Placement Record

Our department offers a full range of placement services and support to our students. The departmental Placement Director organizes a placement workshop that meets during the spring and fall quarters for students finishing, or near finishing, their degrees. The Placement Director also advises students on preparing their CVs and assembling their dossiers and arranges practice interviews for students attending the divisional meetings of the APA.

Listed below is placement information for recent graduates of our program. Students are listed by the year in which they received their current positions. Dissertation topics, faculty advisors and previous positions, where applicable, follow.

2018

    •  David Beglin
      • UCLA, Law and Philosophy Postdoctoral Fellow
      • Dissertation title: Taking Each Other Seriously: Towards a Morally Responsible Agency 
      • Dissertation Chairs: Coleen Macnamara and Agnieszka Jaworska
    • Taylor Cyr
      • Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis
      • Dissertation Title: Semicompatibilist Options: Essays in Defense of an Actual
      • Dissertation Chair: John M. Fischer
    • Patrick Londen
      • University of California, Riverside, Writing Program Lecturer
      • Dissertation Title: Authenticity and Agency: Heidegger’s Constitutivism
      • Dissertation Chair: Mark Wrathall
    • Zachary Bachman
      • Visiting Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas
      • Dissertation Title: Shared Agency in the Kingdom of Ends: Toward a Social Constitutivism
      • Dissertation Chair: Peter Graham

2017

    • Meredith  McFadden
      • Lawrence University, 2 year post-doctoral position (2017- )
      • Dissertation title:Reasons as Explanations:  A Genuine Alternative to the Guide of the Good Thesis. 
      • Dissertation Chairs: Michael Nelson & John Fischer

2016

    • Megan Stotts
      • MacMaster University, Assistant Professor, tenure track (2017- )
      • Dissertation title: Conventions and Expression Meaning
      • Dissertation Chairs: John Perry and Howard Wettstein
      • Previous position: Vassar College: Visiting Assistant Professor (2016-2017)
    • Alan Moore
      • Lecturer, San Francisco State University
      • Dissertation title: The Experience of Reading
      • Dissertation Chair: Eric Schwitzgebel

2015

    • Monique Wonderly
      • University of California, San Diego, Assistant Professor, tenure track (2017- )
      • Dissertation title: Toward a Theory of Emotional Attachment
      • Dissertation Chair: Agnieszka Jaworsk
      • Previous position: Princeton University, Center for Human Values,  Post Doctoral Researcher (2015-17)
    • Justin White
      • Assistant Professor (continuing faculty status track, i.e., tenure track) at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
      • Dissertation title: Autonomy and Authenticity as Ideals of Agency
      • Dissertation Chair: Mark Wrathall
    • Courtney Morris
      • US Military Academy, West Point, Assistant Professor, three year position
      • Dissertation title: Kant’s Idea of the Self
      • Dissertation Chair: Pierre Keller

2014

    • Philip Swenson
      • College of William and Mary: Assistant Professor, tenure track (2017- )
      • Dissertation title: Ability and Responsibility: Essays on Behalf of Leeway Incompatibilism
      • Dissertation Chair: John Martin Fischer
      • Previous Position: Rutgers University, Center for the Philosophy of Religion, 2 year Post Doctoral Researcher
    • Jason Gray
      • University of Alabama, Birmingham: Visiting Assistant Professor 2014 -2015
      • Dissertation title: Philosophy, Phenomenology, and Neuroscience: The Groundwork for an Interdisciplinary Approach to a Comprehensive Understanding of Addiction
      • Dissertation Chair: John Martin Fischer

2013

    • John Ramsey
      • Northern Colorado University, Assistant Professor, tenure track (2017- )
      • Dissertation title: How We Do Bad Things with Words: A Multi-level Model of Oppression
      • Dissertation Chair: Peter Graham
      • Previous Positions: Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Visiting Assistant Professor (2016-2017); Denison College, Granville, OH: Visiting Assistant Professor (2015-2016); Scripps College, Visiting Assistant Professor (2014-2015)
    • Samantha Matherne
      • University of California, Santa Cruz, Assistant Professor, tenure track
      • Dissertation title: Art in Perception: Making Perception Aesthetic Again
      • Dissertation Chair: Pierre Keller
      • Previous position: University of British Columbia, Visiting Assistant Professor (2013-14); Pomona College, Visiting Assistant Professor (2012-13)

2012

    • Robert Sanchez
      • Assistant Professor (tenure track) at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, CA
      • Dissertation title: The Virtue of Silence: An Ethical Reading of Socrates, Kierkegaard, and Wittgenstein
      • Dissertation Chair: Erich Reck
      • Previous position: The College of William and Mary, Visiting Assistant Professor, two year position
    • Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin
      • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville TX, Assistant Professor, tenure track
      • University of California-Riverside, Riverside, CA, 3 year Post Doctoral Researcher
      • Dissertation title: Evaluators, explainers, planners: the importance of basic conceptions of what we are like as agents
      • Dissertation Chair: Andrews Reath
    • Daniel Justin Coates
      • University of Houston, Texas, Assistant Professor, tenure track
      • Dissertation title: Reasons and Responsibility
      • Dissertation Chair: John Martin Fischer
      • Previous position: University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL, One year Law and Philosophy Research Fellow (2012-13)
    • Christopher Scott Sevier
      • College of Southern Nevada, Professor, tenured
      • Dissertation title: Thomas Aquinas On the Nature and Experience of Beauty
      • Dissertation Chair: David Glidden
      • Previous position: Cal State University, Fullerton, CA, Visiting Assistant Professor (2012-13)
    • Jason Chang
      • Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA, Adjunct Instructor
      • Dissertation title: Toward a More Honest Public Reason Liberalism
      • Dissertation Chair: Coleen Macnamara

2011

    • Patrick Todd
      • University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Chancellor’s Fellow, to become tenure track position after three years
      • Dissertation title: The Metaphysics of Moral Responsibility
      • Dissertation Chair: John Martin Fischer
      • Previous position: University of Innsbruck and the Munich School of Philosophy, Two year post-doctoral position (2011-13)
    • Megs Gendreau
      • Cal Poly Pomona, Assistant Professor, tenure track
      • Dissertation title: Modeling Environmental Justice: A Normative Conception for Healthier Communities
      • Dissertation Chair: Carl Cranor
      • Previous position: Bowdoin College, two year post-doctoral position, (2011-2013)
    • Michael Goerger
      • Central Washington University, Assistant Professor, tenure track
      • Dissertation title: Love and Morality: Toward an Ethic of Universal Love
      • Dissertation Chair: David Glidden
      • Previous position: Central Washington University, Visiting Assistant Professor (2011-12)

2010

    • Chris Franklin
      • Grove City College, Assistant Professor, tenure track
      • Dissertation title: Strawsonian Libertarianism: A Theory of Free Will and Moral Responsibility
      • Dissertation Chair: John Martin Fischer
      • Previous position: Marymount University, Arlington, VA, Assistant Professor, tenure track (2012-14); Biola University, two year Visiting Assistant Professor (2010-12)
    • Jacob Affolter
      • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Lecturer
      • Dissertation title: Tolerance as a Moral and Political Virtue
      • Dissertation Chair: Gary Watson
      • Previous position: Adjunct faculty, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2009-11
    • Chris Franklin
      • Biola University, Two year Visiting Assistant Professor position
      • Dissertation title: Strawsonian Libertarianism: A Theory of Free Will and Moral Responsibility
      • Dissertation Chair: John Martin Fischer
    • John McAteer
      • Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX, Assistant Professor, Renewable contract
      • Dissertation title: Moral Beauty and Moral Taste from Shaftesbury to Hume
      • Dissertation Chair: Andrews Reath
    • Garrett Pendergraft
      • Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, Assistant Professor, tenure track
      • Dissertation title: Fundamentalist Contextualist Compatibilism: A Response to the Consequence Argument
      • Dissertation Chair: John Martin Fischer
    • Elizabeth Hamilton
      • West Virginia University, Accreditation and Planning Officer
      • Dissertation title: Coercion, Responsibility and Discourse
      • Dissertation Chair: John Martin Fischer

2009

  • Nathan Placencia
    • University of West Virginia: Assistant Professor, tenure track
    • Dissertation title: Am I who I say I am?: A Role Identification account of Identity
    • Dissertation Chair: Georgia Warnke
  • Neil Tognazzini
    • Western Washington University, Assistant Professor, tenure track
    • Dissertation title: The Conceptual Foundations of Moral Responsibility
    • Dissertation Chair: John Martin Fischer
    • Previous position: The College of William and Mary: Assistant Professor, tenure track (2009-14)
  • Felipe Leon
    • Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley, Tenure track
    • Dissertation title:  Armchair knowledge and Modal Skeptisim: A Rapprochement
    • Dissertation Chair: Peter Graham
    • Previous position: Claremont McKenna College, Adjunct Faculty
  • David Long
    • Bellevue College: Adjunct Professor
    • Dissertation title: Hume and Buddhism: A Comparative Study of Personal Identity, Skepticism, and Moral Sentiments
    • Dissertation Chair: Paul Hoffman (with Justin McDaniel, Department of Religious Studies)

2007

    • Amy MacArthur
      • High Point University, Department of Religion and Philosophy (High Point, NC): Assistant Professor, Tenure track
      • Dissertation title: The Duty of Self-Knowledge in Kant’s Ethics
      • Dissertation Chair: Andrews Reath
    • Nick Baiamonte
      • De Anza College, Cupertino, CA, Instructor, tenure track
      • Dissertation title: Avoiding Evil: Motivation, Reflection, and Character Structure
      • Dissertation Chair: Eric Schwitzgebel
    • Jessica Ludescher
      • Seattle University, Associate Professor of Business Ethics with joint appointments in Management and Philosophy. tenure track
      • Dissertation title: The Logical Compatibility of CSR with Any Theory of the Firm
      • Dissertation Chair: Georgia Warnke
    • Michael Stannard
      • Clovis and Madera Centers of the State Center Community College District (Fresno, CA): Instructor of Philosophy
      • Dissertation title:  Material ends of reason: Kantian Formalism, pure intelligent existence, and the possibility of a deduction of the postulate of freedom
      • Dissertation Chair: Andrews Reath

2006

    • Zack Knorr
      • Los Angeles Valley College: Assistant Professor, tenured
      • Dissertation title: The Moral Problem of Capitalism: What Habermasian Critical Theory Can Tell Us About Recent Developments in the International Anti-Sweatshop Movement
      • Dissertation Chair: Georgia Warnke
    • Rico Vitz
      • University of North Florida (Jacksonville, FL): Assistant Professor, tenure track
      • Dissertation title: Virtuous Belief: Descartes, Hume, and the Proper Method of Belief Formation
      • Dissertation Chair: Paul Hoffman

2005

    • Rodrigo de Castro
      • Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, tenure-tract Professor
      • Dissertation title: Direct Reference and Belief Ascriptions: Overcoming the Relational Paradigm
      • Dissertation Chair: Howard Wettstein
      • Previous position: Federal University of Sergipe (Aracaju, Brazil)
    • Chris Yeomans
      • Purdue University: Assistant Professor, tenure track
      • Dissertation title: Hegel’s Logic of Agency: A Transcendental Defense of Free Will
      • Dissertation Chair: Pierre Keller
      • Previous position: Kenyon College (Gambier, OH): Assistant Professor, tenure track
    • Joshua Rust
      • Stetson University (DeLand, FL): Assistant Professor, tenure track
      • Dissertation title: John Searle’s Ideal Type: Max Weber and the Construction of Social Reality
      • Dissertation Chair: Eric Schwitzgebel
    • Matt Talbert
      • West Virginia University: Assistant Professor, tenure track
      • Dissertation title: Moral Reasons and Personal History: A Normative Competence Account of Moral Responsibility
      • Dissertation Chair: Gary Watson
      • Previous position: UCSD, postdoctoral fellowship (2005–2007)
    • Dillon Emerick
      • Palomar College (San Marcos, CA): Instructor, tenured
      • Dissertation title: Critical Theory, Critical Subjects
      • Dissertation Chair: Georgia Warnke
    • Ted Preston
      • Rio Hondo College (Whittier, CA): Instructor, tenure track
      • Dissertation title: Bridging the Gap between Normative Beliefs and Actions
      • Dissertation Chair: Eric Schwitzgebel

2004

    • Sam Page
      • Concordia College (Bronxville, NY): Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) 2005–2009
      • Dissertation title: Nature’s Joints: Inherent or Imposed?
      • Dissertation Chair: Peter Graham
    • Hugh Marlowe
      • Flagler College (St. Augustine, FL): Assistant Professor, renewable contract
      • Dissertation title: Saving the Agent: An Investigation of Agency, Explanation, and Two-Standpoint Arguments
      • Dissertation Chair: Gary Watson

2003

    • Glen Pettigrove
      • University of Glasgow, Chair of Moral Philosophy (2017- )
      • Dissertation title: Seeking Forgiveness: Studies in Moral and Political Philosophy
      • Dissertation Chair: Georgia Warnke
      • Previous positions: The University of Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand): Lecturer in Philosophy (2008-2017; Massey University (Palmerston North, New Zealand) New Zealand): Lecturer in Philosophy (2005-2008); Santa Clara University (2003–2005)
    • Chris Campolo
      • Hendrix College (Conway, AR): Associate Professor, four-year initial contract (2002-06), now tenured.
      • Dissertation title: The Reach of Argument
      • Dissertation Chair: Georgia Warnke

2002

    • Daniel Speak
      • Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA): Assistant Professor, tenure track. (Tenured and became Chair of department 2011)
      • Dissertation title: Moral Responsibility and the Irrelevance of Alternative Possibilities
      • Dissertation Chair: John Martin Fischer
      • Previous positions:
        • Associate Professor, Azusa Pacific University (2002–2007)
        • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Notre Dame (2005–2006)
    • Jeremy Wisnewski
      • Hartwick College (Oneonta, NY): Assistant Professor, tenure track
      • Dissertation title: Agency, Normativity, and Theory: Awakening from Anthropological Slumber
      • Dissertation Chair: Bernd Magnus
      • Previous position: East Carolina University
    • Scott Dixon
      • Minnesota State Technical and Community College (Moorhead, MN): Instructor, tenure track
      • Dissertation title: Hume
      • Dissertation Chair: Paul Hoffman

1998

    • Andrew Eshleman
      • University of Portland, Oregon, taken position as Chair of the department
      • Dissertation Chair: John Martin Fischer
      • Previous position: University of Arkansas, Little Rock, 1998 (tenured 2004)

1996

    • Andrew Light
      • University of Washington, Seattle: Associate Professor of Philosophy & Public Affairs
      • Dissertation title: Nature, Class, and the Built World: Philosophical Essays Between Political Ecology and Critical Technology
      • Dissertation Chair: Bernd Magnus
      • Previous positions:
        • New York University (tenured 2005)
        • University of Montana (1996–1998): Assistant Professor, tenure track
        • State University of New York, Binghampton (1998–2000): Assistant Professor, tenure track