Graduate Placement and Dissertations

Graduate Student Placement Since 2000

  • 2016, Paul Wilford, Assistant Professor, Boston College Department of Political Science
  • 2016, Sam Stoner, Assistant Professor, Assumption College (Previous, 2014:  Postdoctoral Fellowship in Western Heritage and Philosophy, Carthage College)
  • 2016, Shane Courtland, Director of the Center for Free Enterprise, West Virginia University (Previous, 2009: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Merrimack College)
  • 2016, Tom Mulligan, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Economic and Ethics, Georgetown University School of Business (Previous, 2015: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Political Theory Project, Brown University)
  • 2016, Mary Townsend, Visiting Assistant Professor, Loyola University, New Orleans
  • 2016, Alexandre Priou, Visiting Assistant Professor, Kutztown University (Previous, 2014: Visiting Professor, Sarah Lawrence College)
  • 2015, Gilberto Vargas-Gonzalez, Assistant Professor, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
  • 2015, Christopher (Todd) Meredith, Assistant Professor, Southwest Tennessee Community College
  • 2015, Seth Appelbaum, Visiting Assistant Professor, Bellarmine College Philosophy Department
  • 2015, Lamont Rodgers, Full-time Instructor of Philosophy, Houston Community College
  • 2015, Andrea Houchard, Assistant Professor of Practice, Northern Arizona University
  • 2013, Joshua Lott, Visiting Assistant Professor, Loyola University, New Orleans
  • 2012  Gwenda-lin Grewal, University of Dallas, Dept. of Classics
  • 2011: Shawn Welnak - Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, C. W. Post College
  • 2011: Jonny Anomaly - Visiting Assistant Professor, UNC Chapel Hill (renewed regularly)
  • 2010: Michael Madary - Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Virtual Embodiment and Robotic Re-Embodiment (VERE), Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
  • 2009: Bill Glod - Philosophy Program Officer, Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University
  • 2007: Drew Chastain - Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Xavier Univ., N.O.
  • 2006: Julinna Oxley - Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University (tenure-track)
  • 2005: Paul Haught - Associate Professor and Dean of Rose School of Arts, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN
  • 2004: Matthew Oberrieder - Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Villanova University
  • 2003: Andrew Pavelich - University of Houston
  • 2002: Jason Tipton - St. John's College, Annapolis
  • 2002: Desheng Zong - Utica College
  • 2000: Michael Golluber - St. John's College, Santa Fe

Recent Dissertations

Nathan Stout

Travis Mulroy


Mary Townsend

Seth Appelbaum

Tom Mulligan

Sam Stoner



Alexandre Priou



Christopher Meredith

"Moral Agency and Responsibility: Lessons from Autism Spectrum Disorder"

"Delusions of Grandeur: The Interpretation of Plato's Hippias Major"

"On the Good of Justice in Plato's Republic"

"Plato's Republic V: The Problem of Women and Philosophy"

"Divine Law in Plato and Maimonides"

"The Just and Meritocratic State"

"On Kant's Philosophical Authorship"

"Socrates the Citizen Philosopher in Plato and in Xenophon"

"A Place for Public Philosophy: Reviving a Practice"

"The Genesis of Political Philosophy: On Plato's Parmenides"

"On Philosophical Counseling as a Philosophical Caretaking Practice"


"Self-Ownership an Historical Entitlement:
An Examination of G.A. Cohen's Critique"

"Global Kleptocracy and the Sovereign State: an Anti-Statist Response to Thomas Pogge on the Injustice of the Present World Order"

D. Shoemaker

Ronna Burger

Ronna Burger

Ronna Burger

Ronna Burger

Eric Mack

Richard Velkley

Ronna Burger

 Eric Mack

Ronna Burger

Ronna Burger

Eric Mack

Eric Mack

Jean-Paul Orgeron

“Language, Perception, and Space”

Radu Bogdan

Michael Falgoust

 “Freeing the Culture, Freeing the Self: An Intellectual Property Rights Argument”

Bruce Brower

Joshua Lott

"The Rationality of Teleology:  Purposiveness and the Concept of the Human in Kant, Rousseau, and Hume"

Richard Velkley

Shawn Welnak

"Philosophy and The Cave of Opinion: The Graeco-Arabic Tradition"

Ronna Burger

Jennifer Beers

"Socrates Confronts Aristophanes in Plato's Symposium"

Ronna Burger

Gwenda-lin Grewal

"On Plato's Euthydemus"

Ronna Burger

Hans Gruenig

"Heidegger, Death, and Personal Transformation"

Michael Zimmerman

Shane Courtland

"Hobbesian Public Reason"

Eric Mack

William Glod

"Liberalism's Case against Legal Paternalism"

Eric Mack

Quian (Sophy) Wang

"John Rawls on Human Rights"

Bruce Brower

Michael Madary

"The Perspectival Content of Perception"

Radu Bogdan

Julinna Oxley

"A Theory of Benevolence"

Jerry Gaus

Jonny Anomaly

"An Internalist Theory of Practical Reason"

Jerry Gaus

Matthew Oberrieder

"The Significance of Socrates' Quotations of Homer in Plato's Protagoras"

Ronna Burger

Drew Chastain

"Interpreting Metaphor"

Graeme Forbes

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