|2015 - Present||Professor Emerita, University of Dayton ‐ Department of Philosophy|
|2006 - 2015||Professor, University of Dayton ‐ Department of Philosophy|
|1998 - 2004||Associate Professor, University of Dayton ‐ Department of Philosophy|
|1982 - 1998||Assistant Professor, University of Dayton ‐ Department of Philosophy|
|1978 - 1981||Assistant Professor, Denison University|
|1977 - 1978||Assistant Professor, Bowdoin College|
Honors and Awards
- 2016 Herbert W. Schneider Award, awarded for career-long achievement and distinguished contributions to the understanding of American Philosophy
- 2015 Jane Addams Prize of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy for the paper “A Pluralistic Universe in Twenty Years”
- 2014 research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to write "Weaving Addams’s Cosmopolitan Pluralism"
- 2014 Joseph L. Blau Prize from the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy for the paper “Addams on Cultural Pluralism, European Immigrants, and African Americans”
- 2013 Joseph L. Blau Prize from the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy for “Reading Addams’s ‘Democracy and Social Ethics’ as a Social Gospel, Evolutionary Idealist Text”
- 2009 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Participant, “American Immigration Revisited,” Washington, D.C.
- 2005 Wye Fellow, Aspen Institute Wye Faculty Seminar
- 2005 Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) Award for Excellence in Teaching
- 2004 University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching
- 2001 John Grenzebach Research Award for Research in Philanthropy, awarded by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, for “Ethical Decision Making in Fund Raising”
- 2001 Staley/Robeson/Ryan/St. Lawrence Research in Philanthropy Prize from the Association for Fundraising Professionals for “Ethical Decision Making in Fund Raising”
|1978||PhD, Boston University|
|1975||MA, Boston University|
|1971||BA, Wheaton College|
“The Moral Equivalent of War”: William James’s Minor Variation on Common Themes William James Studies (2018)
Unlike other scholars who interpret William James’s “The Moral Equivalent of War” in light of the author’s other writings, I read the essay as James’s contribution to conversations being held within the pre-World War One ...
A Pluralistic Universe in Twenty Years The Pluralist (2016)
Placed side by side, James' A Pluralistic Universe and Addams’s Twenty Years at Hull-House seem to have little in common. James’s critique of absolute idealism is written for intellectuals comfortable with philosophical abstractions. Twenty Years ...
Addams on Cultural Pluralism, European Immigrants, and African Americans The Pluralist (2014)
In this paper, I will restrict the discussion to Addams’s writings during the twentieth century’s first decade, when she developed most of her thinking on cultural pluralism. By 1910, Dewey had not yet moved to ...
Reading Addams’s 'Democracy and Social Ethics' as a Social Gospel, Evolutionary Idealist Text The Pluralist (2013)
There is a Disciplinary divide between philosophers and historians in how they read Addams’s first book, Democracy and Social Ethics. Philosophers identify Addams primarily as a pragmatist. They often compare and contrast her thinking with ...
Reading Dewey’s Political Philosophy Through Addams’s Political Compromises American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly (2013)
Both John Dewey and Jane Addams believed that the cure for the ills of democracy is more democracy. While their vision of democracy is rightly called radical, the processes through which they proposed to cure ...
Interpretation's Contrapuntal Pathways: Addams and the Averbuch Affair Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society (2011)
In March 1908 the Chicago Police Chief shot Lazarus Averbuch, a young, Russian Jewish immigrant, claiming self-defense against an anarchist plot. Jane Addams refused to join the public's outcry of support for their chief, declaring ...
Cracks in the Inexorable: Bourne and Addams on Pacifists during Wartime Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society (2010)
There is general consensus that Randolph Bourne was right in his criticism of Dewey's support for U.S. participation in World War One. Bourne's central argument against Dewey was that war is inexorable. War cannot be ...
Addams and Dewey: Pragmatism, Expression, and Community An Unconventional History of Western Philosophy: Conversations Between Men and Women Philosophers (2009)
Chicago in the 1890s was home to two remarkable institutions, started by two remarkable activist-philosophers, experimenting with ideas and with social change. The first was Hull House, a social settlement, founded by Jane Addams and ...
Mead and the International Mind Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society (2008)
In this paper I analyze the conceptions of internationalism and the international mind that Mead uses in "The Psychological Bases of Internationalism" (1915); in his 1917 Chicago Herald columns defending U.S. entry into the war; ...
A Pragmatist Cosmopolitan Moment: Reconfiguring Nussbaum's Cosmopolitan Concentric Circles The Journal of Speculative Philosophy (2007)
Robert Fine and Robin Cohen conclude their essay “Four Cosmopolitan Moments” by stating that developing cosmopolitanism “has become an urgent moral necessity” (2002, 162). As resources for this task they offer the Stoics, Kant, Arendt, ...
Addams's Internationalist Pacifism and the Rhetoric of Maternalism National Women’s Studies Association Journal (2006)
Addams's pacifism grew out of her experiences working for social justice in Chicago's multi-national immigrant community. It rested on her well-tested conviction that justice and international comity could only be achieved through nonviolent means. While ...
Cosmic Patriotism and Spiritual Internationalism: Addams’s Newer Ideals of Peace Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Newsletter (2006)
In Newer Ideals of Peace (1907), Addams notes the coming of a “beneficent and progressive patriotism,” a “newer patriotism” that may grow large enough “to soak up the notion of nationalism.” She charts rising cooperation ...
Feminism and the Art of Interpretation: Or, Reading the First Wave to Think about the Second and Third Waves American Philosophical Association's Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy (2005)
Cory, my daughter, accuses me of having no thoughts of my own. I was talking with Jeremy [“Cory, what do you call him? partner? significant other? boyfriend?” “Mom, I just call him Jeremy.” Alright, then.]. ...
Rawls, Associations, and the Political Conception of Justice Journal of Social Philosophy (1997)
Political philosophers do not say much about associations. Some have valued associations greatly,’ but rarely do we read a theory of associations which assigns them a function in the social structure. In Political Liberalism Rawls ...
Jane Addams on Autonomy and Responsibility University of Dayton Review (1997)
Addams understands autonomy and responsibility from the perspective of American pragmatism. Like her collaborator and friend, John Dewey, Addams believes one ascertains an idea's meaning and truth by applying it in practice. Hull House was ...
Philanthropy and Injustice in Mill and Addams Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (1995)
The idea that philanthropy has promoted social justice is historically well-established. Voluntary action, however, can also be used to perpetuate injustice. In this article I analyze criticisms of philanthropy given by John Stuart Mill and ...
Attitudes of Students and Accounting Practitioners Concerning the Ethical Acceptability of Earnings Management Journal of Business Ethics (1995)
There are many ways that accountants and managers can influence the reported accounting results of their organizational units. When such influence is directed at changing the amount of reported earnings, it is known as earnings ...
Is Managing Earnings Ethically Acceptable? Surveys Show Age and Seniority Affect Attitudes on Earnings Management Management Accounting (1994)
Is managing earnings through accounting methods ethically acceptable? That's the question we recently asked a sample group of management accountants. The response to the survey was enlightening. Our survey was designed as a follow-up and ...
The Philanthropic Community as a Gift Economy New Directions in Philanthropic Fundraising (1994)
The ethics of fundraising derive in a most basic sense from the purposes and ideals of philanthropy. We can think of philanthropy as a "gift economy" in which fundraisers facilitate the movement of gifts among ...
Tensions from Technology in Marx's Communist Society Journal of Value Inquiry (1982)
In the popular stereotype, technology is equated with machinery and machines are understood in utilitarian terms as means which people use to accomplish their previously selected ends. For Marx, however, the relation between persons and ...