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Faculty

Name Title Areas of Interest Email
Richard Aquila
PhD, Northwestern
Professor Emeritus history of modern philosophy, Kant and Schopenhauer, Sartre raquila@utk.edu
Jordan Baker
PhD, University of Tennessee
Teaching Post-doctoral Fellow metaphysics; Philosophy of Action jbaker53@vols.utk.edu
Nora Berenstain
PhD, University of Texas
Associate Professor philosophy of science, metaphysics, feminist epistemology nberenst@utk.edu
Margaret Bowman
PhD, University of Utah
Lecturer ethics, metaethics, philosophy of psychology mbowma25@utk.edu
Ginger Clausen
PhD, University of Arizona
Lecturer ethics and feminist philosophy gclausen@utk.edu
E.J. Coffman
PhD, Notre Dame
Professor epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, action theory ecoffma1@utk.edu
Adam Cureton
BPhil, Oxford
PhD, UNC Chapel Hill
Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
ethics, Kant, philosophy of disability adamcureton@utk.edu
Laura M. Cupples
PhD, University of South Carolina
Postdoctoral Teaching Associate

philosophy of science, philosophy of disability, bioethics, and feminist philosophy

lcupples@utk.edu
Richard Eldridge
PhD, The University of Chicago
Lecturer

aesthetics and theory of criticism, philosophy of language, philosophy and literature, german idealism, wittgenstein, romanticism

reldrid8@utk.edu
Edward Falls
PhD, University of Tennessee
Postdoctoral Teaching Associate

metaphysics

efalls1@utk.edu
Alex Feldt
PhD, University of Oklahoma
Distinguished Lecturer political philosophy, ethics afeldt@utk.edu
Georgi Gardiner
PhD, Rutgers University
Assistant Professor epistemology, social philosophy, legal philosophy, philosophical methodology gardiner@utk.edu
Jon Garthoff
PhD, UCLA
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
ethical theory, political philosophy, philosophy of mind garthoff@utk.edu
Kristina Gehrman
PhD, UCLA
Associate Professor Ethics, Action Theory kgehrma1@utk.edu
Sarah Harper
PhD, Boston College
Senior Lecturer ethical theory, bioethics, service learning sharper6@utk.edu

Patrick Leland
PhD, John Hopkins University

Lecturer early and late modern European philosophy, with a particular focus on Kant's theoretical philosophy pleland1@utk.edu
Dan Molter
PhD, University of Utah
Lecturer

philosophy of biology, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion

molter1@utk.edu
Margaret Moore
PhD, Temple
Lecturer Aesthetics, Philosophy of Music, Philosophy of Mind mmoor114@utk.edu
John Nolt
PhD, The Ohio State University
Professor logic, environmental philosophy, Nietzsche nolt@utk.edu
David Palmer
PhD, University of Texas
Associate Professor metaphysics, philosophy of mind, action theory, ethics dpalmer6@utk.edu
Matthew Pamental
PhD, Indiana University
Lecturer American Philosophy (Dewey), environmental ethics, ethics and animals pamental@utk.edu
David Reidy
PhD, University of Kansas
JD, Indiana University
Professor political philosophy, philosophy of law, history of ethics, Rawls dreidy@utk.edu
Kevin Ryan
PhD, University of Memphis
Lecturer

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Performance, and Aesthetics

kryan30@utk.edu
J. Clerk Shaw
PhD, Washington University-St. Louis.
Associate Professor ancient philosophy jshaw15@utk.edu
Mariam Thalos
PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago
Professor
Department Head
  mthalos@utk.edu
Sam Von Mizner
PhD, University of Tennessee
Lecturer Wittgenstein and 20th century Analytic philosophy svonmize@utk.edu
Josh Watson
PhD, Purdue University
Senior Lecturer metaphysics, early modern philosophy jwatso56@utk.edu
Ryan Windeknecht
PhD, Keele University (UK)
Senior Lecturer
Experience Learning Faculty Fellow
political philosophy rwindekn@utk.edu

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