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Placement for Duquesne Ph.D. Recipients

Placement for Duquesne Philosophy Ph.D. Recipients

2013-2014

Dr. Joseph Cimakasky
All of a Sudden: The Role of exaiphnés in Plato's Dialogues
Director: Prof. Ron Polansky
Adjunct, Duquesne University

Dr. Brock Bahler
Merleau-Ponty and Levinas: Traces of Childlike Peace in a World at War
Director: Prof. Fred Evans
Visiting Assistant Professor (non-TT), University of Pittsburgh

Dr. John Fritz
Character, Time, and Place in the Dialogues of Plato
Director: Prof. Ron Polansky
Adjunct, Duquesne University

Dr. James Haile
Black Existential Philosophy: Truth in Virtue of Self-Discovery
Director: Prof. James Swindal
Visiting Assistant Professor (non-TT), Dickinson College

Dr. David Hoinski
Humanlife and the Advent of Philosophy: A Theory of Philosophical Autobiography
Director: Prof. Ron Polansky
Visiting Assistant Professor (non-TT), West Virginia University

Dr. Ryan Johnson
The Problem: The Theory of Ideas in Ancient Atomism and Deleuze
Director: Prof. Daniel Selcer
Visiting Assistant Professor (non-TT), Rochester Institute of Technology

Dr. Christopher Mountenay
In the Shadow of Anaximander: Philosophical Temperaments and Schopenhauerian Pessimism in Nietzsche's 'Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks'
Director: Prof. Patrick Miller
Adjunct, Duquesne University

Dr. Harry A. Nethery IV
Husserl and Foucault on the Subject: The Companions
Director: Prof. Lanei Rodemeyer
Assistant Professor of Philosophy (TT), Florida Southern College

Dr. James Stover
Aristotle's Ethics: A Viable System for Today's Life and Business
Director: Prof. Ron Polansky
Assistant Professor of Philosophy (TT), Wheeling Jesuit University
Coordinator of the Political and Economic Philosophy Program, Wheeling Jesuit University
Law School Admission Council Prelaw Advisor, Wheeling Jesuit Univeristy

2012-2013

Dr. Chelsea Harry
Time (Chronos) in Aristotle's Natural Philosophy and its Place in Early Naturphilosophie (1750-1800)
Director: Prof. Ron Polansky
Assistant Professor (TT), Southern Connecticut State University

Dr. Kamal Shlbei
Sadra and Hegel on the Relationship between Essence/Existence and Subject/Object
Director: Prof. Jennifer Bates
Professor & Chair (tenure-equivalent), Al-Asmarya University

2011-2012

Dr. Clayton Bohnet
Logic, Thought, and the Unconditioned: An Essay on Kant and Hegel
Director: Prof. Tom Rockmore
Adjunct Professor (non-TT), Fordham University & Western Connecticut State University

Dr. Jacob Graham
Flourishing Selfhood in Aristotle and the Authentic Selfhood in Heidegger
Director: Prof. Michael Harrington
Assistant Professor (TT), Bridgewater College

Dr. Keith Martel
The Narrative Subject and Place
Director: Prof. Lanei Rodemeyer
Associate Professor (TT), Geneva College

Dr. Patrick Reider
German Idealism, Analytic Philosophy, and Realism
Director: Prof. Tom Rockmore
Adjunct Professor (non-TT), University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

2010-2011

Dr. Taine Duncan
Habermas and the Feminist Engagement with Communicative Ethics: Solidarity and Utopian Interests as a Corrective to Normative Political Problematics
Director: Prof. James Swindal
Assistant Professor (TT), Central Arkansas University

Dr. Grant Julin
Kierkegaard's Ethics of Repetition: A Re-examining of the Ethical in the 1843 Authorship
Director: Prof. Ron Polansky
Assistant Professor (tenured), St. Francis University

Dr. Michael Kilivris
Elective Affinities: Heidegger and Adorno on Subjectivity
Director: Prof. James Swindal
Instructor (TT-equivalent), Westmoreland County Community College

Dr. Jonathan Mounts
The Salvation of the Damned within the Periphyseon
Director: Prof. Michael Harrington
Non-academic employment

Dr. Frank Scalambrino
Non-Being and Memory: A Critique of Pure Difference in Deleuze and Derrida
Director: Prof. Daniel Selcer
Assistant Professor (non-TT), University of Dallas

2009-2010

Dr. Geoff Bagwell
A Study of Plato's Cratylus
Director: Prof. Ron Polansky
Instructor (tenured), Spokane Community College

Rev. Dr. Douglas Peduti, SJ
Sprache als Be-wëgen: The Unfolding of Language and Being in Heidegger's Later Work, 1949-1976
Director: Prof. James Swindal
Assistant Professor (TT), Fairfield University

Dr. Tom Sparrow
Sensation Rebuilt: Carnal Ontology in Levinas and Merleau-Ponty
Director: Prof. Fred Evans
Instructor (non-TT), Slippery Rock University

Dr. Mélanie Walton
Expressing the Inexpressible: Bearing Witness in Jean-François Lyotard and Pseudo-Dionysius
Director: Prof. Lanei Rodemeyer
Assistant Professor (TT), Belmont University

2008-2009

Rev. Dr. Kenneth Agede, CSSp
The Transformation of Kant's Transcendental Idealism: Fichte's Wissenschaftslehre
Director: Prof. Tom Rockmore
Non-academic employment

Dr. Eric Duffy
Mounting the Stage of the World: Theory of the Subject as Actor in the Parallel Positions of Johann Gottlieb Fichte and Jean-Paul Sartre
Director: Prof. Tom Rockmore
Adjunct, Westmoreland Community College

Dr. Michael Ivins
The Problem of Substantial Generation in Aristotle's Physical Writings
Director: Prof. Ron Polansky
Adjunct (non-TT), St. Vincent College

Dr. Joshua Miller
On Whether Or Not Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Lived Body Experience Can Enrich St. Thomas Aquinas's Integral Anthropology
Director: Prof. James Swindal
Instructor (non-TT), Franciscan University of Steubenville

2007-2008

Dr. Emily Katz
A Question of Numbers: Aristotle's Critique of Platonic Mathematical Objects, Form-Numbers, and First Principles in Metaphysics M-N
Director: Prof. Ron Polansky
Visiting Assistant Professor (non-TT), Michigan State University

Dr. Clifford Lee
Aesthetic Pedagogy: Kierkegaard and Adorno on the Communication of Possibility
Director: Prof. Ron Polansky
Assistant Professor (TT), Troy University

Dr. Patrick Macfarlane
A Philosophical Commentary On Aristotle's De Spiritu
Director: Prof. Ron Polansky
Assistant Professor (tenured), Providence College

2006-2007

Dr. Matthew Morgan
Attending Intending: Meaning and Making Sense in Husserl and Wittgenstein
Director: Prof. Lanei Rodemeyer
Associate Professor (tenured), Thiel College
Study Abroad Coordinator, Thiel College

Rev. Dr. Casimir L. Nyaki, CSSp
Julius K. Nyerere: Radical Equality and Socialism (Ujama)
Director: Prof. Ron Polansky
Instructor, Spiritan Missionary Seminary, Arusha, Tanzania

Dr. Wade Roberts
Life of the People, Body of the People: Re-Reading the Imagery of the Body Politic
Director: Prof. Diane Perpich
Associate Professor (tenured), Juniata College

2005-2006

Rev. Dr. Thomas Akpen, CSSp
Authentic Da-sein as Pathway to Heideggarianism as a Political Philosophy - A Political Vibration of Being and Time
Director: Prof. Wilhelm Wurzer
Assistant Professor (TT), Spiritan School of Philosophy, Isienu, Nsukka, Nigeria

Dr. Faith Bjalobok
Kantian Meadows: A Just Nursing Home Grounded in the Categorical Imperative
Director: Prof. Fred Evans
Instructor (non-TT), Duquesne University & West Virginia University

Dr. Antonis Coumoundouros
Plato's View of Tyranny
Director: Prof. Ron Polansky
Assistant Professor (TT), Adrian College

Dr. Matthew C. Eshleman
Power, Subjectivity, and Freedom in the French Context: Sartre and Foucault on a ‘Post-Modern' Problem of Agency
Director: Prof. Tom Rockmore
Associate Professor (tenured), University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Rev. Dr. Pachomius Okogie, OSB
An Adequate Account of the Sensible World: Aristotle and Merleau-Ponty. A Comparative Study
Director: Prof. Wilhelm Wurzer
Secretary General/Registrar, Pontifical University of Saint Anselmo, Rome, Italy

Sr. Dr. Judith K. Parsons, IHM
Edith Stein: Toward an Ethic of Relationship and Responsibility
Director: Prof. Lanei Rodemeyer
Assistant Professor (TT) and Chair, Immaculata University

Dr. George Yancy
Whiteness and Return of the "Black Body"
Director: Prof. Fred Evans
Professor (tenured), Duquesne University

2004-2005

Dr. Diane Bowser
Being-in-the-Web: A Philosophical Investigation of Digital Existence in the Virtual Age
Director: Prof. Wilhelm Wurzer
Instructor (non-TT), University of Pittsburgh, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh & Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Mark Brouwer
The Limits of Philosophy: Plato's Sophist and Statesman
Director: Prof. Ron Polansky
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow, Indianapolis
Mathematics Teacher, Christel House Academy, Indianapolis

Dr. Joseph Campisi
The Morals of Language: Habermas, Levinas and Discourse Ethics
Director: Prof. Fred Evans
Assistant Professor (tenured), Marist College

Dr. Daniel Collins-Cavanaugh
Bergson's Aristotelian Theory of Duration & The History of Temporality
Director: Prof. Tom Rockmore
Associate Professor (tenured), Prince George's Community College

Dr. Mary Ann Fenicato
Thinking Outside Pandora's Box: Now That the Idea of God Has Been Declared Dead, Has All Hope Been Lost for Philosophy and Humankind?
Director: Prof. Wilhelm Wurzer
Non-academic employment

Rev. Dr. Joseph Penlong Nietlong
Feuerbach in Context: A Philosophical Reassessment
Director: Prof. Tom Rockmore
Lecturer (non-TT), Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria

Rev. Dr. Felix Charles Owino
Play and Language in Gadamer: An Ontological Interpretation of Nuptial Union
Director: Prof. Wilhelm Wurzer

Dr. Agnieszka Patkowkska
The Language Economy: Literature, Violence, Ethics in Sartre, Blanchot and Edward Said
Director: Prof. Eleanore Holveck
Non-academic employment

Sr. Dr. Theresa Wambui
Recasting Hegel's Ethical Theory
Director: Prof. Wilhelm Wurzer
Lecturer (non-TT), Moi University, Kenya

Dr. John Baynard Woods
Plato's Villains: The Ethical Implications of Plato's Portrayal of Alcibiades and Critias
Director: Prof. Ron Polansky
Managing Editor/Arts Editor, Baltimore City Paper

2003-2004

Dr. Andre Archie
Socratic Encounters: Plato's Alcibiades
Director: Prof. Ron Polansky
Associate Professor (tenured), Colorado State University

Dr. Paul Kinsman
Figuring Zarathustra
Director: Prof. Wilhelm Wurzer
Non-academic employment

2002-2003

Dr. David Cale
The Kantian Element in the Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
Director: Prof. Tom Rockmore
Teaching Assistant Professor (non-TT), West Virginia University

Dr. Michelle Carpenter
Beauty and the Beast: Commentaries on Plato's Two Hippias Dialogues
Director: Prof. Ronald Polansky
Lecturer, Central Washington University

Dr. Scott Davidson
Reflected Freedom: Levinas' Defense of Ethical Subjectivity
Director: Prof. Diane Perpich
Professor (tenured) and Chair, Oklahoma City University

Dr. Robert Johnson
Bodies of Knowledge: Perception in Spinoza and Whitehead
Directors: Prof. Wilhelm Wurzer & Prof. Stephen Ross
Non-academic employment

Dr. Edward Pluth
Towards a New Signifier: Freedom and Determinism in Lacan's Theory of the Subject
Director: Prof. Fred Evans
Professor and Chair (tenured), California State University - Chico

Dr. James Snyder
Time and Eternity in the Philosophy of Martin Heidegger
Director: Prof. Fred Evans
Associate Professor & Chair of Philosophy (tenured), Mercyhurst College

Dr. Christopher Venner
Networking, Knowledge and Power: The Control Subject from Deleuze and Guattari through the Information Age
Director: Prof. Wilhelm Wurzer
Instructor (non-TT), George Washington University

2001-2002

Dr. Colleen Flewelling
The Social Relevance of Philosophy: The Debate over the Applicability of Philosophy to Citizenship
Director: Prof. Wilhelm Wurzer
Assistant Provost, Director of Insitutional Research and Assessment, Susquehanna University
Assistant Professor (non-TT), Susquehanna University

Dr. Hülya Şimga
Truth, Assumption, and the Subject
Director: Prof. Wilhelm Wurzer
Associate Professor (tenured), Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey

Dr. William Marshall Stewart
Heidegger, Spinoza, and Other Beginnings
Director: Prof. Wilhelm Wurzer
Assistant Professor (TT) and Chair, Carlow University

Dr. Georganna Ulary
Tales of Recognition: A Kristevan Rewriting of Hegel
Director: Prof. Fred Evans
Assistant Professor (TT) & Chair, Marist College

Dr. Leigh Viner
Moral Paradigms and the Stoic Sage
Director: Prof. Ron Polansky
Assistant Professor (TT), Indiana University Southeast