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A Year’s Worth of Accolades
- It has been a remarkable year within the department with many faculty, students, and staff receiving overdue recognition. The following call for special mention.
Professor John Nolt received the 2011 College of Arts and Sciences Cunningham Teaching Award for his many years of outstanding work in the classroom.
- Assistant Professor E. J. Coffman was named a Distinguished Junior Faculty Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences in recognition of his outstanding research productivity. He will receive tenure and promotion to associate professor, effective August 2012.
- Lecturer Brian Chance was selected to participate in a small highly prestigious summer “master class” on post-Kantian German idealism sponsored by the Journal of the History of Philosophy and taught by Robert Pippin at the University of Chicago.
- Graduate student Joel MacClellan was awarded one of three coveted UT Yates Dissertation Fellowships for 2011–2012 to support work on his dissertation on a sentio-centric approach to environmental ethics.
- Graduate student Gavin Enck was awarded the prestigious Clinical Ethics Fellowship for 2012–2013 at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Gavin is completing a dissertation on the ethics of cognitive enhancement.
- Assistant Professor Clerk Shaw was awarded a Chancellor’s Grant to work on his book about Plato.
- Susan Williams receives 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Extraordinary Customer Service from Chancellor Cheek.
Graduate student Trevor Hedberg’s paper, “Greater Knowledge in a Warmer World,” was given the 2011 Karen M. T. Muskavitch Award for Graduate Work in Practical Ethics by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.
- Graduate student Jeremy Makely’s paper “Why Memory Really Isn’t a Generate Epistemic Source” was selected as the best paper at the fifth annual Appalachian Regional Graduate Student Conference, held at East Tennessee State University.
- Undergraduate students Spenser Powell, Eric Dixon, and Anthony DeMaio were all recognized for their outstanding essays in the annual Mark and Inge Moore Undergraduate Essay Competition.
- Department administrator Susan Williams was awarded the 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Extraordinary Customer Service in recognition of her many years of outstanding contributions to the department and the university.
Assistant Professor David Palmer was awarded a 2012 Chancellor’s Outstanding Teaching Award in recognition of his superb teaching.
- Undergraduate students Aaron Campbell, Laura Cutshaw, Anthony DeMaio, Eric Dixon, Evangeline Hobbs, Kyle Voils, and Kevin Gayler were all awarded scholarships by the Department of Philosophy.