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Recent Placement and Alumni News

  • Samuel Stoner (PhD, 2014) and Paul Wilford (PhD, 2015) published an anthology dedicated to Richard Velkley, Kant and the Possibility of  Progress (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021), including essays by Stoner, Wilford, and Velkley, as well as Oliver Sensen.
  • Nathan Stout (PhD, 2016) began a position as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Program for Medical Ethics & Human Values, Tulane University School of Medicine.
  • 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), previously a Blegen Research Fellowship at Vassar for 2019-2020, has been appointed the Onassis Lecturer in Ancient Greek Thought and Language at the New School for Social Research.
  • Shane Gassaway (PhD 2014) is the author of "Just Silence in Plato's Cleitophon," Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought, forthcoming.
  • Samuel Stoner (PhD 2014), Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department of Assumption College since 2016, has a paper, "Lessing and the Art of History," accepted for publication in The Journal of the History of Philosophy.
  • Seth Appelbaum (PhD 2015), who began a tenure-track position at St. John's College Santa Fe in Spring 2018, was a faculty member in the 2019 Maimonides Scholars Program of the Tikvah Fund at Yale:
  • Travis Mulroy (PhD 2016) is currently Religious Studies Post-Doctoral Fellow at Tulane, after a position as Visiting Assistant Professor at Xavier University, Cincinnati in Spring 2019.  His paper, "On the Difficulty of Beautiful Things: Political Virtue and Wisdom in Plato's Hippias Major," was published in the Spring 2019 issue of the journal Ancient Philosophy and a second paper, "Censuring Oneself: On Socrates' Rhetorical Device in Plato's Hippias Major," has been accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of that journal.
  • 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). He recently began a position as Postdoctoral Fellow in the HumTec Center at RWTH Aachen University (Germany).
  • 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.
  • Derek Duplessie (PhD, 2018) was appointed as a Visiting Instructor in the Department of Political Science at Clemson University. He was previously appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Government at Harvard University for 2018-2019. His article "Erotic Revolutions in Ecclesiazusae and Republic V" will appear early next year as a chapter in an edition published by Mercer University Press, and his article "Socrates' Analysis of Comedy in Plato's Philebus" won the Review of Metaphysics Dissertation Essay Contest and will be published in their upcoming edition.
  • 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 the 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, was 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). He recently began a Research Fellowship in the James Madison Program at Princeton for 2019-20.
  • Michael Madary (PhD, 2007) published Visual Phenomenology with the MIT Press in 2016. He previously co-edited Perception, Action, and Consciousness (Oxford, 2010). He was recently appointed Assistant Professor at the University of the Pacific.
  • 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.