Awarded PhDs and Placements

Degrees Listed by Academic Year

2017-2018

  • Emma Bjorngard
    • Advisor: Mitch Green
    • Dissertation: An Embodiment Constrain on Theories of Affect
    • First Appointment: Academic Advisor & Program Coordinator in the UConn School of Business
  • Hanna Gunn
    • Website: hannakirigunn.com
    • Advisor: Michael Lynch
    • Dissertation: Social-Epistemic Agency
    • First Appointment: Mellon Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University
  • Alycia LaGuardia-LoBianco
    • Website: http://alycia-laguardia-lobianco.com/
    • Advisor: Paul Bloomfield
    • Dissertation: Suffering and Self-Sabotage in Ethical Life
    • First Appointment: Resident Ethics Fellow, Stockdale Center for Ethics, United States Naval Academy
  • Thomas Meagher
    • Advisor: Lewis Gordon
    • Dissertation: Maturity in a Human World: A Philosophical Study
    • First Appointment: Visiting Assistant Professor, Quinnipiac University
    • Current Appointment: Visiting Assistant Professor, Quinnipiac University and 2018-9 W.E.B. Du Bois Visiting Scholar at UMass Amherst
  • Andrew Tedder

 

2016-2017

  • Mayank Bora
    • Advisor: William Lycan
    • Dissertation: Believing About Individuals
    • First Appointment: Guest Faculty, University of Delhi
    • Current Appointment: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track equivalent), University of North Bengal
  • Toby Napoletano
    • Website:  https://sites.google.com/site/tobyanapoletano/
    • Advisor: Lionel Shapiro
    • Dissertation: Semantics, Meaning, Truth and Content: Disentangling Linguistic and Philosophical Approaches to the Study of Meaning
    • First Appointment: Adjunct Professor, UConn
  • Benjamin Nelson
    • Advisor: Donald Baxter
    • Dissertation: Hume’s “Of scepticism with regard to reason”
    • First Appointment: Adjunct Professor, UConn
  • Andrew Parisi
  • Colena Sesanker
    • Advisor: Lewis Gordon
    • Dissertation: Self-Respect and Social Roles: A Critical Study of the Duty to Resist Oppression
    • First Appointment: Philosophy Instructor (tenure-track), Gateway Community College
    • Current Appointment: Philosophy Instructor, Gateway Community College
  • Nathan Sheff
    • Advisor: Michael Lynch
    • Dissertation: Thinking Together: Joint Commitment and Social Epistemology
    • First Appointment: Adjunct Professor, UConn

 

2015-2016

  • Ralph DiFranco
  • Michael Robillard
    • Advisor: Hallie Liberto and Michael Lynch
    • Dissertation: The Moral Dimensions of Vulnerability and Exploitation
    • First Appointment: Postdoctoral Researcher, Uehiro Center for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford

 

2014-2015

  • Katherine Fazekas
    • Website: http://www.kathyfazekas.com
    • Advisor: Crawford Elder
    • Dissertation: The Nature of the Passage of Time: A Defense of a Revisionist B-theoretic View of Passage
    • First Appointment: Visiting Assistant Professor, Willamette University
    • Current Appointment: Visiting Assistant Professor, UConn
  • Michael Hughes
    • Advisor: Jc Beall
    • Dissertation: Substantive Theories of Epistemic Justification: An Exploration of Formal Coherence Requirements
    • First Appointment: Software Engineer, TPx Communications
  • Casey Johnson
    • Website: https://caseyrjohnson.blogspot.com/
    • Advisor: Michael Lynch
    • Dissertation: Speech Acts and Silencing: Applying a New Account of Illocutions To Debates over Silencing and Testimony
    • First Appointment: Post-doc on the Humility and Conviction project at UCHI, UConn
    • Current Appointment: Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Politics and Philosophy Department, University of Idaho

 

2013-2014

  • Alexis Elder
    • Website: http://www.alexiselder.net/
    • Advisor: Paul Bloomfield
    • Dissertation: Metaphysics of Friendship
    • First Appointment: Visiting Assistant Professor, Southern Connecticut State University
    • Current Appointment: Assistant Professor (tenure-track), University of Minnesota Duluth
  • David Lambie
    • Advisor: Thomas Bontly
    • Dissertation: Toward a Naturalistic Solution to the Moral Problem
    • Current Appointment: Adjunct professor at SUNY-Oswego
  • Mark Lowe
    • Advisor: Crawford Elder
    • Dissertation: Implications of Species-as-Individuals: Kinds, Essentialism, Induction, De-Extinction
    • First Appointment: Instructor of Humanities (tenure-track), Quinebaug Valley Community College
    • Current Appointment: Assistant Professor, Humanities, Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson CT
  • Jeremy Wyatt
    • Website: http://jeremywyatt.net/
    • Advisor: Michael Lynch
    • Dissertation: Pluralism and the Absence of Truth
    • First Appointment: Post-doctoral Researcher, Pluralisms Global Research Network, Veritas Research Center, Yonsei University
    • Current Appointment: Assistant Professor (permanent, teaching-track), Yonsei University

 

2012-2013

  • Asha Bhandary
  • Nilanjan Bhowmick
    • Advisor: Sam Wheeler
    • Dissertation: That F is G: Defending Quantification
    • First Appointment: St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi
    • Current Appointment: Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi
  • Matthew Clemens
    • Advisor: Jc Beall
    • Dissertation: New Directions for Mathematical Fictionalism
    • First Appointment: Research Associate, Polinsky Language Sciences Lab, Harvard University
    • Current Appointment: Advisor for Prestigious Fellowships and Scholarships and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Siena College
  • Douglas Owings
  • Paul Silva
    • Website:  https://paulsilvajr.com/
    • Advisor: Michael Lynch
    • Dissertation: The Epistemology of Intuition and Seemings
    • First Appointment: Lecturer in Philosophy, Monash University
    • Current Appointment: Junior Professor, University of Cologne

 

2011-2012

  • Asha Bhandary
  • Nilanjan Bhowmick
    • Advisor: Samuel C. Wheeler III
    • Dissertation: That F is G: Defending Quantification
    • First Appointment: St. Stephens College, University of Delhi
    • Current Appointment: Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi
  • Daniel Massey
    • Advisor: Michael Lynch
    • Dissertation: The Argument from Irresolvable Moral Disagreement
    • First Appointment: Visiting Assistant Professor, Arkansas State University
    • Current Appointment: Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Spring Hill College
  • Bradley Jay Strawser
    • Website: bradleystrawser.com
    • Advisor: Michael Lynch and Steve Wall
    • Dissertation: The Bounds of Defense: Moral Responsibility, Autonomy, and War
    • First Appointment: Assistant Professor, Naval Postgraduate School; Research Associate, Oxford University’s Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict center
    • Current Appointment: Associate Professor (w/ tenure) of Philosophy, Defense Analysis Dept., Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (tenured in 2017)

 

2010-2011

  • Theodore Bach
    • Website: https://sites.google.com/site/theodorebach/
    • Advisor: Thomas Bontly
    • Dissertation: Folk-Psychology and Analogy
    • First Appointment: Visiting Assistant Professor, Southern Connecticut State University
    • Current Appointment: Associate Professor (tenured), Bowling Green State University Firelands
  • David Capps

 

2009-2010

  • Colin Caret
    • Website:  https://sites.google.com/view/colincaret
    • Advisor: Jc Beall
    • Dissertation: The Interpretation of Partitioned Frame Semantics
    • First Appointment: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Arché Research Centre in St. Andrews
    • Current Appointment: Assistant Professor, Underwood International College, Yonsei University
  • Aaron J. Cotnoir
    • Website: cotnoir.org
    • Advisor: Jc Beall
    • Dissertation: Non-classical mereologies and their applications
    • First Appointment: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Northern Institute of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen (2010-2012)
    • Current Appointment: Senior Lecturer, University of St Andrews
  • Rik Hine
    • Website:  http://www.washburn.edu/our-faculty/rik-hine
    • Advisor: Austen Clark
    • Dissertation: Paying Attention to Consciousness
    • First Appointment: Postdoctoral Fellow, UConn
    • Current Appointment: Assistant Professor, tenure-track, Washburn University
  • Andrea Jean Purton
  • Qiong Wang
  • Jeffrey Wisdom
    • Website: http://jjc.academia.edu/JeffWisdom
    • Advisor: Paul Bloomfield
    • Dissertation: From Moral Fictionalism to Moral Realism: an Essay in Moral Metaphysics
    • First Appointment: Assistant Professor, Joliet Junior College
    • Current Appointment: Associate Professor of Philosophy, Joliet Junior College

 

2008-2009

  • Brian Leahy
    • Website: http://brianleahy.net
    • Advisor: John Troyer
    • Dissertation: Fantasy, Fiction, Forecast
    • First Appointment: Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz
    • Current Appointment: Graduate Student, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
  • Gustavus Alexus McLeod
    • Website: https://sites.google.com/site/alexusmcleod013/home
    • Advisor: Joel Kupperman
    • Dissertation: Moral Personhood in Confucius and Aristotle
    • First Appointment: Assistant Professor, University of Dayton
    • Current Appointment: UConn, Associate Professor, Philosophy and Asian/Asian American Studies
  • Brian Rockwood
  • Franklin Scott
    • Steven Todd
      • Advisor: Austen Clark
      • Dissertation: Unmasking Consciousness: A case study demonstrating the impact of empirical data on theories of consciousness
      • First Appointment: Associate Professor of Philosophy, Lone Star College – Kingwood
      • Current Appointment: Associate Professor of Philosophy (tenured), Henderson State University
  • 2006-2007

  • David Slutsky

 

2005-2006

  • Patrick Fleming
    • Advisor: Joel Kupperman
    • Dissertation: Reason, Desire and Ends
    • First Appointment: James Madison University, 1-year
    • Current Appointment: James Madison University, Tenured
  • Adam Potthast
    • Advisor: Joel Kupperman
    • Dissertation: Morality, Identity, and Continuity: Reductionism about Personal Identity over Time and Utilitarianism
    • First Appointment: Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), Assistant Professor of Professional Ethics, Fall 2005
    • Current Appointment: Director of Assessment and Faculty Development, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Spring 2018-present

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