Amie L. Thomasson
Updated August 1, 2022
Daniel P. Stone Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Dartmouth College (from July 2018; Professor from July 2017). Also Department Chair July 1, 2020-June 30, 2022.
Anderson Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney, Australia (July-August 2018).
Professor and Cooper Fellow, Department of Philosophy, University of Miami. (Previously Associate and Assistant Professor (2000-2017)).
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong. December 1998-August 2000.
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Texas Tech University. August 1995-May 2000 (on leave from December 1998-May 2000).
Ph.D. in philosophy, University of California, Irvine, June 1995.
M.A. in philosophy, University of California, Irvine, June 1992.
B.A. Magna Cum Laude, Duke University, Durham, N.C., May 1989.
Visiting Student, Brasenose College, Oxford, England, 1987-88.
Norms and Necessity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
Ontology Made Easy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015 (reissued in paperback 2018).Winner of the Sanders Book Prize of the American Philosophical Association “awarded to the best book in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, or epistemology that engages the analytic tradition in English in the previous five-year period.”
Ordinary Objects. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007 (Reissued in paperback 2010).
Fiction and Metaphysics. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999. (Reissued in paperback 2008. Published in French translation 2011 as Fiction et Metaphysique).
Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind. (Edited volume, co-edited with David W. Smith). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Articles and Book Chapters:
1. "How should we think about Linguistic Function?", Inquiry special issue on Conceptual Engineering and Pragmatism, ed. Celine Henne and Yvonne Hütter. (2022)
2. (with Mark Warren) "Prospects for a Quietest Moral Realism", forthcoming in Oxford Handbook of Moral Realism, ed. David Copp and Paul Bloomfield.
3. (with Theodore Locke) "Modal Knowledge and Modal Methodology", forthcoming in Synthese.
4. “Should Ontology be Explanatory?” Forthcoming in Javier Cumpa, ed. The Question of Ontology. Oxford University Press.
5. “A Materialist Reconception of the Mind”. in David Braddon Mitchell and Peter Anstey, eds. Essays on the 50thAnniversary of David Armstrong’s A Materialist Theory of the Mind. Oxford University Press, 2022: 227-243.
6. "Conceptual Engineering: When do we need it? How can we do it?", Inquiry Nov. 2021 (Special issue on Conceptual Engineering): 1-26. DOI: 10.1080/0020174X.2021.2000118:
7. "Philosophy as Conceptual Engineering", The Philosopher Vol. 109 no. 3, Summer 2021: 7-14
8. “What Do Easy Inferences Get Us?” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Volume 102, Issue 3 (May 2021): 736-744. https://doi.org/10.1111/phpr.12769
9. “Easy Ontology”, in Routledge Handbook of Metametaphysics, ed. James Miller and Ricki Bliss, London: Routledge, 2020.
10. “Truthmakers and Easy Ontology”, in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, ed. Karen Bennett and Dean W. Zimmerman, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020: 3-34.
11. “Norms and Modality” in Routledge Handbook of Modality, ed. Otavio Bueno and Scott Shalkowski (2020): 146-154.
12. “A pragmatic method for normative conceptual work”, for Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics, Alexis Burgess, Herman Cappelen and David Plunket, eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, (2020): 435-458.
13. “If Models were Fictions, Then What Would They Be?”, in The Scientific Imagination, ed. Arnon Levy and Peter Godfrey-Smith. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2020): 50-73.
14. Precis of “Ontology Made Easy” in Symposium on Ontology Made Easy, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 99/1 (July 2019): 223-28.
15. “Replies to Comments on Ontology Made Easy” in Symposium on Ontology Made Easy, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 99/1 (July 2019): 251-64.
16. “What can global pragmatists say about ordinary objects?” in Javier Cumpa and Bill Brewer, eds. The Nature of Ordinary Objects. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019: 235-59.
17. “What can Phenomenology bring to Ontology?”. Res Philosophica vol. 96, No. 3, July 2019: 1-19. https://doi.org/10.11612/resphil.1760
18. “Changing Metaphysics: What Difference Does it Make?”, Philosophy, Supplement 82 (2018): 139-163.
19. “How can we come to know metaphysical modal truths?”, Synthese (June 2018) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-1841-5
20. “Husserl on Essences: A Reconstruction and Rehabilitation”. Grazer Philosophische Studien 94 (2017): 436-59.
21. “Metaphysics and Conceptual Negotiation”. Philosophical Issues 27 (2017). Doi: 10.1111/phis.12106: 364-82.
22. “Why we should still take it easy”, in Mind. doi 10.1093/mind/fzv212 (2017): 1-11.
23. “What can we do, when we do metaphysics?”, in Giuseppina d’Oro and Soren Overgaard, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Methodology, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2017). Translated in to Japanese by Takaaki Matsui and published in Japan in 2019.
24. "The Ontology of Social Groups", in Synthese doi: 10.1007/s11229-016-1185-Y (August 2016):
25. "Metaphysical Disputes and Metalinguistic Negotiation", in Analytic Philosophy (July 2016): 1-28.
26. “Carnap and the Prospects for Easy Ontology”, in Ontology After Carnap. Eds. Stephan Blatti and Sandra LaPointe. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2016): 122-144.
27. “Easy Ontology and its Consequences”, in Gary Ostertag, ed. Meanings and Other Things (Essays on the work of Stephen Schiffer). Oxford: Oxford University Press (2016): 34-53.
28. "The Ontology of Literary Works", in John Gibson and Noel Carroll, eds. Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature. London: Routledge (2016): 349-58. Translated into German and published as “Die Ontologie literarishe Werke”, in Das Werk, ed. Lutz Dannebergm Annette Gilbert, and Carlos Spoerhase. Berlin: De Gruyter (2019): 29-46.
29. “Fictional Discourse and Fictionalisms”, in Anthony Everett and Stuart Brock, eds. Fictional Objects. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2015: 255-74.
30. “Deflationism in Semantics and Metaphysics”, in Alexis Burgess and Brett Sherman, eds. Metasemantics. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2015: 185-213.
31. “Quizzical Ontology and Easy Ontology”, in Journal of Philosophy CXI, No. 9/10 (October 2014): 502-28.
32. “It’s a Jumble out there: How talk of levels leads us astray”, in American Philosophical Quarterly, 51/4 (2014): 285-96.
33. “The Easy Approach to Ontology: A Defense”, in Philosophical Methods, ed. Matthew Haug, London: Routledge (2014): 107-126.
34. “Public Artifacts, Intentions, and Norms”, in Artefact Kinds, ed. Pieter Vermaas et al, Springer, Synthese Library (2014): 45-62.
35. “Fictionalism versus Deflationism”, Mind (October 2013), doi.10.1093/mind/fzt055.
36. “The 2012 Nancy D. Simco Lecture: Norms and Necessity”, Southern Journal of Philosophy 51, no. 2 (June 2013): 143-60.
37. “The Ontological Significance of Constitution”, Monist 96, no. 1 (2013): 54-72.
38. “Research Problems and Methods”, in Robert Barnard and Neil Manson, eds. The Continuum Companion to Metaphysics. Continuum International Publishing: London, 2012. pp. 14-45.
39. “Experimental Philosophy and the Methods of Ontology”, Monist 95/2 (April 2012): 175-199.
40. “Fiction, Existence and Indeterminacy”, in John Woods, ed. Fictions and Models: New Essays. Philosophia Verlag, (2010): 109-148.
41. “Modal Normativism and the Methods of Metaphysics”, Philosophical Topics, 35/1&2, 2007 (released 2010): 135-160.
42. “Ontological Innovation in Art”, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 68/2 (2010): 119-130.
43. “The Controversy over the Existence of Ordinary Objects”, Philosophy Compass, 5/7, (2010): 591-601.
44. “Fictional Entities”, longer review essay in A Companion to Metaphysics, Second edition. Ed. Jaegwon Kim, Ernest Sosa and Gary Rosenkrantz, Blackwell (2009): 10-18.
45. “Artifacts in Metaphysics”, in Handbook of the Philosophy of Science, volume: Handbook of Philosophy of the Technological Sciences. Ed. Anthonie Meijers. Elsevier Science, (2009).
46. “Answerable and Unanswerable Questions”, in MetaMetaphysics, eds. David Chalmers, Ryan Wasserman, and David Manley. Oxford: Oxford University Press, (2009): 444-471.
47. “Social Entities”, Routledge Companion to Metaphysics, ed. Robin le Poidevin et. al. London: Routledge, (2009): 545-554.
48. “The Easy approach to Ontology”, Axiomathes, 19 (2009): 1-15.
49. “Non-Descriptivism about Modality: A Brief History and Revival”. Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication. Volume 4: 200 Years of Analytical Philosophy. (2009): 1-26.
50. “Existence Questions”, Philosophical Studies, 141 (2008): 63-78.
51. “Phenomenal Consciousness and the Phenomenal World”, Monist 91, No. 2 (April 2008): 191-214.
52. “Conceptual Analysis in Phenomenology and Ordinary Language Philosophy”, in Michael Beaney, ed. The Analytic Turn: Analysis in Early Analytic Philosophy and Phenomenology. London: Routledge, (2007).
53. “Artifacts and Human Concepts”, in Creations of the Mind: Essays on Artifacts and their Representation, ed. Stephen Laurence and Eric Margolis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, (2007).
54. “Metaphysical Arguments against Ordinary Objects”, Philosophical Quarterly Vol 6 No. 224: 340-359 (July 2006).
55. “Self-Awareness and Self-Knowledge”, Psyche 12/2 (May 2006), http://psyche.cs.monash.edu.au/symposia/kriegel/2Thomasson.pdf.
56. “Debates about the Ontology of Art: What are we doing here?” in Philosophy Compass (Blackwell, www.philosophy-compass.com) Vol. 1 (2006) http://www.blackwell-compass.com/subject/philosophy/section_home?section=phco-aesthetics
57. “Ingarden and the Ontology of Cultural Objects”, Existence, Culture, Persons: The Ontology of Roman Ingarden. Arkadiusz Chrudzimski, ed. Frankfurt: Ontos, (2005).
58. “First-Person Knowledge in Phenomenology”, Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind, ed. David W. Smith and Amie L. Thomasson, Oxford: Oxford University Press, (2005).
59. (with David W. Smith) Introduction to Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind, ed. David W. Smith and Amie L. Thomasson, Oxford: Oxford University Press, (2005).
60. “The Ontology of Art and Knowledge in Aesthetics”, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 63:3 (Summer 2005): 221-229.
61. “Methods of Categorization”, in Achille C. Varzi and Laure Vieu, eds. Formal Ontology in Information Systems: Proceedings of the Third International Conference (FOIS 2004). Amsterdam: IOS Press, (2004).
62. “Categories”, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/categories. (first posted 2004).
63. “The Ontology of Art”, in Peter Kivy, ed. The Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics, Oxford: Blackwell, (2004): 78-92.
64. “Fictional Characters as Abstract Artifacts” (reprinted from Chapter 1 of my (1999) Fiction and Metaphysics). In Philosophy of Literature: Contemporary and Classic Readings, ed. Eileen John and Dominic McIver Lopes. Oxford: Blackwell (2004): 144-153.
65. “Realism and Human Kinds”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. LXVII, No.3, (Nov. 2003): 580-609.
66. “Speaking of Fictional Characters”, Dialectica, Vol. 57, No.2 (2003): 207-226.
67. “Introspection and Phenomenological Method”, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2003): 239-254.
68. “Foundations for a Social Ontology”, in Protosociology, Vol. 18-19: Understanding The Social II: Philosophy of Sociality (2003): 269-290.
69. “Roman Ingarden”, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/ingarden. (first posted 2003).
70. “Fictional Characters and Literary Practices”, British Journal of Aesthetics Vol. 43, No. 2 (April 2003): 138-157.
71. “Ingarden and the Theory of Dependence”, published in Polish as “Ingarden i teoria zależności bytowej” (translated by Artur Mordka). ΣΟΦΙΑ Nr. 3 (2003): 243-262.
72. “Phenomenology and the Development of Analytic Philosophy”, Southern Journal of Philosophy vol. XL, (2002). Supplement (Proceedings of the 2001 Spindel Conference “Origins: The Common Sources of the Analytic and Phenomenological Traditions”): 115-142.
73. “Ontological Minimalism”, American Philosophical Quarterly, Volume 38, No. 4 (October 2001): 319-331.
74. “Geographic Objects and the Science of Geography”, Topoi Vol. 20, No. 2 (September 2001): 149-159. (Updated version reprinted in Timothy Tambassi, ed. The Philosophy of GIS, Springer, 2019).
75. “After Brentano: A One-Level Theory of Consciousness”, European Journal of Philosophy Vol. 8 No. 2 (August 2000): 190-209.
76. “A Non-reductivist Solution to Mental Causation”, Philosophical Studies 89 (1998): 181-191.
77. “The Ontology of the Social World in Searle, Husserl and Beyond” Phenomenological Inquiry Vol. 21 (October 1997): 109-136.
78. “Fiction, Modality and Dependent Abstracta”, Philosophical Studies 84, Nos. 2-3 (December 1996): 295-320.
79. “Fictional Characters: Dependent or Abstract? A Reply to Reicher's Objections” Conceptus XXIX, Nr. 74 (1996): 119-144.
80. “Fiction and Intentionality”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 56, No. 2 (June 1996): 277-298.
81. “Die Identität fiktionaler Gegenstände” (“The Identity of Fictional Objects”), Conceptus XXVII, Nr. 70 (1994): 77-95.
82. “The Reference of Fictional Names”, Kriterion 3, No. 6 (1993): 3-12.
Book Reviews, Discussions and Commentaries, and Other Publications:
1. "What can we take away from easy arguments?” in Australasian Philosophical Review, Vol. 1, Issue 2 (September 2017): 153-62. “invited commentary on Stephen Yablo’s “If-Thenism”.
2. “What can philosophy do?” Philosopher’s Magazine. Issue 71, 4th Quarter, 2015.
3. “The Ontology of Art”, Dictionary entry in Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy 3rd. Edition. Ed. Robert Audi. (2015): 742.
4. “Structural Explanations and Norms: Comments on Haslanger”, Philosophical Studies 173, No. 1 (2016): 131-39.
5. “I’m Glad I’m Not Real”, (philosophical short story), in The Philosophy Shop. Ed. Pe ter Worley, Independent Thinking Press. (Anthology of philosophical work for children, winner of Best Anthology/Compilation at New England Book Festival). (2012).
6. “Artifacts and Mind-Independence: Comments on Lynne Rudder Baker’s “The Shrinking Difference between Artifacts and Natural Objects”, in APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers, Piotr Boltuc (ed.), 8(1): 25-26 (2008).
7. “In What Sense is Phenomenology Transcendental?” (comments on Dan Zahavi “Subjectivity and the First-Person Perspective”). Southern Journal of Philosophy (2007).
8. Review of Crawford Elder Real Natures and Familiar Objects. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (2007).
9. Review of Wolfgang Huemer, The Constitution of Consciousness: A Study in Analytic Phenomenology. Husserl Studies 23/2 (July 2007): 161-67.
10. “Two Puzzles for a New Theory of Consciousness”, in symposium on Charles Siewert’s The Significance of Consciousness, Psyché (e-journal), Volume 8 (February 2002): http://psyche.cs.monash.edu.au/v8/psyche-8-03-thomasson.html
11. Review of Arindam Chakrabarti Denying Existence, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. LXI, No. 1 (July 2000): 233-235.
12. Review of D. W. Mertz Moderate Realism and Its Logic, Philosophical Review, Vol. 107, No. 3 (July 1998): 474-477.
Awards and Fellowships:
Guggenheim Fellowship (2022-23). To work on project "Rethinking Metaphysics".
Pufendorf Medal (2022), University of Lund, Sweden.
Sanders Book Prize of the American Philosophical Association (2017), awarded for Ontology Made Easy ( the “awarded to the best book in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, or epistemology that engages the analytic tradition in English in the previous five-year period.” (Awarded 2017)
National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship to work on book project The Descent of Metaphysics (which subsequently split into two: Ontology made Easy, and Norms and Necessity). Awarded December 2012 for fellowship tenure Academic Year 2013-2014.
University of Miami, Cooper Fellowship. Awarded May 2011.
Center for the Humanities, University of Miami, Fellowship to work on new book project The Descent of Metaphysics, Academic Year 2010-2011.
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to work on book project Ordinary Objects. September 2003-August 2004.
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend for work on book project “The Existence of Ordinary Objects: A Philosophical Enquiry”. Summer 2002.
Orovitz Summer Research Fellowship in the Humanities, summers of 2001, 2003 and 2007. University of Miami.
Winner of the Review of Metaphysics Dissertation Essay Competition (open to all who finished the Ph.D. in philosophy in the U.S. or Canada during 1995) with essay “Basic Ontological Categories and How to Use Them”. Awarded April 1996.
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Fellowship to attend NEH seminar “The Metaphysics of Mind” (director John Heil), June-July 1996 at Cornell University. Awarded March 1996.
Regents' Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, Irvine. Awarded January 1995.
Chancellor's Fellowship, University of California, Irvine. Awarded September 1989.
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Elected December 1989.
Named Lectures and Lecture Series Given:
Pufendorf Lectures, Lund, Sweden, June 1-3, 2022.
Anna Tumarkin Lectures, Bern, Switzerland, May 2-4, 2022.
Bergman Lecture, University of Iowa, (delivered remotely), March 25, 2022.
Whitehead Lectures, Harvard University, (delivered remotely) April 29-30, 2021.
Elton Lecture, George Washington University. April 2019.
Anderson Lectures, University of Sydney, Australia, July 2018.
Res Philosophica Lecture, St. Louis University. May 2018.
Wedberg Lectures, Stockholm, Sweden, May 29-31, 2017.
Anderson Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Sydney, July-August 2018.
Visiting Fellow at the University of Durham, England (January-July 2008).
Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Time, University of Sydney, Australia (June-December 2007).
Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Consciousness at Australian National University (June-August 2005 and October 2007).
International collaborator on Swiss NSF project “The Nature of Existence”.
International collaborator on Hamburg Emmy Noether Research project “Ontology after Quine: Fictionalism and Fundamentality”.
Mentor for Athena In Action Mentoring program for women graduate students in philosophy, held in Princeton, June 26-29, 2018.
Taught 3rd Annual Hamburg Sommerkurs in Philosophy on my book Ontology Made Easy, Summer 2014.
Featured philosopher/faculty leader for Davidson College Philosophy Retreat, November 2015.
Faculty Member for Metaphysical Mayhem summer course in philosophy, Rutgers, August 2016.
Courses taught through graduate level:
Metaphysics: Neo-Pragmatist and Deflationary Approaches, Modality, Metaontology, Philosophy of Mind, History of Analytic Philosophy, 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Phenomenology, Aesthetics, The World of Common Sense.
Other courses taught:
Conceptual Engineering; Necessity and Possibility; Metametaphysics; The Ontology of Art; Morality, Freedom and the Mind; Introduction to Philosophy; Ethics; Phenomenology and Existentialism; Art and its Nature; Realisms and Anti-Realisms; Positivism and Ordinary Language Philosophy; Philosophy of Social Science; 20th Century Philosophy; Metaphysics; Political Philosophy; Kant's Critique of Judgement; The Ontology and Aesthetics of Roman Ingarden.
Machette Prize for outstanding teaching, University of California, Irvine. Awarded May 1994.
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of California, Irvine. Awarded May 1993.
Leader of Teaching Assistant Training Seminar, University of California, Irvine, 1994.
Graduate Student/Thesis Supervision:
External Committee member for:
· Sigurd Jorem, University of Oslo, Norway (defended Spring 2022)
· Hannah Kim, Stanford University (defended May 2021)
· Patrick Grafton Cardwell, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (defended June 2021)
· Tim Juvshik, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Defended November 2021)
· Takaaki Matsui, University of Tokyo, Japan (defended March 2021)
· Italo Lins Lemos, Florianopolis University, Brazil (defended March 2020)
· Kyle Mitchell, Cambridge University, (defended February, 2018)
· Gregoire Lefftz, The Sorbonne, Paris, France, (defended December, 2018)
· Allison Hepola, Rutgers University, (defended April 2011).
· Bradley Murray, Oxford University, (defended May 2008).
· Pei Kong Ngai, University of Hong Kong (defended January 2008).
· Åsa Andersson, University of Lund, Sweden (defended May 2007).
Dissertation Director at University of Miami for:
· Michael McCracken (defended Fall 2009)
· Mark Warren (defended November 2013)
· Nurbay Irmak (defended April 2014),
· Sarah Beth Lesson (defended 2016)
· Theodore Locke (defended March 2018).
Served on 20 committees for oral qualifying examinations for fine arts doctoral students, Texas Tech University, 1996-8.
Member of six Ph.D. dissertation committees for fine arts doctoral candidates, co-chairing one, Texas Tech University, 1996-8.
Member of one thesis committee and chair of one final paper committee for philosophy M.A. students, Texas Tech University, 1996-8.
Member of American Philosophical Association Committee on Lectures, Publications and Research, 2019-present.
Member of Fellowship Review Board for American Council of Learned Societies, 2019-20.
Member-at-Large, American Philosophical Association Executive Committee, 2015-2019.
Member of External Review Committee for Harvard University Department of Philosophy, 2017.
National Endowment for the Humanities review committee for fellowships, 2016.
Member of Editorial Board for Aesthetics, Philosophy Compass, 2005 to present.
Member of Editorial Board for Revista di Estetica, 2008 to present.
Member of Editorial Board for Southern Journal of Philosophy, 2009 to present.
Co-editor of special issue of The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication, 2008-9.
Trustee of the American Society for Aesthetics, 2005-2008.
NEH Summer Stipends Review Committee, 2002-3 and 2003-4.
University and Departmental Service:
At Dartmouth College:
Chair of Philosophy Department, July 2020-July 2022.
Chair of Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid, 2019-20.
Member of Leslie Humanities Center Board, 2019-20.
Member of Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement Board, 2019.
At University of Miami:
Organizer of 1st and 2nd Annual Inclusiveness Conferences, University of Miami, 2016 and 2017.
Placement Director, 2010-2017.
Director of Graduate Studies, 2004-2007 and 2011-2012.
College of Arts and Sciences Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2014-present.
Board member for University of Miami Center for the Humanities, 2011 to 2013.
Member of Graduate School Grievance Committee, 2008-present.
Member of Graduate Admissions Committee, 2003-present.
Search Committee member for Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami, 2004-5.
Speaker to University of Miami student groups: Philosophy Club/Phi Sigma Tau (5 times) and Solutions (2 times).
Member of graduate curriculum review committee, 2001-2.
Member of Fine Arts Doctoral Committee, Texas Tech University, 1996-7.
Colloquium Director and Faculty Advisor for the Philosophy Club, Texas Tech University, 1996-8