PhDs Awarded and Placement History 2021 Alek Willsey (March) Dissertation Title: Authoritatively Speaking: A Speech Pragmatic Analysis of Authority and Power Advisor: Horisk 2020 Jon Marc Asper (June) Current appointment: Marshalltown Community College (Iowa) Dissertation Title: Why Preference Can Be Optional Advisor: Vallentyne Alex Howe (April) Current appointment: UniServ Organizer, Indiana State Teachers Association Dissertation title: Citizenship Goes to the Dogs Adviser: Vallentyne 2019 Stephen Perinchery-Herman (December) Current appointment: Director of Ethics, at Mercy Health System, in Fort Smith, Arkansas Dissertation title: Defending an Indirect Normativity of Belief Adviser: Vallentyne Salman Khawaja (December) Initial appointment: Instructor, University of Memphis Dissertation title: Naturalizing Epistemology: Reconsidering Quine and Nietzsche Adviser: Matt McGrath 2018 Eric Rowse (December) Initial Appointment: Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri. Current Appointment: Same. Dissertation Title: Clarifying Relational Egalitarianism Adviser: Vallentyne Jonathan Burmeister (July) Initial appointment: Visiting Assistant Professor, Fort Lewis College Dissertation Title: Examining the Nature of Epistemic Value Adviser: McGrath Seokman Kang (July) Current appointment: Visiting Professor, Shinhan University, Korea Dissertation Title: The Consciousness of Visual Experience Adviser: McGrath Isaac Wagner (May) Current appointment: Associate Professor of Teaching in Bioethics, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Dissertation Title: Preventing Unjust Wars and Less Aggression Adviser: Vallentyne Troy Hall (May) Current Appointment: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Missouri Dissertation Title: Three Studies in the Philosophy of Jazz Adviser: Johnson Paul Hamilton (May) Current Appointment: Lecturer, Missouri University of Science and Technology Dissertation Title: Resisting the Nudge Adviser: Weirich Keith Harris (May) Initial appointment: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Dissertation Title: The Epistemology of Group Agents Adviser: McGrath Tung-Ying Wu (May) Current Appointment: Tenure Track, Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing Dissertation Title: Skepticism, Reason, and Decision Adviser: Weirich 2017 Joshua Smart (August) Current Appointment: Senior Lecturer, Ohio State University Dissertation Title: Epistemic Rationality and Meeting One's Own Standards Adviser: McGrath 2016 Dustin Nelson (August) Dissertation Title: Defending States and Protecting Individuals: A Critical Examination of the Principle of Nonintervention Adviser: Vallentyne Kenneth Shields (July) Current Appointment: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Indianapolis Dissertation Title: Amoralists, Inverted Commas, and the Puzzle of Moral Internalism: An Essay in Experimental Metaethics Adviser: Philip Robbins Richard Lauer (May) Current Appointment: Visiting Assistant Professor, St. Lawrence University Dissertation Title: Explanation for the Cognitively Bounded: Psychology and the Pragmatics of Explanation Adviser: Ariew Phillip Zema (April) Dissertation Title: Three Questions Concerning Reid's Moral Epistemology Advisers: Markie and Folescu 2015 Lynn Chiu (August) Current Appointment: associated researcher, ImmunoConcept Lab Dissertation Title: Niche Construction and the Logic of Natural Selection Explanations Adviser: Ariew Devin Frank (July) Current Appointment: Instructor, Eastern Illinois University Dissertation Title: The Metaphysics of Content: Towards a Minimalist Account of Propositions Adviser: McGrath Adam Koszela (May) Current Appointment: Franchise Lead/Associate Publisher, Money Map Press Dissertation Title: Compensation as the Moral Foundation of Jus Post Bellum Adviser: Vallentyne Katy Shorey (May) Current Appointment: Assistant Teaching Professor, Northeastern University Dissertation Title: A Salience Account of Explanatory Power Adviser: Ariew Sheng Zhang (May) Current Appointment: Assistant Professor, Xiamen University Dissertation Title: Epistemic Democracy and Political Legitimacy Adviser: Vallentyne 2014 Jacob Wright (December) Current Appointment: Senior Lecturer, University of Minnesota-Rochester Dissertation Title: Toward a Virtue Account of Science Adviser: Ariew Wenwen Fan (May) Dissertation Title: Moral Wrongness and Reactive Attitudes Adviser: Vallentyne Christopher Gadsden (May) Current Appointment: Adjunct professor, University of Missouri Dissertation Title: Epistemic Duties and Blameworthiness for Beliefs Adviser: McGrath Kok Yong Lee (May) Current Appointment: Assistant Professor, National Chung Cheng University (Taiwan) Dissertation Title: A Solution to Skeptical Puzzles Adviser: McGrath Dan Marshall (May) Dissertation Title: Skill-Based Reliabilism Adviser: Weirich 2012 Crystal Allen (May) Current Appointment: Assistant Professor, Principia College Dissertation Title: Justifying War: An Account of Just and Merely Justifying Causes for War Adviser: Vallentyne Xiaofei Liu (May) Current Appointment: Full Professor, Wuhan University (China) Dissertation Title: Choice, Control, and Moral Responsibility Adviser: Vallentyne Brian Montgomery (May) Current Appointment: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Texas El Paso Dissertation Title: A New Defense of the Knowledge Norm of Assertion Adviser: McGrath Collin Rice (May) Current Appointment: Assistant Professor, Bryn Mawr College Dissertation Title: Optimality Explanations: A New Approach Adviser: Ariew Yasha Rohwer (May) Current Appointment: Associate Professor, Oregon Tech Dissertation Title: Rethinking the Evolution of Human Intelligence Adviser: Ernst 2011 Darin Finke (May) Initial Appointment: Associate teaching professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology Current Appointment: Associate Teaching Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology Dissertation Title: Van Fraassen and a Defense of Inference to the Best Explanation Adviser: Weirich Ashton Sperry (May) Current Appointment: Research Scholar, Ronin Institute Dissertation Title: Bounded Rationality in Games of Strategy Adviser: Weirich 2010 Joel Dittmer (May) Dissertation Title: Rawlsian Ethical Act Contractarianism Adviser: Kierland and Vallentyne Michael Hartsock (December) Current Appointment: Associate Professor/Director of Honors, Millikin University Dissertation Title: Absences as Causes: A Defense of Negative Causation Adviser: Ariew Andrew Moon (August) Current Appointment: Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University Dissertation Title: The Nonepistemic Psychological Requirements for Knowledge Adviser: Markie Brandon Schmidly (May) Dissertation Title: A Proprietarian Theory of Custodial Rights Over Children Adviser: Vallentyne Contact Updated 3/10/2021. 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