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Ergo | Summer 2014

Alumni News

  • Carl Brownson (B.A., 2002) is now a lecturer in philosophy at Lehman College, NY.
  • Xiaosheng Chen (visiting scholar, 2011) is now assistant professor of political philosophy at Nanjing University, China, where he teaches political philosophy, including the political philosophy of John Rawls.  He sends his “deepest gratitude for the warm and friendly reception and many valuable experiences during his time at UT.” 
  • Matt Deaton (Ph.D., 2011) is now Management Analyst for the Office of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC.
  • Karen Ehlebracht Smith (Ph.D., 2012) is now a clinical ethicist with the Wheaton-Franciscan Healthcare Group in southeast Wisconsin.
  • Gavin Enck (Ph.D., 2013) is Director of Clinical Ethics for Integris Health in Oklahoma City.
  • Erik Krag (Ph.D., 2012) is now assistant professor, tenure track, at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.
  • Tom Harter (Ph.D., 2010) is a clinical ethicist with Gunderson Lutheran Health System in Wisconsin.  He recently made debut appearances on Wisconsin Public Radio and National Public Radio; a live interview for the former and a recorded interview for the latter, in both cases exploring issues raised by health care reform.
  • Jason Moeller (B.A., 2012) will begin the M.A. program in environmental philosophy at the University of Montana next fall. 
  • Tim Roberto (B.A., 2002; M.A., 2004) is now practicing law with the firm Brown and Roberto in Knoxville.  He previously clerked for the Tennessee Supreme Court and served for four years as a policy advisor to Governor Bredesen.
  • Morgan Thompson (B.A., 2010) finished her MA in philosophy at Georgia State and started work on her Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Capt. Bill Uhl (USAF; Ph.D., 2011) is now Assistant Professor and Deputy Department Head, Philosophy, at the US Air Force Academy.  He will be promoted to Lt. Colonel before the end of 2014.
  • Kyle Voils (B.A., 2012) has just completed his first year of law school at Northwestern.  He reports that “my exceptional philosophy education at Tennessee is proving a great help!” 

We invite all alumni and friends of the Department to stay in touch!  We look forward to hearing from you.


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