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Nancy E. Snow, Ph.D.

Director and Professor of Philosophy

Phone: (405) 324-4725
: 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


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

  • (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

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. 
  • 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
  • (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.