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J. Spencer Atkins | website

Degree: M.A. Philosophy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; B.A. Philosophy and English, University of Tennessee, Martin 

AOS: Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Social Epistemology 

AOC: Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics 

Advisor: Christopher Morgan-Knapp


Spencer Beaudette

Degree: M.A. Philosophy, San Francisco State University; B.A. Math and Philosophy, University of Washington  

AOS: Liberal and Democratic Political Philosophy, International Justice, Migration, Normative Theory 

AOC: Ethical and Metaethical Theory, Social and Political Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy

Advisor: Anthony Reeves


Jason Bond

Jason BondDegree: B.A. Philosophy, Texas A&M University

AOS:  Social and Political Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Philosophy of Literature

Advisor: Robert Guay

Sean Bustard

Degree: M.A. Georgia State; B.A. Manhattan College

AOS: Social and Political Philosophy, Critical Theory

AOC: Early Modern Philosophy: 18th Century, Ethics, Applied Ethics, 19th Century Continental Philosophy

Advisor: Robert Guay

Dissertation: "The We in I: Institutional Recognition and the Diagnosis of Social Pathologies" (working title)

Tyler Cosmer

Degree: M.S. Bioethics Columbia University; B.A. Economics, Boston College

AOS: Democratic Theory, Political Civility, Post-Structuralism 

AOC: Social and Political Philosophy, Bioethics, Early Modern Philosophy

Advisor: Bat-Ami Bar On


Andrey Darovskikh

Andrey DarovskikhDegree: M.A. Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies, Central European University; M.A. Philosophy, Saint-Petersburg State University; B.A. History, Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts

AOS: Ancient Philosophy, Aristotle, Philosophy of Biology

AOC: Modern Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Bioethics

Advisor: Anthony Preus


Ariadne Dubus


Degree: M.A. Brandeis University; B.A. Philosophy, Minor in English, University of Massachusetts Lowell

AOS: Feminist Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Continental Philosophy

AOC: Feminist Ethics, Oppression Studies, Existentialism

Advisor: Lisa Tessman


Jenn Dum | website

Jenn DumDegree: M.A. Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal Philosophy, Binghamton University; B.A. Philosophy, Minor in Economics, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

AOS: Social and Political Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Education

AOC: Ethics, History of Philosophy (esp. Ancient, Kant, Nietzsche)

Advisor: Robert Guay
Dissertation: "Dimensions of Educational Justice: Practices, Reciprocity, and Individual Development" (working title)

 Katrina England | website 

Katrina EnglandDegree:  M.A. Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal Philosophy, Binghamton University; B.A. Philosophy and Honors, minor in Gender Studies, Westminster College; A.S. University Studies, Utah Valley University

AOS: Social Philosophy, Ethics, Aesthetics, Axiology, Feminist Theory

Advisor: Robert Guay

Dissertation:  “Humor as Virtue” (working title)

Committee: Robert Guay (Chair), Lisa Tessman, Melissa Zinkin

Alyssa Green

Degree: B.A. Political Science, University of Tennessee Knoxville

AOS: Political Philosophy, Cosmopolitan Theory

Advisor: Max Pensky

John Gudenzi

Degree: M.A. Philosophy, King's College London; B.A. English Literature and Philosophy, University of Southern California

Advisor: Robert Guay

Jonathan P. Hagofsky

Jonathan P. HagofskyDegree: M.A. Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal Philosophy, Binghamton University; B.A. Philosophy, Classics, English, Bucknell University

Advisor: Robert Guay

Jeffrey Hastings

Degree: M.A. Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal Philosophy, Binghamton University; B.A. Philosophy, DePaul University

AOS: Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory

AOC: Analytic Ethics, History of Philosophy

Advisor: Robert Guay

Eric Janec

Degree: M.A. Philosophy, UPenn; B.A. Philosophy, UPenn; M.S. Library Science, Drexel University

AOS: Social-Political Philosophy 

AOC: Ethics, History of Early Modern Philosophy 

Advisor: Bat-Ami Bar On

Seulki Kim 

Seulki KimDegree: B.A., M.A. Ewha Womans University

Advisor: Robert Guay

Dissertation: "Nietzsche on Reason" (working title)

Robert Austin Kippes

Degree: M.A. Boston College; B.A. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

AOS: Marxism, Anarchism, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Critical Theory, Pragmatism

AOC: Social and Political Philosophy, Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy, Modern Western

Advisor: Mattias Iser


Nick Kreuder

Nick KreuderDegree: M.A. Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal Philosophy, Binghamton University; B.A. SUNY Geneseo

AOS: Normative and Applied Ethics

Advisor: Christopher Morgan-Knapp

James C. Lethbridge

james_lethbridgeDegree: M.A. Philosophy, University of Toledo; B.A. Philosophy, Minor in History, Bloomfield College; A.A. Liberal Arts, Sussex County Community College

AOS: Social and Political Philosophy

AOC: Ethics, American Philosophy, American Intellectual History, Philosophy of Religion

Advisor: Mattias Iser

Vincent Li

Degree: M.A. Philosophy University of Georgia; B.A. Philosophy University of Georgia 

AOS: Political Philosophy, Poststructuralist Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Advisor: Mattias Iser


Aakanksha Mansukhani

Degree: M.A. Philosophy, Manipal Centre for Humanites, Manipal, India; B.A. Political Science, Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, Pune, India

AOS: Social and Political Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, and Hermeneutics

AOC: Ethical Theory, Critical Theory, and Indian Philosophy

Advisor: Robert Guay


Courtney Miller

Degree: M.A. Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal Philosophy, Binghamton University; B.A. John Carroll University

AOS: Social and Political Philosophy

AOC: Feminist Philosophy, Epistemology, Applied Ethics

Advisor: Bat-Ami Bar On

Dissertation: "Structuring Epistemic Injustice" (working title)

Adam Renner | website 

Adam RennerDegree: M.A. Ancient History, Newcastle University; M.A. Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs, American University; B.A. History, Philosophy, Classics, Anderson University

AOS:  Social and Political Philosophy

AOC:  Political Economy, Theories of Violence

Advisor: Bat-Ami Bar On

Gina Santiago

Gina SantiagoDegree: M.A. Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal Philosophy, Binghamton University; B.A. Philosophy and Sociology, Providence College

AOS: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy

AOC: Modern Philosophy, Continental Philosophy

Advisor: Anthony Preus

Dissertation: "Eristic Arguments and Limits of Philosophical Discourse in Plato's Euthydemus" (working title)

Aaron Schultz

Aaron SchultzDegree: M.A. Kent State University; B.A. Grand Valley State University

AOS: Buddhist Philosophy and Punishment

AOC: Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Free Will, and Personal Identity

Advisor: Charles Goodman

Henock Y. Tessemma

Degree: M.A. Philosophy and Social Policy, George Washington University; B.A. Philosophy, Addis Ababa University; Associate Degree in Aviation Maintenance, Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy

AOS: Social and Political Philosophy

AOC: Applied Ethics

Advisor: Anthony Reeves

Andrew Towers

Andrew TowersDegree: M.A. Philosophy, Gonzaga University; B.A. Philosophy, minor in Religious Studies, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne

AOS: Buddhist Philosophy, Philosophy of Consciousness, Comparative Philosophy

AOC: Ethics, Phenomenology, Pragmatism

Advisor: Charles Goodman

Jessica Vargas Gonzalez 

Degree: M.A. Continental Philosophy, University of Warwick; B.A. Philosophy, Central University of Venezuela; B.S. Economics, Central University of Venezuela

AOS: Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophical Anthropology

AOC: Ethics, History of Modern Philosophy, 20th Century Continental Philosophy

Advisor: Bat-Ami Bar On

Coleen M. Watson

CWatsonDegree: M.A. Applied Philosophy and Ethics, Texas State University; B.A. Philosophy, St. Edward's University

AOS: Applied Philosophy, Ethics, Social Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Economic Thought, Philosophy of Sport

Advisor: Anthony Reeves

Robert Whelan

Degree: M.A. Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal Philosophy, Binghamton University; B.A. Sociology and Religion, Trinity College Dublin; M.Phil. Religion and Conflict Studies, Trinity College Dublin

Advisor: Max Pensky

Tony White

tony whiteDegree: M.A. Philosophy, West Chester University 

AOS: Normative Ethics, Social & Political Philosophy

AOC: Metaethics, Asian Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Epistemology

Advisor: Charles Goodman

Dissertation: "The Normative Foundations of Nonviolent Resistence" (working title)

Kefu Zhu

Degree: M.A. Philosophy, Stony Brook University; B.A. Philosophy, Brock University  Zhu

AOS: Kant, Aesthetics

AOC: Early Modern Philosophy, 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Asian Philosophy

Advisor: Melissa Zinkin

Last Updated: 9/23/20