Graduate Placement

Graduate Placement in Philosophy

SPEL faculty members have been the dissertation directors of all of the alumni listed on this page. Because SPEL is a fairly new program (2002 was the first year in which a SPEL student graduated with a Ph.D.), some of those listed below are alumni of the previous graduate programs of the Binghamton University Philosophy Department; their (former) advisors are currently on the SPEL faculty.

  2014  
Carlos Cortissoz Mora "Psychology of the State, Politics of the Soul. A Study of Plato's City-Soul Analogy" (Preus) Assistant Professor,
Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano,
Bogota, Columbia
Shoni Rancher "Kierkegaard and Nietzsche: Tragicomedy, the Double Demands of Ethics, and Ethical Communication" (Guay) Adjunct Lecturer
University of West Georgia 
Nathan Schmidt "Moral Agency and Empathy" (Dietrich) Adjunct Lecturer
Lehigh University
  2013  
Jessica Kyle "The Promise of Global Politics: Military Humanitarian Intervention and Care for the World" (Bar On) Recent graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. In August 2015, begins as Law Clerk to Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner, U.S. District Court for the Middle District
of PA
Jessica Payson "Responsibility and Justice" (Bar On) Visiting Professor
Bryn Mawr College
Danesh Singh "Health as an Ethical Category in the Thought of Nietzsche and Zhuangzi" (Goodman) Adjunct Lecturer
SUNY Cortland
  2012  
Saba Fatima "The Political Muslim American" (Tessman) SIU Edwardsville (TT) 
   Andres Molina Ochoa "On How Law Determines Morality" (Morgan-Knapp) Adjunct Professor
SUNY at Old Westbury
  2011  
Valerie Saint-Amand "Assuming Nature: The Conception of Human Nature in Modern Philosophy" (Bar On)  
Sean Johnston "John Stuart Mill and the Ethical Work of Character: Reading On Liberty as an Aesthetic Manual" (Bar On) Visiting Professor
Canisius College
Iclal Ayse Kucukkirca  "Homelessness and Homemaking" (Bar On) Mardin Artuklu University (TT)
Sean Cummings "The Dependency Contract: Ideal Theory and the Problem of Political Aporia" (Tessman) VINES Director
Binghamton, NY
Edgar Valdez "Pre-Postulate A Priori Intuition: Revisiting Kant's Account of Space" (Guay)  Seton Hall (postdoc)
Lewis Trelawny-Cassity "Plato's Legislative Demiurgy: A Study of the Laws" (Preus) Antioch College (TT)
  2010  
Joshua Wretzel "Speaking with the Dead: the Philosophical Implications of Brandom's Interpretive Oversights" (Guay) Penn State; prev. Central Washington
Selin Gürsözlü "Virtues and Flourishing Oppression" (Tessman) Villanova (postdoc); prev. Grand Valley State University
Shay Welch "Social Freedom: Choice, Consent, Commitment, and Trust" (Bar On) Spelman College (TT); prev. Williams College (postdoc)
Fuat Gürsözlü "The Problem of Peaceful Political Action with Democratic Politics" (Bar On) Loyola University Maryland (TT); prev. Dalhousie University (1yr)
  2009  
Monica Mueller "An Inquiry into the Relationship Between Thought and Action: Interpreting Phronesis"  (Tessman) Capital University (TT); prev. Ohio University
  2008  
Jason Mallory "Prisoner Oppression, Democratic Crises, Abolitionist Visions" Brooklyn College (CUNY)(TT); prev. Estrella Mountain College
  2007  
Howard Engelskirchen The Aristotelian Marx and Scientific Realism (Preus) Iowa State (1yr)
  2006  
Desiree Melton

"Existential Disappointment: A Sociopolitical Theory of Black Visibility"

College of Notre Dame of Maryland (TT)
Michael Winkley "Strang: A Model of Analogical Conceptual Change" Research Scientist, Griffiss Air Force Base
  2005  
Jane Drexler "Politics Improper: Radical Democratic Feminist Political Theory, Hannah Arendt, and the Political Importance of the Inappropriate" Salt Lake City Community College (TT)
  2004  
Christal Frakes

"The Virtue of Compassion: Responding to Suffering with Equanimity"

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Shalahudin Kafrawi "Supreme Being in the Islamic Intellectual Tradition" (Preus) Hobart and William Smith (TT)
  2003  
Camila De Gamboa "Forgiveness and Political Reconciliation for Transitional Democracies" School of Law, Rosario University, Bogotá (TT)
  2002  
Etin Anwar "Gender and Self in Islam:  A Philosophical Interpretation" (Preus) Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Hobart and William Smith 
Diane Enns "Emancipatory Desire and the Struggle for Liberation: Freedom and Politics in Question" McMaster University (T)
Coeli Fitzpatrick "Galen’s Necessary Causes in Medieval Islamic Sources" (Preus) Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University
James Sheppard "Urban Environmental Ethics: Toward Flourishing Human and Ecological Communities" University of Missouri, Kansas City (TT)
  2001  
Fouad Kalouche "Ethics of Destruction: The Path Towards Multiplicity; The Cynics, Sade and Nietzsche" (Ross) Associate Professor, Albright College

Last Updated: 6/23/15