Placement Record

The Department of Philosophy at Ohio State has been successful in placing its doctoral students in academic positions. Below is the placement record since 2000. Every graduate since then is listed, including graduates who have decided to teach philosophy part-time while pursuing other careers. ‘TT’ indicates that the position in question is tenure-track.

We have made every effort to make the list accurate and complete. If you know of any corrections, please let us know.


2018

Juan Garcia

History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics

Most Recent Placement: Loyola Marymount University, Bellarmine Postdoctoral Fellow 
 

Christa Johnson

Ethics, Moral Psychology

Most Recent Placement: Oberlin College, Visiting Assistant Professor
 

Hope Sample

Kant, Modern Philosophy, and History of Metaphysics    

Most Recent Placement: Grand Valley State University, Visiting Assistant Professor 

 

2017

Matt McCall       

Early Modern, Scholastic epistemology, Metaphysics      

Most Recent Placement: Did not seek a teaching position             

               

Brian McLean   

Moral Psychology, Meta-ethics, Theory of Agency            

Most Recent Placement: Technical Problem Solver with Epic Systems (Non-Academic)

Previous Placement: OSU            

 

Andrew Kissel   

Philosophy of the Mind, Consciousness, Free Will             

Most Recent Placement: Old Dominion University (TT)

Previous Placement: Old Dominion University (Lecturer)

 

Scott Brown      

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophical Logic

Most Recent Placement: OSU    

 

2016

Teresa Kouri      

Philosophy of Math and Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language       

Most Recent Placement: Old Dominion University (TT)   

 

John Hurst          

Philosophy of Mind and Action, Epistemology    

Most Recent Placement: OSU    

 

Owen King         

Metaethics, Practical Reasoning, Moral Psychology          

Most Recent Placement: University of Twente in the Netherlands (Post-doc)

Previous Placement: Oberlin College      

 

Nathaniel Smith

Normative Ethics, Moral Psychology, Applied Ethics         

Most Recent Placement: OSU    

 

Eric Snyder        

Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Math, Formal Semantics 

Most Recent Placement: OSU Postdoctoral Fellow

Previous Placement: OSU

                 

Jeremy Weiss   

Moral Psychology, Ethics              

Most Recent Placement: OSU    

 

2015

David Blanks      

Metaethics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Logic 

Texas A&M

Previous Placement: OSU            

 

Kate McFarland

Philosophy of Language

Most Recent Placement: OSU    

 

Daniel Pearlberg              

Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science   

Most Recent Placement: Did not seek a teaching position             

 

Lindsay Rettler 

Epistemology, Moral Psychology              

Most Recent Placement:  University of Wyoming (Lecturer) 

Previous Placement: Baylor University          
 

2014

Michael Ferreira              

Philosophy of Cognitive Science

Most Recent Placement: Did not seek a teaching position             

 

Alison Duncan Kerr         

Philosophy of Mind, Moral Psychology, Metaethics         

Most Recent Placement: St Andrews

Previous Placement: OSU            

 

James McGlothlin           

Philosophy of Religion                   

Most Recent Placement: Bethlehem College and Seminary (permanent, non-TT)

Previous Placement: Shawnee State University

 

Michael Miller  

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language    

Most Recent Placement: Did not seek a teaching position             

 

2013

Lindsey Mason 

Action Theory, Ethics     

Most Recent Placement: Ohio Dominican (permanent, non-TT)

Previous Placement: University of Dayton, OSU 

 

Daniel Wilkenfeld           

Philosophy of Science, Epistemology      

Most Recent Placement: University of Pittsburgh (Visiting Research Fellow)

Previous Placement: OSU, University of California, Berkeley (post-doc)   

 

2012

Steve Brown     

Ethics   

Most Recent Placement: Associate Director for the OSU Center for Ethics and Human Values       

Previous Placement: OSU 

 

Wesley Cray      

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Art  OSU      

Most Recent Placement: Texas Christian University (TT)

 

Timothy Fuller  

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Cognitive Science/Psychology 

Most Recent Placement: Yonsei University (TT)

Previous Placement: OSU            

 

Cathleen Muller               

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language    

Most Recent Placement: Marist College

 

Patrick Reeder 

Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics

Most Recent Placement: Kenyon College              

Previous Placement: OSU            

 

2011

Audrey Anton   

Ethics, Ancient Philosophy          

Most Recent Placement: Western Kentucky (TT)

Previous Placement: Denison University

 

Eric Carter          

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language    

Most Recent Placement: North Carolina State University

 

Steve James      

Philosophy of Mind        

Most Recent Placement: Japan University of Economics 

 

2010

Andrew Choi     

Ethics   

Most Recent Placement: Did not seek a teaching position             

 

Zac Cogley          

Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy     

Most Recent Placement: Northern Michigan University (tenured)

Previous Placement: UCLA          

 

Salvatore Florio

Philosophy of Language, Logic    

Most Recent Placement: Kansas State (TT)

Previous Placement: Birkbeck College, University of London (3 year post-doc)

 

Dai Heide           

Kant, History of Modern                 

Most Recent Placement: Simon Fraser University (Permanent Lecturer)

Previous Placement: OSU    

 

Michael Jaworski             

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language       

Most Recent Placement: University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

Previous Placement: University of Texas, Pan American 

 

2009

Matthew Jordan              

Ethical Theory, Applied Ethics    

Most Recent Placement: Auburn University, Montgomery (TT)

Previous Placement: Quincy University  

 

Ryan Jordan      

Aesthetics          

Most Recent Placement: Linfield College

Previous Placement: OSU            

 

James MacPherson        

Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy     

Most Recent Placement: not currently in academia

Previous Placement: Bloomsburg University       

 

2008                                           

Carol Hay            

Ethics, Feminist Theory  Bryn Mawr         

Most Recent Placement: University of Massachusetts, Lowell (TT)

 

2007            

Abigail Aguilar  

Ethics   

Most Recent Placement: UNLV   

 

Regan Reitsma 

Ethics   

Most Recent Placement: Kings College (tenured)

Previous Placement: Lynchburg College

 

Makoto Suzuk

Metaethics        

Most Recent Placement: Nagoya University (tenured)

Previous Placement: Nanzan University, Japan   

 

2006

Scott Anderson

Ethics, Philosophy of Law

Most Recent Placement: Capital Law School (tenured)   

Previous Placement: Capital Law School   (TT)     

 

Nicholaos Jones

Philosophy of Physics    

Most Recent Placement: University of Alabama, Huntsville (tenured)

                 

William Melanson          

Epistemology, Philosophy of Mathematics           

Most Recent Placement: University of Nebraska, Omaha (tenured)

Previous Placement: University of Puget Sound 

 

Adam Podlaskowski       

Philosophy of Language                

Most Recent Placement: Fairmont State University (tenured)

Previous Placement: University of Connecticut  

 

William Roche  

Epistemology    

Most Recent Placement: Texas Christian University (tenured)

Previous Placement: Texas Christian University  

 

Joshua Smith     

Epistemology    

Most Recent Placement: Central Michigan University (tenured)

Previous Placement: OSU            

 

2005                                                      

Andrew Arlig     

Ancient, Medieval, Metaphysics

Most Recent Placement: Brooklyn College, CUNY (tenured)

Previous Placement: Hunter College, CUNY         

 

Julian Cole          

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mathematics             

Most Recent Placement: Buffalo State (tenured)

Previous Placement: University of Texas, Pan American (TT)         

 

Yimin Kui            

Philosophy of Language, Mind   

Most Recent Placement: Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Science (TT)

 

Henry Pratt        

Aesthetics          

Most Recent Placement: Marist College (tenured)

Previous Placement: Bucknell University

 

2004                                         

Cathal Woods   

Ancient                

Most Recent Placement: Virginia Wesleyan College (tenured)

Previous Placement: University of Puget Sound 

 

2003                                                    

Karen Haely       

Ethics, Feminism             

Most Recent Placement: Cleveland State University

Previous Placement: College of Wooster, Ursuline College, Kent State

 

David Merli        

Metaethics        

Most Recent Placement: Franklin and Marshall (tenured)

Previous Placement: Franklin and Marshall (TT) 

 

2002                                                       

Sondra Bacharach           

Aesthetics

Most Recent Placement: Victoria University, Wellington (tenured)           

Previous Placement: Cal State, Bakersfield           

 

Haewan Lee      

Epistemology    

Most Recent Placement: Seoul National University (tenured)

Previous Placement: Seoul National University (TT)          

 

Ryan Nichols     

History of Modern          

Most Recent Placement: Cal State, Fullerton (tenured)

Previous Placement: University of Aberdeen (TT)              

 

Mark Silcox        

Philosophy of Language Auburn University          

Most Recent Placement: University of Central Oklahoma (tenured)

 

Deborah Tollefsen          

Philosophy of Mind        

Most Recent Placement: University of Memphis (tenured)

Previous Placement: University of Memphis (TT)

 

2001                                                            

Lee Franklin       

Ancient

Most Recent Placement: Franklin and Marshall (tenured)

Previous Placement: SUNY, Albany (TT) 

 

Alfred Lent         

Ethics, History of Modern            

Most Recent Placement: Ohio University

Previous Placement: Hope College          

 

2000                                                    

Roy Cook            

Philosophy of Mathematics, Logic            

Most Recent Placement: University of Minnesota (tenured)

Previous Placement: University of St. Andrews (3 year post-doc)

 

David Eng           

Epistemology    

Most Recent Placement: not currently in academia

Previous Placement: Cal State, Bakersfield (TT)  

 

Sarah Pessin      

Medieval            

Most Recent Placement: University of Denver (tenured)

Previous Placement: University of Chicago (2 year post-doc)        

 

Larry Sanger      

Epistemology    

Most Recent Placement: not currently in academia

Previous Placement: OSU            
 

Edgar Velez       

Ethics, Philosophy of Religion     

Most Recent Placement: Columbus State Community College (tenured)

Previous Placement: Columbus State Community College (TT)

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