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.

YearNameAOSInitial PositionSubsequent Position
(if different)
 Owen KingMetaethics, Applied Ethics (especially Computing Ethics), Normative EthicsOberlin College 
 Nathaniel SmithNormative Ethics, Moral Psychology, Applied EthicsOSU 
 Eric SnyderPhilosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mathematics, Formal SemanticsOSU 
 Jeremy WeissMoral Psychology, EthicsOSU 
 David BlanksMetaphysics, Philosophy of ReligionOSU 
 Kate McFarlandPhilosophy of LanguageOSU 
 Daniel PearlbergPhilosophy of Mind, Cognitive Sciencedid not seek a teaching position 
 Lindsay RettlerEpistemology, Moral PsychologyBaylor University 
 Michael FerreiraPhilosophy of Cognitive Sciencedid not seek a teaching position 
 Alison Duncan KerrPhilosophy of Mind, Moral Psychology, MetaethicsOSUSt Andrews
 James McGlothlinPhilosophy of ReligionShawnee State UniversityBethlehem College and Seminary (permanent, non-TT)
 Michael MillerMetaphysics, Philosophy of Languagedid not seek a teaching position 
 Lindsey MasonAction Theory, EthicsUniversity of Dayton, OSUBaylor University 
 Daniel WilkenfeldPhilosophy of Science, EpistemologyOSUUniversity of California, Berkeley (post-doc)
 Steve BrownEthicsOSU 
 Wesley CrayMetaphysics, Philosophy of ArtOSUTexas Christian University (TT)
 Timothy FullerPhilosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Cognitive Science/PsychologyOSUYonsei University (TT)
 Cathleen MullerMetaphysics, Philosophy of LanguageMarist College 
 Patrick ReederPhilosophy of Mathematics, MetaphysicsOSUKenyon College
 Audrey AntonEthics, Ancient PhilosophyDenison UniversityWestern Kentucky (tenured)
 Eric CarterMetaphysics, Philosophy of LanguageNorth Carolina State University 
 Steve JamesPhilosophy of MindJapan University of Economics (lecturer)  
 Andrew ChoiEthicsdid not seek a teaching position 
 Zac CogleyEthics, Social and Political PhilosophyUCLANorthern Michigan University (tenured)
 Salvatore FlorioPhilosophy of Language, Logic

Birkbeck College, University of London
(3 year post-doc), Kansas State (TT)

University of Birmingham, UK (tenured Lecturer)
 Dai HeideKant, History of ModernOSUSimon Fraser University (Permanent Lecturer)
 Michael JaworskiPhilosophy of Mind, Philosophy of LanguageUniversity of Texas - Rio Grande ValleyLecturer
 Matthew JordanEthical Theory, Applied EthicsQuincy UniversityAuburn University, Montgomery (tenured)
 Ryan JordanAestheticsOSULinfield College
 James MacPhersonEthics, Social and Political PhilosophyBloomsburg Universitynot currently in academia
 Carol HayEthics, Feminist TheoryBryn MawrUniversity of Massachusetts, Lowell (tenured)
 Abigail AguilarEthicsUNLV   
 Regan ReitsmaEthicsLynchburg CollegeKings College (tenured)
 Makoto SuzukiMetaethicsNanzan University, Japan  Kansai University of Welfare Sciences (tenured)
 Scott AndersonEthics, Philosophy of LawCapital Law School   (TT)Capital Law School (tenured)
 Nicholaos JonesPhilosophy of PhysicsUniversity of Alabama, Huntsville (tenured) 
 William MelansonEpistemology, Philosophy of MathematicsUniversity of Puget SoundUniversity of Nebraska, Omaha (tenured)
 Adam PodlaskowskiPhilosophy of Language  University of ConnecticutFairmont State University (tenured)
 William RocheEpistemologyTexas Christian UniversityTexas Christian University (tenured)
 Joshua SmithEpistemology  OSUCentral Michigan University (tenured)
 Andrew ArligAncient, Medieval, MetaphysicsHunter College, CUNYBrooklyn College, CUNY (tenured)
 Julian ColeMetaphysics, Philosophy of MathematicsUniversity of Texas, Pan American (TT)Buffalo State (tenured)
 Yimin KuiPhilosophy of Language, MindInstitute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Science (TT) 
 Henry PrattAestheticsBucknell UniversityMarist College (tenured)
 Cathal WoodsAncient  University of Puget SoundVirginia Wesleyan College (tenured)
 Karen HaelyEthics, FeminismCollege of Wooster, Ursuline CollegeKent State, Ursuline College, Cleveland State University
 David MerliMetaethicsFranklin and Marshall (TT)Franklin and Marshall (tenured)
 Sondra BacharachAestheticsCal State, BakersfieldVictoria University, Wellington (tenured)
 Haewan LeeEpistemologySeoul National University (TT)Seoul National University (tenured)
 Ryan NicholsHistory of ModernUniversity of Aberdeen (TT)Cal State, Fullerton (tenured)
 Mark SilcoxPhilosophy of LanguageAuburn UniversityUniversity of Central Oklahoma (tenured)
 Deborah TollefsenPhilosophy of MindUniversity of Memphis (TT)University of Memphis (tenured)
 Lee Franklin  AncientSUNY, Albany (TT)Franklin and Marshall (tenured)
 Alfred LentEthics, History of ModernHope CollegeOhio University (Lecturer)
 Roy CookPhilosophy of Mathematics, LogicUniversity of St. Andrews (3 year post-doc)University of Minnesota (tenured)
 David EngEpistemologyCal State, Bakersfield (TT)not currently in academia
 Sarah PessinMedievalUniversity of Chicago (2 year post-doc)University of Denver (tenured)
 Larry SangerEpistemologyOSUnot currently in academia
 Edgar VelezEthics, Philosophy of ReligionColumbus State Community College (TT)Columbus State Community College (tenured)