The Department is thrilled to announce that Dr. Irene Liu, Associate Professor of Philosophy, has been awarded the Francis J. Fallon, S.J., Endowed Professorship for the academic years 2022-23 through 2024-25. The Professorship, awarded on the basis of outstanding scholarship, excellence in classroom teaching, and Departmental/College-wide leadership, will allow Dr. Liu to complete a monongraph that addresses the possibility of moral life in a secular world. Tentatively titled On Humaneness, the work draws on ideas in Aristotelian, Existentialist, and Confucian thought, and engages with modern virtue ethicists and ethical naturalists, to offer a defense of spirituality in secular morality.
Dr. John Monteleone promoted to Associate Professor
Dr. John Monteleone, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, has been awarded tenure and been promoted to Associate Professor. The Department admires John's accomplishments in the fields of moral psychology and ethics and is deeply appreciative of his many contributions to our students, to the life of the Department, and to the College. Congratulations, John! We're fortunate to have you with us for years to come.