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PhD Alumni

Please find below our PhD graduates, with a brief biography

Katie Stockdale - PhD Dalhousie 2017

Katie is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Sam Houston State University. Her research is in moral psychology and social and political philosophy, specifically in the nature and value of moral emotions in social and political life.

Samantha Copeland - PhD Dalhousie 2015

Samantha has been awarded a three-year Post-doctoral Fellow position with the CauseHealth project, commencing October, 2015.  She will be based in Norway at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
: The Case of the Triggered Memory: Serendipitous Discovery and the Ethics of Clinical Research

Eve Roberts - PhD Dalhousie 2015

Eve is an Associate Fellow, History of Science and Technology Programme, University of King's College,

Thesis: System-driven research: legitimate experimental design for biological/biomedical research.
Curriculum Vitae

Warren Heiti - PhD Dalhousie 2014

Warren's current academic position is, Faculty, Bard College,
Thesis: An Ethics of Attention

Michael Doan - PhD Dalhousie 2014

Michael is an Assistant Professor in Department of Philosophy at the University of Eastern Michigan.
Thesis: Complacency and Motivational Vice

Adam Auch - PhD Dalhousie 2012

Adam is a tutor with the Dalhousie Writing Centre
Thesis: "Show Me How You Do that Trick" Reconciling Linguistic Naturalism and Normativism

Meredith Schwartz

Meredith Schwartz - PhD Dalhousie 2011

Meredith is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Ryerson University
"Respect and Health Care Ethics: Respect, Social Power and Health Policy"

Christina Behme - PhD Dalhousie 2011

Thesis: "Cartesian Linguistics: From Historical Antecedents to Computational Modeling"

Ami Harbin

Ami Harbin - PhD Dalhousie 2011

Ami is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women and Gender Studies at Oakland University. She also is the Assistant Director of the Women and Gender Studies program.
Thesis: "Disorienting Responsibility"

Lisa Kretz - PhD Dalhousie 2008

Lisa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, at the University of Evansville.
Thesis: "Reconceptualizing the Ecological Self"

Victoria Seavilleklein - PhD Dalhousie 2008

Victoria is a Clinical Ethicist in Alberta Health Services’ Central Zone and a Clinical Lecturer with the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre.
Thesis: "The Values and Practice of Prenatal Screening in Canada"

James Anderson - PhD Dalhousie 2007

James Anderson is a Bioethicist for Trillium Health Partners. Prior to joining Trillium, he was a Bioethicist at Holland Bloorview, and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Ethics with the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics.
: "Clinical Research in Context"

Jenna Woodrow - PhD Dalhousie 2007

Jenna is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Thompson Rivers University.  Her primary area of research is the evolution of norms and normative judgments.
: "Luck and Responsibility"

Kira Tomsons - PhD Dalhousie 2006

Kira is an instructor in the Department of Philosophy at Douglas College in New Westminster, British Columbia.
: "Oppression: A Conceptual Analysis"

Christy Simpson - PhD Dalhousie 2001

Christy is the Head and Associate professor in the Department of Bioethics at Dalhousie University.
Thesis: "The Intersections of Hope, Health, and Illness: Moral Responsibilities of Health Care Providers"

Carolyn McLeod - PhD Dalhousie, 1999

Carolyn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario. She is also an affiliate member of the Department of Women's Studies and Feminist Research, and a member of Rotman Institute of Science and Values. Her research focuses on health care ethics, ethical theory, and feminist theory.
Thesis: "Self-Trust and Reproductive Autonomy"

Nancy Salay - PhD Dalhousie, 1998

Nancy Salay received her PhD in the Philosophy of Mind, Language and Logic, but after spending six years working as a computational linguist and ontologist at Cycorp, Inc. — an AI think-tank in Austin, Texas — she changed her focus to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science.    Currently in both the Philosophy Department and the School of Computing at Queen’s University.
Thesis: "Reconciling a Naturalistic Theory of Meaning with Intentions: The Causal/Conceptual Approach"

Wayne Fenske - PhD Dalhousie, 1995

Wayne is a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.  His research interests are in meta-ethics and ethical theory. He has published in Dialogue and The Journal of Value Inquiry. His current research focuses on the nature of practical reason and its relation to moral obligation.
Thesis: "A New Theory of Noncognitivism"

Susan Dimock - PhD Dalhousie 1994

Susan is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy, York University. Her Research interests include: Ethics: Meta-ethics, theoretical and practical; Political Philosophy; Philosophy of Law; Punishment Theory; Criminal Responsibility; Crimalization; Early Modern History of Philosophy. Currently, Susan is a member of the Graduate Programs: Philosophy; Socio-Legal Studies; Public Policy, Administration and Law; Interdisciplinary Studies. She is also the Editor-in-Chief for Dialogue, and Associate Editor for Criminal Law and Philosophy. Additionally, Susan is Associate Editor in charge of special editions for Journal of Value Inquiry.
Thesis: "Personal Autonomy"

Bob Bright - PhD Dalhousie 1991

Bob was an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of Manitoby until 2006.  Currently, he is the owner and operator of Vancouver Island Digital Imaging.
Thesis: "Foundations of Utilitarianism"