Research & Scholarship

The intellectual power and creative vitality of the College of Arts and Sciences reside in our faculty. While students lie at the center of the College’s attention, the work of the College’s faculty makes possible the distinctive education in the liberal arts and sciences that our graduates attain. All of the College’s achievements and aspirations spring in some way from faculty members’ creativity, talent, and dedication in scholarship, teaching, and professional service. Recent faculty research and scholarship projects are listed below.

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Rsearch

Contracts

Velasquez, E. R. "Book Contract." Sponsored by Lexington Press. (May 30, 2014 - December 25, 2015).

Grants

Bresnahan, A. (Co-Principal). "Crossing Boundaries Grant for Pilot: Philosophy and Theater/Dance: Performing Human Identity." Sponsored by University of Dayton, $2,500. (January 1, 2013 - May 16, 2014).

DesAutels, P. J. "NSF ADVANCE Grant." Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $16,000. (August 16, 2013 - June 1, 2014).

Paslaru, V. "CAP Assessment Leaders." Sponsored by University of Dayton, $1,000. (January 14, 2014 - December 9, 2014).

Paslaru, V. "Diversity and Social Justice Course Development Grant." Sponsored by Learning and Teaching Center, $2,500. (April 14, 2014 - August 15, 2014).

Paslaru, V. "PHL 315 Medical Ethics online." Sponsored by Office for Graduate Academic Affairs, University of Dayton, $3,000. (January 29, 2014 - August 5, 2014).

Paslaru, V. "Humanities Grant Writing Workshop." Sponsored by Alumni Chair in the Humanities and the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, $500. (January 2014 - April 2014).

Paslaru, V. (Principal). "Human Rights and Environmental Rights." Sponsored by University of Dayton, $500. (April 5, 2013 - January 15, 2014).

Velasquez, E. R. "Diversity and Social Justice Grant." Sponsored by University of Dayton, $2,500. (December 3, 2014 - May 15, 2016).

Velasquez, E. R. "Humanities Commons Assessment Leader Grant." Sponsored by University of Dayton, $1,000. (December 5, 2014 - September 30, 2015).

Whisnant, R. S. "Diversity and Social Justice Course Development Grant." Sponsored by Common Academic Program Leadership Committee, $2,500. (April 15, 2014 - December 31, 2014).

Presentations

Invited Lectures or Addresses

DesAutels, P. J. "APA Site Visit Program." Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, San Diego, CA. (April 19, 2014).

DesAutels, P. J. "APA's Role in Addressing Sex Discrimination." Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, San Diego, CA. (April 17, 2014).

Fischer, M. R. "Jane Addams, Peace, and Anti-War Activism", Newberry Library, Chicago, IL. (November 15, 2014).

James, V. D. "Angela Davis' Habits for Pragmatist Radicals", Michigan State University Department of Philosophy, East Lansing, MI. (April 18, 2014).

Poe, D. M. "The Joy of Justice Work: Ending Slavery in Brazil." James Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive, Hispanic American Student Association, Gesu Peace and Justice Committee, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI. (March 27, 2014).

Whisnant, R. S. "From Jekyll to Hyde: How Pornography Grooms Male Consumers." 21st Annual Summer Institute on Media, Sexualization, and Violence, Wheelock College, Boston, MA. (July 10, 2014).

Panels and Other

Poe, D. M. "It Needed to Change". Eastern American Philosophical Association, Eastern Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Philadelphia, PA. (December 28, 2014).

Papers

Bresnahan, A. "Comment On the Imaginative and Fictionality Puzzles by Nils-Hennes Stear." American Philosophical Association/Eastern Division Meeting, American Philosophical Association, Philadelphia, PA. (December 30, 2014).

Bresnahan, A. "Ending Violent Conflict without Fixed Moral Principles." Philosophy and Peace Discourse, University of Dayton, Department of Philosophy and Rites.Rights.Writes, Dayton, OH. (November 14, 2014).

Bresnahan, A. "Comment on Aesthetic Judgment in Law by Brian Soucek." American Society for Aesthetics/National Meeting, American Society for Aesthetics, San Antonio, TX. (September 30, 2014).

Bresnahan, A. "Ending Violent Conflict without Fixed Moral Principles". IPRA/Peace Theories Commission, International Peace Research Association, Istanbul, Turkey. (August 12, 2014).

DesAutels, P. J. "Attempting to Create Equitable Organizations and Institutions: Backfiring, Backlash, and Retaliation." Science, Technology, and Gender: Challenges and Opportunities, Co-sponsored by The Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies (FEMMSS) and the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP), Waterloo, Canada. (August 13, 2014).

Fischer, M. R. “Evolutionary Influences in Addams’s Early Essays”. Society for U.S. Intellectual History, Society for U.S. Intellectual History, Indianapolis, IN. (October 10, 2014).

Fischer, M. R. "Science and Art Converge in The Spirit of Youth." Midwest Pragmatist Study Group, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN. (September 28, 2014).

Fischer, M. R. "Addams on Cultural Pluralism, European Immigrants, and African Americans." Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy annual meeting, Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Denver, CO. (March 8, 2014).

Fischer, M. R. "The Role of Sympathy in Pragmatist Ethics." American Philosophical Association, Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Chicago, IL. (February 28, 2014).

Gabbe, M. J. "Teleology and the Emotions." Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Fordham University, New York, NY. (October 25, 2014).

Gabbe, M. J. "Body, Soul, and Teleology in Aristotle." Annual Meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society, University of Southern Florida, Tampa, FL. (April 28, 2014).

James, V. D. "I am Not Entertained: Race and Movies about Slavery." Americans Society for Aesthetics Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. (November 1, 2014).

Poe, D. M. "Joy, Justice, and Peace." Uniting for Peace: Building Sustainable Peace Through Universal Values, International Peace Research Association, Istanbul, Turkey. (August 14, 2014).

Velasquez, E. R. "Transition Practices/Discourses: Coloniality and Transcapitalism." Moving Beyond Capitalism Conference, Center for Global Justice, Mexico. (August 1, 2014).

Velasquez, E. R. "Decolonial Latino Thought: Its Philosophical Concepts." Decolonizing Knowledge and Power, University of Barcelona, Spain. (July 10, 2014).

Velasquez, E. R. "The Education Crisis: Views from the South." Aesthetics, Ethics and Liberation in Latin American and Latina/o Philosophy, American Philosophical Association, Chicago, IL. (February 27, 2014).

Velasquez, E. R. "Epistemic Racism/Sexism and Decolonial Options." Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality Symposium De/Constructing Social Justice: Past, Present and Futures, Wright State University, Dayton, OH. (February 21, 2014).

Whisnant, R. S. "Our Blood: Dworkin on Race, Privilege, and Women's Common Condition." Philosophy Unbound: The Second Annual Lehigh University Conference in Philosophy, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. (October 23, 2014).

Whisnant, R. S. "Our Blood: Dworkin on Race, Privilege, and Women's Common Condition." 13th Annual Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality Symposium, Wright State University, Dayton, OH. (February 21, 2014).

Workshops

Fouke, D. C. "integrating teaching and research." Teaching Fellows Program. (February 4, 2014).

Velasquez, E. R. "Gloria Anzaldua's Now Let Us Shift." Midwest Pragmatist Study Group, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN. (September 27, 2014).

Published Intellectual Contributions

Books

Poe, D. M. (2015), Maternal Activism: Mothers Confronting Injustice. Albany, NY: SUNY.

Poe, D. M. (2014). Book, I'm series editor; the book was edited by the editors listed below. In Moses, G., Presbey, G. (Eds.), Peace Philosophy and the Public Life (pp. 185). New York, NY: Rodopi, VIBS, Philosophy of Peace Series.

Book Chapters

DesAutels, P. J. (2014). Feminist Ethics and Neuroethics. In Clausen, J., Levy, N. (Eds.), Handbook of Neuroethics (vol. 3, pp. 1421-1434). New York, NY: Springer.

DesAutels, P. J. (2014). Feminist Neuroethics: Section Introduction. In Clausen, J., Levy, N. (Eds.), Handbook of Neuroethics (vol. 3, pp. 1401-1404). New York, NY: Springer.

Book Reviews

Cheung, D., Lee, McCann and Yuen, Christ and Business Culture. Houston, TX: The Christian Business Review.

Tibbetts, P. E. (2014), Brain Structure and Its Origins: In Development and In Evolution of Behavior and the Mind. (4th ed., vol. 89, pp. 396-397). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL: Quarterly review of Biology. QRB@ LIFE.BIO.SUNYSB.EDU

Journal Articles

Bresnahan, A. (2014). Toward A Deweyan Theory of Performing Arts Practice. The Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology, 1(2), 133-148. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bloomsbury/jap/2014/00000001/00000002/art00002

Bresnahan, A. (2014). Censorship As Catalyst for Artistic Innovation. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies, 23(2), 98-116.

Bresnahan, A. (2014). Improvisational Artistry in Live Dance Performance As Embodied and Extended Agency. Dance Research Journal, 46(1), 84-94. muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/dance_research_journal/v046/46.1.bresnahan.html

Fischer, M. R. (2014). Addams on Cultural Pluralism, European Immigrants, and African Americans. Pluralist, 9(3, Fall 2014), 38-58.

Fischer, M. R. (2014). Response. The Pluralist, 9(3), 72-76.

Fouke, D. C., Sidhu, S. S., Brecha, R. J. (2014). Sustainability Research Through the Lens of Environmental Ethics. CUR (Council on Undergraduate Research) Quarterly, 35(1), 16 & 17. http://www.cur.org/publications/curquarterly/

Kebede, M. (2015). The Ethiopian Student Movement: A Rejoinder to Bahru Zewde's The Quest for Socialist Utopia. Northeast African Studies, 15(No.1), pp. 174-85.

Kebede, M. (2014). From Perception to Subject: The Bergsonian Reversal. Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, XXII(No. 1), pp. 102-123. http://jffp.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/jffp

Paslaru, V. (2014). The Mechanistic Approach of The Theory of Island Biogeography and Its Current Relevance. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 39. http://www.journals.elsevier.com/studies-in-history-and-philosophy-of-science-part-c-studies-in-history-and-philosophy-of-biological-and-biomedical-sciences/

Poe, D. M. (2014). Responding to Violence and Injustice Using Non-Violence: Martin Luther King Jr., Leymah Gbowee, and Dorothy Stang. Global Change, Peace, and Security, 26(2), 177-193.

Poe, D. M. (2014). Asking to be Welcomed: Luce Irigaray and the Practice of Receiving Hospitality. Journal of Peace and Justice Studies, 23(2), 53-72.

Riffle, R., Schneider, T., Hillard, A., Polander, E., Jackson, S., DesAutels, P. J., Wheatly, M. (2014). A Mixed Methods Study of Gender, STEM Department Climate, and Workplace Outcomes. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering.

Tibbetts, P. E. (2014). "Where Does Cognition Occur: In One's Head or in One's Embodied/Extended Environment?" Quarterly Review of Biology, 89(4), 359-368. QRB@LIFE.BIO.SUNYSB.EDU

Newspapers

Kebede, M. (2014). In Kifle, E. (Ed.), "The Twilight of Non-Violent Change in Ethiopia and the Slippery Ground of TPLF’s Power Strategy." DC: Ethiopian Review. www.ethiopianreview.com/index/52100

Kebede, M. (2014), "Disengaging from the False Dilemma of Armed or Peaceful Struggle." info@ecadforum.com: ECADF. ecadforum.com/2014/08/26/disengaging-from-the-false-dilemma-of-armed-or-peaceful-struggle/

Kebede, M. (2014), "Tigrean Opposition to the TPLF." CyberEthiopia.com: Cyber Ethiopia. http://cyberethiopia.com/2013/?page_id=92

Kebede, M. (2014), "My Takes on the Ethiopian Dam and the Addis Ababa Master Plan." info@ecadforum.com: ECADF. ecadforum.com/2014/05/08/my-takes-on-the-ethiopian-dam-and-the-addis-ababa-master-plan/

Kebede, M. (2014), "MEDREK or the End of a Political Masquerade." info@zehabesha.com: Zehabasha. www.zehabesha.com/medrek-or-the-end-of-a-political-masquerade/

Kebede, M. (2014), "The Hypocrisy of the West." info@abugidainfo.com: Abugidainfo. http://www.abugidainfo.com/index.php/22352/

Kebede, M. (2014), "Democracy and its Trade-off: Ethiopia’s Path to National Reconciliation." Addis Ababa:Awramba Times. www.awrambatimes.com/?p=11462

Other

Bresnahan, A. (2014). Encyclopedia Entry. Joseph Margolis. In Kelly, M. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2nd ed., vol. 4, pp. 246-250). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. www.us.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Philosophy/Aesthetics/?ci=0195113071&view=usa

Bresnahan, A. (2014). Encyclopedia Entry. In Kelly, M. (Ed.), Morris Weitz (Second, vol. 6, pp. 271-274). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. www.us.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Philosophy/Aesthetics/?ci=0195113071&view=usa

Cheung, D. Manuscript review, Sam Tsang, Right Texts, Wrong Meanings. Eugene, OR: Wifp and Stock.

Mosser, R. K. Encyclopedia Article, "Cover Songs". Santa Barbara CA: Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture.

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

Mosser, R. K. "Looking for a Fight". Seoul, South Korea: Proceedings, World Congress of Philosophy.

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