Placement Record

Placement Record

The Department of Philosophy at Ohio State has been successful in placing its doctoral students in academic positions. Those who have not pursued or continued in academic positions have also been successful in the non-academic job market. Below is our placement record, including every PhD graduate since 2000. ‘TT’ indicates that the academic position 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\
Present position:                     Loyola Marymount University (Bellarmine Postdoctoral Fellow, 3-year postdoc)

Christa Johnson
Ethics, Moral Psychology
Present position:                     Oberlin College (Visiting Assistant Professor)

Aly Massof
Biomedical Ethics
Present position:                     Ohio State Center for Ethics and Human Values (Program Associate)

Hope Sample
Kant, Modern Philosophy, and History of Metaphysics
Present position:                     Grand Valley State University (Visiting Assistant Professor; renewable to 3 years)

2017

Matt McCall       
Early Modern, Scholastic epistemology, Metaphysics      
Present position:                     Crown Equipment (Software Developer)           

Brian McLean   
Moral Psychology, Meta-ethics, Theory of Agency            
Present position:                     Epic Systems (Technical Problem Solver)
Previous position:                   Ohio State (Lecturer)            

Andrew Kissel   
Philosophy of the Mind, Consciousness, Free Will             
Present position:                     Old Dominion University (TT)
Previous position:                   Old Dominion University (Lecturer)

Scott Brown      
Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophical Logic
Present position:                     Ohio State (Senior Lecturer)

2016

Teresa Kouri      
Philosophy of Math and Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language       
Present position:                     Old Dominion University (TT)   

John Hurst          
Philosophy of Mind and Action, Epistemology    
Present position:                     Current information not available
Previous position:                   Ohio State (Lecturer)   

Owen King         
Metaethics, Practical Reasoning, Moral Psychology          
Present position:                     University of Twente, Netherlands (3-year Postdoctoral Researcher in Ethics, Well-Being, and Data Science)
Previous position:                   Oberlin College (Visiting Assistant Professor)      

Nathaniel Smith
Normative Ethics, Moral Psychology, Applied Ethics         
Present position:                     Current information not available
Previous position:                   Ohio State (Senior Lecturer)    

Eric Snyder        
Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Math, Formal Semantics 
Present position:                     Smith College (Visiting Assistant Professor)
Previous position:                   Ohio State (Postdoctoral Fellow)                

Jeremy Weiss   
Moral Psychology, Ethics              
Present position:                     Ohio State (Senior Lecturer)    

2015

David Blanks     
Metaethics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Logic 
Present position                       Metropolitan State University of Denver (Lecturer)
Previous position:                   Texas A&M (Lecturer)           

Kate McFarland
Philosophy of Language
Present position:                     Freelance writer, editor, and virtual assistant   
Previous position:                   Basic Income Earth Network (News Editor & Writer)
Previous position:                   Ohio State (Lecturer)

Daniel Pearlberg              
Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science   
Present positions:                    LSAC Law School Forums (Test Specialist), Independent LSAT Tutor           

Lindsay Rettler 
Epistemology, Moral Psychology              
Present position:                     University of Wyoming (Lecturer)
Previous position:                   Baylor University (Lecturer)

2014

Michael Ferreira              
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Present position:                     Freelance Writer & Editor

Alison Duncan Kerr         
Philosophy of Mind, Moral Psychology, Metaethics         
Present position:                     St. Andrews University, Institute for Gender Studies (Director, 3-year research fellowship)
Previous position:                   Ohio State (Lecturer)          

James McGlothlin           
Philosophy of Religion                   
Present position:                     Bethlehem College and Seminary (Assistant Professor, permanent, non-TT)
Previous position:                   Shawnee State University (Lecturer)

Michael Miller  
Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language    
Present position:                      Ohio State Office of Student Life–University Housing (Administrative Assistant)
Previous position:                   Case Western Reserve University, Lifelong Learning Program (Program & Communications Coordinator and Humanities Instructor)

2013

Lindsey Mason 
Action Theory, Ethics     
Present position:                     Ohio Dominican University (Director of Faculty Services)
Previous position:                   University of Dayton, Ohio State (Lecturer) 

Daniel Wilkenfeld           
Philosophy of Science, Epistemology      
Present position:                     University of Pittsburgh (Visiting Research Fellow)
Previous position:                   University of California, Berkeley (Post-doc)   

2012

Steve Brown     
Ethics   
Present position:                     Ohio State Center for Ethics and Human Values (Associate Director)       
Previous position:                   Ohio State (Senior Lecturer)

Wesley Cray      
Metaphysics, Philosophy of Art
Present position:                     Texas Christian University (TT)

Timothy Fuller  
Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Cognitive Science/Psychology 
Present position:                     Yonsei University (TT)
Previous position:                   Ohio State (Lecturer)         

Cathleen Muller               
Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language    
Present position:                     Marist College (Teaching Associate)

Patrick Reeder 
Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics
Present position:                     Kenyon College (Lecturer)             
Previous position:                   Ohio State (Lecturer)            

2011

Audrey Anton   
Ethics, Ancient Philosophy          
Present position:                     Western Kentucky University (Tenured)
Previous position:                   Denison University (Visiting Assistant Professor)

Eric Carter          
Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language   
Present position:                     North Carolina State University (Visiting Assistant Professor)

Steven James      
Philosophy of Mind        
Present positions:                    Japan University of Economics (Lecturer), Daiichi High School (IB Instructor in Psychology, Philosophy, and Critical Thinking)

2010

Andrew Choi     
Ethics   
Present position:                     Holland & Knight law firm (Associate; NYU School of Law, 2014); Professional musician (St. Lenox)            

Zac Cogley          
Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy     
Present position:                     Northern Michigan University (Tenured)
Previous position:                   UCLA (Lecturer)          

Salvatore Florio
Philosophy of Language, Logic    
Present position:                     University of Birmingham, UK (Permanent, Lecturer)
Previous positions:                  Kansas State (TT); Birkbeck College, University of London (3-year post-doc)

Dai Heide           
Kant, History of Modern                 
Present position:                     Simon Fraser University (Permanent, Senior Lecturer)
Previous position:                   Ohio State (Lecturer)    

Michael Jaworski             
Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language       
Present position:                     University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (Lecturer)
Previous position:                   University of Texas, Pan American (Lecturer)

2009

Matthew Jordan              
Ethical Theory, Applied Ethics    
Present position:                     The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center at Cuyahoga Community College (Dean for Humanities)
Previous position:                   Auburn University, Montgomery (Tenured; Director of University Honors Program)

Ryan Jordan      
Aesthetics          
Present position:                     Linfield College (Lecturer)
Previous position:                   Ohio State (Lecturer)            

James MacPherson        
Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy     
Present position:                     Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom law firm (Associate; Yale Law School, 2015)
Previous position:                   Bloomsburg University (Visiting Assistant Professor)     

2008                                           

Carol Hay            
Ethics, Feminist Theory         
Present position:                     University of Massachusetts, Lowell (Tenured)
Previous position:                   Bryn Mawr College (Instructor)

2007            

Abigail Aguilar 
Ethics   
Present position:                     University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Assistant Professor in Residence, non-TT)   

Regan Reitsma 
Ethics   
Present position:                     King’s College (Tenured)
Previous position:                   Lynchburg College (Visiting Assistant Professor)

Makoto Suzuki
Metaethics        
Present position:                     Nagoya University, Japan (Tenured)
Previous position:                   Nanzan University, Japan   

2006

Scott Anderson
Ethics, Philosophy of Law
Present position:                     Capital University Law School (Tenured)        

Nicholaos Jones
Philosophy of Physics    
Present position:                     University of Alabama, Huntsville (Tenured)

William Melanson          
Epistemology, Philosophy of Mathematics           
Present position:                     University of Nebraska, Omaha (Tenured)
Previous position:                   University of Puget Sound (Visiting Assistant Professor)

Adam Podlaskowski       
Philosophy of Language                
Present position:                     Fairmont State University (Tenured)
Previous position:                   University of Connecticut (Visiting Assistant Professor)

William Roche  
Epistemology    
Present position:                     Texas Christian University (Tenured)
Previous position:                   Texas Christian University (Visiting Assistant Professor)

Joshua Smith     
Epistemology    
Present position:                     Central Michigan University (Tenured)
Previous position:                   Ohio State (Visiting Assistant Professor)           

2005                                                      

Andrew Arlig     
Ancient, Medieval, Metaphysics
Present position:                     Brooklyn College, CUNY (Tenured)
Previous position:                   Hunter College, CUNY (Visiting Assistant Professor)

Julian Cole          
Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mathematics             
Present position:                     SUNY Buffalo State (Tenured)
Previous position:                   University of Texas, Pan American (TT)         

Yimin Kui            
Philosophy of Language, Mind   
Present position:                     Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Science (TT)

Henry Pratt        
Aesthetics          
Present position:                     Marist College (Tenured)
Previous position:                   University of Dayton (Visiting Assistant Professor)

2004                                         

Cathal (Robert) Woods   
Ancient                
Present position:                     Virginia Wesleyan University (Tenured)
Previous position:                   University of Puget Sound (Visiting Assistant Professor) 

2003                                                    

Karen Haely       
Ethics, Feminism             
Present position:                     College of Wooster (Visiting Assistant Professor)
Previous position:                   Cleveland State, Ursuline College, Kent State (Lecturer)

David Merli        
Metaethics        
Present position:                     Franklin & Marshall College (Tenured)

2002                                                       

Sondra Bacharach           
Aesthetics
Present position:                     Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (Tenured)           
Previous position:                   Cal State, Bakersfield           

Haewan Lee      
Epistemology    
Present position:                     Seoul National University (Tenured)          

Ryan Nichols     
History of Modern          
Present position:                     Cal State, Fullerton (Tenured)
Previous position:                   University of Aberdeen (TT)              

Mark Silcox        
Philosophy of Language
Present position:                     University of Central Oklahoma (Tenured)
Previous position:                   Auburn University

Deborah Tollefsen          
Philosophy of Mind        
Present position:                     University of Memphis (Tenured; Associate Dean of College of Arts & Sciences)

2001                                                            

Lee Franklin       
Ancient
Present position:                     Franklin & Marshall College (Tenured)
Previous position:                   SUNY Albany (TT) 

Alfred Lent         
Ethics, History of Modern            
Present position:                     Ohio University (Senior Lecturer)
Previous position:                   Hope College          

2000                                                    

Roy Cook            
Philosophy of Mathematics, Logic            
Present position:                     University of Minnesota (Tenured)
Previous position:                   University of St. Andrews (3-year postdoc)

David Eng           
Epistemology    
Present position:                     The Treasury, Wellington, New Zealand (Senior Analyst)
Previous position:                   Tertiary Education Commission, New Zealand (Principal Advisor for Strategy); Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (Lecturer); Cal State, Bakersfield (TT)  

Sarah Pessin      
Medieval            
Present position:                     University of Denver (Tenured)
Previous position:                   University of Chicago (2-year postdoc)        

Larry Sanger      
Epistemology    
Present position:                     Everipedia.org (Chief Information Officer)
Previous positions:                  Wikipedia (Co-founder); Ohio State (Lecturer)            

Edgar Velez       
Ethics, Philosophy of Religion     
Present position:                     Columbus State Community College (Tenured)

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