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Placement Services and Success

The Placement Committee assists graduate student with preparation for the job market. Current activities of the Placement Committee include administering Graduate Travel Awards, scheduling placement workshops, and facilitating mock interviews and job talks.

2014-2015 Placement Committee
Mark Johnson, Chair (Fall and Spring)
Alejandro Vallega, Chair (Winter)
Mark Alfano

Our graduates have an established track-record of successful placement in tenure-track positions at liberal arts colleges and research universities. A record of our most recent placement success is included at the bottom of this page.

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Placement Workshops

The Placement Committee Chair will meet with students on the job market early in the year to plan with them what kinds of workshops will be most useful. An initial workshop will review the three stages of the application process (assembling application materials, preparing for interviews, on-campus interviews, and job talks). Other workshops will be arranged as requested, and may include: publication, dissertation writing, interdisciplinary job searches, electronic CVs and teaching videos, etc. The time and location of the next Placement Workshop is TBA.  Contact Mark Johnson at markj@uoregon.edu for additional information.

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Mock Interviews and Job Talks

Upon request, the Placement Committee will schedule mock interviews and/or job talks with job candidates. You are highly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

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Preparing Teaching Portfolios

The Teaching Effectiveness Program offers hints for the development of a teaching portfolio that can be effective for communicating teaching skills to prospective employers. Visit their Teaching Portfolio page here: http://tep.uoregon.edu/services/portfolio/portfolio.html

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Philosophy Graduate Placement Success (PhDs are followed by MAs)

2014

George Fourlas
Dissertation Title: Justice As Reconciliation: Political Theory in a World of Difference
Co-Advisors: Naomi Zack and Cheyney Ryan
Initial Position: TBA

Elizabeth Grosz
Dissertation Title:The Vulnerability of the Relational Self: G. W. F. Hegel, Simone de Beauvoir, and Nishida Kitaro Meet Patty Hearst
Co-Advisors: Beata Stawarska and Mark Unno
Initial Position: Assistant Professor of East Asian Philosophy at McDaniel College
Current Position: Assistant Professor of East Asian Philosophy at McDaniel College

Aaron Rodriguez
Dissertation Title: The Echo of God’s Laughter: Aesthetic Experience and the Virtue of Openness within a Pragmatist Ethics
Advisor: Mark Johnson
Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Morgan State University
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Morgan State University

Lucy Schultz
Dissertation Title: Creative Climate: East-West Perspectives on Art, Nature, and the Expressive Body
Advisor: Ted Toadvine
Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Midwestern State University
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Midwestern State University

Edgar I. Temam
Dissertation Title: The “Might Makes Right” Fallacy: On a Tacit Justification for Violence
Advisor: Naomi Zack
Initial Position: Adjunct Instructor for the Conflict and Dispute Resolution Master’s Program at the University of Oregon School of Law
Current Position: Adjunct Instructor for the Conflict and Dispute Resolution Master’s Program at the University of Oregon School of Law

2013

Johanna Cathleen Luttrell
Dissertation Title: Gender, Alienation, and DIgnity in Global Slums
Advisor: Naomi Zack
Initial Position: Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Houston
Current Position: Post-doctoral Visiting Scholar of Political Philosophy, University of Houston

Caroline Rebecca Lundquist
Dissertation Title: Impossible and Necessary: The Problem of Luck and the Promise of Kindness
Advisor: Mark Johnson
Initial Position: Social Science Instructor at Lane Community College
Current Position: Part-time Instructor of Philosophy and Religion at Lane Community College

2012

Kara Barnette
Dissertation Title: Necessary Error: Josiah Royce, Communal Inquiry, and Feminist Epistemology
Advisor: Scott L. Pratt
Initial Position: Visiting Instructor of Philosophy, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT

Elizabeth Anne Caldwell
Dissertation Title: Embodiment and Agency: The Concept of Growth in John Dewey’s Philosophy of Education
Advisor: Scott L. Pratt
Initial Position: Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy, University of Oregon
Current Position: Academic Advisor at the University of Iowa

Alfred Frankowski
Dissertation Title: The Cassandra Complex: On Violence, Racism, and Mourning
Advisor: Naomi Zack
Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Northeastern Illinois University
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Faculty member in the African and African American Studies Program, Northeastern Illinois University

José Jorge Mendoza
Dissertation Title: On Immigration Enforcement and Expulsion Strategies: A Moral and Political Defense of Immigrant Rights
Advisor: Naomi Zack
Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Worcester State University
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Worcester State University, Assistant Coordinator of WSU’s Center for the Study of Human Rights, and co-editor of the Radical Philosophy Review

2011

Sarah LaChance Adams
Dissertation Title: The Ethics of Ambivalence: Maternity, Intersubjectivity and Ethics in Levinas, Merleau-Ponty and Beauvoir
Advisor: Beata Stawarska
Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Superior
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Social Inquiry, University of Wisconsin-Superior

Amrita Banerjee
Dissertation Title: Re-conceiving “Borders”: A Feminist Pragmatic Phenomenology for Postcolonial Feminist Ethics and Politics
Advisor: Scott Pratt and Bonnie Mann
Initial Position: Instructor of Philosophy, Oregon State University
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Allegheny College

Elena Cuffari
Dissertation Title: Co-Speech Gesture in Communication and Cognition
Advisor: Mark Johnson
Initial Position: Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Logic and Philosophy and Science, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Worcester State University

Emma Jones
Dissertation Title: Speaking at the Limit: The Ontology of Luce Irigaray’s Ethics, In Dialogue with Lacan and Heidegger
Advisor:  Alejandro Vallega and Beata Stawarska
Initial Position: Grant Writer, STAND! for Families Free of Violence
Current Position: Grants Manager at STAND! For Families Free of Violence, Freelance Writer, Copy-Editor, and Fundraising Consultant

Jason Jordan
Dissertation Title: Causal Skepticism and the Destruction of Antiquity
Advisor:  Naomi Zack
Initial Position: Visiting Philosophy Instructor, Oregon State University
Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Linfield College

Thomas Nail
Dissertation Title and Advisor: Returning to Revolution: Deleuze, Guattari, and Zapatismo
Advisor: Ted Toadvine
Initial Position: Postdoctoral Instructor in Continental Philosophy, University of Denver
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Denver

Paul Qualtere-Burcher
Dissertation Title: Rethinking the Doctor-Patient Relationship: A Physician’s Philosophical Perspective
Advisor: Naomi Zack
Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Bioethics, Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany Medical College, and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current Position: Associate Professor of Bioethics, Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany Medical College, and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Grant Silva
Dissertation Title: Thinking about Justice from “the Outside” of Nationality: Latin American Philosophical Reflections on Legal-Citizenship, Nationality, Race and Racism
Advisor: Naomi Zack
Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Canisius College, Buffalo, New York
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2010

Sean Williams
Dissertation Title: Silence and Phenomenology: The Movement Between Nature and Language in Merleau-Ponty, Proust, and Schelling
Advisor: Peter Warnek
Initial Position: Lecturer, National Outdoor Leadership School
Current Position: Field Instructor, National Outdoor Leadership School

Mathew Alan Foust
Dissertation Title: Loyalty to Loyalty: Josiah Royce and the Genuine Moral Life
Advisor: Scott L. Pratt
Initial Position: 2010-11 position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the General Education Office at BNU-HKBU United International College, in Zhuhai
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT

Carolyn Sue Culbertson
Dissertation Title: The Claim of Language: A Phenomenological Approach
Advisor: John Lysaker and Scott Pratt
Initial Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Elon University
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Florida Gulf Coast University

2009

Robin Lynn Zebrowski
Dissertation Title: We Are Plastic: Human Variability and the Myth of the Standard Body
Advisor: Mark Johnson
Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science, Beloit College
Current Position: Associate Professor of Cognitive Science, Beloit College

Jazmine Lily Gabriel
Dissertation Title: The Problem of Life: From Mechanism to Surprise
Advisor: Namoi Zack
Initial Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Willamette University
Current Position: Adjunct Lecturer in Philosophy, Siena College

2008

Melissa Marie Shew
Dissertation Title: The Phenomenon of Chance in Ancient Greek Thought
Advisor: Peter Warnek
Initial Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Marquette University
Current Position: Faculty member, English and Communications, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School

Rochelle Marie Green
Dissertation Title: The Self Overcoming: Hope, Relationality, and Politics
Advisor: Cheyney Ryan
Initial Position: Visiting Instructor of Philosophy and Religion, Goucher College
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, ESWIP Distinguished Woman Philosopher Award Secretary, and Executive Secretary for the Eastern Division of the Society for Women in Philosophy

Alain Henry Beauclair
Dissertation Title: John Dewey’s Ethics of Imagination
Advisor: Mark Johnson
Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Central Washington University
Current Position: Full-time Philosophy Faculty, MacEwan University

Adam Charles Arola
Dissertation Title: The Movement of Philosophy: Freedom as Ecstatic Thinking in Schelling and Heidegger
Advisor: Peter Warnek
Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Pacific University
Current Position: Professional Editor at Doc Adam

2007

Amy Eloise Story
Dissertation Title: Ethics and the Boundaries of Self: A Study of Beauvoir and Levinas and a Reading of Play It As It Lays and Beloved
Advisor: Bonnie Mann
Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Honors Program, Baldwin Wallace University
Current Position: Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Honors Program, Baldwin Wallace University

John William Kaiser Ortiz
Dissertation Title: Paz’s Theory of Self
Advisor: Scott Pratt
Initial Position: 2-year teaching position in the Department of Ethnic Studies, Bowling Green State University in Ohio
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Millersville University, Pennsylvania

John Jacob Kaag
Dissertation Title: Thinking Through the Imagination: The Centrality of Aesthetic Creativity in Human Cognition
Advisor: Scott Pratt
Initial Position: Post doc/Researcher, Harvard University, Humanities Center
Current Position: Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Matthew Russell Crom
Dissertation Title: Religious Pluralism: Josiah Royce’s Communities of Interpretation
Advisor: Scott Pratt
Initial Position: Revenue Agent, Compliance Division, Washington State Department of Revenue
Current Position: Revenue Agent, Compliance Division, Washington State Department of Revenue

Celia Tagamolila Bardwell-Jones
Dissertation Title: Travel, Home and the Space-Between: A Feminist Pragmatist Approach to Transnational Identities
Advisor: Scott Pratt
Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Towson University
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Hawai’i at Hilo

2006

Jonathan Brent Crouch
Dissertation Title: Josiah Royce’s Science of Order
Advisor: Scott Pratt
Initial Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Oregon
Current Position: Assistant Coach for Women’s Volleyball, St. Mary’s College of California

Lisa Michelle Yount
Dissertation Title: Remembrance, Representation, and Feminism: Toward a Politics of Memorial Curation
Advisor: Naomi Zack
Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Critical Thinking, Savannah State University
Current Position: Associate Professor of Philosophy and Critical Thinking, Savannah State University

Jennifer Kristin McWeeny
Dissertation Title: Knowing Emotions: Emotional Intentionality and Epistemological Sense
Advisor: Mark Johnson
Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, John Carroll University
Current Position: Associate Professor of Philosophy, Worcester Polytechnic University

Chaone L. Mallory
Dissertation Title: Subject to the Laws of Nature: Ecofeminism, Representation, and the Politics of Subjectivity
Advisor: John Lysaker
Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Villanova University
Current Position: Associate Professor of Philosophy, Villanova University

Jena Grace Jolissaint
Dissertation Title: Receiving Socrates’ Banquet: Plato, Schelling and Irigaray on Nature and Sexual Difference

Advisor: Peter Warnek

Initial Position: Law student, Georgia State University College of Law

Current Position: Full-time contractual position in Philosophy, South University

Kimberly K. Garchar
Dissertation Title: A Dying Community: A Roycean Critique of the Medical Community at the End of Life

Advisor: Scott Pratt

Initial Position: Post doc/Researcher/Teaching position, University of Colorado at Denver, and Health Sciences Center

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Kent State University, Stark Campus

John Salvatore Capaccio
Dissertation Title: Blood and Soil: An Examination of the Authority of Tradition

Advisor: John Lysaker

Initial Position: Instructor of Philosophy, Chemeketa Community College

Current Position: Instructor of Philosophy and Philosophy Club Advisor, Chemeketa Community College Yamhill Valley Campus

2005

Dana Michelle Berthold
Dissertation Title: A Genealogy of Purity

Advisor: John Lysaker

Current Position: Regional Representative, Pacific Crest Trail Association

2004

Benjamin Joseph Wooster
Dissertation Title: Solid Proof and Vulgar Bias: Hume’s Theory of Causation

Advisor: Will Davie

Current Position: Instructor of Philosophy, Rockingham Community College

Patricia Anne Halliday
Dissertation Title: Conceptions of Agency and Responsibility in the Language(s) of Incest

Advisors: Nancy Tuana and Scott Pratt

Current Position: private business

David Todd Butler-Ritchie
Dissertation Title: Shifting Foundations and Historical Contingencies: A Critique of Modern Constitutionalism

Advisor: Cheyney Ryan

Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Law, Mercer University

Current Position: Associate Professor of Philosophy and Law, Mercer University

Lorraine Florence Brundige
Dissertation Title: tansi taisinisitohtamahk kitaskino: Cree Philosophy awa kayaskiyacimowin

Advisor: Scott Pratt

Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Native Studies, Brandon University

Current Position: Associate Professor and Chair of Native Studies, Brandon University

2003

Alexandra Lynn Stotts
Dissertation Title: Giving Birth to Feminist Pragmatism Inquiry: A Deweyan Alternative to Quinean Empiricism

Advisors: Scott Pratt and Nancy Tuana

Initial Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, St. Mary’s College
Current Position: private business

Juan Ferret
Dissertation Title: Dynamic Pluralism: A Pluralist Framework for Science

Advisors: Scott Pratt and Nancy Tuana

Initial Position: Instructor of Philosophy, Oregon State University

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at El Paso

Steven Ravett Brown
Dissertation Title: Structural Phenomenology: An Empirically-Based Model of Consciousness

Advisor: Mark Johnson

Current Position: Analyst/Programmer and Professor of Neurology, University of Rochester

2002

Hollis Garrett Wright
Dissertation Title: Means, Ends and Medical Care
Advisor:  Mark Johnson
Current Position: private business

John Edward Martin Shuford
Dissertation Title: The “Gift” of Affirmative Action: Racial Redress Toward Racial Healing

Advisor: Cheyney Ryan

Initial Position: Law school student, University of Oregon

Current Position: Director, Institute for Hate Studies, Gonzaga University

Vincent Michel Mulier
Dissertation Title: Pragmatism in the Columbia Basin: Laws, Values, and the Emergence of a Regional River Ethic

Advisor: Scott Pratt

Current Position: Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Portland State University, and Lane County Public Defense Attorney

Terrance Anthony MacMullan
Dissertation Title: Dewey and DuBois: The Meaning of Race and Whiteness

Advisor: Scott Pratt
Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Eastern Washington University

Current Position: Professor of Philosophy and Honors Program, Eastern Washington University

Kenneth Alan Kirby
Dissertation Title: Fractured Vision: Myth and Discernment in Nietzsche’s Birth of Tragedy

Advisor: Will Davie

Current Position: Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Western Oregon University

Peter W. Esser
Dissertation Title: John Dewey’s Art as Experience: A Treatise On the Art of Living

Advisor: Scott Pratt

Current Position: retired

Timothy Lee Adamson
Dissertation Title: Measuring Flesh: A Phenomenology of Bodily Perception

Advisor: Mark Johnson

Current Position: Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Iowa Wesleyan College

2001

Quang Phu Van
Dissertation Title: Roaming the World and Wandering at Ease: Nguyen Cong Tru’s Poetic Vision of Becoming a Fully Developed Human Being

Advisor: Don Levi

Initial Position: Lecturer in Vietnamese Language, Culture, and Literature, Yale University

Current Position: Lecturer in Vietnamese Language, Culture, and Literature, and Faculty Advisor for the Yale Vietnamese Studies Group, Yale University

Jeffrey James Stolle
Dissertation Title: The Paradox of Ethical Immediacy: Levinas and Kant
Advisor: Cheyney Ryan
Initial Position: Instructor of Leadership and Communication, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon

Current Position: Senior Instructor of Management, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon

Stephen Jay Stern
Dissertation Title: Ethics After the Holocaust: The Time Before Genocide

Advisor: Cheyney Ryan

Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, St. Mary’s College

Current Position: Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Gettysburg College

Maurice Francois Hamington
Dissertation Title: Embodied Care

Advisor: Nancy Tuana

Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern Indiana

Current Position: Executive Dean, Lane Community College

Steven Barry Brence
Dissertation Title: Multiculturalism: The Refusal and Reconstruction of Recognition

Advisor: Cheyney Ryan

Initial Position: Instructor of Philosophy, Oregon State University

Current Position: Instructor of Philosophy, University of Oregon

2000

Cynthia Diane Coe
Dissertation Title: The Time of Subjectivity: Reconceiving History as Ethics in Foucault and Levinas

Advisor: Cheyney Ryan

Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Monmouth College
Current Position: Associate Professor and Director of Women Studies, Central Washington University

Donald J. Morse
Dissertation Title: Dewey’s Ethics: Moral Value in the Natural World

Advisor: Mark Johnson
Initial Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri

Current Position: Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri

1999

Jada Z. Prane
Dissertation Title: Multiple Personality Disorder/Dissociated Identity Disorder: the Client as Actor Model

Advisor: Don Levi

Current Position: Philosophical Marriage and Family Counselor, Springfield, Oregon

1998

Christopher J. Preston
Dissertation Title: Epistemology and Environment: the Greening of Belief

Advisor: Nancy Tuana

Current Position: Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Montana

Timothy Charles Rohrer
Dissertation Title: When Metaphors Bewitch, Analogies Illustrate, and Logic Fails: Controversies Over the Use of Metaphoric Reasoning in Philosophy and Science

Advisor: Mark Johnson
Current Position: Fulbright Fellow, Aarhus University, Denmark

Kenneth Pendleton
Dissertation Title: Unreasonable Expectations: a Phenomenological Defense of Taking a Group-rights Based Perspective Towards the Adjudication of Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment Claims

Advisor: Cheyney Ryan

Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Oregon State University

Current Position: Practitioner and Researcher, Sports Conflict Institute

1997

Ajit K. Maan
Dissertation Title: Unbinding the Structures of Narrative Agency: Internarrative Subjectivity and the Classical Aesthetic Foundation of Ricoeurean Identity

Advisors: Mark Johnson and Nancy Tuana

Current Position: author

1996

John William Schroeder
Dissertation Title: Nagarjuna’s Unsurpassed Medicine: Emptiness and the Doctrine of Upaya

Advisor: Don Levi

Current Position: Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Joan Woolfrey
Dissertation Title: Refusing Evil: the Place of Acuity in Morality

Advisor: Cheyney Ryan

Initial Position: Instructor of Philosophy, Oregon State University

Current Position: Associate Professor and Director of Peace and Conflict Studies, West Chester University

Josephine Trigilio
Dissertation Title: Death of the Armchair Activist: Pragmatic Understanding of Feminist Knowledge

Advisor: Nancy Tuana

Initial Position: Full-Time Faculty in Gender Studies Program, Bentley College

Current Position: Senior Lecturer of Women’s and Gender Studies and Philosophy; Director of the Graduate Program in Gender and Cultural Studies, Simmons College

1995

Jamie P. Ross
Dissertation Title: Engendered Pragmatism

Advisor: John Stuhr

Initial Position: Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Oregon State University

Current Position: Assistant Professor of University Studies, Portland State University

Thomas Charles Dewberry
Dissertation Title: Can We Diagnose the Health of Ecosystems?
Advisor: Cheyney Ryan
Initial Position: Instructor, Gutenberg College
Current Position: Dean, Gutenberg College

Michael Charles Warwick
Dissertation Title: The Metaphysics and Phenomenology of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus: an Interpretive Investigation into the Nature and Function of Simple Objects in Wittgenstein’s Early Theory of Meaning

Advisor: William Davie

Current Position: Instructor of Philosophy, Portland Community College

1994

Jennifer Abbé Miller
Dissertation Title and Advisor: The Truth about Fiction: Some Reflections on Philosophy and Literature

Advisor: Henry Alexander

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Millersville University

1993

Michael Wayne Bollenbaugh
Dissertation Title: Faith and Fideism
Advisor: Robert Herbert
Current Position: Professor of Philosophy and Biblical Studies, Northwest Christian University

Robert Jarvis Gould
Dissertation Title: Hera, Not Hero: Centering the Moral Life on Moral Commitment, Rather Than Heroic Courage
Advisor: Cheyney Ryan
Current Position: Co-founder and Chair, Department of Conflict Resolution, Portland State University

Douglas Richard Groothuis
Dissertation Title: To Prove or Not to Prove: Pascal on Natural Theology
Advisor: Robert Herbert
Current Position: Professor of Philosophy, Denver Seminary

Leilani Anne Roberts
Dissertation Title: The Ontology of Privacy
Advisor: Cheyney Ryan
Initial Position: Instructor of Philosophy, Oregon State University
Current Position: Associate Professor of Philosophy, Oregon State University

Masters Recipients

2014

Trey Morgan Hodges
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Karin Sprei Watson
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2013

Hanna Vered Lipkind
Thesis Title: Between Performance and Participation: The Time of Action in Hannah Arendt
Current Position: PhD program in Philosophy, Vanderbilt University

Phillip John Nelson
Thesis Title:
Current Position: PhD program in Philosophy, Stony Brook University

Ian Junpei Sato
Thesis Title:
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Patrick John Taylor
Thesis Title: A Pragmatic Realism: Events, Powers, and Relations in the Metaphysics of Objective Relativism
Current Position: Electronic Resources Technician for the UO Knight Library

2012

Matthew Jacobs
Thesis Title: Communal Agency in Josiah Royce
Current Position PhD program in Philosophy, Penn State

Rhea Muchalla
Thesis Title:
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Aaron Pratt
Thesis Title: Sin and Liberation in Community: A Philosophical Analysis of Liberation Theology and the Ideas of Josiah Royce
Current Position: PhD program in Philosophy, Emory

Mindy Kay Young-Lawson
Thesis Title:
Current Position: Research Associate for a law firm that handles cases in environmental contamination and occupational disease

2011

Vernon Carter
Thesis Title: Towards Inquiry Based Education
Current Position:

Caitlin S Howlett
Thesis Title:
Current Position: Doctoral Program in Philosophy of Education, University of Indiana

Christian Matheis
Thesis Title: MA not awarded–student received funded fellowship before completing degree
Current Position: Doctoral Program, Virginia Tech Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical and Cultural Thought (ASPECT)

2010

Miles Martin Hentrup
Thesis Title: Toward A Critique of Crisis Consciousness
Current Position: Doctoral Program, Stony Brook University

Derek Harley Moyer
Thesis Title: The Priority of the Human in the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas
Current Position: Senior Adjunct Professor of Humanities, Warner Pacific College

Justin Neville Kaushall
Thesis Title: Kant on the Imagination and Schematization in the Critique of Pure Reason and The Critique of Judgment
Current Position:

Andrew James Thomson
Thesis Title: Educating for the Future: A Freirean Response to Accountability in Higher Education
Current Position:

2009

Jessica Sims
Thesis Title: Questioning Technology: Heidegger and the History of Truth
Current Position: Doctoral Program, Stony Brook University

2008

Lori Jean Brown
Thesis Title: Enslaved to the Species: The Confluence of Animality, Immanence, and the Female Body in Simone De Beavoir’s The Second Sex
Current Position:

Beckey Diane Sukovaty
Thesis Title: A Feminist Philosophical Critique of Domestic Mediation (ADR) Practices in the United States: Realizing Mary Parker Follett’s Theory of Empowerment
Current Position: Adjunct Faculty, Conflict Resolution, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Portland State University

2007

Aaron Morgan Bell
Thesis Title: Reclaiming Ethical Responsibility: An Urgent Case for Authentic, Psychological Work
Current Position:

Jeremy Blair Bensman
Thesis Title: Enlightenment and Catastrophe: Prophetic Connections in the Work of Michel Foucault
Current Position:

Christopher J. Emmick
Thesis Title: Educational Praxis In Plato and Aristotle
Current Position:

Spencer Gwartney-Gibbs
Thesis Title: Revisiting Mathematics Without Foundations: Putnam’s Mathematical Realism and the Quine/Putnam Indispensability Argument
Current Position: Doctoral Program, Georgetown Law School

Nicholas Carroll Reynolds
Thesis Title: Intersubjectivity in the Work of Edmund Husserl and Martin Buber
Current Position: Doctoral Program, University of Oregon, German and Scandinavian

2006

Ashwini Sangeeta Prasad
Thesis Title: Gandhi: Hinduism, Non-Violence, and His Ethical Perspectives
Current Position: Management Analyst, Oregon Health and Science University

2005

Jeffrey Alan Kaplan
Thesis Title:Toward an Ethos of the Environment: Communal Flourishing in Aristotle, Hinduism, Emerson, and Deep Ecology
Current Position: U.S. Probation Officer, El Paso, Texas

2004

Christopher B Ruth
Thesis Title: Heidegger and the Question of Human Freedom
Current Position: Doctoral Program, Villanova