Recent News from our Philosophy Alumni

Alumni News

We extend congratulations to the following alumni:

P. Roger Turner (M.A., 2010) graduated with his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee in January 2015. Roger has recently been hired for a tenure track position in the philosophy department at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tennessee, beginning Fall 2015. In the past few years, he has published several articles in leading journals such as Religious Studies and Faith and Philosophy. See his “More on Defending Religious Exclusivism: A Reply to Richard Feldman,” Faith and Philosophy 32 (April 2015): 188-203.

Matthew Arbo (M.A., 2008) graduated with his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) in 2011, and has served as a professor of apologetics and Christian Ethics at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is now a professor of Christian Ethics at Oklahoma Baptist University.

Sean A. Turchin (M.A., 2007) received his Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) in 2011. Since 2015 he serves as a Full Lecturer in Religion and Philosophy at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland, a part of the University system in Maryland.

Jason Alvis (M.A., 2009), completed his Ph.D. at the University of Denver in Spring 2014, and recently completed a one-year post-doctoral research post as Instructor at the University of Vienna. Jason next took part in post-doc studies with Professor Thomas Sheehan on the work of Martin Heidegger at Stanford University, which concluded in Fall 2015.

J. T. Turner (M.A., 2010) graduated with his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in June 2015. Three (3) of our graduates, including J. T. Turner, Max Andrews, and Kegan Shaw, had papers accepted for presentation at a conference at Cambridge University in July 2015.

Kegan Shaw (M.A., 2014) is pursuing his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His advisor is Duncan Pritchard, one of the foremost authorities on epistemology in the world today. Kegan read his paper 'Deliver Us from Evil Geniuses: A New Defense of epistemological Disjunctivism' at an epistemology conference at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, in August 2015, and will deliver the paper at a graduate student conference at Oxford University in November 2015. His paper 'Religious Epistemological Disjunctivism' was also accepted at the International Journal for Philosophy of Religion in September 2015.

Max Andrews (M.A., 2013) is in the Ph.D. program in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, studying philosophy of religion and philosophy of physics. Max is now an instructor for a Philosophy of Science class for the undergraduate division at Edinburgh. Max has also worked closely together with his former mentor, Dr. David Beck, of Liberty’s department, and the two have both co-presented several papers at various conferences and published one of their articles in summer 2014 in Philosophia Christi, the journal of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.

Kevin King (M.A., Fall 2014) is pursuing the Master of Science in Research degree at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and hopes to complete it in December 2016.

If you have other alumni news, please send it to us at enmartin@liberty.edu.


Contact Us

Please contact the co-chair of the philosophy department, Dr. Ed Martin, at enmartin@liberty.edu, if you have any questions on the M.A. in Philosophical Studies at Liberty University.