Advising


Habilitation Examiner

Dr. Jean-Paul Rocchi, American Literatures, the Université Paris VII Diderot, 2007.
(Now Full Professor at the Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée)

http://imager.u-pec.fr/membres/enseignants-chercheurs/rocchi-jean-paul-541504.kjsp

Doctoral Advising

Brown University

Dissertation Supervisor: Shahara Brooking-Drew (American Civilization), Ph.D. 2001.  Dissertation explored dynamics of canon formation in African-American literature.  Independent scholar.  Recently Visiting Assistant Professor at Assumption College

http://www1.assumption.edu/faculty/english/drew-shahara/

Dissertation Supervisor: Claudia Milian (American Civilization), Ph.D., with distinction, 2001.  Dissertation argued for a convergence of African American and Latino Studies in the construction of American literature because of their theoretical foundational models of double consciousness and borderlands.  Associate Professor with tenure of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Duke University; Director of Latino/a Studies

http://fds.duke.edu/db/Provost/clacs/claudia.milian

 

Dissertation Supervisor: Nelson Maldonado-Torres (Contemporary Religious Thought), Ph.D., with distinction, 2002.  Dissertation focused on philosophy of liberation through the thought of Emmanuel Lévinas, Frantz Fanon, and Enrique Dussel.  Chairperson of Latin American Studies and Associate Professor with tenure of Comparative Literature at Rutgers University and President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association (2008–2013).   Previously Associate Professor with tenure, Ethnic Studies, the University of California at Berkeley and Assistant Professor of Religion at Duke University

http://latcar.rutgers.edu/people/administration/137-nelson-maldonado-torres-3

 

Dissertation co-supervisor, with Michael Harper: Rowan Ricardo Phillips (English), Ph.D. (completed in summer 2002), with distinction, 2003.  Advances a theory of Africana poetics through an analysis of allegory, death, and repetition in the blues and African-American poetry. Associate Professor with tenure of English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Graduate Poetry Writing Program, Columbia University

http://www.stonybrook.edu/english/faculty/phillips.html

 

Dissertation co-supervisor, with Mary Ann Doane: Guy Mark Foster (English), Ph.D. (2003).  Dissertation examines Post World War II African-American novels exploring interracial heterosexual, bisexual, homosexual, and lesbian relationships. Associate Professor with tenure of English at Bowdoin College; formerly taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara

http://www.bowdoin.edu/faculty/g/gmfoster/

 

Second Reader: Katherine Witzig (Philosophy), Ph.D. 1999.  Dissertation on concepts of race and racism.  Associate Professor with tenure of Philosophy at Southwestern Illinois College:

http://www.swic.edu/sw-content.aspx?id=5661

 

Second Reader:  Brian Locke (American Civilization), Ph.D. 2000.  Dissertation focused on Asian American Identity in Critical Race Theory.   Assistant Professor of Global Communication Strategies, The University of Tokyo.  Tokyo, Japan

https://u-tokyo.academia.edu/BrianLocke

 

Second Reader: Stefan Wheelock (English), Ph.D. 2001.  Dissertation on Black Republicanism in the 18th Century.  Now Assistant Professor of English at George Mason University

http://english.gmu.edu/people/swheeloc

 

Second Reader: James Manigault-Bryant (Sociology), Ph.D., spring 2002. Ethnography of the “calling” that brought black preachers’ to their ministry.  Associate Professor with tenure of Africana Studies at Williams College

http://africana-studies.williams.edu/profile/jm6/

 

Second Reader: Randy Friedman (Contemporary Religious Thought), Ph.D., 2005.  Dissertation explores American Pragmatists’ conception of religious experience. Associate Professor with tenure of Judaic Studies and Comparative Literature and Director of Judaic Studies at Binghamton University

https://binghamton.academia.edu/RandyFriedman/CurriculumVitae

 

Third Reader: Elisabeth Armstrong (English), Ph.D. 1999. Dissertation on the dialectics of feminist practice in postmodern thought.  Associate Professor, with tenure, of English and the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College

http://www.smith.edu/swg/faculty_armstrong.php

 

            California Institute of Integral Studies

 

External Reader:  Peter Avanti (Transformative Learning and Change), Ph.D. 2008:  “Modernity Legato: Black, White, and Blues.”   Lettori at the University of Bari, in Italy

http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=55854464&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=M9-G&locale=en_US&srchid=c2e5924f-4500-4686-a97d-565aebb62254-0&srchindex=2&srchtotal=2&goback=.fps_PBCK_*1_Peter_Avanti_*1_*1_*1_*1_*2_*1_Y_*1_*1_*1_false_1_R_*1_*51_*1_*51_true_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2&pvs=ps&trk=pp_profile_name_link

 

Clemson University

 

External Reader: Michelle Dacus Carr (Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design), Ph.D. 2010: “Black and White and Read in Profile: The Silhouette as Race Rhetoric in Flannery O’Connor and Kara Walker.”  Adjunct Professor, George Mason University

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michelle-dacus-carr/3a/147/847 

 

Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)

 

External Reader:  Alex Welcome (Sociology) Ph.D. 2010: “‘Colored People’s Time’: Praxis and Temporality in the Stand-up Peformances of Richard Pryor and Jackie ‘Moms’ Mabley.”  Assistant Professor, Sociology, Hostos College

http://meldi.snre.umich.edu/node/11876

   

L’École des Hautes Études

 

Doctoral committee member: Matthieu Renault, Political Philosophy doctoral dissertation on Frantz Fanon and postcolonial language.   Currently part of the research team Écrire l'histoire depuis les marges / History From the Margins. The Case of African Americans.  University of Paris-Diderot

http://www.univ-paris-diderot.fr/EtudesAnglophones/pg.php?bc=CHVR&page=carnetderecherchesHistoryfromtheMarginsTheCaseofAfricanAmericans&g=sm

 

Federal University of Bahia

 

Committee member: Rosemere  Ferreira da Silva (Programa de Pós-Graduaçao em Estudos Étnicos e Africanos [Pós-Afro] / Ethnic Studies) Ph.D. 2010: “Trajetórias de Dois Intelectuais Negros Brasileiros: Abdias Nascimento e Milton Santos.”  Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Sergipe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJDRxJYA1oE

 

                 

Harvard University

Doctoral committee:  Funlayo Wood (African and African American Studies). The Shared Womb: Duality as Central Philosophy in Ifa-Orisa Religion

http://scholar.harvard.edu/funlayo/home

 

                 

Jaipur

 

External Reader:  Ritu Pareek (English Literature), Ph.D. 2014.  “Questioning of Patriarchal Narration and Female Subjugation in Angela Carter’s Short Stories.” Associate Lecturer, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (Ranchi), Jaipur

                       

 

Pacifica Graduate Institute

 

External Reader: Deanne Bell (Psychology), Ph.D. 2011. “Ode to the Downpressors.” Understanding Jamaicans Relationship to Violence.  Assistant Professor, Antioch College.

http://antiochcollege.org/people/deanne-bell 

 

External Reader:  Ipek S. Burnett (Depth Psychology), Ph.D. 2014.  “The Violence of Innocence: A Critical Archetypal Inquiry into the American Psyche.”  Researcher for Packard Foundation, San Francisco, CA

                  http://www.packard.org/about-the-foundation/our-people/board-of-trustees/ipek-s-burnett/

 

 

Purdue University

 

Third reader on the committee for these scholars:

 

Richard Burton (Philosophy, Purdue University), Ph.D. 1995. Dissertation on feminist theory.  Associate Professor of Philosophy at Seattle Community College: http://www.seattlecentral.edu/humss/faculty.php

 

Samuel Imbo (Philosophy, Purdue University), Ph.D. 1995.  Dissertation on communitarianism.  Professor in Philosophy and African American Studies at Hamline University https://piperline.hamline.edu/pls/prod/hamdirectory.P_DisplayDirectoryNames?type=E&search_lastname=Imbo&search_firstname=Samuel

 

Thomas Spademan (Philosophy, Purdue University), Ph.D. 1996.  Dissertation on dialectical method in jurisprudence.  Professor at Mott Community College

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/ThomasBSpademan

 

Natalija Mičunovič (Philosophy, Purdue University), Ph.D. 1996. Dissertation on Habermas and nationalism.  Now Minister, Sector for Gender Equality, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in Serbia, Associate Research Fellow at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, and Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Belgrade

http://www.zenskavlada.org.rs/db_files/42/Natalija_Micunovic_CVeng.pdf

 

            Roskilde University

 

External Reader: Julia Suàrez-Krabbe (Anthropology, Cultural Encounters), Ph.D. 2011.  Postdoctoral Fellowship Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal (2011-2012) and then Assistant Professor, Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University, Denmark: http://forskning.ruc.dk/site/en/persons/julia-surezkrabbe%2807eecd6d-cffc-4626-8dd2-f71ee3bf69ea%29.html

 

Rutgers University

 

External Reader: Kenneth Michael Panfilio (Political Science), Ph.D. 2007.  Dissertation on Kant’s, Marx’s, Heidegger’s, and Adorno’s treatments of alienation and their relevance to contemporary conceptions of exploitation and human value.  Instructional Assistant Professor at Illinois State University

http://pol.illinoisstate.edu/files/coins/profile/kpanfil

 

At Temple University

 

Dissertation Supervisor:

 

Jack Kerwick (Philosophy), Ph.D. 2007, “Toward a Conservative Liberalism.”  Conservative columnist, political commentator, and Lecturer at Burlington County College

http://townhall.com/columnists/jackkerwick/ 

 

Nikolaus Fogle (Philosophy), Ph.D. 2009, “The Social Space of Bourdieu.”  

Philosophy Librarian, Villanova University:

http://blog.library.villanova.edu/news/2012/11/29/nikolaus-nik-fogle-phd-joins-falvey-as-new-philosophy-librarian/

 

Hien Luong (Philosophy), Ph.D., 2009 “Vietnamese Existential Philosophy: A Critical Appraisal.”  Director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Administration (WiPPA),

The Ho Chi Minh National and Public Administrative Academy, Vietnam:

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/hien-luong/16/b7/62

  

 

Don Baldino (Philosophy), Ph.D. 2010: “An Ethical Egoist View of Rights.” Temple University Library, Ambler Campus

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/don-baldino/2/a36/287

 

 

Joseph Farrell (Philosophy), Ph.D. 2010: “An Anthropology of Health: A Study in the Philosophy of Jans Jonas.”  Currently Lecturer, Department of Philosophy and Religion, at Morgan State University http://www.morgan.edu/College_of_Liberal_Arts/Departments/Philosophy_and_Religious_Studies/Joe_Ferrell.html

 

Danielle LaSusa (Philosophy), Ph.D. 2010: “Bad Faith and Check-List Tourism.”  Teacher, Bard High School Early College.  Formerly Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, Philosophy, and Foreign Languages, Southern Minnesota State University http://bhsec.bard.edu/queens/faculty/

 

Lucy Collins (Philosophy, Ph.D. 2011), “Fashion and Personal Identity.”  Adjunct Instructor at LIM College and the Parsons School of Design http://www.limcollege.edu/academics/12396.aspx#Lucy_Collins

 

Walter Isaac (Religion, Ph.D. 2011), “White Gods, Black Hebrews.”  Currently Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, Marquette University

http://www.marquette.edu/phil/faculty.shtml

 

Lior Levy, “Memory in Sartre’s Early Philosophy” (Ph.D. 2011). Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Haifa University, Israel, 2013–.   Avalon Postdoctoral Fellow (2014).  Pratt Postdoctoral Fellow, Ben Gurion University (2013–2014) and previously Lecturer, Philosophy and Religion Department, Rutgers University-Camden, 2012

            http://bgu.academia.edu/LiorLevy

                 

Vincent Beaver (Philosophy, Ph.D. 2012), “Sartre on World Alienation.”  Adjunct instructor, Philosophy Department, West Chester University

https://www.wcupa.edu/_academics/sch_cas.phi/faculty.asp  

 

(co-advisor) Greg Graham (Political Science, Ph.D. 2012), dissertation on political tragedy in the context of Jamaica and South Africa.  Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies, The University of Oklahoma at Norman

http://cas.ou.edu/faculty-and-staff3

 

Douglass Ficek (Philosophy, Ph.D. 2013), “Man Is a Yes: Fanon, Liberation, and the Playful Politics of Philosophical Archaeology.” Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of New Haven.

http://douglasficek.com/teaching/

 

Devon Johnson (Philosophy, Ph.D. 2013), “A Philosophical Analysis of Nihilism and Antiblack Racism.”  Senior Lecturer, Divison of the Liberal Arts.  University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

http://uarts.edu/faculty-and-staff/facultystaff-search

 

Jina Fast (Philosophy, Ph.D. 2014), “Engendering Subjectivity: A Study in the Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir” Hegel’s dialectic of Lord and Bondsman through the philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir.  Currently Lecturer at Westchester University in Pennsylvania

https://temple.academia.edu/jinafast/CurriculumVitae

 

Tal Correm (Philosophy, Ph.D. 2014), “From Force to Political Power: Frantz Fanon, M.K. Gandhi, and Hannah Arendt on Violence, Political Action, and Ethics.”   Assistant Professor, Intellectual Heritage, Temple University

https://temple.academia.edu/TalCorrem/CurriculumVitae

 

Qrescent Mason (Philosophy, Ph.D., 2014), “An Ethics of the Erotic: A Study in the Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir.”   Adjunct instructor at Drexel University, PA

https://temple.academia.edu/QrescentMaliMason/CurriculumVitae

 

 

Committee Member:

 

Brian Foley (Philosophy), Ph.D. 2008, dissertation on Straussian and analytical

philosophical approaches to the reading of Plato’s Phaedo

 

Weldon McWilliams (African American Studies), Ph.D. 2010,

dissertation on the Shrine of the Black Madonna.  Instructor of History at Dutchess

Community College

https://www.sunydutchess.edu/academics/departments/historygovernmentandeconomics/hgefaculty.html

 

Sue Spaid (Philosophy, Ph.D. 2013), dissertation on the philosophy of curatorial practice.

Curator: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sue_Spaid

 

            Tony Williams (English Department, Ph.D. 2013). Dissertation on black writings in

            Victorian England

                  http://www.montclair.edu/profilepages/view_profile.php?username=williamsto

 

 

            External Reader:

 

Renee Eugenia McKenzie (Department of Religion), Ph.D. 2005.  Dissertation offered a

womanist philosophy through a reconciliation of the thought of

Emmanuel Levinas and Lewis Gordon.   Reverend of Calvary Episcopal Church,

NL, Philadelphia

http://www.churchoftheadvocate.org/the-vicarchaplain.html

           

Ross Gay (Department of English), Ph.D. 2006.  Dissertation examines fictional representation of Black/White interracial desire from 1894 to 2001. Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing) at The University of Indiana at Bloomington

http://iub.edu/~mfawrite/faculty/?view=faculty&faculty_id=10 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Gay

 

                        Fran Lassiter (English), Ph.D. 2006.  Dissertation focused on the value of translated and

                        oral texts in African American literature.   Assistant Professor of English, Montgomery County

                        Community College, Blue Bell, PA

                        https://mc3.academia.edu/FranLassiter/Followers

 

Nelson Rivera (Department of Religion), Ph.D.  2006.  Dissertation is an exploration of Mary Midgley’s philosophy of science and its relevance to theology.   Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Hispanic Ministry at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

http://archive.ltsp.edu/faculty/rivera/index.html                

           

Leslie Elkins (Dance), Ph.D. 2007.  Dissertation is a phenomenological hermeneutical study of choreography and performance.  Associate Professor of Dance, Department of Theatre and Dance, Rowan University

                   http://www.rowan.edu/colleges/cpa/theatre_dance/facultystaff/facultyInfo.cfm?id=8

 

Lynn Johnson (English), Ph.D. 2007.  Dissertation on traumas of the Middle Passage. Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Dickinson College

http://www2.dickinson.edu/departments/africana/faculty.html

 

Alba Pedreira Vieira (Dance), Ph.D. 2007.  Dissertation on developing a philosophy of

teaching dance through a phenomenology of movement.  Now teaching at the Federal

University de Vicosa

http://wikidanca.net/wiki/index.php/Alba_Pedreira_Vieira

 

 Joan Grassbaugh (Philosophy), Ph.D. 2008, dissertation on subjectivity and the body and

 its relevance to a feminist philosophy of sports.  Assistant Professor at Linfield

 College.  

 http://linfield.academia.edu/Departments/Philosophy

 

Seónagh Odhiambo (Dance), Ph.D. 2008.  Dissertation on Luo women’s dance: “A Conversation with Dance History: Movement and Meaning in the Cultural Body.”  Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre, Speech, and Dance, California State University, Los Angeles: http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/musictheatredance/odhiambo.php

 

 Gabriella Kecskes (English), Ph.D. 2009.  Dissertation: “Representations of the

 Nation through Corporeal Narrativity in Contemporary Multicultural British

 Fiction.”  Currently NTT Assistant Professor, English Department, Temple

 University

 http://www.cla.temple.edu/english/people/non-tenured.html

 

           

            Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès

 

Doctoral committee member:  Norman Ajari (Philosophy and Anthropology), Ph.D. 2014.  “Race et Violence: Frantz Fanon à l’épreuve du postcolonial”

https://univ-tlse2.academia.edu/NormanAjari

 

            University of Connecticut

 

Dissertation Supervisor:  Colena Sesanker (Philosophy).   Topic: An analysis of the duty to resist oppression in light of Kant’s conception of dignity and self-respect

                       

            University of South Africa

 

External Reader: P. Mabogo More (Philosophy and Literature), Ph.D. 2005.  Dissertation examines the phenomenon of racism through an analysis of Sartre’s notion of contingency and the impact of his work on social land political thought in Africana social and political thought with an emphasis on Southern Africa.  Now Professor Emeritus, University of KwaZulu-Natal at Durban-Westville

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/percy-mabogo-more/30/93/232

 

 

            Yale University

 

Dissertation Supervisor:  Renée T. White, Ph.D. in Sociology, 1995.  Dissertation on conceptions of sexual risk among African-American and Latina teenagers in New Haven.  Dean of Arts & Sciences, Simmons College.  Formerly Full Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and Director of Urban Studies at Fairfield University.  

http://simmons.edu/offices/provost/leadership/white/

 

Masters Advising

 

            University of Connecticut

 

Associate Advisor: Jean Nihoul (M.A. in Liberal Arts, with a focus on Fine Arts, 2014).  Topic: The possibility of culinary arts as a fine art.  Now curating at the Benton Museum, Storrs, CT and teaching as an adjunct professor of art and art history at UCONN.

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jean-nihoul/68/212/6

 

 

            Yale University

 

Thesis Supervisor:  Jennifer Alleyne Johnson, M.A. thesis, 1992.  A history of African American tap dancers in New York City.  Subsequently completed PhD in education at the University of California at Berkeley.  Now Jennifer Obidah, she is Director of the School of Education at the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados

http://www.empoweringadministrators.com/research/drjwobidah.htm

 

 

 

Undergraduate Advising

 

Honors Essay Advisor at the University of Connecticut: Sarah Alder

 

MacNair Scholar at Temple University:  Keantré Malone on Fanonian treatments of social impossibility

 

Diamond Scholar Advisor at Temple University: Omer Khwaja on racial dynamics in the distribution of information on and resources for sexual health in Northern Philadelphia.

 

Independent Concentration Advisor at Brown: Kenneth Knies on methodologies in the human sciences; Emily Weinstein on philosophy of religion, pedagogy, and literature; Kara Wentworth on philosophies of science and education

 

Honors Essay advisor at Brown University for: In Afro-American Studies: Markita Morris (on African American use of the internet), Neil Roberts (on Sylvia Wynter’s thought), Sandra Vernet (on translating Fanon’s writings), Nicole Birch (a Fanonian read of South African politics), Charles Walker (on hip hop in Francophone Africa), Kenneth Knies (on phenomenology of the social sciences [won best thesis prize), Eric Tucker (phenomenology of social conditions of organization), Lerin Kol (a Fanonian read of violence and recent U.S. policies toward the Haitian government), Natasha Korgaonkar (East Indian hip hop), Martha Oatis (the role of the perception of death in the formation of revolutionary consciousness); in Latin-American Studies: Liana Maris and Bess Massey (secondary and primary education in Cuba), Dawn Terry (an Arendtian analysis of student rebellions in Chile); in Modern Culture and Media: Marisa Murgatroyd (a project in postcolonial multimedia presentation), Jenna Wainwright (existential read of sexual fetish in contemporary art), Adrienne Bottrel (an autobiographical novel), Andres Luco (critical theory of development); in Religious Studies: Joseph Edmonds (recent black theology); in Community Health: Jessica Reid (an epidemiological study of  Rasta women); in Political Science: Maryam Jamshidi (utopia in contemporary political thought), Alejandro Landes Echavarria (charisma in Latin-Caribbean leadership [best thesis prize]; in International Affairs: Eugene Limm (clash of civilizations and end of history thesis); and Independent: Kenneth Knies (research methods in the social sciences), Emily Weinstein (philosophy, politics, and education), Margo Guernsey (conceptions of action)

 







Brown University

Dissertation Supervisor: Shahara Brooking-Drew (American Civilization), Ph.D., 2001. Dissertation explored dynamics of canon formation in African-American literature. Independent scholar. Recently Visiting Assistant Professor at Assumption College. http://www1.assumption.edu/faculty/english/drew-shahara/ 

Dissertation Supervisor: Claudia Milian (American Civilization), Ph.D., with distinction, 2001. Dissertation argued for a convergence of African American and Latino Studies in the construction of American literature because of their theoretical foundational models of double consciousness and borderlands. Mellon Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and African American Studies at Duke University. http://fds.duke.edu/db/Provost/clacs/claudia.milian

Dissertation Supervisor: Nelson Maldonado-Torres (Contemporary Religious Thought), Ph.D., with distinction, 2002. Dissertation focused on philosophy of liberation through the thought of Emmanuel Lévinas, Frantz Fanon, and Enrique Dussel. Chairperson of Latin American Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature at Rutgers University and President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association (2008–2013). Previously Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies, the University of California at Berkeley and Assistant Professor of Religion at Duke University. http://complit.rutgers.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=235

Dissertation co-supervisor, with Michael Harper: Rowan Ricardo Phillips (English), Ph.D. (completed in summer 2002), with distinction, 2003. Advances a theory of Africana poetics through an analysis of allegory, death, and repetition in the blues and African-American poetry. Associate Professor of English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Graduate Poetry Writing Program, Columbia University. http://www.stonybrook.edu/english/faculty/phillips.html

Dissertation co-supervisor, with Mary Ann Doane: Guy Foster (English), Ph.D., 2003. Dissertation examines Post World War II African-American novels exploring interracial heterosexual, bisexual, homosexual, and lesbian relationships. Assistant Professor of English at Bowdoin College; formerly taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara. http://www.bowdoin.edu/faculty/g/gmfoster/

Second Reader: Katherine Witzig (Philosophy), Ph.D., 1999. Dissertation on concepts of race and racism.  Associate Professor of Philosophy at Southwestern Illinois College. http://www.swic.edu/sw-content.aspx?id=5661

Second Reader: Brian Locke (American Civilization), Ph.D., 2000. Dissertation focused on Asian American Identity in Critical Race Theory. Lecturer at the University of Colorado at Boulder. http://ethnicstudies.colorado.edu/faculty/locke/

Second Reader: Stefan Wheelock (English), Ph.D., 2001. Dissertation on Black Republicanism in the 18th Century. Now Assistant Professor of English at George Mason University. http://english.gmu.edu/people/swheeloc

Second Reader: James Manigault-Bryant (Sociology), Ph.D., spring 2002. Ethnography of the “calling” that brought black preachers’ to their ministry. Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Williams College. http://africana-studies.williams.edu/profile/jm6/

Second Reader: Randy Friedman (Contemporary Religious Thought), Ph.D., 2005. Dissertation explores American Pragmatists’ conception of religious experience. Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Director of Judaic Studies at Binghamton University. http://www2.binghamton.edu/philosophy/people/faculty-pages/friedman.html

Third Reader: Elisabeth Armstrong (English), Ph.D., 1999. Dissertation on the dialectics of feminist practice in postmodern thought. Associate Professor, with tenure, of English and the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College. http://www.smith.edu/swg/faculty_armstrong.php


California Institute of Integral Studies

External Reader: Peter Avanti (Transformative Learning and Change), Ph.D., 2008: “Modernity Legato: Black, White, and Blues.” Lettori at the University of Bari, in Italy. http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=55854464&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=M9-G&locale=en_US&srchid=c2e5924f-4500-4686-a97d-565aebb62254-0&srchindex=2&srchtotal=2&goback=.fps_PBCK_*1_Peter_Avanti_*1_*1_*1_*1_*2_*1_Y_*1_*1_*1_false_1_R_*1_*51_*1_*51_true_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2&pvs=ps&trk=pp_profile_name_link


Clemson University

External Reader: Michelle Dacus Carr (Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design), Ph.D. 2010: “Black and White and Read in Profile: The Silhouette as Race Rhetoric in Flannery O’Connor and Kara Walker.”  Adjunct Professor, George Mason University

 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michelle-dacus-carr/3a/147/847  

 

 

Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)

 

 External Reader:  Alex Welcome (Sociology) Ph.D. 2010: “’Colored People’s Time’: Praxis and Temporality in the Stand-up Peformances of Richard Pryor and Jackie ‘Moms’ Mabley.”  Now Writing Fellow, Sociology, Hostos College: http://meldi.snre.umich.edu/node/11876 

    

L’École des Hautes Études

 

 External Reader: Matthieu Renault, Political Philosophy doctoral dissertation on Frantz Fanon and postcolonial language.   Currently Visiting Fellow, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics 

 http://www2.lse.ac.uk/sociology/whoswho/Visiting%20Fellows.aspx 

 

 

Federal University of Bahia

 

External Reader: Rosemere  Ferreira da Silva (Programa de Pós-Graduaçao em Estudos Étnicos e Africanos [Pós-Afro] / Ethnic Studies) Ph.D. 2010: “Trajetórias de Dois Intelectuais Negros Brasileiros: Abdias Nascimento e Milton Santos.”  Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Sergipe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJDRxJYA1oE 

 

Pacifica Graduate Institute

 

 External Reader: Deanne Bell (Psychology), Ph.D. 2011. “Ode to the Downpressors.” Understanding Jamaicans Relationship to Violence.  Adjunct Professor, College of New Rochelle

 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/deanne-bell/20/a34/885 

 

External Reader:  Ipek S. Burnett (Depth Psychology), in progress.  “The Impossible Innocence: An Archetypal Inquiry into the American Psyche”

  http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ipek-s-burnett/47/399/877 

 

 

Purdue University

 

 Third Reader: Richard Burton (Philosophy, Purdue University), Ph.D. 1995. Dissertation on feminist theory.  Associate Professor of Philosophy at Seattle Community College: http://www.seattlecentral.edu/humss/faculty.php

 

 Third Reader: Samuel Imbo (Philosophy, Purdue University), Ph.D. 1995.  Dissertation on communitarianism.  Now Proessor in Philosophy and African American Studies at Hamline University https://piperline.hamline.edu/pls/prod/hamdirectory.P_DisplayDirectoryNames?type=E&search_lastname=Imbo&search_firstname=Samuel

 

 

 Third Reader: Thomas Spademan (Philosophy, Purdue University), Ph.D. 1996.  Dissertation on dialectical method in jurisprudence.  Professor at Mott Community College

 http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/ThomasBSpademan 

 

Third Reader: Natalija Mičinovič (Philosophy, Purdue University), Ph.D. 1996. Dissertation on Habermas and nationalism.  Now Minister, Sector for Gender Equality, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in Serbia, Associate Research Fellow at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, and Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Belgrade 

http://instifdt.bg.ac.rs/natalija%20micunovic_e.html 

 

Roskilde University

 

External Reader: Julia Suàrez-Krabbe (Anthropology, Cultural Encounters), Ph.D. 2011.  Postdoctoral Fellowship Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal (2011-2012) and then Assistant Professor, Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University, Denmark: http://forskning.ruc.dk/site/en/persons/julia-surezkrabbe%2807eecd6d-cffc-4626-8dd2-f71ee3bf69ea%29.html 

 

Rutgers University

 

 External Reader: Kenneth Michael Panfilio (Political Science), Ph.D. 2007.  Dissertation on Kant’s, Marx’s, Heidegger’s, and Adorno’s treatments of alienation and their relevance to contemporary conceptions of exploitation and human value.  Now teaching at Illinois State University

 http://pol.illinoisstate.edu/files/coins/profile/kpanfil 

 

 Temple University

 

 Dissertation Supervisor: 

 

 Jack Kerwick (Philosophy), Ph.D. 2007, “Toward a Conservative Liberalism.”  Conservative columnist and political commentator 

 http://townhall.com/columnists/jackkerwick/  

 

 Nikolaus Fogle (Philosophy), Ph.D. 2009, “The Social Space of Bourdieu.”  

 Philosophy Librarian, Villanova University: http://blog.library.villanova.edu/news/2012/11/29/nikolaus-nik-fogle-phd-joins-falvey-as-new-philosophy-librarian/

 

Hien Luong (Philosophy), Ph.D., 2009 “Vietnamese Existential Philosophy: A Critical Appraisal.”  Now Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Philosophy, The Ho Chi Minh National and Public Administrative Academy, Vietnam: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=53987978&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=k_SU&locale=en_US&srchid=8babb512-15ef-4d3a-95f6-0490f2583259-0&srchindex=1&srchtotal=15&goback=.fps_PBCK_*1_Hien_Luong_*1_*1_*1_*1_*2_*1_Y_*1_*1_*1_false_1_R_*1_*51_*1_*51_true_*1_vn%3A0_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2&pvs=ps&trk=pp_profile_name_link 


 Don Baldino (Philosophy), Ph.D. 2010: “An Ethical Egoist View of Rights.” Temple University Library, Ambler Campus

 http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=8533255&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=eQqm&locale=en_US&srchid=4d7504ff-b607-48f1-b933-4d306ef12bbd-0&srchindex=2&srchtotal=3&goback=.fps_PBCK_*1_Don_Baldino_*1_*1_*1_*1_*2_*1_Y_*1_*1_*1_false_1_R_*1_*51_*1_*51_true_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2&pvs=ps&trk=pp_profile_name_link

 

 Joseph Farrell (Philosophy), Ph.D. 2010: “An Anthropology of Health: A Study in the Philosophy of Jans Jonas.”  Currently Lecturer, Department of Philosophy and Religion, at Morgan State University: http://www.morgan.edu/College_of_Liberal_Arts/Departments/Philosophy_and_Religious_Studies/Joe_Ferrell.html 

 

Danielle LaSusa (Philosophy), Ph.D. 2010: “Bad Faith and Check-List Tourism.”  Teacher, Bard High School Early College.  Formerly Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, Philosophy, and Foreign Languages, Southern Minnesota State University http://bhsec.bard.edu/queens/faculty/ 

 

 Lucy Collins (Philosophy, Ph.D. 2011), “Fashion and Personal Identity.”  Adjunct Iinstructor at LIM College and the Parsons School of Design http://www.limcollege.edu/academics/12396.aspx#Lucy_Collins 

 

 Walter Isaac (Religion, Ph.D. 2011), “White Gods, Black Hebrews.”  Currently visiting instructor, Philosophy Department, Marquette University http://www.marquette.edu/phil/faculty.shtml 

 

Lior Levy, “Memory in Sartre’s Early Philosophy” (Ph.D. 2011). Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Haifa University, Israel, 2013–.   Avalon Postdoctoral Fellow (2014).  Pratt Postdoctoral Fellow, Ben Gurion University (2013–2014) and previously Lecturer, Philosophy and Religion Department, Rutgers University-Camden, 2012: http://bgu.academia.edu/LiorLevy 

Vincent Beaver (Philosophy, Ph.D. 2012), “Sartre on World Alienation.”  Adjunct instructor of humanities, Northampton Community College http://www.jigsaw.com/scid41176207/vincent_beaver.xhtml 

Douglass Ficek (Philosophy), “A Philosophy of Liberation View of Reparations.”  Currently visiting instructor of Philosophy at John Jay College, CUNY, http://douglasficek.com

 

 Karl Hein, “The Genealogy of the Symbolic Forms in the Philosophy of

 Ernst Cassirer”

 

 Devon Johnson, “Pessimism and Nihilism in Africana Philosophy: A Study in the Thought of Derric Bell and Cornel West.”  Adjunct instructor at Westchester University, PA

  http://www.temple.edu/isrst/Johnson/ 

 

 Qrescent Mason, “An Ethics of the Erotic: A Study in the Philosophy of

 Simone de Beauvoir.”   Adjunct instructor at Drexel University, PA

 http://www.drexel.edu/engphil/contact/facultyDirectory/MasonQrescent/

 

 

 Second and Third Reader on Dissertations: 

  

 Brian Foley (Philosophy), Ph.D. 2008, dissertation on Straussian and analytical 

 philosophical approaches to the reading of Plato’s Phaedo

 

 Weldon McWilliams (African American Studies), Ph.D. 2010,

 dissertation on the Shrine of the Black Madonna.  Instructor of History at Dutchess

 Community College

 http://www.sunydutchess.edu/academics/departments/historygovernmentandeconomics/hgefaculty.html


Greg Graham (Political Science, Ph.D. 2012), dissertation on political tragedy in the context of Jamaica and South Africa. Now Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies, The University of Oklahoma at Norman: http://cas.ou.edu/faculty-and-staff3

Tony Williams (English Department). Dissertation on black writings in Victorian England

External Reader: 

 Renee Eugenia McKenzie (Department of Religion), Ph.D. 2005.  Dissertation offered a

 womanist philosophy through a reconciliation of the thought of

 Emmanuel Levinas and Lewis Gordon.   Reverend of Calvary Episcopal Church,

 NL, Philadelphia

 http://www.churchoftheadvocate.org/the-vicarchaplain.html 

  

 Ross Gay (Department of English), Ph.D. 2006.  Dissertation examines fictional representation of Black/White interracial desire from 1894 to 2001. Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing) at The University of Indiana at Bloomington

 http://iub.edu/~mfawrite/faculty/?view=faculty&faculty_id=10

 

  Fran Lassiter (English), Ph.D. 2006.  Dissertation focused on the value of translated and

  oral texts in African American literature.   Instructor of English, Montgomery County

  Community College, Blue Bell, PA

 

 Nelson Rivera (Department of Religion), Ph.D.  2006.  Dissertation is an exploration of Mary Midgley’s philosophy of science and its relevance to theology.   Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Hispanic Ministry at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

 http://archive.ltsp.edu/faculty/rivera/index.html  

  

 Leslie Elkins (Dance), Ph.D. 2007.  Dissertation is a phenomenological hermeneutical study of choreography and performance.  Associate Professor of Dance, Department of Theatre and Dance, Rowan University

   http://www.rowan.edu/colleges/cpa/theatre_dance/facultystaff/facultyInfo.cfm?id=8

 

 Lynn Johnson (English), Ph.D. 2007.  Dissertation on traumas of the Middle Passage. Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Dickinson College

 http://www2.dickinson.edu/departments/africana/faculty.html

 

 Alba Pedreira Vieira (Dance), Ph.D. 2007.  Dissertation on developing a philosophy of 

 teaching dance through a phenomenology of movement.  Now teaching at the Federal

 University de Vicosa

 

  Joan Grassbaugh (Philosophy), Ph.D. 2008, dissertation on subjectivity and the body and

  its relevance to a feminist philosophy of sports.  Assistant Professor at Linfield

  College.  Formerly Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University

  http://linfield.academia.edu/Departments/Philosophy 

 

Seónagh Odhiambo (Dance), Ph.D. 2008.  Dissertation on Luo women’s dance: “A Conversation with Dance History: Movement and Meaning in the Cultural Body.”  Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre, Speech, and Dance, California State University, Los Angeles: http://ecatalog.calstatela.edu/preview_entity.php?catoid=4&ent_oid=121&returnto=127

 

  Gabriella Kecskes (English), Ph.D. 2009.  Dissertation: “Representations of the

  Nation through Corporeal Narrativity in Contemporary Multicultural British

  Fiction.”  Currently NTT Assistant Professor, English Department, Temple

  University 

  http://www.temple.edu/english/people/instructors.html#NonTenured 

   

University of South Africa

 

 External Reader: P. Mabogo More (Philosophy and Literature), Ph.D. 2005.  Dissertation examines the phenomenon of racism through an analysis of Sartre’s notion of contingency and the impact of his work on social land political thought in Africana social and political thought with an emphasis on Southern Africa.  Now Associate Professor of Philosophy and Political Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal at Durban-Westville

  

Yale University

Dissertation Supervisor: Renée T. White, Ph.D. in Sociology, 1995.  Dissertation on conceptions of sexual risk among African-American and Latina teenagers in New Haven.  Dean of Arts & Sciences, Simmons College.  Formerly Full Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and Director of Urban Studies at Fairfield University.   

 http://simmons.edu/offices/provost/leadership/white/ 

Thesis Supervisor:  Jennifer Alleyne Johnson, M.A. thesis, 1992.  A history of African American tap dancers in New York City.  Subsequently completed PhD in education at the University of California at Berkeley.  Now Jennifer Obidah, she is Director of the School of Education at the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados. http://www.empoweringadministrators.com/research/drjwobidah.htm 

  


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