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Nancy E. Snow, Ph.D.

Nancy Snow

Director and Professor of Philosophy

Email: nsnow@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 324-4725
Office
: Chemistry Building 208E

Curriculum Vitae (01/19/18)

Areas of Specialization: Virtue Ethics and Virtue Theory, Moral Psychology

Areas of Competence: Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Social and Political Philosophy, Feminist Ethics, Business Ethics, Bioethics, Free Will and Determinism, Asian Philosophy

Degrees:

Ph.D. 1988 University of Notre Dame
M.A. 1982 Marquette University
B.A. 1980 Marquette University

Academic Experience

  • (2016 - ) Professor of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma
  • (2015 - ) Professor and Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing, University of Oklahoma
  • (2014 - 2015) Acting Chair, Marquette University Philosophy Department
  • (2010 - 2015) Professor of Philosophy, Marquette University
  • (2002 - 2005) Director of Core Curriculum, Marquette University
  • (1996 - 2010) Associate Professor of Philosophy, Marquette University
  • (1989 - 1996) Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Marquette University
  • (1987-1989) Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Arizona State University

Recent Books

Selected Articles

For a complete list of articles, see my CV.

  • Snow, N., Beck, S. (Forthcoming). Teaching virtue. In A. Zimmerman, K. Jones and M. Timmons (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Moral Epistemology.
  • Snow, N. (Forthcoming). Virtue proliferation: A clear and present danger?. In E. Grimi (Ed.), The Big Risk Behind the Explosion of Virtues. New York: Springer
  • Snow, N. (Forthcoming). Positive psychology, the classification of character strengths and virtues, and issues of measurement. The Journal of Positive Psychology.
  • Callina, K., Snowm N., and Murray, E. (Forthcoming). The history of philosophical and psychological perspectives on hope: Toward defining hope for science of positive human development. In S. Lopez and M. Gallagher (Eds.), Handbook of Hope.
  •  Snow, N. (Forthcoming). Metaphysics, virtue, and eudaimonia in aristotle and buddhism. In E. Nelson (Ed.), Naturalism and Asian Philosophy: Owen Flanagan and Beyond. SUNY Press.
  • Snow, N. (Forthcoming). From ordinary virtue to aristotelian virtue. In T. Harrison and D. Walker (Eds.), The Theory and Practice of Virtue Education. London: Routledge.
  • Snow, N. (Forthcoming). Adaptive misbeliefs, value trade-offs, and epistemic responsibility. In K. Ahlstrom-Vijs & J. Dunn (Eds.), Epistemic consequentialism. Oxford University Press.
  • Snow, N. (Forthcoming). Metaphysics, virtue, and eudaimonia in Aristotle and Buddhism. In E. Nelson (Ed.), Naturalism and Asian philosophy: Owen Flanagan and beyond, SUNY Press.
  • Snow, N. (2017). The nature of humility: A critical perspective on nadelhoffer and wright. In W. S. Armstrong and C. B. Miller (Eds.), Moral psychology, volume 5, virtue and happiness (351-359). Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.
  • Snow, N. (2017). Extending Compassion. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, 16(4), 543-550.
  • Snow, N. (2016). Virtue acquisition: The paradox of striving. The journal of moral education, 45(2), 179-191.
  • Snow, N., Annas, J., Narvaez, D. (2016). How habits make us virtuous, Developing the virtues: Integrating perspectives. Oxford University Press.
  • Snow, N.(2015). Food virtue: Can we make virtuous food choices?. In J. M. Dieterle (Ed.), Just food (181-193). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Snow, N. (2015). Generativity and flourishing, Journal of moral education, 44(3), 263-283.
  • Snow, N.(2015). Models of virtue. In L. B. Jones and M. Slote (Eds.), Routledge companion to virtueethics (359-373). New York: Routledge.
  • Snow, N. (2015). Picturing moral sensitivity: Insights from murdoch and cervone. In P. Vandenberg, D. Mower, and W. Robison (Eds.), Developing moral sensitivy (58-76). New York: Routledge.
  • Snow, N. (2014) The geography of thought revisited: Reflections on situationism and the psychology of asians. In N. Snow and F. V. Trivigno (Eds.), Philosophy and psychology of character and happiness. New York: Routledge.           
  • Snow, N. (2014). Toward a moral psychology of nonviolence: The gandhian paradigm. In R. Amster and E. Ndura (Eds.), Exploring the power of nonviolence (253-267). Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press.
  • Snow, N. (2014). Situationism and character: New directions. In S. V. Hooft (Ed.), The handbook of virtue ethics (430-439). Durham, England: Acumen Publishing.
  • Snow, N. (2013). Hope as an intellectual virtue. In M. Austin (Ed.), Virtues in action (153-170). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 
  • Snow, N. (2013). May you live in interesting times’: Moral philosophy and empirical psychology. Journal of moral philosophy, 10(3), 339-353.
  • Snow, N. (2013). Notes toward an empirical psychology of virtue: Exploring the personality scaffolding of virtue. In J. Peters (Ed.), Aristotelian ethics in contemporary perspective, New York: Routledge, 130-144.
  • Snow, N. (2008). Virtue and flourishing, Journal of social philosophy XXXIX, (2), 225-245.
  • Snow, N. (2006). Habitual virtuous actions and automaticity, ethical theory and moral practice, 9(5), 545-561.
  • Snow, N. (2005). Iris murdoch’s notion of a loving gaze, the journal of value inquiry, 39, 487-498.
  • Snow, N. (2004). Virtue and the oppression of african americans, public affairs quarterly, 18(1), 57-74.
  • Snow, N. (2003). Virtue and the oppression of women. In S. Brennan (Ed.), Feminist moral philosophy (33-61). Calgary, Alberta, Canada: University of Calgary Press.
  • Snow, N. (2000). Empathy, american philosophical quarterly, 37(1), 65-78.
  • Snow, N. (1995). Humility, the journal of  value inquiry, 29(2), 203-216. 
  • Snow, N. (1991). Compassion, american philosophical quarterly, 28, 195-205. 

Professional Memberships

  • American Philosophical Association, Central Division     
  • American and International Society for Philosophy of Law
  • Feminist Ethics and Social Theory
  • North American Society for Social Philosophy, Archivist (2010-15)
  • Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion
  • Society for Women in Philosophy, Eastern Division

Grants

  • (2014) Awarded $2.6 million by the Templeton Religion Trust to co-direct a three-year project (September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2017) on "The Self, Motivation, and Virtue," with Professor Darcia Narvaez of the University of Notre Dame.         
  • (2010) Awarded $175,000 by "A New Science of Virtues," a project of the University of Chicago (funded by the John Templeton Foundation) for two years to work on a book, Landscapes of Hope: The 'What,' 'Why,' and 'How' of Hope.
  • (2008) Curriculum Enhancement Grant, Awarded for Summer ($3,000) for course development of “Eastern Philosophy and Feminism.”
  • (2001) National Science Foundation/American Philosophical Association, Awarded for Summer ($2,200) for work on the stem cell research debate.
  • (1992) Marquette University, College of Arts and Sciences, Mellon Grant, Awarded for Summer ($3,500) to develop a team-taught course (with Dr. Siobhan Moroney, formerly of Marquette's Political Science Department) on "Moral and Political Education."
  • (1990) Marquette University, Summer Faculty Fellowship ($3,200) for research.