Recent Ph.D. Students

Daniel Propson, "The Sophist in the Cave: Education through Names in Plato's Republic", 2016. Propson is now a Full-Time Adjunct Assistant Professor at Oakland University.

Alex Gromak, "Personal Identity, Survival, and What Matters", 2015. Gromak is now an adjunct at Saginaw Valley State University and Delta College.

Dan Yeakel, "An Argument for a Neutral Free Logic", 2014. Yeakel is now a Lecturer of Management in the Mike Illitch School of Business at Wayne State University.

James Schwartz, "Nominalism in Mathematics: Modality and Naturalism", 2013. Schwartz is now an instructor at Wichita State University.

Patrick Smith, "A Distinction without a Moral Difference? An Essay on the Difference Between Palliative Sedation and Physician-Assisted Death", 2013. Smith is now Associate Professor of Philosophical Theology and Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Lecturer at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Mohammed Abouzahr, "Future Contingents, Freedom, and Foreknowledge", 2013.

Paul K. Frazier, "A Liberal Defense of Physician-Assisted Suicide", 2009. Paul is now a full-time instructor at Tarrant County College.

Frank Grabowski, "Why Plato was not a Platonist:  A Re-Assessment of Plato's Theory of Forms", 2004. Frank was, until recently, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Albion College, Michigan; he is now Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Rogers State University in Claremore, Oklahoma.  Frank has had his book, Plato, Metaphysics and the Forms, published by Continuum Studies in Ancient Philosophy.

R. Sloan Lee, "Miracles:  A Philosophical Analysis", 2004. Sloan is currently teaching at the Cambridge School of Dallas.

Mark Huston, "Intuition:  A Discussion of Recent Philosophical Views", 2004. Mark was, until recently, Senior Lecturer in the Honors Program at Wayne State University, and he is now Permanent Instructor of Philosophy and Sociology at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan.

Steve Patterson, "Enforceability and Primary Rights", 2003. Steve is Associate Professor (with tenure) of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Marygrove College, Detroit. (See his blog for Argumentationand Critical thinking at

David Baggett, "Theistic Activism and the Euthyphro Dilemma, 2002". David is now Professor of Philosophy at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also edited or written a number of books, including Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality (co-authored with Jerry Walls), published by Oxford University Press in 2011.

Andrew Wible, "No Experience Necessary:  An a priori Defense of Inference to the Best Explanation and Moral Realism", 2000. Andrew is currently Instructor of Philosophy at Muskegon Community College, Michigan.

Shaun Baker, "Kant's Copernican Theory of Self-Consciousness, 1999". Shaun is Assistant Director of the Center for Ethical Leadership at the United State Naval Academy.

Zhen Chen, "A Puzzle about Morality and Rationality", 1999. Zhen is Full Professor in the Philosophy Department at Nanjing Normal University, China.

Mitchell Rognstad, "Control in Cognition, Language, and Mental Contents", 1998. Mitch has recently been teaching in public schools in the Los Angeles area.

James Durham, "The Metaphysical Ground of Similarity", 1998. James is Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Albion College, Michigan.

Ann-Marie Anchustegui, "Qualitative Content and the Mind-Body Problem", 1997. Ann-Marie is Adjunct Faculty in Philosophy at Boise State University.


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