Recent Placements

The table below shows the placement of PhDs from Northwestern's Philosophy Department since 1991. It is organized according to the years in which students received their degrees. For the sake of completeness, it includes graduates who decided not to pursue academic careers and graduates who are still looking for tenure-track positions.

All listed academic positions are tenure track (TT) or tenure track equivalent (TTE).  Those marked with an asterisk (*) are non-tenure track positions; those marked with a plus (+) are renewable positions; those marked PD are post-doc positions.

For those graduates for whom their first post-PhD placement remains their current position, the position has been listed only once.

Year

Ph.D. recipient

Title of Dissertation

Current Employment

First Placement post PhD

Raff Donelson Louisiana State University (TT)
Amy Floweree

University Of Cologne, Center for Epistemology and the Kantian Tradition (PD)

Texas Tech University (TT - starting 2018)

2016 Chelsea Egbert Feminist Critiques of Consent Looking for a job in the private sector
2016 David Johnson Color, Movement, Intensity: Aesthetics and Metaphysics in the Thought of Gilles Deleuze Loyola University Chicago (*)
2016 Kurt Mertel Liberating the Self-Relation from Reification and Alienation: Towards an Appropriative Approach

University of Bucharest (PD)

Queen's University (*+)

2016 Hung Nguyen Birth in Beauty: Truth, Goodness and Happiness in the Platonic Dialogues On the Market
2016 Adam Ring The Bounds of Understanding: Ontology, Interpretation, and Critique in Heidegger's Being and Time St. John's University in Queens (*+)

2015

Daniel Tovar

Perception and Persuasion in Aristotle's Ethics

The Art Institute of Chicago (*+)

2015

Rebecca Mason

Social Ontology Naturalized

University of San Francisco (TT)

2015 Seth Mayer Democratic Ethos:  A Theory of Informal Politics

Manchester University (TT)

Auburn University (*+)

2014

Tyler Zimmer

Relational Egalitarianism

Northeastern Illinois University (*)

2014

Eric Jonas

Derrida's Theory of Alterity and Critical Animal Studies

Moved to private sector

2014

Derek Green

Intentionality, Determinacy, and Rules: Kripke's Paradox and the Normativity of Content

Oakland University (*)

2014

Deborah Goldgaber

The Materiality of the Trace: Deconstruction beyond the Linguistic Turn

LSU (TT)

2013

Emilie Prattico

Is Democracy Epistemic or Egalitarian?  A Habermasian Perspective

Business for Social Responsibility

(Partnership Development & Research, FRANCE)

2013

Oksana Maksymchuk

The Measure Doctrine in Plato’s Protagoras

University of Arkansas (TT)

2012

Max Cherem

Habermas on Citizenship and Immigration

Kalamazoo College (TT)

2012

Ryan Doran

Definiteness, Specificity, and the Multiple Uses of Demonstrative Expressions

University of Regina (TT)

2012

Guy Elgat

Nietzsche's Overcoming of Schopenhauer's Pessimism

The Art Institute of Chicago (*)

2012

Haewon Jeon

Does Plato Think Ordinary People Can Be Virtuous? The Moral Capacity of the Producers in Plato's Republic

Metropolitan State University of Denver (*)

2012

Alison Peterman

Spinoza's Physics

University of Rochester (TT)

2012

Wolfhart Totschnig

Extraordinary Moments, Extraordinary Endeavors: Arendt on New Beginnings and Principled Action

Universidad Diego Portales (TTE)

2011

Carl Ehrett

Vagueness: Precision and Particularity

Furman University (*+)

2011

Laura Papish

Against Constructivism in Kantian Ethical Theory

George Washington University (TT)

Johns Hopkins University (*)

2011

Scot B Rousse

Thrown Projection: An Interpretation and Defense of the Hermeneutic Conception of the Self in Heidegger's 'Being and Time'

UC Berkeley (*+)

2010

Kelby Harrison

Ethics of Passing: A Theoretical and Practical Analysis

University of Southern California (*+)

2010

Chike Jeffers

The Black Gift: Cultural Nationalism and Cosmopolitani

Dalhouise University (TT)

2010

Henry Southgate

Individuation and Opposition in Hegel’s 'Doctrine of Essence':The Importance of the Kant’s 'Amphiboly' to Hegel’s Metaphysics

University of Wisconsin - Madison (*+) Lecturer and The Managing Editor of Journal of History of Philosophy

2009

Brad Cokelet

Rational Agency, Virtue, and Respect for Persons

University of Kansas (*)

U of Miami (TT)

Middlebury College (*)

2009

Jonathan Trejo-Mathys

Inheritance, Sovereignty, and Promise: Political Authority and Obligation in an Age of Transformations

Boston College (TT)

University of Frankfurt (PD)

2009

Kate Padgett Walsh

The Direction of Desire: A Hegelian Account of Reasons for Action

Iowa State University (TT)

2008

Howard Kaplan

Realism, Idealism, and the Commitments of Common Sense

Moved to private sector

2008

Tushar Irani

Plato's Grounds for Philosophy: The Virtues of Dialectic in the Later Dialogues

Wesleyan U (TT)

2007

Eli Diamond

Divine Thinking as the Paradigm of Life in Aristotle's De Anima

Dalhousie University (TT)

2007

Ben Rutter

Hegel on the Modern Arts

St. Ann's School (NY) (*+)

2007

Melissa Yates

Religion in the Public Sphere: Reflections on Rawls and Habermas

Rutgers-Camden (TT)

St. John's University (TT)

2006

Joseph Cannon

Feeling and Judgment in Kant: Aesthetic Judgment, Practical Judgment and the Creation of Beauty in Art

Currently out of academia

U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (*)

2006

Vincent Chiao

Self-Knowledge between Decision and Discovery

University of Toronto (TT)

2006

Jeffrey Flynn

Human Rights and Global Diversity: Rawls, Taylor, Habermas

Fordham University (TT)

Middlebury College (*+)

2006

Samir Haddad

Derrida, Arendt, and the Inheritance of Democracy

Fordham University (TT)

2006

Todd Hedrick

Reconstituting Political Philosophy: Rawls and Habermas in Dialogue

Michigan State University (TT)

University of Richmond (*)

2006

Jason Leddington

Perceptual Acquaintance

Bucknell University (TT)

Centre College (*+)

2006

Sebastian Rand

From A Priori Grounding to Conceptual Transformation: The Philosophy of Nature in German Idealism

Georgia State University (TT)

2006

Steve Skultety

The Role of Conflict in Aristotle's Political Philosophy

University of Mississippi (TT)

2005

Joshua Andresen

Nietzsche's Project of Creating New Values in Beyond Good and Evil

American University of Beirut (TT)

2005

Alexandra Bradner

On the Pragmatics of Explanation from VanFraasen to Achinstein

Denison University

2005

Daniel Brandes

Where Everything is Possible: Hannah Arendt on Freedom and the Question of Evil

University of King's College - Halifax (TT)

2005

Matthew Steilen

On Color: The Metaphysical Conception of the World

SUNY - Buffalo Law School (TT)

2004

David Gray

Philosophical Dimensions of Criminal Trials in Transitions to Democracy

U of Maryland School of Law (TT)

Duke University of Law (*)

2002

Evelyn Brister

Scientific Objectivity and Scientific Objectives

Rochester Institute of Technology (TT)

2001

Robert Colter

Plato's Theory of Knowledge inTheatetus and Republic

University of Wyoming (TT)

Centre College (TT)

2001

Richard Foley

The Principle of Sufficient Reason and the Problem of the External World in Hume's Treatise and Kant'sCritique of Pure Reason

University of Missouri (TT)

Eastern Illinois University (TT)

2001

Michelle Little

David Hull's Generalized natural Selection as an Explanation for Scientific Change

California State University (*)

2001

Ronald Loeffler

Meaning as Use: A Critique and Reconstruction of Robert Brandom's Practice-Based Account of Semantic Norms

Grand Valley State (TT)

University of Illinois at Chicago (*)

2001

Eric Sparks

Intentionality in the Works of Martin Heidegger and Wilfrid Sellars

Partner at Gould and Ratner

Law School

2000

David Bullwinkle

Epistemology and Unity of Science in Carnap's Aufbau

Kirkwood Community College (IA) (TT)

2000

John Fennell

Naturalism and Normativity

Grinnell College (TT)

2000

Emmett L. Bradbury III

Utilitarianism and the Psychology of Personal Identity: A Critique of Bernard Williams

Chicago State University (TT)

1999

Edgar Boedeker

The Concept of Showing in the Early Writings of Heidegger and Wittgenstein

University of Northern Iowa (TT)

1999

Bruce Gordon

Quantum Statistical Mechanics and the Ghosts of Modality

Houston Baptist University (TT)

Baylor University (TT)

1999

J. Robert Loftis

Normativity and Mathematics: A Wittgensteinian Approach to the Study of Number

Lorain County Community College (TT)

St. Lawrence University (*)

1999

Lenny Moss

What Genes Can't Do: Prolegomena to a Post-Modern Synthesis Philosophy

University of Exeter (UK) (TTE)

University of Sussex (UK) (TTE)

1999

Jonah Murdock

On John Rawls and Public Reason

Medical School

1999

John Victor Peterson

A Discourse Theory of Moral Judgment

Law School

1999

Melissa Zinkin

Kant's Concept of Force

Binghamton University (TT)

1999

Christopher Zurn

Competence and Contest: Conceptions of the Self in the Critical Theories of Jürgen Habermas and Charles Taylor

University of Massachusetts Boston (TT)

University of Kentucky

1998

Jerrel Crayford

The Radical Readings of Wittgenstein: wisdom, Cavell, Kripke, and Bloor as a School of Wittgenstein Readers

Professional

1998

Willaim Dudley

Freedom Beyond the Will: A Critical Study of Hegel and Nietzsche

Williams College (TT)

1998

José Medina

Wittgenstein in Transition: Meaning, Rules, and Practices

Vanderbilt University (TT)

1998

Steven Weinstein

Conceptual and Foundations Issues in the Quantization of Gravity

University of Waterloo (TT)

1997

John M. Capps

Context and Inquiry: Justification in Naturalized Epistemology

Rochester Institute of Technology (TT)

1997

Darrell Moore

Epidermal Capital: Formation of (Black) Subjectivity in Political Philosophy and Culture

DePaul University (TT)

1996

Amy Allen

Toward a Feminist Theory of Power

Penn State University

Dartmouth College (TT)

1996

Joel Anderson

Toward a Social Conception of Personal Autonomy: Identity, Intelligibility, and Intersubjectivity

Utrecht University (NL) (TTE)

1996

Jonathan Maskit

Aesthetic World Disclosure in Kant and Heidegger

Denison University (*+)

1996

Kevin Olson

The Critical Theory of the Welfare State

UC Irvine (TT)

1995

Barbara Fultner

Radical Interpretation of Communicative Action: Holism in Davidson and Habermas

Denison University (TT)

1995

Joseph M. Heath

Morality and Social Action

University of Toronto (TT)

1995

David P. McCabe

The Virtues of State Neutrality: A Defense of Liberal Politics

Colgate University (TT)

1995

Kirk Pillow

Reflective Judgment and Aesthetic Imagination in Kant and Hegel

Provost

Pratt Institute (TT)

1994

Grace A. Clement

Toward a Feminist Ethic of Care: Reconciling Care, Autonomy, and Justice

Salisbury University (TT)

1994

Todd Alan Grantham

Species Selection and Macroevolution: Toward a Non-Reductionist Theory of Evolution

College of Charleston (TT)

1994

Ralph Ernest Shain

Time and Underdetermination

Missouri State University (TT)

DePaul University (*)

1993

Pablo De Greiff

Temporal Aspects of the Representation of the Moral Point of View

Currently the Director of Research Program at ICTJ

SUNY Buffalo (TT)

1993

Lee Mark Horvitz

Substance Metaphysics and Theories of the Moral Agent: Heidegger and Foucault on Ethics

Miami U.

1993

Catherine A. Ludlum Foos

Plato's Account of Friendship

Indiana University East (TT)

1992

Richard Neal Manning

The Resurrection of Coherence: A Critical Analysis of Contemporary Coherentist Epistemology

University of South Florida (TT)

University of Pittsburgh (*)

1992

Andrew Peter Norman

Justification and Context: The Rational Rejection of Demands for Evidence

Currently out of academia

Hamilton College (TT)

1991

Ciaran Cronin

Power and Modernity

Currently works in the Translation Programme of the Goethe-Institut

Grinnell College

1991

William Rehg

Insight and Solidarity: A Study in the Discourse Ethics of Jürgen Habermas

St. Louis University (TT)