The Charter Members of the Matheia Society
Michael W. Austin [email protected] Michael Austin (Ph.D., Colorado) is a professor of philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University. He has published numerous books and articles related to ethics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of the family, and philosophy of sport. He speaks on these and other topics related to character and human fulfillment, convinced that the insights of philosophers, past and present, are relevant to our lives in very practical ways.
Gerald Blakely [email protected] Gerald (Jerry) Blakely holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently on the faculty of the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics. To bring a philosophical context to business courses, he created a Corporate Citizenship Project course designed to teach students how corporations should interface with not-for-profit organizations. He developed criteria used by students as the basis for granting money to those organizations. Out of this came the College’s Corporate Social Responsibility course.
Eric Boynton [email protected] Eric Boynton is the chair of the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. His doctorate in philosophy comes from Rice University.
Talbot Brewer [email protected] Talbot Brewer is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. His doctorate in philosophy comes from Harvard University. Most of his work is in the area of ethical theory, with emphasis on moral psychology, and on Aristotelian and Kantian approaches to normative ethics.
David L. Cale [email protected] David Cale holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Duquesne University and, along with his wife, Lillian, is founder and co-chair of the Matheia Society Foundation. He currently oversees the Business Ethics Program at West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics and is chair of the college’s Academic Standards Committee.
Ralph W. Clark [email protected] Ralph (Bill) Clark is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy of West Virginia University and coordinator of its Humanities Program. His area of focus is the philosophy of science.
Christine Sorrell Dinkins [email protected] Christine Dinkins is the chair of the Department of Philosophy of Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. Her doctorate in philosophy comes from John Hopkins University. Her latest book is: Our Dissertations, Ourselves: Shared Stories of Women’s Dissertation Journeys.
Matthew C. Flamm [email protected] Matthew Flamm holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Southern Illinois University and is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University. His published works have their concentration in the history of major Western figures and movements, ethics, social and political philosophy, critical thinking, logic, and philosophy of mind. He is the main editor and contributor to several anthologies.
Patricia Glazebrook [email protected] Patricia Glazebrook, Ph.D. is chair of the Philosophy & Religion Studies Department of the University of North Texas at Denton. Her area of focus is feminism.
Benjamin R. Johnston [email protected] Benjamin (Ben) Johnston holds a Master of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Maryland. He has a special interest in Environmental Earth Science and has assisted the Matheia Society Foundation and the Laurel Conservancy in a project to build an environmental studies center in Western Pennsylvania dedicated to the question: How should humanity relate to the world?
Jan-Erik Jones [email protected] Jan-Erik Jones is a Professor of Philosophy at Southern Virginia University. His doctorate in philosophy comes from the University of California at Irvine. His philosophical interests lie primarily in the core areas of philosophy, including metaphysics, philosophy of language and epistemology.
Joe Frank Jones, III [email protected] Joe Frank Jones, III, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Radford University. He is the author of A Modest Realism: Preserving Common Rationality in Philosophy
Steven Luper [email protected] Steven Luper is chair of the Philosophy Department at Trinity University. His doctorate is from Harvard University. He specializes in epistemology and ethics and has written extensively on the philosophy of death.
Joseph C. Pitt [email protected] Joseph Pitt holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario. He is a Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Virginia Tech and has been a History and Philosophy of Science and Technology ASPECT Affiliate since 2007. In addition to his many published articles and books, he served as editor of Perspectives on Science, Historical/Philosophical/Social, MIT Press, and is currently the editor of Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology.
Ronald Polansky [email protected] Ronald Polansky is professor and chair of the Philosophy Department of Duquesne University. His special area of interest is in ancient philosophy and he serves as editor of the journal Ancient Philosophy. His doctorate in philosophy comes from Boston College.
Creighton J. Rosental [email protected] Creighton Rosental is the Chair of the Philosophy Department at Mercer University. In addition to his many contributions to the Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Mind, and Philosophy of Art, he has an extensive background in Medieval philosophy. His current project is a fresh approach to logic which investigates numerous logics developed throughout history. This approach explores the philosophical commitments and issues served by those logics and why some are preferable to others.
Minerva San Juan [email protected] Minerva San Juan is chair of the Department of Philosophy at Trinity Washington University, Washington, D.C. and CAS Adjunct Faculty Coordinator. She earned her Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University.
Ted Schick [email protected] Ted Schick is chair of the Philosophy Department at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA and the director of the Muhlenberg Scholars Program. His doctorate in philosophy comes from Brown University. His current teaching interests include philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, and biomedical ethics.
Daniel Shapiro [email protected] Daniel (Danny) Shapiro is on the faculty of the Philosophy Department of West Virginia University as a full professor. His doctorate in philosophy comes from the University of Minnesota. He has authored numerous articles on the libertarian aspects of social and political philosophy.
Paul J. Speaker [email protected] Paul Speaker is a faculty member of the West Virginia University Finance in the College of Business and Economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University. In addition to his teaching and administrative responsibilities at WVU, he is Chief Executive Officer of Forensic Science Management Consultants LLC, a firm which specializes in the business of forensics using the forensics of business.
Jorge M Valadez [email protected] Jorge Valadez is chair of the Philosophy Department of Our Lady of the Lake University. His doctorate in philosophy is from Yale University. His interests include social and political philosophy, theories of justice, philosophical issues in multiculturalism and Aztec and Mayan Pre-Columbian philosophy.
Bryan Wagoner [email protected] Bryan Wagoner is chair of the Philosophy and Religion Department of Davis & Elkins College. He holds a doctorate in religion from Harvard University. His interests include modern religious thought, the distinctions between secular and religious Identities, critical theory, and political philosophy.
Martin Weatherston [email protected] Martin Weatherston is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at East Stroudsburg University. His doctorate comes from the University of Toronto. His area of concentration is in Continental philosophy with an emphasis on the works of Kant and Heidegger.