Congratulations to PhD student Kevin Nordby, who has won the Provost’s Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching.
OU Philosophers in Multimedia:Watch Prof. Wayne Riggs deliver his lecture "Open-mindedness, Understanding and Emotion" here.
The philosophy department has lots of Sooner Allies, who have been trained
to provide resources and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender
and questioning members of the OU community.
The following members of the Philosophy Department are available for confidential discussions about sexual orientation and gender issues:
Grad students: Andrew Chau, Dan Cheon, Kelly Epley, Patrick Epley;
Department Chair Wayne Riggs;
Department Secretary Shelley Konieczny;
Staff Assistant Gabe Serrano;
Profs. Hugh Benson, Steve Ellis, Sherri Irvin, and Zev Trachtenberg.
Prof. Steve Ellis discusses being a Sooner Ally in this video:
Recent Awards to Philosophy Faculty
Sherri Irvin has been made an OU Presidential Research Professor. This is one of the highest research honors the university bestows upon faculty.
Sherri Irvin has won an OU Arts and Humanities Faculty Fellowship, to support a research leave during Spring 2014 to work on her book, Immaterial: A Philosophy of Contemporary Art (under contract with Oxford).
Linda Zagzebski has won a $95,565 grant from the John Templeton Foundation to support a research leave to work on her book, Moral Exemplars in Theory and Practice.
Recent Dissertation Awards:
Andrew Russo has won the 2013 Provost’s Ph.D. Dissertation Award in Humanities and Fine Arts for his dissertation, A Defense of Nonreductive Mental Causation.
Alex Feldt won the 2012 Provost’s Ph.D. Dissertation Award in Humanities and Fine Arts for his dissertation, Climate Change and Human Rights: Creating Norms to Govern Earth’s Atmosphere.