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Curriculum Vitae

Rocco J. Gennaro

December 2013

Office:

Department of Philosophy

College of Liberal Arts, LA 3023
University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47712
rjgennaro@usi.edu

Phone: 812-464-1744

Admin. Asst. Phone: 812-461-5203
Fax: 812-465-7152
Home:

6127 Hickory Hill Lane


Evansville, IN 47710

812-303-2851



Current Position:
Professor of Philosophy and Philosophy Department Chair, University of Southern Indiana

Director, Cognitive Science Minor Program, University of Southern Indiana

Administrative Chair, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, University of Southern Indiana

Area Editor, Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy



Education:
Ph.D. (Philosophy) Syracuse University, May 1991
M.A. (Philosophy) Syracuse University, May 1989
B.A. (Philosophy/Religion) Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY) 1985
Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Mind & Psychology, Cognitive Science, Metaphysics.

Areas of Competence/Interest: History of Early Modern Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Science, Analytic Philosophy/Philosophy of Language.
Employment:

University of Southern Indiana, Professor and Philosophy Department Chair (Fall ‘09 -- Present).

Indiana State University, Professor (Fall 2005 – Spring 2009)

Indiana State University, Associate Professor (Fall 2000 - Spring 2005)

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Assistant Professor (Fall 1995 - Spring 2000)

Le Moyne College, Syracuse NY, Visiting Assistant Professor/Adjunct Assistant Professor (Fall 1991 – Spring 1995)

Syracuse University, Part-Time Instructor (Fall 1989 - Summer 1991, Summer 1992)

Publications:
Books
Consciousness, Routledge Publishers (under contract), forthcoming. (New Problems of Philosophy book series.)
Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness, editor, The MIT Press (under contract), forthcoming 2014. (Philosophical Psychopathology book series.)
The Consciousness Paradox: Consciousness, Concepts, and Higher-Order Thoughts, The MIT Press, 2012.
The Interplay between Consciousness and Concepts, editor, Imprint Academic, 2007. This was also published as a special double issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies (vol. 14, Sept/Oct) which I guest edited.
Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness, editor, John Benjamins Publishers, 2004. (Advances in Consciousness Research book series.)
A Dialogue on Ethical Issues of Life and Death, University Press of America, 2002.
New Essays on the Rationalists, edited with Charles Huenemann, Oxford University Press, 1999.
Consciousness and Self-Consciousness: A Defense of the Higher-Order Thought Theory of Consciousness, John Benjamins Publishers, 1996. (Advances in Consciousness Research book series.)
Mind and Brain: A Dialogue on the Mind-Body Problem, Hackett Publishing Company, 1996.


Articles, Book Chapters, and Reviews
“Somatoparaphrenia, Anosognosia, and Higher-Order Thoughts,” in Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness, Rocco J. Gennaro (ed.), The MIT Press, forthcoming 2014.
“Psychopathologies and Theories of Consciousness: An Overview,” introductory chapter in Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness, Rocco J. Gennaro (ed.), The MIT Press, forthcoming 2014.
“The 'of' of intentionality and the 'of' of acquaintance,” in Prereflective Consciousness: Early Sartre in the Context of Contemporary Philosophy of Mind,

Sofia Miguens, Clara Bravo Morando, and Gerhard Preyer (eds.), Publisher TBD, 2014.


“Higher-Order Thoughts, Neural Realization, and the Metaphysics of Consciousness,” in Consciousness: Integrating Eastern and Western Perspectives (various co-editors), Publisher TBD, 2014.
“Review of Attention: Philosophical and Psychological Essays,” edited by C. Mole, D. Smithies, and W. Wu, Mind, forthcoming 2014.
“The Argument from Brain Damage Vindicated” (with Yonatan Fishman), in The Myth of Afterlife: The Case against Life after Death, Michael Martin & Keith Augustine (eds.), Rowman & Littlefield: Scarecrow Press, forthcoming 2014.
“From HOT to DOT: A ‘Deeper-Order Thought’ Theory of Consciousness” (with Stuart Hameroff and Paavo Pylkkanen), in Brain, Mind, Cosmos: The Nature of our Existence and the Universe, Deepak Chopra (ed.), Trident Media Group, Ebook, forthcoming August 2014.
“Review of Christof Koch’s Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist,” The American Journal of Psychology, forthcoming 2014.
“Precis of The Consciousness Paradox” and “Defending HOT Theory and The Wide Intrinsicality View: A Reply to Weisberg, Van Gulick, and Seager” in a Book Symposium, Journal of Consciousness Studies, forthcoming 2013.
“Misrepresentation, Empty HOTs, and Intrinsic HOTs: A Reply to Pereplyotchik,” Philosophical Psychology, forthcoming 2013.

“Consciousness, Higher-Order Thoughts, and the Brain,” The Neuropsychotherapist, 1 (2), pp. 122-123 (July-Sept 2013).


“Synesthesia, Experiential Parts, and Conscious Unity,” Philosophy Study, 2, pp. 73-80 (Feb. 2012).
“Animals, Consciousness and I-Thoughts,” in Philosophy of Animal Minds, Robert Lurz (ed.), Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. 184-200.
“Are There Pure Conscious Events?” in Revisiting Mysticism, Chandana Chakrabarti and Gordon Haist (eds.), Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008, pp. 100-120.
“Representation of a Representation: Reflections on Las Meninas,” Journal of Consciousness Studies, 15 (9), pp. 47-50 (Sept. 2008).
“Representationalism, Peripheral Awareness, and the Transparency of Experience,” Philosophical Studies, 139, pp. 39-56 (May 2008).
“Consciousness and Concepts: An Introductory Essay,” in a special double issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies, 14 (9-10), pp. 1-19 (Sept/Oct 2007).
“Consciousness,” Dictionary Entry, in The Language of Science, Giandomenico Sica (ed.), Polimetrica: Italy, 2007. Available at: http://www.polimetrica.org
“Review of Peter Carruthers’ Consciousness: Essays from a Higher-Order Perspective,” Psyche, 12, August 2006. Available at: http://theassc.org/files/assc/2645.pdf
“The Ties that Bind: A Review of Axel Cleeremans (ed.) The Unity of Consciousness: Binding, Integration, and Dissociation,” The American Journal of Psychology, 119, pp. 511-516 (Fall 2006).
“Aspects of the Unity of Consciousness and Everyday Memory Failures” (with Douglas Herrmann and Michael Sarapata), Consciousness and Cognition, 15, pp. 372-385 (June 2006).
“Between Pure Self-Referentialism and the (Extrinsic) HOT Theory of Consciousness,” in Self-Representational Approaches to Consciousness, Uriah Kriegel and Ken Williford (eds.), MIT Press, 2006, pp. 221-248.
“Defining Consciousness” Journal of Consciousness Studies, 13 (4), pp. 24-25 (April 2006).
“Consciousness,” The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2005 (revised version, 2012). Available at: http://www.iep.utm.edu/consciou/
“The HOT Theory of Consciousness: Between a Rock and a Hard Place?”, Journal of Consciousness Studies, 12 (2), pp. 3-21 (Feb. 2005).
“Higher-Order Thoughts, Animal Consciousness, and Misrepresentation: A Reply to Carruthers and Levine,” in Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness, Rocco J. Gennaro (ed.), John Benjamins Publishers, 2004, pp. 45-66.
“Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness: An Overview,” introductory chapter to Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness, Rocco J. Gennaro (ed.), John Benjamins Publishers, 2004, pp. 1-13.
“Papineau on the Actualist HOT Theory of Consciousness,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 81, pp. 581-586 (Dec. 2003).
“Inferring the Mental Processes of Other Minds” (with Doug Herrmann, Eric Anderson, Tom Johnson, and Carol Yoder), Journal of Social Psychology, 143, pp. 355-373 (June 2003).
“Jean-Paul Sartre and the HOT Theory of Consciousness,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 32, pp. 293-330 (Sept. 2002).
“Review of Jordan Peterson’s Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief,” Contemporary Psychology: The APA Review of Books, 46, pp. 512-514 (Oct. 2001).
“Review of Joseph Levine’s Purple Haze: The Puzzle of Consciousness,” Journal of Consciousness Studies, 8, pp. 91-92 (August 2001).

“Review of Richard Rorty’s Truth and Progress: Philosophical Papers Vol. 3,” Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 14, pp. 65-76 (Jan. 2001) (with Tom Johnson).


“A Note on Abortion and Capital Punishment,” International Philosophical Quarterly, 40, pp. 491-495 (Dec. 2000).
“Fiction, Pleasurable Tragedy, and the HOT Theory of Consciousness,” Philosophical Papers, 29, pp. 107-119 (July 2000).
“Leibniz on Consciousness and Self-Consciousness,” in New Essays on the Rationalists, Rocco J. Gennaro and Charles Huenemann (eds.), Oxford University Press, 1999, pp. 353-371.
“Review of John Searle's The Rediscovery of the Mind and Owen Flanagan's Consciousness Reconsidered,” International Studies in Philosophy, 31, pp. 151-153 (1999).
“The Relevance of Intentions in Morality and Euthanasia,” International Philosophical Quarterly, 36, pp. 217-227 (June 1996).
“Does Mentality Entail Consciousness?,” Philosophia, 24, pp. 331-358 (Dec. 1995).
“Review of Jeffrey Poland's Physicalism,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 73, pp. 647-648 (Dec. 1995).
“Kant versus Lewis on the Singularity of Space and Time,” History of Philosophy Quarterly, 11, pp. 205-218 (April 1994).
“Brute Experience and the Higher-Order Thought Theory of Consciousness,” Philosophical Papers, 22, pp. 51-69 (April 1993).
“Consciousness, Self-Consciousness, and Episodic Memory,” Philosophical Psychology, 5, pp. 333-347 (Dec. 1992).

Presentations:
(With Josh Weisberg) Four-hour pre-conference workshop entitled “Philosophical Theories of Consciousness,” to be presented at the 20th annual meeting of the “Toward a Science of Consciousness” Conference in Tucson AZ April 22, 2014.
Participant and Western Co-chair of the East-West Forum at the 20th annual meeting of the “Toward a Science of Consciousness” Conference in Tucson AZ April 21, 2014 (full day event).
“Somatoparaphrenia and Higher-Order Thoughts,” 17th annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, San Diego, CA, July 13, 2013.
Three-hour tutorial workshop entitled “Representational Theories of Consciousness,” 17th annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, San Diego, CA, July 12, 2013.
“From HOT to DOT: A ‘Deeper-Order Thought’ Theory of Consciousness” (with Stuart Hameroff and Paavo Pylkkanen), poster presentation at the 17th annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, San Diego, CA, July 2013.
“The Higher-Order Thought Theory of Consciousness and its Neural Realization,” Plenary Talk presented at the “Toward a Science of Consciousness” Conference in Agra, India, March 8, 2013.
Participant, Panel Discussion on “Inner Science and Natural Sciences,” at the “Toward a Science of Consciousness” Conference in Agra, India, March 9, 2013.
“Reply to Critics” for an “Author-Meets-Critics” session on The Consciousness Paradox, Central Division American Philosophical Association Meeting, New Orleans LA, February 22, 2013.
“Should HOT Theory require that Conscious States involve Prefrontal Cortical Activity?,” poster presentation at the 16th annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, The University of Sussex, Brighton UK, July 4, 2012.
“HOT Theory and the Prefrontal Cortex” presented at the “Toward a Science of Consciousness” Conference in Tucson, Arizona, April 10, 2012.
“Commentary on Miguel Sebastian’s ‘Experiential Awareness: Do you Prefer It to Me?’” 4th Annual OnLine Consciousness Conference (Richard Brown, Organizer), February 17th 2012 (and subsequent on-line discussion).
Comments on Gualtiero Piccinini and Carl Craver’s “Integrating Psychology and Neuroscience: Functional Analysis as Mechanism Sketches,” presented at the Eastern Division APA Meetings, Washington D.C., December 29, 2011.
“Conceptualism and the Richness Argument” presented at the Central States Philosophical Association Meeting, Wayne State University, Detroit MI, September 25, 2010.
“Conceptualism and HOT Theory” presented at the “Toward a Science of Consciousness” Conference in Tucson, Arizona, April 13, 2010.
“The HOT Theory of Consciousness and its Neural Realization” presented at the University of Evansville (Crick Lecture Series), Evansville IN, February 17, 2010.
“Conceptualism, HOT Theory, and the Richness Argument” presented at the Eastern APA Meetings in New York City, December 28, 2009.
“Representational Theories of Consciousness,” presented at the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington TX, March 6, 2009.
“Representational Theories of Consciousness,” presented at Marquette University, Milwaukee WI, October 24, 2008.
“Does Mentality Entail Consciousness?” presented at a Conference on Consciousness and Intentionality, University of Fribourg, Fribourg Switzerland, July 4, 2008.
“How ‘Global’ is HOT Theory?” presented at the “Toward a Science of Consciousness” Conference in Tucson, Arizona, April 11, 2008.
“Representational Theories of Consciousness,” presented at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH, November 9, 2007.
“Visual Agnosia and Higher-Order Thought Theory” presented at the eleventh annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Las Vegas NV, June 23, 2007.
Comments on Bryce Huebner’s “If you like pina coladas…” presented at a Philosophy of Mind Colloquium, Pacific Division APA Meetings, San Francisco CA, April 6, 2007.

“Representational Theories of Consciousness,” Indiana University, Bloomington IN, November 8, 2006.


“Four Theses on Peripheral Awareness,” presented at the “Toward a Science of Consciousness” Conference in Tucson, Arizona, April 4, 2006.
“Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness” presented at the Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion Group Meeting, Eastern Division APA Meetings, New York City, December 28, 2005.
“Higher-Order Representational Theories of Consciousness,” presented at the University of Mississippi, Oxford MS, November 10, 2005.
Participant/Discussion Panelist at the Syracuse Philosophy Annual Workshop and Network (SPAWN) Conference on Consciousness, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY, July 28-30, 2005.
“Between Pure Self-Referentialism and the (Extrinsic) HOT Theory of Consciousness,” presented at a CUNY – Graduate Center Colloquium, New York City, April 6, 2005.
Comments/Discussion on Uriah Kriegel’s “An Ontological Assay on Consciousness,” presented at “Self-Representational Approaches to Consciousness,” University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, March 19, 2005.
“Higher-Order Thoughts and Misrepresentation,” presented at the “Toward a Science of Consciousness” Conference in Tucson, Arizona, April 10, 2004.
“Higher-Order Thoughts, Animal Consciousness, and Misrepresentation: A Reply to Carruthers and Levine,” presented at the Graduate Center – CUNY, New York City, July 10, 2003.
“Carruthers on Animal Consciousness and the Dispositional HOT Theory,” presented at the seventh annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, June 2, 2003.
“The HOT Theory of Consciousness: Between a Rock and a Hard Place?” presented at the Central APA Meetings in Cleveland, Ohio, April 26, 2003.
“The HOT Theory of Consciousness: Between a Rock and a Hard Place?” presented at the “Toward a Science of Consciousness” Conference in Tucson, Arizona, April 9, 2002.
“Jean-Paul Sartre and the HOT Theory of Consciousness,” presented at the fifth annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Duke University, May 28, 2001.
“The Unity of Mind, Everyday Memory Failures, and Slips of Action,” (poster) presentation (with Douglas Herrmann) at the fifth annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Duke University, May 28-30, 2001.
“Fiction, Pleasurable Tragedy, and the HOT Theory of Consciousness,” presented at the “Toward a Science of Consciousness” Conference in Tucson, Arizona, April 14, 2000.
“The Problem of Other Minds,” presented at the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology (as part of a Symposium entitled "Other Minds: Psychological and Philosophical Perspectives"), Louisville, Kentucky, April 1, 1999.
“The Problem of Other Minds,” presented at a Colloquium, Department of Psychology, Indiana State University, October 1, 1998.
“Consciousness: The Binding Problem,” presented at a Minisymposium on Aspects of Complexity, Indiana State University, March 19, 1998.
“Kant and the Higher-Order Thought Theory of Consciousness,” presented to faculty and graduate students at Syracuse University on January 7, 1994.
“On The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Weakness of Will,” presented to faculty and students at LeMoyne College, Syracuse, New York, November 7, 1991.

Local Presentations:
“Economic Justice: What is the Proper Role of Government?” presented at an Institute of Management Accountants meeting, Evansville IN, September 14, 2011.
“Economic Justice: What is the Proper Role of Government?” presented at the Holiday Retirement Village, Evansville IN, March 10, 2011.
Series of Four Lectures on the “Mind-Body Problem,” sponsored by the Dewey Institute for Lifelong Learning, Indiana State University, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2005.
Presenter/Discussion Panelist, Two-Hour Debate on the Existence of God, Indiana State University, February 10, 2005.
Presented comments at a "Forum on Censorship in the Arts" and then participated in the discussion panel, Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, Indiana, October 16, 1996.

Work in Progress:
“Consciousness and Freedom of Will”
“HOT Theory and Anesthesia”
“Temporality and Consciousness”
“Schizophrenia, Inserted Thoughts, and Higher-Order Thoughts”
“Did Spinoza have a Theory of Consciousness?”

Conference Sessions Chaired:
A session on Metaphysics at the Central States Philosophical Association Meeting, Wayne State University, Detroit MI, September 24, 2010.
A two-hour Philosophy session at the eleventh annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Las Vegas NV, June 23 2007. Speakers included Eric Schwitzgebel and Elisabeth Pacherie.
A three-hour session on “Qualitative Dimensions of Mind” at the Eastern Division APA Meetings, New York City, December 30, 2005. Participants included Peter Ross, Murat Aydede, and Brian Keeley.
“Philosophy of Mind” Colloquium at the Central Division APA Meetings, Chicago, IL, April 23, 2004. Speaker: Janice Dowell; Commentator: Daniel Stoljar.
“Baseball and Mythic Experience,” Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture, Indiana State University, April 18, 1997.

Conferences/Invited Talks Organized:
Member, Department Committee, Spring Lecture Series, 2002 - 2008.
Member, Department Committee for our Sixth Annual Philosophy in Action Conference on “Feminism: Ethical and Political Issues,” Indiana State University, March 17, 2000.
Co-Chair of our Fifth Annual Philosophy in Action Conference on “Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide,” Indiana State University, March 26, 1999.
Co-Chair of our Third Annual Philosophy in Action Conference entitled “Critical Thinking: A Missing Component in Education?” Indiana State University, March 21, 1997.

Memberships:
American Philosophical Association, Lifetime Member

Society for Philosophy and Psychology

Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness

Council for Secular Humanism

Southern Poverty Law Center

Awards, Honors, and Grants:
Marquis Who’s Who in America: Included as of the 2006 edition.
Who’s Who Among Collegiate Faculty, as of the 2010 edition
Grant: Faculty Research and Creative Work Award, $4,834, University of Southern Indiana

Topic: Psychopathology and Consciousness, May 2012.


Participant, The Experimental Philosophy of Free Will Workshop, August 12th and 13th 2011, Yale University, New Haven CT.
Participant, Summer Scholarly Writing Institute, May 2010, University of Southern Indiana
International Biographical Centre: Included in their 2000 Outstanding Academics of the 21st Century
Sycamore Extra Mile Award: Indiana State University, 2007.
Grant: University Research Committee Grant, Indiana State University (Summer 2003)

Topic: Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness (editor)


NEH Summer Seminar Participant (Summer 1995): Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz

Director: Jonathan Bennett, Syracuse University



Professional Service:
1. Reviewed articles for the Australasian Journal of Philosophy (four times), Journal of Consciousness Studies (11x), Philosophical Psychology (8x), Consciousness and Cognition (4x), Psyche (2x), Erkenntnis (3x), Canadian Journal of Philosophy (2x), Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (numerous times), Journal of Philosophical Research (2x), Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, The Philosophical Quarterly, Mind and Language (2x), Philosophia, Dialogue, Philosophical Explorations, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences (2x), Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Mind and Matter, Abstracta, International Journal of Philosophy Study, and Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Reviews.
2. Reviewed a book manuscript for MIT Press, a book manuscript for John Benjamins Publishers’ “Advances in Consciousness Research” series and two book proposals for Oxford University Press. I have also reviewed introductory anthologies for Hackett Publishing Company, Wadsworth Publishing Company, and Oxford University Press. Finally, I reviewed an anthology proposal on the history of consciousness for OUP’s new Oxford Philosophical Concepts book series.
3. Area Editor, Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2006 – Present).
4. Editorial Board, International Journal of Philosophy Study journal (November 2012 – Present).
5. Served as a “Faculty Mentor” at the 17th annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, San Diego, CA, July 13, 2013.
6. Associate Member, Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2007 – Present).
7. External Examiner, Ph.D. Thesis, Macquarie University, Department of Cognitive Science, Summer 2012.
8. Reviewer, Faculty Joint Appointment Research Fellow Application, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, Summer 2012.
9. Reviewer, The Italian Research Evaluation Agency (ANVUR), Research Area No. 11, Summer 2012.
10. Interviewed by Matt and Bill Faw for a forthcoming “The Light of Consciousness” 3D Documentary Film, at the “Toward a Science of Consciousness” Conference in Tucson, Arizona, April 12, 2012.
11. Interviewed by a journalist (David Robson) from the New Scientist Magazine in UK for an article on consciousness, perception, and visual agnosia (April 28, 2010). The article was published in the August 28 2010 issue and is entitled “Seeing isn’t Believing.”
12. Authored an invited on-line commentary (from the National Humanities Center) to Jesse Prinz’s “Does Consciousness Outstrip Sensation?” It appears at onthehuman.org and on the New York Times Philosophy Blog, The Stone (November 2010). Prinz’s response also appears there.
13. External Examiner, Tenure and Promotion Application, Dr. Robert Lurz, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn NY (2009).
14. Reviewed on-line materials throughout the summer and fall 2009 for on-line Introduction to Philosophy courses, Pearson Publishers.
15. Interviewed and extensively cited in a New York Times article on the relationship between personal identity and memory, “Where did I put that first paragraph?” by Michelle Slatalla, Feb. 26 2009.
16. Interviewed and cited by the Terre Haute Tribune-Star in connection with the importance of philosophy in higher education (2007).
17. Refereed four papers for the 2007 Society for Philosophy and Psychology meeting and one paper for the 2013 Society for Philosophy and Psychology meeting.
18. Member, Benefits and Publicity Committee, Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (August 2004 - July 2005).

Service – University of Southern Indiana (Fall 2009 -- Present):
Chairperson, Department of Philosophy (Fall 2009 -- Present)

Director, Cognitive Science Minor Program (Fall 2012 -- Present)

Administrative Chair, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (Spring 2012 -- Present)

Member, Liberal Arts Awards Committee (Fall 2013 – Present)

Member, Pre-Law Advisory Council (Spring 2011 – Present)

Member, Communications Department Personnel Evaluation Committee (Fall 2013 – Spring 2014)

Member, Liberal Arts Program Review Committee (Fall 2009 – Spring 2013)

Member, Core Implementation Team (Fall 2012 – Spring 2013)

Member, University Core Curriculum Committee (Fall 2011 – Spring 2013)

Acting Chair, Political Science Department (Spring 2012)

Member, History Department Personnel Evaluation Committee (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012)

Advisor, Psychology Department (Summer 2011)

Member, Nursing Program Review Committee (Spring 2011)
Service - Indiana State University (Fall 1995 – Spring 2009):
Interim Chairperson, Department of Philosophy (Fall 2004 – Spring 2008)

Numerous Faculty Evaluation Committees, both as Chair and Member (Fall 1996 – Spring 2008)

Chair Workshop Participant: Leadership Development for Academic Department Chairs, October 26-27, 2006, Holiday Inn, Terre Haute, Indiana.

Chair, Department Program Review Committee (Fall 2004 - Spring 2005)

Department Advisor (Fall 2002 - Spring 2004, Spring 1998 - Spring 2000)

Member, (University) Faculty Affairs Committee (Fall 2006; Fall 2007 – Spring 2008)

Acting Chair, Department of Philosophy (Spring 1998)

Philosophy Department Library Representative (Fall 1995 - Spring 2001; Fall 2002 – Spring

2008)

Member, Environmental Studies Program Committee (Fall 2002 – Spring 2006)



Dean’s Fellowship Program (Summer 2004)

Advisor, Great Ideas Discussion Group (Philosophy Club) (Fall 2003)

Member, Curriculum and Academic Affairs Committee (Fall 2002 - Spring 2004)

Member, (College) Faculty Affairs Committee (Fall 2003 - Spring 2004)

Member, (College) Student Affairs Committee (Fall 2003 - Spring 2004)

Member and Corresponding Secretary, University Research Committee (Fall 1999 - Spring 2001)

Faculty Liaison to Freshman Students (Fall 1999 - Spring 2000)

Member, (College) Academic Affairs Committee (Fall 1999 - Spring 2001)

Faculty Council Member (Fall 1995 - Spring 1997; Fall 1999 - Spring 2001; Fall 2004)

Chair, Philosophy Search Committee (Fall 1995 - Spring 1996)

Member, Master’s Paper Committee for English Department Student Lance Farrell entitled “Counter-Terrorism: A Triadic and Humane Theory of Meaning” (Spring 2005)

Member, Master’s Thesis Committee for Humanities Department Student Ping-Min Tsai’s thesis on a “Kantian Interpretation of Buddha’s Unanswered Questions” (Spring 1999 - Fall 1999)

Member, Liberal Studies B Area General Education Committee (Fall 1996)

Member, University Speakers Series Committee (Fall 1996 - Spring 1999)

Member, Speakers Series Subcommittee for Sherry Turkle's visit (Spring 1997)

Co-Chair, Speakers Series Subcommittee for Lawrence Krauss' visit (Spring 1998)

Member, Speakers Series Subcommittee for Sister Helen Prejean's visit (Spring 1999)
Community Service:
Served as a judge for the plays performed during the 2000-01 season of the Community Theater of Terre Haute.
Courses Developed:
1. Introduction to Cognitive Science (Added to the USI curriculum in the Spring 2012 along with a new 18-credit minor)

2. Philosophy of Psychology (Added to the ISU curriculum in Dec. 1996)

3. Minds, Machines, and Cognition (Added to the ISU curriculum in Dec. 1997)
Courses Modified:
1. Introduction to Aesthetics (approved for General Education Credit - Spring 1996)

2. Philosophy of Science (approved for General Education Credit - Fall 1997)



Teaching Experience:

University of Southern Indiana (Fall 2009 -- Present):

Interdisciplinary Problems: Consciousness (Spring ’12, Spring ’10)

An upper-level empirically oriented course focusing on the problem of consciousness in contemporary philosophy and psychology, including such topics as the "hard problem" of consciousness, animal and machine consciousness, free will, philosophical psychopathology, the neural correlates of consciousness, the unity of consciousness, and the paranormal.

Introduction to Cognitive Science (Spring ’13)

This upper-level course introduces students to the interdisciplinary science of human cognition and various efforts to model human intelligence using machines. Specific topics include learning, memory, perception, intelligence, neural networks, robotics/artificial intelligence, and consciousness.

Philosophy of Art (Fall ’13, Spring ’11)

This upper-level course introduces students to problems in aesthetics such as creativity in art, defining art, subjectivity vs. objectivity, and the role of intentions and emotions in aesthetic appreciation. [Graduate level Master of Liberal Studies course in Spring ’13.]

Interdisciplinary Problems: Free Will and Determinism (Fall ‘11)

An upper-level course focusing on the problem of free will in contemporary philosophy and psychology, including such topics as incompatiblism vs. compatibilism, hard determinism, moral responsibility, quantum physics, neuroscience and free will, and experimental philosophy of free will.

Metaphysics (Fall ’12, Fall ’10)

This upper-level course examines philosophical issues concerning the fundamental nature of reality and persons including the nature of time & space, free will, causation, personal identity, and the existence of God.

Introduction to Ethics (Fall ’12, Fall ’11, Spring ’11, Fall, ’10, Spring ’10, Fall '09)

An introduction to contemporary problems such as abortion, capital punishment, euthanasia, animal rights, war and terrorism, and same sex marriage. Some discussion of ethical theories (e.g. utilitarianism, Kant, and relativism).
Independent Study: Cognitive Science (Fall '09)
Independent Study: Ethics and Journalism (Fall ’10)

Teaching Experience:

Indiana State University (Fall 1995 – Spring 2009):

Minds, Machines, and Cognition (Spring ’06, Fall ‘03, Spring ‘01, Spring '99)

An advanced in-depth study of the emerging fields of artificial intelligence and cognitive science addressing such questions as "Could a machine think or be conscious?" and "Can the human mind be understood as an information processing computer?" [Also taught as an independent study in the Fall '96]

Philosophy of Psychology (Fall ’07, Fall ‘05, Spring ‘03, Fall '97)

This upper-level course is an in-depth survey in philosophy of mind focusing on topics such as materialism vs. dualism, intentionality, consciousness, philosophical psychopathology, and the problem of other minds.

Theory of Knowledge (Fall ’06)

An upper-level course covering the standard topics in modern and contemporary epistemology, such as perceptual knowledge, skepticism, the Gettier problem, theories of justification, and the problem of induction.

Analytic Philosophy (Spring ‘05)

An upper-level course covering Anglo-American “analytic philosophy” of the late 19th and 20th centuries, including such figures as Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Carnap, Austin, Quine, and Kripke.

Aesthetic Theory (Spring ’07, Fall ‘04, Spring ‘00, Spring '97)

This upper-level course introduces students to problems in aesthetics such as creativity in art, defining art, subjectivity vs. objectivity, and the role of intentions and emotions in aesthetic appreciation.

Philosophy of Science (Fall ‘02)

An upper-level course focusing on areas such as causality, scientific explanation, induction, confirmation and falsification, rationality and progress in science, realism vs. anti-realism.

Seminar: Ethics and Psychology (Fall '99)

This upper-level seminar focuses on ethical problems that relate to issues in the study of the mind as well as the free will-determinism debate. Topics include "Is Homosexuality Genetically Determined?", "Are Memories of Sex Abuse Always Real?", and "Does Viewing Television Increase a Child's Aggression?"

Modern Philosophy I (Spring ’08, Spring ’06, Spring ‘04, Spring ‘00, Spring '98, Fall '96)

This upper-level course focuses on the writings of Descartes, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley and Hume. It offers an in-depth study of 17th and 18th century "empiricism" and "rationalism" examining such topics as innate ideas, knowledge, realism vs. idealism, and personal identity.

Modern Philosophy II (Fall ‘00, Fall '98, Spring '96)

This upper-level course focuses almost exclusively on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. It offers an in-depth study of the Critique of Pure Reason and examines such topics as space and time, the limits of human knowledge, and the nature of conscious experience.

Immortality (Spring ‘01)

An upper-level independent study in metaphysics surveying both historical and contemporary views on immortality with an emphasis on the related issues of “personal identity” and the “mind-body problem.” Also some discussion of near-death experiences and various parapsychological phenomena.

Metaphysics (Fall '95)

This upper-level course examines philosophical issues concerning the fundamental nature of reality and persons including the nature of time, causation, and the problem of personal identity.

Ethics and the Good Life (Spring ’08, Fall ’07, Spring ’07, Spring ’06, Spring ’05, Fall ‘03, Fall ‘00, Fall '98, Spring '98, Spring '97)

An introduction to contemporary problems such as abortion, capital punishment, euthanasia, animal rights, war and terrorism, and world hunger. Some discussion of various ethical theories (e.g. utilitarianism, Kant, and relativism).

Introduction to Philosophy (Spring ‘04, Fall ‘02, Spring ‘01, Fall ‘99, Spring ‘99, Fall ‘97, Fall ‘96, Spring ‘96, Fall ‘95)

This course introduces some central philosophical topics including arguments for the existence of God, the problem of evil, the mind-body problem, and the free will-determinism debate.

Introduction to Logic (Fall ’06, Fall ‘04, Spring ‘03, Spring ‘01, Spring ‘00, Spring '98, Summer '96, Summer '97)

This course introduces students to the principles of correct reasoning and argumentation. Topics include validity, soundness, consistency, the avoidance of fallacies, sentential logic, and predicate logic.

Introduction to Aesthetics (Fall '98, Fall '95)

This course introduces students to problems in aesthetics including creativity in art, defining art, subjectivity vs. objectivity, and the relevance of intentions and emotions in aesthetic appreciation.
Le Moyne College - Visiting Assistant Professor:

Philosophical Foundations of Western Thought (Fall '93)

Philosophical Perspectives on the Human Situation (Fall '93)
Le Moyne College - Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy:

Issues in Ethics (Fall '94, Spring '94, Spring '93, Fall '91)

Philosophical Perspectives on the Human Situation (Spring '95, Fall '92)

Philosophical Foundations of Western Thought (Fall '92, Spring '92, Fall '91)


Syracuse University - Part-Time Instructor:

Post-Doctorate:

-- Theories of Knowledge and Reality (Summer '91, Summer '92, Fall '92)



Pre-Doctorate:

-- Theories of Knowledge and Reality (Fall '89, Spring '90, Fall '90, Spring '91)

Full Responsibilities.
Syracuse University - Teaching Assistant:

Ethics (Spring '89)

Formal Logic (Fall '86, Fall '87, Spring '88, Fall '88)
Dissertation: Does Consciousness Entail Self-Consciousness?

Robert Van Gulick, Director, Syracuse University


References:

1. Robert Van Gulick, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY 13244 (315-443-5828; rnvangul@syr.edu).

2. David M. Rosenthal, The Graduate Center (CUNY), New York, NY 10016 (212-817-8836; davidrosenthal@nyu.edu).

3. Dr. Michael Aakhus, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Blvd., Evansville IN 47712 (812-464-1855; maakhus@usi.edu).

4. Diane P. Michelfelder, Dean and Provost of the Faculty (2005-2008), Currently Professor of Philosophy, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul MN 55105 (651-696-6197; michelfelder@macalester.edu). [Served previously as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana State University.]

5. William G. Lycan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC 27599

(919-962-2576; ujanel@email.unc.edu).

6. Michael Della Rocca, Yale University, New Haven CT 06520 (203-432-1665;

michael.della@yale.edu)

7. Douglas Herrmann, Chair (1995 – 2004; Retired), Department of Psychology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute IN 47809 (812-234-9144; douglas.herrmann@gmail.com).


For three letters of reference upon request, please contact Dr. Robert Van Gulick, Dr. David M. Rosenthal, and Dr. Douglas Herrmann. But feel free to contact the other references as well. Additional references available on request.





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