DeWeese-Boyd: Curriculum Vitæ

PERSONAL

Gordon College
Dept. of Philosophy
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 01984
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EDUCATION

  • B.A., University of South Carolina (Philosophy), 1991
  • M.A., Covenant Theological Seminary (Exegetical Theology), 1994
  • Ph.D.,  Saint Louis University (Philosophy), 2001
    • Dissertation: "Self-Deception and Moral Responsibility"
      • Explores the role of will in belief formation utilizing Thomas Aquinas's model of the interaction of will and intellect.
    • Dissertation Director: Eleonore Stump

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Metaphysics
  • Moral Psychology

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Self-deception and moral psychology
  • Freedom of the will
  • The problem of evil
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Philosophy and literature
  • Philosophy and film
  • Issues of social justice

AREAS OF TEACHING COMPETENCE

  • Aesthetics
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Philosophy and Literature
  • Medieval Philosophy        

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

  • Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Gordon College, 2002-present
  • Adjunct Instructor, Department of Philosophy, Gordon College, 1999-2002
  • Adjunct Instructor and Teaching Assistantship, Saint Louis University, 1997-1998

COURSES TAUGHT

  • PHI 111 Great Ideas: Antiquity
  • PHI 112 Great Ideas: Modernity
  • PHI 214 Aesthetics
  • PHI 231 History I: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • PHI 471 The Philosophy of Free Will
  • EDU 504 Philosophy, Ethics, and Teaching
  • ENG 182 Western Literatures I: Aristotelian Tragedy from Sophocles to Milton.
  • ENG 183 Western Literatures II: Existentialist Literature from Søren Kierkegaard to Walker Percy
  • COR 100 First Year Seminar I: Christianity, Character and Culture
  • COR 102 First Year Seminar II: Christianity, Character and Culture


PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, AND OTHER SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY:

  • "Shôjo Savior: Princess Nausicaä, Ecological Pacifism, and The Green Gospel". Journal of Religion and Popular Culture. Forthcoming, Fall 2009
  • "Violence and Salvation in Contemporary Film" "Shôjo Savior: Princess Nausicaä, Ecological Pacifism, and The Green Gospel", The Philosophy and Popular Culture Conference, Endicott College, Beverly, MA, February 6, 2009.
  • "Shôjo Savior: Princess Nausicaä, Ecological Pacifism, and The Green Gospel", The 2nd Annual Seminar on Faith, Film and Philosophy, Faith and Reason Institute, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, October 31-November 1, 2008.
  • "Collective Self-Deception, Collective Injustice: Consumption, Sustainability and Responsibility", Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, Center for Values and Social Policy University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, August 8-10, 2008.
  • "Collective Self-Deception, Collective Injustice: Consumption, Sustainability and Homo Economicus", Justice Studies Association Annual Conference, Democracy How? Justice and Democracy 2008, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, June 4-7, 2008.
  • "Love's Perfection? Agape and Eros in Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves". Studia Theologica 63/1 (2009): 126-41.
  • "Appropriating Borges: The Weary Man, Utopia, and Globalism", with Margaret DeWeese-Boyd, Utopian Studies 19.1 (2008): 115-130.
  • "Love's Perfection: Agape and Eros in Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves", First annual Seminar on Faith, Film and Philosophy, Faith and Reason Institute, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, September 26-29, 2007.
  • "Taking Care: Self-Deception, Culpability and Control", Teorema XXVI/3 (2007): 161-176.
  • "The Trial of Wealth: Poverty and Possessions in Basil of Caesarea and Thoman Aquinas", Justice Studies Association Annual Conference, The Poor in the Lap of Luxury: Responding to Inequalities, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, June 2007.
  • "The Good City versus the Luxurious City: Consumption and Sustainability Plato's Republic", with Margaret DeWeese-Boyd, Contemporary Justice Review 10.1 (2007): 115-130.
  • "Flying the Flag of Rough Branch: Rethinking Post-September 11th Patriotism through the Writings of Wendell Berry" with Margaret DeWeese-Boyd. Appalachian Journal Winter 32/2 (2005): 214-232. Reprinted in The Many Faces of Patriotism, Philip Abbott ed. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007).
  • "The Avaricious City and Self: Plato and Aquinas on Justice and Avarice", Theology on Tap Series, Church of the Advent, Hampshire House, Boston, January 2007.
  • "Grace, Freedom and Christian Scholarship", Blending Teaching and Faith: Faculty Share Their Tenure Papers, Faculty Forum Series, Gordon College, Wenham, MA, November 2006.
  • "Self-Deception", entry in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, October 2006, August 2008. 
  • "Grace and Freedom: Examining Stump's View of the Quiescent Will".  Faith and Philosophy 23.1 (2006): 80-92.
  • Participant, CCCU Disciplinary Workshop on Philosophy, "What Does It Mean to Be a Christian Philosopher Today?" Calvin College, July 2005.
  • "The Good City versus the Luxurious City: Consumption and Sustainability Plato's Republic", with Margaret DeWeese-Boyd.  Presented at the Justice Studies Association Annual Conference, "The birth of a new world: Creating justice-for-all, sustainable communities", University of Hartford, CT, June 2005.
  • "Appropriating Borges: The Weary Man, Utopia, and Globalism" with Margaret DeWeese-Boyd.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of The Society for Utopian Studies, Toronto, October 2004.
  • "Educating for Critical Inquiry: Socratic Questions", A salon discussion.  Invited Lecture,  Cultivating Inquiry: The Veritas Forum for Educators, Lexington Christian Academy, April 2004.
  • Review of George Klosko's Jacobins and Utopians: The Political Theory of Fundamental Moral Reform.  Utopian Studies 14.2 (2003): 177-9.
  • "A Discriminate Love: Re-thinking Patriotism, Community and Christian Responsibility through the Writings of Wendell Berry" with Margaret DeWeese-Boyd. Invited Lecture, L'Abri Fellowship, October 2003.
  • "Flying the Flag of Rough Branch: Rethinking Post-September 11th Patriotism through the Writings of Wendell Berry" with Margaret DeWeese-Boyd.  Presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, September 2003.
  • "Quiescence and Freedom".  Presented at the Society of Christian Philosophers Eastern Regional Meeting, Messiah College, November 2002.
  • Review of Robert Kane's The Significance of Free WillThe Modern Schoolman LXXV (November, 1998): 85-89.
  • "Self-Deception and Moral Responsibility".  Presented at the Gordon College Annual Philosophy Colloquium, April 2001.
  • "Socrates and Kierkegaard: Self-Deception and the Quest for Self-Becoming"
    • Presented at the Joint Meetings of the South Carolina Society for Philosophy and the North Carolina Philosophical Society, February 1998.
    • Presented at the Mid-South Philosophy Conference at University of Memphis, February 1998.
  • "The Problem of Self-Destroying Sin in John Milton's Samson Agonistes"
    • Presented at the Saint Louis University Philosophy Colloquium, November 1996.
    • Presented at the Society of Christian Philosophers Midwest Regional Meeting at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 1997.
  • "The Problem of Self-Destroying Sin in John Milton's Samson Agonistes". Faith and Philosophy  (1996): 487-507.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • Advisory Board, Contemporary Justice Review, August 2007-
  • American Catholic Philosophical Association, 1999-
  • American Philosophical Association, 1999-
  • Justice Studies Association, 2005-
  • Philosophy of Education Society, 2006-
  • Society of Christian Philosophers, 1995-
  • Society for Utopian Studies, 2004-

ACADEMIC AWARDS

  • Academic Service Award, Gordon College, 2001
  • Dissertation Fellowship, Saint Louis University, 1998-1999
  • President of Philosophy Graduate Student Association, Saint Louis University, 1997-1998
  • Society of Christian Philosophers Research Assistant, 1995-1998
  • Who's Who Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 1996-1997
  • James Collins Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 1996-1997
  • Robert J. Henle Research Assistantship, Saint Louis University, 1995-1997
  • Graduate Assistantship, Saint Louis University, 1994-1995 
  • Honors summa cum laude, Covenant Theological Seminary, 1994
  • Presidential Scholarship, Covenant Theological Seminary, 1991 
  • Michael J. Mungo Pre-Seminary Scholarship, University of South Carolina, 1989-1990