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Placement for Duquesne Ph.D. Recipients

Placement for Duquesne Philosophy Ph.D. Recipients

2013-2014

Dr. John Fritz
Character, Time, and Place in the Dialogues of Plato
Director: Prof. Ron Polansky
First job search underway (summer 2013 defense)

Dr. James Haile
Black Existential Philosophy: Truth in Virtue of Self-Discovery
Director: Prof. Jim 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
First job search underway (fall 2013 defense)

Dr. Ryan Johnson
The Problem: The Theory of Ideas in Ancient Atomism and Deleuze
Director: Prof. Daniel Selcer
First job search underway (fall 2013 defense)

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
First job search underway (fall 2013 defense)

Dr. Harry A. Nethery IV
Husserl and Foucault on the Subject: The Companions
Director: Prof. Lanei Rodemeyer
Visiting Assistant Professor (non-TT), Duquesne University

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

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), Genenva 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 (TT), 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 (TT), 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
Assistant Professor (non-TT), Saint Vincent College

Dr. Michael Ivins
The Problem of Substantial Generation in Aristotle's Physical Writings
Director: Prof. Ron Polansky
Instructor (non-TT), Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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 (TT), 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

Rev. Dr. Casimir L. Nyaki, CSSp
Julius K. Nyerere: Radical Equality and Socialism (Ujama)
Director: Prof. Ron Polansky
Visiting Assistant Professor (non-TT), Duquesne University

Dr. Wade Roberts
Life of the People, Body of the People: Re-Reading the Imagery of the Body Politic
Director: Prof. Diane Perpich
Assistant Professor (TT), 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, Pontifical University of Saint Anselmo, 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

Dr. Joseph Campisi
The Morals of Language: Habermas, Levinas and Discourse Ethics
Director: Prof. Fred Evans
Assistant Professor (TT), 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
Chair of History & Politics, Cesar Chavez Public Charter High School for Public Policy

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
Assistant Professor (TT), Fayetteville State 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
Associate Professor (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. April Flewelling
The Social Relevance of Philosophy: The Debate over the Applicability of Philosophy to Citizenship
Director: Prof. Wilhelm Wurzer
Non-academic employment

Dr. Hulya Guney-Durudogan
Truth, Assumption, and the Subject
Director: Prof. Wilhelm Wurzer
Assistant 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
Senior Lecturer (non-TT), Indiana University Southeast