Bernie Cantens, Ph.D 

Professor of the Philosophy at Moravian College


Curriculum Vitae

Bernie J. Cantens, Ph. D.


Comenius Hall 107・Department of Philosophy・Moravian College

1200 Main Street・Bethlehem, PA 18018


Curriculum Vitae



Webpage: www.berniecantens.com

Personal Blog: https://berniecantens.blogspot.com

E-mail: cantensb@moravian.edu


I.  EDUCATION  

  

1999      Ph. D., M.A., Philosophy, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

                        Dissertation: Suárez (1548-1617) and Meinong (1853-1920) on Beings of Reason and Non-existent Objects 

                        Dissertation Committee: Dr. Ramon Lemos (Director), Dr. Risto Hilpinen, Dr. Charles Siewert, Dr. Leonard Carrier, and Dr. Jane 

                        Connolly


1993      B.A. Philosophy, Florida International University, Miami, FL.

               Cum Laude and Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Philosophy and Religious Study  


1993       Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Florida.


1993      M.A. Accounting, School of Business, Florida International University, Miami, FL.


1987      B.A. Accounting, School of Business, Florida International University, Miami, FL.


II. MAJOR AWARDS, GRANTS, AND FELLOWSHIPS


National Endowments for the Humanities (NEH) Grants


2014-16 NEH Enduring Questions: What is Peace? ($32,256)


2006    NEH Summer Seminar Negotiating Identities in Art, Literature, and Philosophy: Cuban Americans and Cuban Culture ($2,400)

               University of New York, Buffalo, NY. Directors: Jorge J. E. Gracia, Lynette Bosch, and Isabel Alvarez-Borland 


2005    NEH Faculty Research Award 2005-2006 ($40,000) "Peirce's Evolutionary Cosmology and the Naturalism vs. Theism Debate".


The Council of Independent Colleges and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ($800,000)


2014-16 CIC Consortium for Online Humanities Instruction 


Moravian Grants


2014-2016 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Digital Pedagogy Course Development, Moravian College.  Individual Stipend: $2,300.00.

2016 Faculty Development Grant, Moravian College $ 1,200.00

2015 Faculty Development Grant, Moravian College $ 900.00

2014 Faculty Development Grant, Moravian College $ 931.53

2013 Faculty Development Grant, Moravian College $1.114.11

2012 Faculty Development Grant, Moravian College $1.098

2011 Faculty Development Grant Summer Stipend, Moravian College $3,500

2011 Faculty Development Grant, Moravian College $742.00

2010 Faculty Development Grant, Moravian College $758.00

2010 Faculty Development Grant, Moravian College $212.97

2009 Faculty Development and Research Grant, Moravian College $1,200


Visiting Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. 2006 (Charles Peirce Archives)


American Philosophical Association Prize in Latin American Thought

      "Francisco De Vitoria's Just Intervention Theory and the Iraq War," symposium paper delivered at the American Philosophical Association 

        Eastern Division in  Boston, MA on December 27-30, 2004.


American Philosophical Association William James Prize

      "Overcoming the Evidentialist's Challenge: Peirce's Conjectures of Instinctive Reason and the Reality of God," symposium paper delivered at 

         the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division in Washington, DC on December 27-30, 2003.         

     

III. HONORS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS


1994-1999  Graduate Research Assistantship, Department of Philosophy, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl.

2000 Award of Appreciation - St. John Vianney College

2003 The Apple Award for Teaching Excellency

2003 Professional Development Grant, Barry University ($500)

2001-2007 Certificate of Professional Development In Recognition of Outstanding Scholarship

2001-2007 Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service to Barry University.


IV. EMPLOYMENT AND POSITIONS HELD


2013 - Present      Professor (Tenured) Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA.

2008 – 2013         Associate Professor and Chair (Tenured) Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA.

2006                     Harvard University, Visiting Fellow, Cambridge, MA. 

2000 - 2008          Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Barry University, Miami, FL.

1997 - 2000          Instructor/Assistant Professor, St. John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL.  

1994 - 1997          Graduate Assistant, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

 

V. AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION


American Pragmatism, Philosophy of Religion, Spanish Renaissance Philosophy, and Ethics (Applied and Meta-ethics)


VI. AREAS OF COMPETENCY


Medieval Philosophy, Logic, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy


VII. TEACHING EXPERIENCE


A. Recent Courses Taught (Face-to-face)

  • 100-level

Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Logic: Critical Thinking


  • 200-level

Advanced Logic

Ancient Philosophy

Medieval Philosophy

Early Modern Philosophy

American Pragmatism

Latin American Philosophy   


  • 200-level -Ethics

Ethics

Applied Ethics

Ethics Bowl

Medical Ethics

Ethics for the Public Health

Environmental Ethics

Sports Ethics

Introduction to the Ethics of Abortion

Personhood and the Ethics of Abortion

Advanced Topics in the Ethics of Abortion

Virtue Ethics


  • 300 Level Advanced

Metaphysics

Meta-Ethics


B. Online and Hybrid Courses

  • Introduction to Philosophy (2012)
  • Ethics (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Meta-Ethics (2015, 2016)
  • Advanced Topics in the Ethics of Abortion (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Personhood and the Ethics of Abortion-Winter (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Sports Ethics (2015)
  • Virtue Ethics (2016)
  • Ethics for the Public’s Health-Hybrid (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • American Pragmatism Hybrid-Hybrid (2016)
  • Judaism, Islam and Christianity in Medieval Spain-Hybrid (2016)

 

C. Senior Thesis, Independent Studies, and Advisee to Student Scholarly Presentation

  • Taylor LaValva, Peter Railton's Instrumental Theory of Rationality, 2016
  • Nicole L. Metzger, The Abortion Controversy: A Feminist-Particularist Perspective, 2016
  • Lily DiMattia From Non-Moral Normativity to Moral Normativity, 2016
  • Elainea Horan John Mackie's Error Theory, 2016
  • Samantha Keenan, Symbolic Logic, 2016.
  • Libario Obeid, Ethics of Abortion, 2015.
  • Armando Chapelliquen, Justice: From Theory to Action, 2011-12
  • Joe Munley, An Economic Evaluation of the Close in Major League Baseball, 2010.
  • Maggie Riegel Make Love to the paradox: An Existential Musing of Notes from the Underground, 2009.
  • Petro Torenta, Peirce's Argument for the Reality of God, 2004
  • Leigh Ruffino, Peirce's Categories, 2002


VIII. PUBLICATIONS


 A. Works Edited

APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, Volume 12 (2) Spring 2013.

APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, Volume 12 (1) Fall 2012.

APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, Volume 11 (2) Spring 2012.

APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, Volume 11 (1) Fall 2011.

APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, Volume 10 (2) Spring 2011.

APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, Volume 10 (1) Fall 2010

APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, Volume 9 (2) Spring 2010.

APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy: Special Issue on the Nomination

of Sonia Sotomayor, Volume 9 (1) Fall 2009.

APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy: Special Topic on Hispanic and

American Philosophy, Volume 8 (2) Spring 2009.

APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy: Special Topic on Immigration,

Volume 8 (1) Fall 2008.


B. Articles, Book Chapters, and Encyclopedia Entries (In chronological order)

(1) "The Interdependency Between Aquinas' Doctrine of Creation and The Principle of the Limitations of Act by Potency." American Catholic Philosophical Association Proceedings Vol. 74 (2000): 121-140.


     Cited in the following:

     Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, "Francisco Suárez." First published Mon Jul 21, 2014. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/suarez/


(2) "Suárez y Descartes sobre la noción de verdades eternas y  su relacion con Dios" Sapientia Vol. 55 (2000): 25-36.  


(3) "The Relationship Between God and Essences and the Notion of Eternal Truths According To Francisco Suárez." The Modern Schoolman Philosophical Quarterly Vol. 71(2) (2000): 127-143.


     Cited in the following:

     Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, "Francisco Suárez." First published Mon Jul 21, 2014. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/suarez/


     Monticelli, Pedro. "DOUTORADO EM FILOSOFIA."


     Novotny, Daniel D. Beings of Reason: A Study in Scholasticism of the Baroque Era. ProQuest, 2008.


(4) "A Solution to the Problem of Personal Identity in the Metaphysics of St. Thomas." American Catholic Philosophical Association Proceedings Vol. 75 (2001):  121-134. 


(5)  "Ultimate Reality in the Metaphysics of Francisco Suárez." Ultimate Reality and Meaning Vol. 25 (2) (2002): 73-92.


(6) "Peirce and the Spontaneous Conjectures of Instinctive Reasoning" Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 76 (2002) 89-101.


(7) "What kind of beings (entia) are beings of reason and what kind of being (esse) do they

have? Suárez on beings of reason" American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 77 (2003) 171-187.

     

     Cited in the following:

     Metaphysics: Aristotelian, Scholastic, Analytic. (Volume 1 of Contemporary Scholasticism). Edited by Lukáš Novák, Daniel D. Novotný,      

     Prokop Sousedík, David Svoboda. Germany: Walter de Gruyter, 2012.


     Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, "Francisco Suárez." First published Mon Jul 21, 2014. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/suarez/


(8) "Overcoming The Evidentialist's Challenge: Peirce's Conjectures of Instinctive Reason and the Reality of God" Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 40 (4) 2004: 771-786.


(9) "Francisco De Vitoria's Just Intervention Theory and the Iraq War" APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, Vol. 4 (2) Spring 2005, 1-8.


(10) "Cognitive Faculties and Evolutionary Naturalism," American Catholic Philosophical Association Proceedings 80 (2006): 201-208.  


     Cited in the following:

     Anthony J. Lisska. Aquinas's Theory of Perception: An Analytic Reconstruction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016


(11) "Peirce on Science and Religion" International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 59 (2) (2006):  93-115.


     Cited in the following:

     Serra, Juan Pablo. "What is and what should pragmatic ethics be? Some remarks on recent scholarship." European journal of    

     pragmatism and American philosophy 2.2 (2010): 104-105.


     Sims, Jeffrey H. "A fallible groom in the religious thought of Cs Peirce–a centenary revisitation." Sophia 47.2 (2008): 91-105.


     Niemoczynski, Leon J. THE SACRED DEPTHS OF NATURE AN ONTOLOGY OF THE POSSIBLE IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF PEIRCE AND   

     HEIDEGGER. Diss. Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2009.


     Shook, John R. "Panentheism and Peirce's God Theology Guided by Philosophy and Cosmology." Philosophy, Theology and the 

     Sciences 3.1 (2016): 8-31.


(12) "Ultimate Reality in the Philosophy of Charles Sanders Peirce: To Want To Learn The Truth" Ultimate Reality and Meaning, 29 (4) (2006): 229-243.


(13) "Forgiveness and it importance in Post-War Ethics" Journal of Religion, Disability and Health, 12 (3) (2008): 251-266.


(14) "Comments on Jaime Nubiola's "Charles Peirce and the Hispanic World" APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues: Special Topic on Hispanic and American Philosophy, Volume 7, Number 2, Spring 2009.


(15) "Dewey's Pragmatism and Social-Political Philosophy: Comments on Rosa Mayorga's  "Hispanic Philosophy, American Pragmatism, and Cuba" APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues: Special Topic on Hispanic and American Philosophy, Volume 7, Number 2, Spring 2009.


(16) "Why Forgive: A Christian Response" Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 82 (2008): 217-228.


     Cited in the following:

     James K. Voiss. Rethinking Christian Forgiveness: Theological, Philosophical, and Psychological Explorations. Collegeville, Minnesota:    

     Liturgical Press, 2015.


     Straub, Benjamin. "“FORGIVE, IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST ANYONE” A BIBLICAL ACCOUNT OF INTERPERSONAL   

      FORGIVENESS." (2012).


(17) "On the Metaphysics of Cultural Identity: A Darwinian Account" Latino Studies 7 (2) (2009): 167-196.


(18) "Francisco Suárez." The History of Western Philosophy of Religion. Volume 3 Early Modern Philosophy. Edited by Graham Oppy and Nick Trakakis. Durham: Acumen Publishing Limited, 2009, 75-87.


(19)   "Francisco de Vitoria and Bartolome de las Casas on the Rights of the American Indians" Blackwell Companion to Latin American Philosophy. Edited by Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia Schutte, and Otavio Bueno. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2010, 23-35.


     Cited in in the following:

     Davenport, John J. "Just war theory, humanitarian intervention, and the need for a democratic federation." Journal of Religious Ethics  

     39.3 (2011): 493-555.


     D'Oca, Fernando Rodrigues Montes. "FRANCISCO DE VITORIA: NEGÓCIOS IBÉRICOS, PODER PAPAL E DIREITOS DOS ÍNDIOS  

     AMERICANOS." Seara Filosófica 6 (2013).


     D'Oca, Fernando Rodrigues Montes. "FRANCISCO DE VITORIA E A TEORIA ARISTOTÉLICA DA ESCRAVIDÃO NATURAL." Thaumazein:   

     Revista Online de Filosofia 7.13 (2014): 3-31.


     Pich, Roberto Hofmeister, Manuel Lázaro Pulido, and Alfredo Santiago Culleton, eds. Ideas sin fronteras en los límites de las ideas–

     Ideias sem fronteiras nos limites das ideias. Scholastica Colonialis: Status quaestionis. Vol. 7. Inst. Telógico de Cáceres, 2012.


(20) "Is Political Forgiveness Possible?" in Politics, Pluralism and Religion. Cambridge, England: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010, 213-232.


(21) “Suárez’s Argument for the Existence of God” Interpreting Suárez: Critical Essays. Edited by Daniel Schwartz. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.


     Cited in the following:

     Mathew Levering. Proofs of God Classical Arguments From Tertullian to Bart. Grand Rapids: Baker Publishing Group, 2016.


(22) “What is Philosophy of Religion?” http://philosophyofreligion.org/?p=23862, 2014.


(23) “Spanish Philosophy and Law.” A New Brill Companion to Spanish Renaissance, forthcoming.


D. Book Reviews (In chronological order)

(1) Review of Grffiths, Paul J. Problems of Religious Diversity. Exploring the Philosophy of Religion, for Theological Studies 63 June (2002): 435.

(2) Review of Flannery, Kevin, L. S.J. Acts Amid Precepts for Louvain Studies 28(2003): 384-93.  

(3) Review of Deely, John. What Distinguishes Human Understanding?  for The Review of Metaphysics  57 (2003): 145-8.

(4) Review of Shanley, Brian J. O.P.  The Thomist Tradition for Theological Studies 64 (2003): 205-6.

(5) Review of Dekker, Eef. Middle Knowledge for American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 78 (2004): 499-503.

(6) Review of Ward, Roger. Conversion in American Philosophy for Transactions of the Charles Sanders Peirce Society 42 (2005): 444-50.

(7) Review of Annuario filosofíco: pragmatismo hispanico for Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 44(4) (2008): 739-47.

(8) Review of Alvin Plantinga and Michael Tooley, Knowledge of God for American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 84(3) (2010): 644-7.

(9) Review of Jorge J. E. Gracia, Forging People: Race Ethnicity, and Nationality in Hispanic American and Latino/a Thought for Choice, 2012.

(10) Review of Robert Schwartz, Rethinking Pragmatism: From William James to Contemporary Philosophy for Choice, 2013.

(11) Review of F. Thomas Burke, What Pragmatism Was for Choice, 2014.


D. Non-Academic Publications

Zero-tolerance is compatible with Christian's Forgiveness." The Miami Herald, Letters to the Editor. May 18, 2002.   


E. Works in Process

  • An Introduction to The Ethics of Abortion
  • “A New Look at the Hiddenness of God”
  • “A Reply to Judith Jarvis Thompson”
  • “A Critique of Noonan’s Probability Argument”
  • “A Virtue Ethics Approach to Abortion”


IX. PRESENTATIONS

    

   A. Academic Presentation   (In chronological order)

(1) "What Beliefs are Morally Good, Epistemically Correct and Right," delivered to the Society  of Christian Philosophers at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ on March, 12-14, 1998.                         

(2) "Eternal Essences and God: According to Suárez," delivered to the Society of Christian Philosophers at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI on March 25-27, 1999.

 (3) "The Morality of the Social Means of Communication," delivered at Pax Institute's Annual Communication Conferences at the Radisson Mart Plaza, Miami, FL on August 7, 1999.

(4) "La Noción de Necesidad y Verdades Eternas Según Suárez," delivered to the Jacque Maritain Society in  Miami, FL on July 18, 1999.  

(5) "Suárez versus Descartes: On the Relationship between Eternal Truths and God," delivered to the Florida Philosophical Association at University of Miami, Miami, FL on November 11-13, 1999.

(6) "The Interdependency between Aquinas' Theological Doctrine of Creation and The Principle of the Limitations of Act by Potency," delivered at the Fides and Ratio 2nd Annual Conference at St. John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL on February 25, 2000.

(7) "Aquinas and Suárez on the Soul and Body," delivered to the Society of Christian Philosophers at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA on March 25-27, 2000.

(8) "Aquinas and Suárez on the Soul," delivered to the Society of Christian Philosophers at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC on May 11-13, 2000.

(10) "Problems with Aquinas' and Suárez's Conception of the Soul" delivered to the Comité de Seminarios y Conferencias Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades at Saint Louis University, Avda. Del Valle, 23 - Padre Rubio Hall, Madrid, Spain on June 14, 2000.

(11) "The Interdependency between Aquinas' Doctrine of Creation and His Metaphysical  Principle of the Limitations of Act by Potency," delivered to the American Catholic Philosophical Association at the University of Dallas, Dallas, TX on November 3-5, 2000. 

(12) "A Gracian and Stumpian Solution to the Problem of Personal Identity in the Philosophy of   Thomas Aquinas," delivered to the Society of Christian Philosophers at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY on March 1-3, 2001

(13) "Ultimate Reality in the Metaphysics of Francisco Suárez," delivered to the International Society for the Study of Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality and Meaning at University College, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON Canada  on August 15-18, 2001Commentators: Fiore Mester, Totonto, ON Canada and Michael J. Lapierre, Regis College, Toronto, ON Canada

(14) "Comments on Michael J. Lapierre's ‘Gabriel Vasquez's Idea of Ultimate Reality and Meaning'," delivered to the International Society for the Study of Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality and Meaning at University College, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON Canada on August 15-18, 2001

(15) "A Solution to the Problem of Personal identity in the Metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas," delivered to the American Catholic Philosophical Association in Albany, NY on November 9-11, 2001. Commentator: Fulvio di Blasi, University of Notre Dame

(16) “What Does It Mean To Be A Christian? An Experiment In Christian Pragmatism,” delivered to the Society for Philosophers of Religion, Savannah, A, on February 2002.

(17) "What Does it Mean To Be A Christian?" delivered to the Society of Christian Philosophy at Bethel College, St. Paul, MN on March 7-9, 2002

(18) "Catholic-Christian Perspective on War," delivered at the War and Peacemaking: A Religious Perspective from Christianity, Judaism and Islam Conference at the University of Miami, Miami, FL on March 21, 2002. 

(19) "Peirce and the Spontaneous Conjectures of Instinctive Reasoning," delivered to the American Catholic Philosophical Association in Cincinnati, OH on November 1-3, 2002.  

 (20) "Is it Rational to Belief in God?" delivered to the Society of Christian Philosophers at Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania on November 14-16, 2002. 

(21) "Overcoming the Evidentialist's Challenge: Peirce's Conjectures of Instinctive Reason and   the Reality of God" (winner of the William James Prize) symposium paper delivered to the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division in Washington D.C. on December 27- 30, 2003.

(22) "On Scientific Inquiry and Religious Belief," C. S. Lewis National Faculty Forum (Free Speech: Academic Freedom and Religious Expression) at University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. on October 11, 2003 (Paper was accepted but never delivered in person).

(23) "Overcoming the Evidentialist's Challenge: Peirce's Conjectures of Instinctive Reason and the Reality of God," delivered at the University of Miami Colloquium Series to the Philosophy Department, Coral Gable, Fl. on September 12, 2003.

(24) "Ultimate Reality in The Philosophy of C.S. Peirce: To Want To Know The Truth,” delivered to the International Society For the Study of Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality and Meaning at the University College, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON Canada on August 13-16, 2003. Commentator: Professor Noel Boulting, Kent England

(25) "Peirce's Conjectures of Instinctive Reason and the Reality of God: Overcoming the Evidentialist's Challenge," delivered to the Society for Philosophers of Religion at the Hilton Head, Hilton Head, SC on February 28 -March 2, 2003. Commentator: Forrest Wood, University of Southern Mississippi.

(26) “Comments on ‘Defending God's Strong Conservation’" by Louis A. Mancha, Jr. Ashland University to the American Catholic Philosophical Association in Houston, TX on October 31 - November 2, 2003.

(27) "Peirce's Scientific Spirit and the Highest Maxim of Logic: On the incompatibility between Philosophy and Christianity," delivered to the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy at Birmingham-Southern College on March 4-6, 2004. Commentator: Lawrence Cahoone, College of Holy Cross.

(28) "Is Scientific Inquiry Compatible with Religious Belief?" delivered to the Society for Philosophers of Religion at the Radisson Admiral Semmes Hotel in Mobile, AL on March 4-6, 2004.

(29) "Francisco De Vitoria's Just Intervention Theory and the Iraq War," delivered to American Catholic Philosophical Association in Miami, FL on November 5-7, 2004.

(30) "Faith and Science in Dialog: A Continuation," delivered at the Barry University Faculty Scholars Day, Miami FL on November 10, 2004.

(31) "An analysis of Hamer's The God Gene: The consequences of a God Gene for the Existence of God," delivered to The Dominican Saints Speak to Your Issues Colloquium, Miami, FL on November 15, 2004.

(32) "Francisco De Vitoria's Just Intervention Theory and the Iraq War" (winner of the Prize in Latin American Thought) symposium paper delivered to the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division in Boston M.A. on December 27-30, 2004.

(33) “Does Anyone Merit Salvation? Does Anyone Merit Salvation More than anyone Else?” delivered to the Society for Philosophers of Religion at The Hilton Head, Hilton Head,   South Carolina on February 25, 2005.

(34) "Is the Iraq War a Just War? Vitoria and the Iraq War" invited talk delivered to the Comité de Seminarios y Conferencias Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades at Saint Louis University, Avda. Del Valle, 23 - Padre Rubio Hall, Madrid, Spain on March 22, 2005.

(35) "The Philosophy of Francisco Suárez," invited guest lecture at Belen Jesuit Preparatory High School to the Seniors Honor Philosophy Class on April 8, 2005.

(36) "On the Relationship Between Science and Religion: A Prolegomenon to Peirce's Philosophy of Religion" invited talk delivered at Belen Jesuit Preparatory High School to the Faculty Members on April 20, 2005.

(37) "A prolegomena to Peirce's philosophy of Religion," invited talk delivered to Seminarios del Grupo de Estudios Peirceanos, Universidad de Navarro, Pamplona, Spain, on February 15, 2006.

(38) "A Reply To Plantinga's Argument Against Naturalism," invited talk delivered to the faculty of the philosophy department at Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain on March 23, 2006.

(39) "Peirce's Early Conception of Logic," delivered at the III Meeting on Pragmatism: Agency, Inference, and the Origins of Analytic Philosophy, University of Granada, Granada, Spain on April 19-21, 2006,

(40) "Cognitive Faculties and Evolutionary Naturalism," delivered to the American Catholic Philosophical Association in Granville, Ohio, on October 27-29, 2006.

(41) "Evolution and Reliable Cognitive Faculties: A Reply to Plantinga's Argument against Naturalism" delivered to the Society for Philosophers of Religion at The Hilton Head, Hilton Head, South Carolina on February 23, 2007.

(42) "A Problem with the Theistic Doctrine Salvation: A Solution from Suárez's Doctrine of Eternal Truths," delivered to the faculty of Duquesne University, Pittsburg, PA on March 2007

(43) “Philosophical reflection on Cultural and Aesthetic Identity: The art of Alejandro Mendoza and Laura Luna," delivered at the 1st Annual Cuban Identity: Religion, Philosophy, and Visual Arts Conference, at Barry University, Miami FL. on March 22, 2007.

(44) "Philosophy and the Liberal Arts," delivered to the faculty of Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA on February 14, 2008.

(45) "Toward a Christian Understanding of Forgiveness," delivered to the faculty of Niagara University, Niagara, NY on February 25, 2008.

(46) "Toward a Christian Understanding of Forgiveness," delivered to the Society for Philosophers of Religion at Wilmington, North Carolina on February 23, 2008.

(47) "Peirce's Early Logic, Metaphysics, and the Progress of Science" delivered to the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, at Michigan State University, Michigan, on March 13-15, 2008.

(48) "Comments on Sam Harris' The End of Faith, delivered at Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA on October 28, 2008

(49) "Why Forgive: A Christian Response" delivered to the American Catholic Philosophical Association in Omaha, Nebraska on October 30- November 1, 2008.

(50) "Comments on Jaime Nubiola's ‘Charles Peirce and the Hispanic World,’” delivered to the American Philosophical Association (Eastern Meeting), Philadelphia, PA on December 29, 2008

(51) "Comments on Rosa Mayorga's ‘Hispanic Philosophy, American Pragmatism, and Cuba,'" delivered to the American Philosophical Association (Eastern Meeting), Philadelphia, PA on December 29, 2008

(52) “Comments on Terrence Tilley's ‘Some Ontological Arguments,’” delivered to the Society for Philosophers of Religion at The Hilton Head, Hilton Head, South Carolina on February 23, 2009.

(53) “Comments on Bagley’s ‘Can God be Virtuous?’” delivered to the Society for Philosophers of Religion at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California on February, 2010.

(54) “Comments on “Peirce’s Metaphysics of Objective Idealism,” delivered to the American Philosophical Association (Eastern Meeting), Boston, MA on December 29, 2010.

(55) “A New Argument From Divine Hiddenness: Reasonable Lost Belief” delivered to the Society for Philosophers of Religion at The Hilton Head, Hilton Head, South Carolina on February 27, 2011.

(56) “What are Philosophical Classics?” Friends of Reeves Library, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, October 18, 2011

(57) “Philosophical Debate: On the Hiddenness of God” Moravian College Debate, Bethlehem, PA November 10, 2011

(58) “La Raza Cosmica,” Moravian College, Bethlehem PA, November 29, 2011

(59) “A New Argument from Divine Hiddenness: Reasonable Lost Belief” Eastern Pennsylvania Philosophical Association, Muhlenberg College, April 14, 2012.

(60) “Beyond Putting in the Time”, Moravian College Faculty, March 26, 2013

(61) “Losing My Religion: A Pragmatist’s Responses to Religious Identity Crises.” Presidential Address, Society for Philosophers of Religion. Charleston, SC. February 28, 2014.

(62) “The Doctrine of the Trinity Constitutes a Logical Contradiction or Mystery of Faith” Society for Philosophers of Religion at The Hilton Head, Hilton Head, South Carolina February 27, 2015.

(63) “God and Created Persons: An Aristotelian Friendship Paradigm” Society for Philosophers of Religion, San Antonio, Texas, February 27, 2016.


X. SERVICE


A. Membership in the Profession

  • American Philosophical Association
  • Society for Philosophy of Religion
  • Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy


B. Editorial Activities

  • Editor of the APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy (2008-2013)
  • Reviewer for Sophia
  • Reviewer for Florida Philosophical Association
  • Reviewer for Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society
  • Reviewer for Notre Dame University Press
  • Reviewer for Fordham University Press
  • Reviewer for Choice
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Philosophy of Religion.


C. Service in the Profession 

  • President of the Society for Philosophers of Religion, 2013-2014.
  • Vice-President of the Society for Philosophers of Religion, 2012-2013.
  • Editor of the APA Newsletter for Hispanic/Latino Philosophy, 2008-2013.
  • APA Committee on Hispanics, 2001-2004 and 2005-2008.
  • Elected to the Executive Council of the Society for Philosophers of Religion, 2008.
  • Elected Executive Council of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, 2007.
  • Nominated to the Executive Council of the American Catholic Philosophical Association,

2006.

  • Nominated to the Executive Council of the American Catholic Philosophical

Association, 2004.

  • University of Granada, Scientific Committee for the Meeting on Pragmatism: Agency,

Inference, and the Origin of Analytic Philosophy, April 19-21, 2006.

  • Coordinator/Convener of the Annual Conference for American Catholic Philosophical
  • Association (2004) Miami, FL. (Sponsored by Barry University)
  • Society for Philosophy of Religion, New Members Committee, Member, 2004.
  • Medieval Academy of America, Program Committee, Member, 2004.
  • Fides et Ratio Conference, Program Committee, Member, 2002.


D. External Reviews of Philosophy Departments and Faculty

  • External Reviewer of the Muhlenberg College Philosophy Department (Team Leader), 2014.
  • External Reviewer of East Stroudsburg University Philosophy Department, 2013.
  • Outside Reviewer for Oxford College of Emory University 3-year Review Process for Faculty Member in the Humanities


E. Service at Moravian College (2008-Present)


Student Organizations and Clubs

  • Faculty Advisor to the Philosophy Club, 2008-2011.
  • Founder of the Student Colloquium Series at Moravian College
  • Co-founder of the Phi Sigma Tau Chapter at Moravian College, 2008.
  • Coach of the Moravian Debate Team, 2008-2015.


College Committees and Positions Held

  • Cohen Lecture Committee, 2016
  • Elected member of the Dispute resolution Group, 2016-2018
  • Chair of Philosophy Department, 2008-2015.
  • Chair, Learning In Common Committee (Core Education Curriculum for the College) 2013-2016.
  • Learning In Common Committee 2012-2013.
  • President’s Council Subcommittee: Leadership/Marketing/Communications Design Team, 2013.
  • Grievance Committee-Elected Member, 2014-2015.
  • Director of Summer Study Abroad Program to Spain, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), 2009-2015.
  • Faculty Executive Counsel, 2010-2013.
  • Faculty Executive Counsel, Spring 2010.
  • Faculty Research and Development Committee, 2008-2009, 2009-2010.
  • In-Focus Committee, 2010-2013.
  • Committee on Themes and Academic Programming, 2009-2010.
  • Participated in the Teagle Workshop on Assessment on October 4, 2008, sponsored by the Teagle Foundation Grant.
  • Participated in Writing Seminar at Moravian College, summer 2009.


Evaluation Committees

  • Mentored Dr. Arash Naraghi through tenure process and promotion to Associate Professor.
  • Mentored Dr. Moeller through promotion to Associate Professor.
  • Co-Chair of the Tenure and Associate Professor Evaluation Committee for Dr. Arash Naraghi, 2014-2015.
  • Chair of the Evaluation Committee (Tenure 4-year Evaluation) of Dr. Kelly Denton-Borhaug, Chair of Religion Department.
  • Member of the Evaluation Committee for Tenure and Promotion for Jason Radine, Religion Department, 2013.
  • Co-Chair of the Midterm Evaluation Committee for Dr. Arash Naraghi, 2012
  • Chair of the Evaluation Committee for Dr. Arash Naraghi, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014.
  • Chair of the Evaluation Committee for Dr. Moeller, 2008-2009, 2009-2010.


Search Committees

  • Coordinator of Global Inclusion for Moravian College, 2014-2015.
  • Vice-President of Enrollment Committee, 2012-2013.
  • Vice-President for Institutional Advancement Search Committee, 2009-2010.
  • Philosophy and Religion Search Committee, 2008-2009.


Chair of Philosophy Department (2008-2015)

  • Added 19 new courses to its curriculum.
  • Modified and strengthened the requirements for the major and minor.
  • Created a Moravian Debate Team and competed nationally in the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl 2009-2015.
  • Organized a vibrant and active Philosophy Club
  • Began an Undergraduate Philosophy Conference 2010-2015.
  • Created the Douglas Anderson Prize in Philosophy ($200), awarded to a graduating Philosophy major(s) who, in the judgment of the Department of Philosophy, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the study of philosophy and outstanding service and leadership within the Department of Philosophy.
  • Created the Fredrick (Jiggs) McConnell Prize in Moral Philosophy ($200). This award is given to a graduating senior who, in the judgment of the Department of Philosophy, has demonstrated excellence in Moral Philosophy.


Service at Barry University (2000-2008)

  • Program Director of Barry University Study Abroad Program to Spain, 2005-2007.
  • Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Advancement of Tenure, 2003-2005.
  • Faculty Evaluation and Mentoring Task Force, Member, 2003.
  • Faculty Liaison to Business Affairs, 2003-2004.
  • General Education Curriculum Committee, Member, 2001-2004.
  • Pre-Law Assessment Committee, Member, 2001-2004.
  • Founder and Advisor of the Student Philosophy Association at Barry University, 2000-2007.
  • Founder and Director of Barry University's Student Colloquium Series, 2000-2005.