Ph.D. Placements


  • Laurence Kenny

    Dean's Faculty Fellow at Brown University
    Office Hours By appointment
    Dissertation The Inexhaustibility of Meaning: Three Studies in the Theory of Interpretation
  • Mark Christman

    Math and Science Teacher at School One in Providence, RI
    Dissertation Defanging the v-Curry Paradox
    Dissertation Advisor Richard Kimberly Heck


  • Arianna Falbo

    Assistant Professor at Bentley University
    Dissertation Inquiring Minds
    Dissertation Advisor David Christensen


  • Anna Brinkerhoff

    Assistant Professor at Concordia University
    Dissertation Evidence and the Rationality of Belief
    Thesis Advisor David Christensen


  • Samuel Meister

    Assistant Professor at University of Tubingen
    Dissertation Aristotle's Pure Forms: A Study of Some Chapters in Metaphysics Z-H
    Thesis Advisor Mary Louise Gill
  • Kirun Sankaran

    Research Associate at Dartmouth College
    Dissertation Essays on Justice and Social Structure
    Thesis Advisor Charles Larmore


  • Harrison Chalmers

    Instructor in Humanities, Stone Independent School, Lancaster, PA
    Dissertation Moral Authority, Normative Totality
    Thesis Advisor James Dreier
  • Thomas Fisher

    Instructor in Humanities at The Hotchkiss School
    Dissertation How Much Blameworthiness Do We Share? All of Nothing Principles of Proportionality in Accounts of Individual Blameworthiness for Collective Harms
    Thesis Advisor David Estlund
  • Brett Topey

    Assistant Professor at University of Salzburg
    Dissertation Apriority for Empiricists: Making Sense of Truth by Convention
    Thesis Advisor Christopher Hill
  • Leo Yan

    Assistant Professor Indiana University Pennsylvania
    Dissertation Making Sense of Seeming Incomparability
    Thesis Advisor James Dreier


  • Zachary Barnett

    Assistant Professor at Notre Dame
    Dissertation The Opinions of Others and the Role of Rational Belief
    Thesis Advisor David Christensen
  • Iain Laidley

    Associate at GoodFolk Agency
    Dissertation Forms and Physics in Plato's Timeaus
    Thesis Advisor Mary Louise Gill
  • Steven Yamamoto

    Adjunct Faculty at Bridgewater State University
    Dissertation Perceptual Content and Perceptual Justification
    Thesis Advisor Christopher Hill


  • Nicholas Smyth

    Assistant Professor, Fordham University
    Dissertation Making Sense of Moral Progress
    Thesis Advisor Bernard Reginster
  • Jakob Reckhenrich

    Barrister at Quadrant Chambers in the United Kingdom
    Dissertation Questions of Partiality: What May and Must We Do for Friends and Strangers
    Thesis Advisor David Estlund
  • Ho Kin Siu

    Assistant Professor, Sun Yat-Sen University (China)
    Dissertation Intuition and Semantic Explanation
    Thesis Advisor Richard Kimberly Heck


  • Timothy Syme

    Academic Editor Specializing in Philosophy
    Dissertation Everyday Life and the Demands of Justice
    Thesis Advisor David Estlund


  • Nicolas Bommarito

    Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University
    Dissertation Inner Virtue
    Thesis Advisor Nomy Arpaly
  • Alexandra King

    Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University
    Dissertation Practical Reason and the Limit of Ability
    Thesis Advisor James Dreier
  • Antonio Ramirez

    Chair of Philosophy Department, DeAnza College
    Dissertation Righteous Villainy: A Defense of 'Offence'
    Thesis Advisor Felicia Nimue Ackerman
  • Sun Hyung Rhee

    Lecturer at Seoul National University and Ewha Womans University
    Dissertation Agent Causation and Reduction
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim


  • Derek Bowman

    Visiting Assistant Professor, Providence College
    Dissertation Utopian Models and the Ideal Theory Debate
    Thesis Advisor David Estlund
  • Dana Howard

    Assistant Professor at Ohio State University
    Dissertation On Behalf of Another
    Thesis Advisor David Estlund
  • Paul Klumpe

    Philosophy Instructor at Santa Monica College
    Dissertation Addiction and Responsibility
    Thesis Advisor Nomy Arpaly
  • Matthew Konig

    Part-Time Faculty, Adelphi University
    Dissertation Taking Seriously the Metaphysics of Mental Causation: A Nonreductivist Account
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim
  • Eoin Ryan

    University Lecturer, Constructor University Bremen, Germany
    Dissertation Unifying the Pluralism of Introspection
    Thesis Advisor Nomy Arpaly
  • Kateryna Samoilova

    Associate Professor, California State University Chico
    Dissertation The Case for Pluralism About Introspection
    Thesis Advisor Joshua Schechter


  • Sean Aas

    Senior Research Scholar and Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University
    Dissertation Understanding Global Injustice
    Thesis Advisor David Estlund
  • Andrew Rotondo

    Associate Teaching Professor, University of New England
    Dissertation Standing Your Ground: Epistemic Justification in the Face of Disagreement
    Thesis Advisor David Christensen
  • Jed Silverstein

    High School Teacher, Riverdale Country School, NY
    Dissertation 'Not the Boss of Me': Reviving the Relationship Between Political and Parental Authority
    Thesis Advisor David Estlund
  • Chiwook Won

    Associate Professor, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
    Dissertation Reasons, Actions, and Causes
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim


  • Katherine Jarvis

    Regulatory Coordinator in the Research Integrity office at Weill Cornell Medical College
    Dissertation Towards an Anti-Permissive Epistemology
    Thesis Advisor David Christensen
  • Maxwell Pines

    Assistant Public Defender at Law Office of the Public Defender of the State of New Mexico
    Dissertation Understanding Actions
    Thesis Advisor James Dreier


  • Ali Eslami

    Medical Doctor, Private Practice
    Dissertation The Feeling of Justification: A Phenomenological Amendment to Virtue Epistemology
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa
  • Kevin Morris

    Associate Professor, Tulane University
    Dissertation Physicalism and A Priori Connections, Realization, and Reduction: Two Issues in the Metaphysics of Mind
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim


  • Jason D'Cruz

    Associate Professor, SUNY Albany
    Dissertation Imagination and Emotion in Action
    Thesis Advisor Nomy Arpaly
  • Benjamin Jarvis

    MBA student in the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University
    Dissertation Teleology and Intentionality: A Challenge to the Deflationary View
    Thesis Advisor Richard Kimberly Heck
  • James Taggart

    Assistant Professor, University of Baltimore
    Dissertation Humean Theory of Motivation
    Thesis Advisor James Dreier
  • Nick Treanor

    Chancellor's Fellow in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
    Dissertation The World in Mind
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim


  • Aaron-Dirk Boyden

    Instructor, Rhode Island College
    Dissertation Reducing Realism
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim
  • Paul Neufeld

    Attorney, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
    Dissertation The Fitting and the Virtuous in Stoic Ethics
    Thesis Advisor Victor Caston
  • Rebekah Rice

    Professor, Seattle Pacific University
    Dissertation A Causal Approach to the Nature of Human Action
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim
  • Jerry Steinhofer

    Adjunct Assistant Professor at Bentley University
    Dissertation Epistemic Desert and the Value of Knowledge
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa


  • Teresa Celada

    Associate Professor, Wheaton College
    Dissertation Procreative Liberty and its Critics
    Thesis Advisor James Dreier
  • Simon Feldman

    Associate Professor, Connecticut College
    Dissertation Reason and the Limits of Morality
    Thesis Advisor James Dreier


  • John Turri

    Professor, University of Waterloo
    Dissertation Epistemic Reasons
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa


  • Derek Ettinger

    Attorney, New York State Department of Financial Services
    Dissertation Making Sense of Things
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa
  • Allan Hazlett

    Associate Professor at Washington University in St. Louis
    Dissertation Grice's Razor and Moore's Gambit
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa
  • Alyssa Ney

    Professor, University of California, Davis
    Dissertation The Metaphysics of Unified Science
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim
  • Lilian O'Brien

    Core Research Fellow at University of Helsinki
    Dissertation A Non-Causalist Theory of Rationalization
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim


  • Michael Pace

    Associate Professor, Chapman University
    Dissertation Perceptual Consciousness and Epistemic Justification
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa


  • Juan ComesaƱa

    Professor, Rutgers University
    Dissertation The Ways of Reason
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa
  • Jordi Fernandez

    Associate Professor, University of Adelaide
    Dissertation Externalism and Self-Knowledge
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim


  • John Abruzzese

    Associate Professor, Providence College
    Dissertation True and Immutable Natures in Descartes' Ontological Proof
    Thesis Advisor James Van Cleve
  • Robert Howell

    Professor, Southern Methodist University
    Dissertation Self-Knowledge and Self-Reference
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim and Ernest Sosa
  • Uriah Kriegel

    Research Director, Institut Jean Nicod
    Dissertation Conscious Content
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim
  • David Matheson

    Associate Professor, Carleton University
    Dissertation Understanding, Validation and the Everyday in Epistemology
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa
  • David Prentiss

    Lecturer, University of Rhode Island
    Dissertation Doing What a Good Person Would Do: An Exploration of Pure Virtue Theory
    Thesis Advisor John Ladd
  • Baron Reed

    Professor, Northwestern University
    Dissertation Knowledge, Agency, and Personhood
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa
  • Joseph Shieber

    Professor, Lafayette University
    Dissertation The Reasons Others Give Us: The Norms of Assertion Account of the Epistemic Status of Testimony
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa


  • Patrick Durning

    High School Teacher, Kinkaid School
    Dissertation Philosophical Anarchism and the Duty to Obey
    Thesis Advisor David Estlund
  • Douglas Webb

    Professor, Lakeland Community College
    Dissertation On the Libertarian Approach to Freedom and Responsibility
    Thesis Advisor James Van Cleve


  • Jeffrey Auker

    Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    Dissertation Eidolons: An Argument Against Explanatory Exclusion
    Thesis Advisor Gary Gates
  • Jason Kawall

    Professor, Colgate University
    Dissertation Virtues, Ideal Observers, and the Foundations of Normativity
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa
  • Jennifer Lackey

    Professor, Northwestern University
    Dissertation Rationality, Defeaters, and Testimony
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa
  • Peter Marton

    Associate Lecturer, UMass Boston
    Dissertation Skeptical Games
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa
  • John Stone

    Professor, Creighton University, Center for Health Policy and Ethics
    Dissertation Disadvantage and the Allocation of Health-Care Resources
    Thesis Advisor Dan Brock
  • Dale Tuggy

    Professor, SUNY Fredonia
    Dissertation Agent Causation
    Thesis Advisor James Van Cleve
  • Katherine Witzig

    Associate Professor, Southwestern Illinois College
    Dissertation Racial Concepts: An Epistemological and Ethical Critique
    Thesis Advisor Richard Schmitt

All and only students who currently have some form of academic employment are listed above. Therefore, students who sought jobs before finishing their degrees but have not yet secured a position and have not yet finished their degrees are not listed above.

For privacy reasons, we do not list students who completed their degrees but do not have academic appointments. So that the foregoing should not be misleading however, we list the number of such students in each year here: 2013: 4 students; 2011: 1 student.

By the way, no assumptions should be made about the students who have left philosophy. In particular, it should not be assumed that they have not been "successful". They are teachers, doctors, lawyers, and business people, among other things.