian and the Übermensch: Nietzsche's Metaphors of the Body as Experienced" under Phyllis Kenevan and Adrian Del Caro


1995-1996:


  • James Heichelbech - employed outside academia (Market Perceptions, Inc.)
    "Emotion in Kant's Moral Theory" under Gary Stahl
  • Michael Peirce - University of Colorado at Boulder
    "Metaphor and Meaning: A Study in Lexical Semantics" under Christopher Shields


 

  

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