Placement by Year of Graduation

BU ranks high for its placement (on a survey of data reported to Leiter Reports from 2007-2014, 21st among leading departments: http://phiplaces.wordpress.com/placements-2007-2014/).

The list below is intended to give prospective students a sense of where our graduates end up teaching. The information is, to our knowledge, accurate, but the department is not responsible for errors. Please contact the departmental placement director with questions or updated information.

2016

Stacey Goguen
Assistant Professor- Tenure Track
Northeastern Illinois University

Dissertation:
“Stereotype Threat, Epistemic Agency, and Self-Identity”
MaryCatherine McDonald
Assistant Professor- Tenure Track
Old Dominion University

Previous:
Visiting Assistant Professor- College of the Holy Cross

Dissertation:
“Trauma & Adaptation: A Scientifically Informed Phenomenological Account”

2015

Ian Blaustein
Affiliated Faculty
Emerson College

Previous:
Lecturer- Boston University

Dissertation:
“Conscience, Moral Motivation, and Self-Deception”
Brian Julian
Lecturer
Northeastern University & Boston University MET

Dissertation:
“The Source of Life: Activity, Capacity, and Biology in Aristotle’s Account of Soul”

2014

Elizabeth Robinson
Assistant Professor- Tenure Track
Nazareth College

Dissertation:
“Speaking in Circles: Completeness in Kant’s Metaphysics and Mathematics”
Benjamin Roth
Preceptor (Harvard Writing Program)
Harvard University

Previous:
Lecturer- Boston University

Dissertation:
“Narrative, Understanding, and the Self: Heidegger and the Interpretation of Lived Experience”

2013

Brian Marrin
Assistant Professor- Tenure Track
Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia (Departamento de Filosofía)

Dissertation:
“The Law of Nature in Plato”
Irina Mikhalevich
McDonnell Postdoctoral Fellow at the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program and Department of Philosophy
Washington University in St. Louis

Previous:
Lecturer- Boston University

Dissertation:
“Experiment and Bias: The Case of Parsimony in Comparative Cognition”

2012

Candice Delmas
Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Political Science- Tenure Track
Northeastern University

Previous:
Assistant Professor- Clemson University

Dissertation:
“The Duty to Disobey”
Monica Link
Lecturer
Tufts University

Dissertation:
“What’s Wrong with the Problem of Moral Luck”
Carolyn Jennings
Assistant Professor of Philosophy- Tenure Track
University of California Merced

Previous:
Post-Doc Fellowship- University of Antwerp

Dissertation:
“Attention, Subject, and World”
Maren Behrensen
Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Linköping University

Dissertation:
“Justifying Exclusion: Political Membership and the Nation-State”
Hege Finholt
Senior Lecturer
University of Oslo

Research project on Democracy in Europe, funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Visiting Researcher
Free University in Brussels

Previous:
Part-Time Assistant Professor- Lillehammer University College

Dissertation:
“The Sovereign Nation-State: A Reconsideration in Light of European Integration”
Shai Biderman
Adjunct Lecturer
Tel-Aviv University

Dissertation:
“Philosofilm: Towards a Cinematic Philosophy”
John Grey
Assistant Professor (Fixed Term)
Michigan State University

Previous:
Lecturer- Boston University

Dissertation:
“Spinoza’s Account of Composition”
Mark Pickering
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Lynn University

Previous:
Visiting Assistant Professor- University of Rochester

Adjunct Faculty- Brigham Young University

Dissertation:
“A Phenomenalist Interpretation of the Critique of Pure Reason”
Andreas Elpidorou
Assistant Professor- Tenure Track
University of Louisville

Previous:
Lecturer- University of Louisville

Dissertation:
“On Sensible Matters: A Defense of Conceptual Dualism”
Karolina Lewestam
Lecturer (Part Time)
Warsaw University

Dissertation:
“The Hare and the Tortoise: Problems with the Notion of Action in Ethics”
Sarah Farkas
Student Support Specialist (Education Resource Center)
Boston University

Previous:
Adjunct Instructor- Emmanuel College

Dissertation:
“Uniting Right and Duty: Hegel’s Critical Appropriation of Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals in his Philosophy of Right

2011

Tony Reeves
Assistant Professor – Tenure Track
Binghamton University – SUNY

Dissertation:
“Legitimacy and Adjudication: A Framework for Responsible Judicial Decision-Making”
Joshua Wood
Lecturer
Smith College

Previous:
Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy- Wellesley College

Visiting Assistant Professor- Amherst College

Visiting Assistant Professor- Texas A&M

Dissertation:
“Hume’s Analysis of Human Agency”
John McHugh
Visiting Assistant Professor
Denison University

Previous:
Visiting Assistant Professor-Colby College

Dissertation:
“Sympathy, Self, and Society: Smith’s Response to Hume”
Matt Meyer
Associate Professor- Tenure
University of Scranton

Previous:
Visiting Lecturer- Brandeis

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)- University of Scranton

Dissertation:
“Reading Nietzsche through the Ancients: An Analysis of Becoming,
Perspectivism, and the Principle of Non-Contradiction”
Benjamin Sherman
Lecturer
Brandeis University

Previous:
Adjunct Professor- Northeastern University

Adjunct Lecturer- Boston University

Dissertation:
“Epistemically Responsible Disagreement and the Moral Non-Conformist”
David Jennings
Lecturer
University of California Merced

Previous:
Adjunct Lecturer- Suffolk University
Affiliate for the Center of Ethics- University of Antwerp

Dissertation:
“Friendship as Philosophy in Plato’s Lysis”
Andrew German
Assistant Professor- Tenure Track
Ben Gurion University

Previous:
Lecturer- Tel-Aviv University

Dissertation:
“Subjectivity as a Philosophical Problem: The Case of Hegel and Plato”

2010

Lauren Freeman
Assistant Professor- Tenure Track
University of Louisville

Previous:
Visiting Assistant Professor- Duquesne University
Visiting Assistant Professor- Concordia University

Dissertation:
“Ethical Dimensions in Martin Heidegger’s Early Thinking”
Gal Kober
Assistant Professor- Tenure Track

Bridgewater State University
Previous:
Lecturer- Tufts University

Dissertation:
“Biology without Species: A Solution to the Species Problem”
Orla Richardson
Adjunct Professor
National University of Ireland

Previous:
Adjunct Lecturer- Bridgewater State University

Dissertation:
“Success and Reliability: Methodological Issues in Scientific Inquiry”
Luciana Garbayo
Assistant Professor- Tenure Track
University of Central Florida

Previous:
Assistant Professor- Tenure Track- University of Texas at El Paso

Dissertation:
“Empathy Revisited: Game Theory, Dialogue & Morality”
Mahon O’Brien
Lecturer
University of Sussex

Previous:
Post-Doctoral Fellowship- University College Dublin

Dissertation:
“Authenticity: From Resoluteness to Releasement”
Alessandro Torza
Associate Research Fellow- Tenure Track
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Previous:
Adjunct Professor- Boston University
Post-Doc Fellowship- Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Dissertation:
“Models for Counterparts: A Revisionary Study of the Ontology and Semantics of Modal Logic”

2009

Chris Surprenant
Associate Professor- Tenured
University of New Orleans

Previous:
Visiting Assistant Professor- Tulane University

Dissertation:
“Kantian Virtue and Civil Society”
Martin Black
Part-Time Faculty
Boston College

Previous:
Adjunct Lecturer- Suffolk University

Dissertation:
“Socrates on Dialogue, the Forms, and Eros: Plato’s Decision of the Socratic Turn in the Phaedo, Parmenides, and Symposium”
Iskra Fileva
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado — Boulder

Previous:
Visiting Assistant Professor- Michigan

Dissertation:
“Behind Action”
Keren Gorodeisky
Associate Professor- Tenured
Auburn University, AL

Previous:
Adjunct Professor- Auburn University

Dissertation:
“The Romantic Structure of Kant’s Conception of the Judgment of Beauty”
Anthony Reeves
Assistant Professor- Tenure Track
Binghamton University

Dissertation:
“How Ought Judges Decide?” A Moral Theory of Adjudication”

2008

Bill Devlin
Associate Professor- Tenure
Bridgewater State University

Dissertation:
“Defending the ‘Enterprise’: A Theory of Truth for Thomas Kuhn”
Jonathan Hansen
Senior Lecturer on Social Studies
Harvard University

Previous:
Adjunct Professor- Cambridge College

Dissertation:
“Self-Knowledge and the Art of Politics in Plato’s Alcibiades Major”
Alice MacLachlan
Associate Professor- Tenure
York University, ON (Canada)

Previous:
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)- York University

Dissertation:
“The Nature and Limits of Forgiveness”
Ingvild Torsen
Associate Professor- Tenure
University of Oslo

Previous:
Assistant Professor- Tenure Track- Florida International University

Dissertation:
“After Aesthetics: Martin Heidegger and the End of Art”
Franco Trivigno
Professor- Tenure
University of Oslo

Previous:
Assistant Professor- Tenure Track- Marquette University, MI

Dissertation:
“The Philosophical Muse: On Comedy in the Platonic Dialogues”

2007

Timothy Brownlee
Assistant Professor- Tenure Track
Xavier University, OH

Previous:
Adjunct Professor- Xavier University

Dissertation:
“Freedom of Conscience and Subjective Right in Hegel’s Political Philosophy”
Jamie Kelly
Associate Professor- Tenure
Vassar College, NY

Dissertation:
“Cognitive Bias and Democracy: A Behavioral Approach to Normative Democratic Theory”
Constantinos Mekios
Assistant Professor- Tenure Track
Stonehill College, MA

Previous:
Adjunct Professor- Stonehill College

Dissertation:
“Approaching Organisms as Systems: A Critical Study of the Method of ‘Systems Biology’”
Regan Penaluna
Assistant Professor
St. John’s College, NY

Previous:
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)- Luther College

Dissertation:
“Women’s Place? Moral Philosophy and Feminist Thought in Astell, Marsham, and Cockburn”
Silvia Carli
Assistant Professor- Tenure Track
Skidmore College

Previous:
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)- Xavier University

Dissertation:
“Aristotle and the Nature of the ‘Who’”
Justin Steinberg
Associate Professor- Tenure
Brooklyn College, NY

Dissertation:
“Liberty, Action and the State in Spinoza”
Charles Wolfe
Fellow: History and Philosophy of Science Unit
University of Sydney (Australia)

Dissertation:
“Locating Mind in the Causal Work”
Tyler Wunder
Instructor
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON (Canada)

Dissertation:
“Warrant and Religious Epistemology: Critique of Plantinga”

2006

James Wood
Assistant Professor- Tenure Track
Xavier Unviersity

Previous:
Lecturer- Boston University Core Curriculum

Dissertation:
“The Dialectic of Good in Plato’s Philebus”
Mary Troxell
Fulltime Adjunct Professor
Boson College, MA

Dissertation:
“The Will in Schopenhauer’s System”
Barry Gilbert
Managing Director:  School of Business “Fund.”
Northeastern University

Previous:
Instructor: Writing- harvard University

Dissertation:
“The Morality of Knowledge in Nietzsche’s Genealogy”
Edward Richards
Adjunct Assistant Professor
University of Waterloo

Previous:
University of Tennessee- Instructor

Dissertation:
“Is Rotation Absolute?: A Historical Examination”
Bret Doyle
Lecturer
Boston University

Previous:
Visiting Professor- Skidmore College

Dissertation:
“The Legitimate Fruits of Descartes’ Rules”
Montgomery Link
Associate Professor- Tenure
Suffolk University

Dissertation:
“Wittgenstein and Infinity”
Khalil Habib
Associate Professor & Director of Pells Honor Program- Tenure
Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

Previous:
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)- Salve Regina College

Dissertation:
“Hobbes’ Science of Politics”

2005

Nir Eisikovits
Associate Professor- Tenure
Suffolk University

Previous:
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)- Suffolk University

Dissertation:
“Sympathizing with the Enemy: A Theory of Political Reconciliation”
Charles Lowney
Visiting Assistant Professor
Washington and Lee University, VA

Dissertation:
“Frege and Wittgenstein on the Distinction Between Language as a Calcuus and Language as the Universal Medium”
Mark Nyvlt
Associate Professor
Dominican University College, ON (Canada)

Dissertation:
“Aristotle and Plotinus on the Simplicity of Nous”
David Shikiar
Adjunct Faculty
Providence College, RI

Dissertation:
“Being and Substance in Aristotle”