Congratulations

Prof. Ursula Goldenbaum has been promoted to full Professor.

Cynthia Willett was appointed Samuel Candler Dobbs Chair of Philosophy.

Joel Michael Reynolds received the Mellon Teaching Fellowship to teach at Dillard University next year.

Congratulations to the following philosophy faculty who will be pursuing full-time research projects in 2016-17:  Nick Fotion (via an Emory College research grant for the 2016-17 academic year); Marta Jimenez (via an Emory College pre-tenure research semester for fall 2016); Dilek Husyinzadegan (via an Emory University URC award for fall 2016); Noelle McAfee (via a Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry Fellowship and sabbatical for the 2016-17 academic year); Andrew Mitchell (via an ACLS collaborative fellowship for the 2017-17 academic year); and John Stuhr (via appointment as a Visiting Scholar at the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University and sabbatical for the 2016-17 academic year).

Thomas Stephens, 2003 graduate, has been newly appointed to the faculty of the University of Ghana, Legon.

Lucas Scripter
accepted a two-year contract as a Lecturer in Philosophy at Hong Kong Baptist University’s College of International Education.

Julia Haas accepted a two-year McDonnell Postdoctoral Fellowship at Washington University St. Louis, to start in Fall 2014. She was also invited to give a talk on "Recruiting Computational Neuroscience to Explain Weakness of Will" at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London in January of 2014.

Dustin Peone successfully defended his dissertation prospectus, "Memory as Philosophy: Hegel, Montaigne and the Philosophical Tradition of Recollection" on April 23. Committee members were Donald Verene (director), Ann Hartle, and Susan Bredlau.

Joel Michael Reynolds successfully defended his dissertation prospectus, "Ethics of Bodies: Pain, Disability, and the Claims of Corporeal Variability" on April 22 (John Lysaker, chair; Cynthia Willett and Andrew Mitchell, committee members).

Kate Schweitzer successfully defended her dissertation, "Principled Compromise in Theorizing about Justice," on May 15. Professor Michael Sullivan directed the dissertation; the committee members were John Stuhr and Cindy Willett. Readers were John Lysaker and Melvin Rogers. Congratulations on completing all the requirements for the Ph.D., Dr. Schweitzer!

Lauren Guilmette successfully defended her dissertation, "In What We Tend to Feel is Without History: Toward a Feminist Ethics of Affect Scripts," on May 13. Professor Cindy Willett directed the dissertation; the committee members were John Lysaker and Lynne Huffer. Readers were Noelle McAfee and Jana Sawicki. Congratulations on completing all the requirements for the Ph.D., Dr. Guilmette!

Please welcome our new Graduate class of 2014! Owen Alldritt, Jimmy Callahan, Tony Leyh, Maggie Matthews, Christopher Merwin, Wei Kuang Pan, and Whitney Ronshagen.

Lauren Guilmette has accepted a possition as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University, starting August 2014, specializing in Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Continetal Philosophy.

Rebecca Longtin-Hansen has accepted a tenure-track position (in 19th and 20th-century Continental Philosophy and Aesthetics) as Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the State University of New York in New Paltz.

Apaar Kumar has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities (MCPH), Manipal University, Karnataka, India.

Jong Hwan Lee (Emory Ph. D., 2013), has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Seoul, one of Korea's leading universities.

Edward Glowienka has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy, tenure track, at Carroll College, effective August 2013.

Katharine Schweitzer has accepted an Instructor position at The University of Nevada, Reno.

Matthew Homan has accepted a position at Christopher Newport University.

Osman Nemli successfully defended his dissertation prospectus, "Between Crisis and Critique: Adorno and a Critique of Political Economy," on April 16  (John Lysaker, chair; Cynthia Willett and Michael Sullivan, committee members).

Edward Glowienka successfully defended his dissertation, "Leibniz's Metaphysics of Harmony," on April 4  (Ursula Goldenbaum, chair; Ann Hartle and Richard Patterson, committee members).

Alex Robins successfully defended his dissertation prospectus, "A Pragmatic Theory of Aesthetic Criticism," on March 27  (John Stuhr, chair; John Lysaker; Andrew Mitchell).

Jong Hwan Lee successfully defended his dissertation, "The Unity of Philebus: Continuity in Plato's Philosophy," on March 19. Richard Patterson directed the dissertation and Ann Hartle and Richard Parry (Agnes Scott) were on the committee.

Stephanie Rodgers successfully defended her dissertation prospectus, "Between the Virtual and the Real: A Study of Relations," on February 25. Professor Cynthia Willett directed the prospectus; the committee members were Dr. John Stuhr and Dr. Noelle McAfee.

Mark Fagiano successfully defended his dissertation, "The Meanings and Values of Race: Pluralism and Social Melioration," on October 31. His dissertation committee consisted of John Stuhr (director), Noelle McAfee, Cindy Willett, Melvin Rogers, and Paul Taylor (Penn State University). Congratulations on completing all the requirements for the Ph.D., Dr. Fagiano!

Jacob Rump successfully defended his dissertation, "The Phenomenological Dimension of the Theory of Meaning: a Critical Inquiry through Husserl and Wittgenstein," on October 17. His dissertation committee consisted of David Carr (director), Professors Thomas Flynn and Mark Risjord. The Readers were Professors Rudolf Makkreel and Søren Overgaard (Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen). Congratulations on completing all the requirements for the Ph.D., Dr. Rump!

Eric Wilson, 2007 Ph.D., recipient of the 2012 Wilfrid Sellars Essay Prize, for his submission "Kant on Autonomy and the Value of Persons." The Sellars Prize is given annually to the non-tenured scholar who writes the best essay that demonstrates the continued relevance of Kant's philosophy.