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Recent Placement and Alumni News

  • Alexander Shaeffer (PhD, 2018) will begin teaching in Fall 2019 at Great Hearts Academy-Northern Oaks in San Antonio, TX, a high school with a classical liberal arts curriculum. 
  • Gwenda-lin Grewal (PhD, 2010), currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Vassar College, has been offered the Blegen Research Fellowship at Vassar for 2019-2020.
  • Shane Gassaway (PhD 2014) is the author of "Just Silence in Plato's Cleitophon," Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought, forthcoming.
  • Seth Appelbaum (PhD, 2015) began a tenure-track position at St. John's College, Santa Fe.
  • Travis Mulroy (PhD 2016) began a Visiting Assistant Professor position at Xavier University, Cincinnati. His paper on Hippias Major will be published in the Spring 2019 issue of the journal Ancient Philosophy.
  • Dan Tigard (PhD, 2018) published three papers: "The Positive Value of Moral Distress," Bioethics (2019);"Taking the Blame: Appropriate Responses to Medical Error,"Journal of Medical Ethics (2019); "Moral Distress as a Symptom of Dirty Hands," Res Publica (2018).
  • Mary Townsend (PhD, 2015) was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at St.John's University in Queens, NY. She was previously appointed as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola University, New Orleans. Her book, The Woman Question in Plato's Republic, was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2017.
  • Nate Stout (PhD, 2016) was appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program for Medical Ethics and Human Values at the Tulane University School of Medicine.
  • Derek Duplessie (ABD) was appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Government at Harvard University for 2018-2019.
  • Charlie Gustasfson-Barrett (PhD, 2018) was appointed as Visiting Faculty at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Alexandre Priou (PhD, 2014) will begin a position as Instructor in the Herbst Program in the Humanities at University of Colorado at Boulder in Fall 2019. He was previously appointed in 2016 as Visiting Assistant Professor at Kutztown University. His book, Becoming Socrates: Political Philosophy in Plato's Parmenides, was published by University of Rochester Press in 2018.
  • Shane Courtland (PhD, 2008) was appointed as Director of the Center for Free Enterprise at West Virginia University.
  • Tom Mulligan (PhD, 2015) was appointed as Postdoctoral Research Associate in Economics and Ethics at the Georgetown University School of Business. His book, Justice and the Meritocratic State, will be published by Routledge in 2017.
  • Paul Wilford (PhD, 2016) was appointed Assistant Professor at Boston College in the Department of Political Science. He co-edited and contributed to Athens, Arden, and Jerusalem (Lexington Books, 2017).
  • Michael Madary (PhD, 2007) published Visual Phenomenology with the MIT Press in 2016. He previously co-edited Perception, Action, and Consciousness (Oxford, 2010).
  • Mircea Dumitru (PhD, 1998) was elected Rector of the University of Bucharest in Romania and currently serves as Minister of Education and Scientific Research in the Romanian government.