Placement

Job Placement Information

This page contains information on the placement of all our Ph.D's who graduated since 2000 and for whom we can obtain information.  The directory is organized by the year in which our students defended their dissertations.

2017

Han Li

Dissertation: The Demand of Epistemic Rationality (David Christensen)
Current Position:  Visiting Assistant Professor, Kansas State University
     

Nicholas Smyth

Dissertation: Making Sense of Moral Progress (Bernard Reginster) 
Current Position:  Lecturer, Simon Fraser University

2015 

Miquel Miralbes del Pino

Dissertation: The Multiple Relations Theory Judgement in Russell and in Modern Theories of Propositional Content (Richard Heck)
Current Position:  Adjunct, Bridgewater State University

Timothy Syme

Dissertation: Everyday Life and the Demands of Justice (David Estlund)
Current Position:  Postdoctorate Fellow, IE University in Segovia, Spain
Visit Tim on the web

2014

Nicolas Bommarito

Dissertation: Inner Virtue (Nomy Arpaly)
Current Position: Assistant Professor position at SUNY Buffalo. 
Visit Nic on the web

 

Alexandra King

Dissertation: Practical Reason and the Limit of Ability (James Dreier)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, SUNY Buffalo
Visit Alex on the web

 

Antonio Ramirez

Dissertation: Righteous Villainy: A Defense of 'Offence' (Felicia Nimue Ackerman)
Current Position:  Chair of Philosophy Department, DeAnza College

 

Sun Hyung Rhee

Dissertation: Agent Causation and Reduction (Jaegwon Kim)
Current Position: lecturer at Seoul National University and Ewha Womans University

 

2013

Derek Bowman

Dissertation: Utopian Models and the Ideal Theory Debate (David Estlund)
Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Providence College
Visit Derek on the web.


Dana Howard

Dissertation: On Behalf of Another (David Estlund)
Current Position: Instructor (tenure track), Division of Bioethics, Department of Biomedical Education and Anatomy at Ohio State University.
Visit Dana on the web.

 

Paul Klumpe

Dissertation: Addiction and Responsibility (Nomy Arpaly)
Current Position: Philosophy Instructor at Santa Monica College

 

Matthew Konig

Dissertation: Taking Seriously the Metaphysics of Mental Causation: A Nonreductivist Account (Jaegwon Kim)
Current Position: Part-Time Faculty, Adelphi University

 

Eoin Ryan

Dissertation: Unifiying the Pluralism of Introspection (Nomy Arpaly) 
Current Position: Tutor, School of Philosophy University College Dublin

 

Kateryna Samoilova

Dissertation: The Case for Pluralism About Introspection (Joshua Schechter) 
Current Position: Assistant Professor, California State University Chico 
Kateryna on the web.

 

2012

Sean Aas

Dissertation: Understanding Global Injustice (David Estlund)
Current Position: Senior Research Scholar and Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University.
Visit Sean on the web.

 

Andrew Rotondo

Dissertation: Standing Your Ground: Epistemic Justification in the Face of Disagreement (David Christensen)
Current Position: Assistant Lecturer, University of New England
Visit Andrew on the web.

 

Jed Silverstein

Dissertation: 'Not the Boss of Me': Reviving the Relationship Between Political and Parental Authority (David Estlund)
Current Position: High School Teacher, Riverdale Country School, NY

 

Chiwook Won

Dissertation: Reasons, Actions, and Causes (Jaegwon Kim)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
Visit Chiwook on the web

 

2011

Katherine Jarvis

Dissertation: Towards an Anti-Permissive Epistemology (David Christensen)
Current Position: Regulatory Coordinator in the Research Integrity office at Weill Cornell Medical College

 

Maxwell Pines

Dissertation: Understanding Actions (James Dreier)
Current Position: Assistant Public Defender at Law Office of the Public Defender of the State of New Mexico

 

2010

Ali Eslami

Dissertation: The Feeling of Justification: A Phenomenological Amendment to Virtue Epistemology (Ernest Sosa)
Current Position: Medical Doctor, Private Practice

 

Kevin Morris

Dissertation: Physicalism and A Priori Connections, Realization, and Reduction: Two Issues in the Metaphysics of Mind (Jaegwon Kim)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Tulane University
Visit Kevin on the web.

 

2009

Jason D'Cruz

Dissertation: Imagination and Emotion in Action (Nomy Arpaly)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, SUNY Albany
 

Benjamin Jarvis

Dissertation: Teleology and Intentionality: A Challenge to the Deflationary View (Richard Heck)
Current Position: MBA student in the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University

James Taggart
 
Dissertation: Humean Theory of Motivation (James Dreier) 
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Baltimore
 

Nick Treanor

Dissertation: The World in Mind (Jaegwon Kim)
Current Position: Chancellor's Fellow in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
Visit Nick on the web.

 

2008

Aaron-Dirk Boyden

Dissertation: Reducing Realism (Jaegwon Kim)
Current Position: Instructor, Rhode Island College

 

Paul Neufeld

Dissertation: The Fitting and the Virtuous in Stoic Ethics (Victor Caston)
Current Position: Attorney, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP

 

Rebekah Rice

Dissertation: A Causal Approach to the Nature of Human Action (Jaegwon Kim)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Seattle Pacific University

 

Jerry Steinhofer

Dissertation: Epistemic Desert and the Value of Knowledge (Ernest Sosa)
Current Position: Visiting Lecturer, Bridgewater State College
Visit Jerry on the web.

 

2007

Teresa Celada

Dissertation: Procreative Liberty and its Critics (James Dreier)
Current Position: Associate Professor, Wheaton College

 

Simon Feldman

Dissertation: Reason and the Limits of Morality (James Dreier)
Current Position: Associate Professor, Connecticut College.

 

Christopher Kane

Dissertation: The Naive Counterfactual Analysis of Causation (Jaegwon Kim)
Current Position: Adjunct Instructor, Molloy College

 

2006

John Turri

Dissertation: Epistemic Reasons (Ernest Sosa)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
Visit John on the web.

 

2005

Derek Ettinger

Dissertation: Making Sense of Things (Ernest Sosa)
Current Position: Attorney, New York State Department of Financial Services

 

Allan Hazlett

Dissertation: Grice's Razor and Moore's Gambit (Ernest Sosa)
Current Position: Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis.
Visit Allan on the web.

 

Alyssa Ney

Dissertation: The Metaphysics of Unified Science (Jaegwon Kim)
Current Position: Associate Professor, University of California, Davis

 

Lilian O'Brien

Dissertation: A Non-Causalist Theory of Rationalization (Jaegwon Kim)
Current Position: Lecturer, University College Cork

 

2004

Michael Pace

Dissertation: Perceptual Consciousness and Epistemic Justification (Ernest Sosa)
Current Position: Associate Professor, Chapman University
Visit Michael on the web.

 

2003

Juan Comesaña

Dissertation: The Ways of Reason (Ernest Sosa)
Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Arizona
Visit Juan on the web.

 

Jordi Fernandez

Dissertation: Externalism and Self-Knowledge (Jaegwon Kim)
Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Adelaide

 

2002

John Abruzzese

Dissertation: True and Immutable Natures in Descartes' Ontological Proof (James Van Cleve)
Current Position: Associate Professor, Providence College

 

Robert Howell

Dissertation: Self-Knowledge and Self-Reference (Jaegwon Kim and Ernest Sosa)
Current Position: Professor, Southern Methodist University
Visit Robert on the web.

 

Uriah Kriegel

Dissertation: Conscious Content (Jaegwon Kim)
Current Position: Research Director, Institut Jean Nicod
Visit Uriah on the web.

 

David Matheson

Dissertation: Understanding, Validation and the Everyday in Epistemology (Ernest Sosa)
Current Position: Associate Professor, Carleton University
 

Jay Newhard

Dissertation: A Correspondence Theory of Truth (James Van Cleve)  Current Position: Faculty, East Carolina University
 

David Prentiss

Dissertation: Doing What a Good Person Would Do: An Exploration of Pure Virtue Theory (John Ladd)
Current Position: Lecturer, University of Rhode Island

 

Baron Reed

Dissertation: Knowledge, Agency, and Personhood (Ernest Sosa)
Current Position: Associate Professor, Northwestern University
Visit Baron on the web.

 

Joseph Shieber

Dissertation: The Reasons Others Give Us: The Norms of Assertion Account of the Epistemic Status of Testimony (Ernest Sosa)
Current Position: Associate Professor, Lafayette University
Visit Joseph on the web.

 

2001

Patrick Durning

Dissertation: Philosophical Anarchism and the Duty to Obey (David Estlund)
Current Position: High School Teacher, Kinkaid School

 

Douglas Webb

Dissertation: On the Libertarian Approach to Freedom and Responsibility (James Van Cleve)
Current Position: Associate Professor, Lakeland Community College

 

2000

Jeffrey Auker

Dissertation: Eidolons: An Argument Against Explanatory Exclusion (Gary Gates)
Current Position: Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

 

Jason Kawall

Dissertation: Virtues, Ideal Observers, and the Foundations of Normativity (Ernest Sosa)
Current Position: Associate Professor, Colgate University
Visit Jason on the web.

 

Jennifer Lackey

Dissertation: Rationality, Defeaters, and Testimony (Ernest Sosa)
Current Position: Professor, Northwestern University

 

Peter Marton

Dissertation: Skeptical Games (Ernest Sosa)
Current Position: Part-Time Assistant Professor, Clark University

 

John Stone

Dissertation: Disadvantage and the Allocation of Health-Care Resources (Dan Brock)

 

Dale Tuggy

Dissertation: Agent Causation (James Van Cleve)
Current Position: Professor, SUNY Fredonia

 

Katherine Witzig

Dissertation: Racial Concepts: An Epistemological and Ethical Critique (Richard Schmitt)
Current Position: Associate Professor, Southwestern Illinois College

 


All and only students who currently have some form of academic employment are listed above. Therefore, students who sought jobs before finishing their degrees but have not yet secured a position and have not yet finished their degrees are not listed above.

For privacy reasons, we do not list students who completed their degrees but do not have academic appointments. So that the foregoing should not be misleading however, we list the number of such students in each year here: 2013: 4 students; 2011: 1 student.

By the way, no assumptions should be made about the students who have left philosophy. In particular, it should not be assumed that they have not been "successful". They are teachers, doctors, lawyers, and business people, among other things.