Associate Corrupter of the Youth, University of Colorado Boulder
Bio: Alastair Norcross teaches Philosophy at the University of Colorado Boulder. Although he was raised in the Church of England (or maybe because of it), he lacked any religious faith, until he moved to Texas at the age of 32, first to spend 10 years teaching at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and then five years teaching at Rice University in Houston. He realized that the best explanation for why he was spending fifteen years in Texas was that he must have been very bad in a former life, and so he became a devout follower of Texincarnationism, according to which all bad behavior in one life is punished by having to spend a portion (up to all of it) of the next life living in Texas. In 2007, he was relieved to discover that his past life crimes, although clearly pretty terrible, were not as awful as those of the Texas residents he was blessed to leave behind, when he moved to Boulder. Although he still has many friends in Texas, he is inspired by the example of Jonathan Edwards, as so eloquently espoused in “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, not to let his personal affection for them interfere with his satisfaction at their clearly just punishment for unspeakable crimes.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Bio: Jeremy R. Garrett, Ph.D., is Research Associate in Bioethics at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri and holds appointments as Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Previously he was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at California State University-Sacramento. Dr. Garrett received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Rice University, where he served for several years as Managing Editor of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy.
PhD Candidate, University of Texas
Bio: My work is primarily in metaethics, though I have interests in metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of religion as well. I'm most interested in where these other disciplines intersect with metaethical issues. So, I've been writing on metaphysical grounding of normative facts, epistemological worries for moral realism, and whether theistic moral realism provides a solution to these epistemological worries.
In my free time I spend time with my wife and son and practice Judo.
New York University
Bio: Camil Golub is a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at New York University. He works primarily in ethics and metaethics, and also has interests in moral psychology and the history of ethical thought.
Bio: Chris Rice is an assistant professor of philosophy at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. His interests include ethics (especially theories of well-being), animal ethics, environmental ethics, and political philosophy.
University of Minnesota Morris
Bio: Dan Demetriou is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Morris. He specializes in honor ethics, and has discussed the metaethical, ethical, and political implications of honor in a number of articles. His co-edited "Honor in the Modern World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives" (Lexington) will be available in the fall of 2016. His next project involves original empirical work on the psychology of agonism and masculinity.
Bio: Brink's work in ethics focuses on foundational issues about objectivity and normativity; practical reason, the good, and the nature of moral demands; and rights and justice. His approach blends historical concern with the views of important figures and traditions in the history of ethics and systematic concern with the clearest and most plausible formulations of first principles. His work in jurisprudence focuses on traditional issues in analytical jurisprudence about the nature of law, legal interpretation, and determinacy in the law; issues in constitutional jurisprudence about interpretation, individual rights, and judicial review; and issues in criminal jurisprudence about responsibility and excuse.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Bio: James DiGiovanna teaches philosophy at John Jay College, CUNY, where his research focuses on personal identity, failures of self-knowledge, and the problems these pose for responsibility. His most recent publications are "Literally Like A Different Person: Context and Concern in Personal Identity,” in Southern Journal of Philosophy (2015), "Identity: Difficulties, Discontinuities and Pluralities of Personhood," in Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television (2015) and the forthcoming “Artificial Identity” in Robot Ethics 2.0, edited by Patrick Lin (2017). His fiction has appeared in Spork Press, Blue Moon Review, and Slipstream City, and he co-wrote and co-directed the award-winning feature film Forked World, and the widely broadcast short film Kant Attack Ad. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Bio: Judith Lichtenberg is Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. She has written about international and domestic justice, moral psychology, nationalism, war, and higher education. Her book Distant Strangers: Ethics, Psychology, and Global Poverty was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. With Robert Fullinwider, she coauthored Leveling the Playing Field: Justice, Politics, and College Admissions (2004). She teaches as a volunteer at Jessup Correctional Institution in Maryland and serves on the advisory board of Georgetown’s new Prisons and Justice Initiative.
Doctoral Candidate, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Professor, University of Kiel
Assistant Professor, Ohio State University
Associate Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Professor, Rice University
Lecturing Fellow, Duke University
Associate Professor, Coastal Carolina University
Assistant Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology
University of Wisconsin
Southern Methodist University
Kansas State University
University of Kansas
University of New Mexico
Texas State University
University of Western Ontario
University of Louisville
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
London School of Economics and Political Science
Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Chile