Graduate Student Placement

BU ranks highly among its peers for its placement of graduates in faculty positions, ranked 21st overall by Leiter Reports. 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.

2021

Brian Julian

Current Position: Tutor, Gutenberg College
Previous Position: Lecturer, Northeastern University, Boston University MET
Dissertation: The Source of Life: Activity, Capacity, and Biology in Aristotle’s Account of Soul

Zachary Joachim

Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Denison University
Dissertation: Logic and Real Presence in Husserl’s Phenomenology

Susan Kennedy

Current Position: Assistant Professor (tenure track), Santa Clara University
Previous Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship (Embedded Ethics), Harvard University
Dissertation: Families Matter: From Procreation to Parenthood

Getty Lustila

Current Position: Visiting Lecturer, Instructor, Northeastern University, Clemente Course for the Humanities
Previous Position: Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stonehill College
Dissertation: The Problem of Partiality in 18th Century British Moral Philosophy

Guy Schuh

Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, Honors College
Dissertation: Aristotle on the Impossibility of Pure Altruism

2020

Ian Dunkle

Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Southern Mississippi (tenure-track)
Previous Position: Lecturer, Boston University, Emerson College, Merrimack College
Dissertation: Nietzsche’s Will to Health

Eric Scarffe

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Florida International University (tenure-track)
Dissertation: Moving Toward a Dignity-Based Approach to International Law

Maité Cruz Tleugabulova

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Union College (tenure-track)
Previous Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Iowa
Dissertation: Hume on Knowledge of the Past

2019

Kurt Blankschaen

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Daemen College (tenure-track)
Dissertation: Social Identities and Special Obligations

Katherine Valde

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Wofford College (tenure-track)
Dissertation: Philosophical Perspectives on Time in Biology

2018

Joseph Gamache

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Marian University (Indianapolis) (tenure-track)
Dissertation: The Normativity of Truth for the Human Person: A Person-Centric Approach

James Kinkaid

Current Position: Lecturer, Boston University, Boston College
Dissertation: Heidegger’s Science of Being, 1919-1930

Anandita Mukherji

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Regis University (Denver) (tenure-track)
Dissertation: Assessing Responsibility: Global Poverty Alleviation as a Duty not to Harm

Valerie Williams

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Emmanuel College (tenure-track)
Previous Position: Instructor, Weber State University
Dissertation: Motherhood and the Education of Future Subjects in Hobbes, Locke, and Wollstonecraft

2017

I-Kai Jeng

Current Position: Assistant Professor, National Taiwan University (tenure-track)
Dissertation: Knowledge and Logos in Plato’s Sophist

Irina Mikhalevich

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology (tenure-track)
Previous Position: McDonnell Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis
Dissertation: Experiment and Bias: The Case of Parsimony in Comparative Cognition

2016

Stacey Goguen

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Northeastern Illinois University (tenure-track)
Dissertation: Stereotype Threat, Epistemic Agency, and Self-Identity

Mary Catherine McDonald

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University (tenure-track)
Previous Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, College of the Holy Cross
Dissertation: Trauma & Adaptation: A Scientifically Informed Phenomenological Account

2015

Ian Blaustein

Current Position: Lecturer, Tufts University
Previous Position: Lecturer, Northeastern University
Dissertation: Conscience, Moral Motivation, and Self-Deception

2014

Maren Behrensen

Current Position: Faculty Member, Linköping University
Dissertation: Justifying Exclusion: Political Membership and the Nation-State

Benjamin Roth

Current Position: Preceptor, Harvard University
Previous Position: Lecturer, Boston University
Dissertation: Narrative, Understanding, and the Self: Heidegger and the Interpretation of the Lived Experience

2013

Brian Marrin

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia (tenure-track)
Dissertation: The Law of Nature in Plato

Mark Pickering

Current Position: Instructor, University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa
Previous Position: Assistant Professor, Lynn University
Dissertation: A Phenomenalist Interpretation of the Critique of Pure Reason

2012

Shai Biderman

Current Position: Lecturer, Tel-Aviv University
Dissertation: Philosofilm: Towards a Cinematic Philosophy

Candice Delmas

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Northeastern University (tenure-track)
Previous Position: Assistant Professor, Clemson University
Dissertation: The Duty to Disobey

Andreas Elpidorou

Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Louisville (tenured)
Previous Position: Lecturer, University of Louisville
Dissertation: On Sensible Matters: A Defense of Conceptual Dualis

Sarah Farkas

Current Position: Student Support Specialist, Boston University
Previous Position: Adjunct Instructor, Emmanuel College
Dissertation: Uniting Right and Duty: Hegel’s Critical Appropriation of Kant’s

Hege Finholt

Current Position: Senior Lecturer, University of Oslo
Previous Position: Visiting Researcher, Free University in Brussels
Dissertation: The Sovereign Nation-State: A Reconsideration in Light of European Integration

John Grey

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
Previous Position: Lecturer, Boston University
Dissertation: Spinoza’s Account of Composition

Carolyn Jennings

Current Position: Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, University of California Merced (tenure-track)
Previous Position: Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Antwerp
Dissertation: Attention, Subject, and World

Karolina Lewestam

Current Position: Lecturer, Warsaw University
Dissertation: The Hare and the Tortoise: Problems with the Notion of Action in Ethics

Monica Link

Current Position: Lecturer, Tufts University
Dissertation: What’s Wrong with the Problem of Moral Luck

2011

Andrew German

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Ben Gurion University (tenure-track)
Previous Position: Lecturer, Tel-Aviv University
Dissertation: Subjectivity as a Philosophical Problem: The Case of Hegel and Plato

David Jennings

Current Position: Lecturer, University of California Merced
Previous Position: Adjunct Lecturer, Suffolk University
Dissertation: Friendship as Philosophy in Plato’s Lysis

John McHugh

Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Denison University
Previous Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Colby College
Dissertation: Sympathy, Self, and Society: Smith’s Response to Hume

Matt Meyer

Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Scranton (tenured)
Previous Position: Visiting Lecturer, Brandeis University
Dissertation: Reading Nietzsche through the Ancients: An Analysis of Becoming, Perspectivism, and the Principle of Non-Contradiction

Benjamin Sherman

Current Position: Lecturer, Brandeis University
Previous Position: Adjunct Professor, Northeastern University
Dissertation: Epistemically Responsible Disagreement and the Moral Non-Conformist

Joshua Wood

Current Position: Lecturer, University of California Riverside
Previous Position: Visiting Lecturer, Wellesley College
Dissertation: Hume’s Analysis of Human Agency

2010

Lauren Freeman

Current Position: Professor, University of Louisville (tenured)
Previous Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Duquesne University
Dissertation: Ethical Dimensions in Martin Heidegger’s Early Thinking

Luciana Garbayo

Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida (tenure-track)
Previous Position: Assistant Professor, University of Texas at El Paso
Dissertation: Empathy Revisited: Game Theory, Dialogue & Morality

Gal Kober

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Bridgewater State University (tenure-track)
Previous Position: Lecturer, Tufts University
Dissertation: Biology Without Species: A Solution to the Species Problem

Mahon O’Brien

Current Position: Senior Lecturer, University of Sussex (tenured)
Previous Position: Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University College Dublin
Dissertation: Authenticity: From Resolutement to Releasement

Orla Richardson

Current Position: Adjunct Professor, National University of Ireland
Previous Position: Adjunct Lecturer, Bridgewater State University
Dissertation: Success and Reliability: Methodological Issues in Scientific Inquiry

Alessandro Torza

Current Position: Associate Research Fellow, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (tenure-track)
Previous Position: Adjunct Professor, Boston University
Dissertation: Models for Counterparts: A Revisionary Study of the Ontology and Semantics of Modal Logic

2009

Martin Black

Current Position: Part-Time Faculty, Boston College
Previous Position: Adjunct Lecturer, Suffolk University
Dissertation: Socrates on Dialogue, the Forms, and Eros: Plato’s Decision of to Socratic Turn in the Phaedo, Parmenides, and Symposium

Iskra Fileva

Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Previous Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Dissertation: Behind Action

Keren Gorodeisky

Current Position: Associate Professor, Auburn University (tenured)
Previous Position: Adjunct Professor, Auburn University
Dissertation: The Romantic Structure of Kant’s Conception of the Judgment of Beauty

Anthony Reeves

Current Position: Associate Professor, Binghamton University (tenured)
Dissertation: How Ought Judges Decide? A Moral Theory of Adjudication

Chris Surprenant

Current Position: Associate Professor, University of New Orleans (tenured)
Previous Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University
Dissertation: Kantian Virtue and Civil Society

2008

Bill Devlin

Current Position: Associate Professor, Bridgewater State University (tenure-track)
Dissertation: Defending the Enterprise: A Theory of Truth for Thomas Kuhn

Jonathan Hansen

Current Position: Senior Lecturer, Harvard University
Previous Position: Adjunct Professor, Cambridge College
Dissertation: Self-Knowledge and the Art of Politics in Plato’s Alcibiades Major

Alice MacLachlan

Current Position: Associate Professor, York University (tenured)
Previous Position: Assistant Professor, York University
Dissertation: The Nature and Limits of Forgiveness

Ingvild Torsen

Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Oslo (tenured)
Previous Position: Assistant Professor, Florida International University
Dissertation: After Aesthetics: Martin Heidegger and the End of Art

Franco Trivigno

Current Position: Professor, University of Oslo (tenure-track)
Previous Position: Assistant Professor, Marquette University
Dissertation: The Philosophical Muse: On Comedy in the Platonic Dialogues

2007

Timothy Brownlee

Current Position: Associate Professor, Xavier University (tenured)
Previous Position: Adjunct Professor, Xavier University
Dissertation: Freedom of Conscience and Subjective Right in Hegel’s Political Philosophy

Silvia Carli

Current Position: Associate Professor, Skidmore College (tenured)
Previous Position: Assistant Professor, Xavier University
Dissertation: Aristotle and the Nature of the ‘Who’

Jamie Kelly

Current Position: Associate Professor, Vasser College (tenure-track)
Dissertation: Cognitive Bias and Democracy: A Behavioral Approach to Normative Democratic Theory

Constantinos Mekios

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Stonehill College (tenure-track)
Previous Position: Adjunct Professor, Stonehill College
Dissertation: Approaching Organisms as Systems: A Critical Study of the Method of ‘Systems Biology’

Regan Penaluna

Current Position: Assistant Professor, St. John’s College
Previous Position: Assistant Professor, Luther College
Dissertation: Women’s Place? Moral Philosophy and Feminist Thought in Astell, Marsham, and Cockburn

Justin Steinberg

Current Position: Associate Professor, Brooklyn College (tenure-track)
Dissertation: Liberty, Action, and the State in Spinoza

Charles Wolfe

Current Position: Fellow: History and Philosophy of Science Unit, University of Sydney
Dissertation: Locating Mind in Causal Work

Tyler Wunder

Current Position: Instructor, Wilfrid Laurier University
Dissertation: Warrant and Religious Epistemology: Critique of Plantinga

2006

Bret Doyle

Current Position: Instructor, Boston University
Previous Position: Visiting Professor, Skidmore College
Dissertation: The Legitimate Fruits of Descartes’ Rules

Barry Gilbert

Current Position: Managing Director, School of Business, Northeastern University
Previous Position: Instructor, Harvard University
Dissertation: The Morality of Knowledge in Nietzsche’s Geneaology

Khalil Habib

Current Position: Associate Professor, Salve Regina University (tenure-track)
Previous Position: Assistant Professor, Salve Regina University
Dissertation: Hobbes’ Science of Politics

Montgomery Link

Current Position: Associate Professor, Suffolk University (tenure-track)
Dissertation: Wittgenstein and Infinity

Edward Richards

Current Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
Previous Position: Instructor, University of Tennessee
Dissertation: Is Rotation Absolute? A Historical Examination

Mary Troxell

Current Position: Associate Professor of the Practice of Philosophy, Boston College (tenured)
Dissertation: The Will in Schopenhauer’s System

James Wood

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Xavier University (tenure-track)
Previous Position: Lecturer, Boston University
Dissertation: The Dialectic of Good in Plato’s Philebus

2005

Nir Eisikovits

Current Position: Associate Professor, Suffolk University (tenure-track)
Previous Position: Assistant Professor, Suffolk University
Dissertation: Sympathizing with the Enemy: A Theory of Political Reconciliation

Charles Lowney

Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Washington and Lee University
Dissertation: Frege and Wittgenstein on the Distinction Between Language as a Calculus and Language as the Universal Medium

Mark Nyvlt

Current Position: Associate Professor, Dominican University College
Dissertation: Aristotle and Plotinus on the Simplicity of Nous

David Shikiar

Current Position: Adjunct Faculty, Providence College
Dissertation: Being and Substance in Aristotle

2003

Bernard Prusak

Current Position: Professor, King’s College (PA) (tenured)
Dissertation: The Laughing Body: Helmuth Plessner’s Philosophical Anthropology Revisited

2001

Nicolas De Warren

Current Position: Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University (tenured)