Department of Philosophy Resources

Faculty Teaching Awards

The Philosophy Department is motivated by a dedication to excellence in teaching. Most of our faculty have received teaching awards, and many of our faculty have received multiple teaching awards. The Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching is RIT’s highest tribute to successful pedagogy, and the Department of Philosophy is home to nine of these awards.

  • John T. Sanders (1979-1980)
  • James I. Campbell (1991-1992)
  • Timothy Engström (1993-1994)
  • Dane R. Gordon (1996-1997)
  • James I. Campbell (1999-2000)
  • John T. Sanders (2000-2001)
  • David B. Suits (2002-2003)
  • Timothy Engström (2007-2008)
  • Katie Terezakis (2014-2015)

Faculty Scholarship Awards

The Philosophy Department is also motivated by a strong commitment to scholarship, as evidenced by the scholarly activities of the individual members of the Department, by the Department’s speaker series and colloquia, and by the scholarship awards which have been won. Each year Paul A. and Francena L. Miller Fellowships are awarded to assist faculty in the College of Liberal Arts in the pursuit of their scholarly and professional projects. The Department of Philosophy has been the home of eleven of these prestigious Fellowships.

  • Timothy Engström (2002-2003)
  • Brian Schroeder (2003-2004)
  • John Capps (2005-2006)
  • Evan Selinger (2007-2008)
  • Katie Terezakis (2009-2010)
  • Jesús Aguilar (2009-2010)
  • John T. Sanders (2012-2013)
  • Brian Schroeder (2013-2014)
  • Lawrence Torcello (2014-2015)
  • Jesús Aguilar (2015-2016)
  • Silvia Benso (2018-2019)

Ezra A. Hale Chair in Applied Ethics

The Hale Chair in Applied Ethics is devoted to research and teaching in ethics within and about the professional disciplines. The holder of the Chair is Wade L. Robison.

The Chair sponsors the Hale Ethics Series, occasional lectures and conferences throughout the academic year, and helpful material on ethics, including booksvideos and links on various aspects of ethics. The Hale Chair is the founding President of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum and has written and lectured extensively on issues in professional ethics.