Board Member-At-Large Candidate Statements
The three candidates for election have submitted candidate statements, listed below in alphabetical order by the candidates' last names. Please read the candidate statements before voting. When you are ready to vote, return to the ballot.
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Marina Oshana (University of California, Davis)
I am honored to have been nominated to serve as the At-Large Member on the Board of Officers of the American Philosophical Association. In addition to doing service work for professional associations such as the APA, I have done significant work at the department, college, and university levels. In the past three years, I founded Undergraduate Philosophically Oriented Women, a mentoring group; served as Outreach and Development Officer for the philosophy department and on the department’s Undergraduate Committee, chaired the search committee in Bioethics and Moral Theory, was a member of the Graduate Admissions Committee, and served as a departmental representative to the Letters & Sciences College Assembly. From 2012-2015, I have been one of the very few faculty members on the Letters and Sciences Student Recruitment Team, and was a member of the Letters & Sciences Student Petitions Committee for three years and chaired the committee in 2013-14. I served on the Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility (2014-15) and on the Graduate College Program Review Committee (2014-15). I also served on the Recruitment Advisory Committee for the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education and Dean of Undergraduate Studies in 2013-14. In 2013, I served a second year as a reviewer for the Graduate Council Financial Support Subcommittee for Internal Fellowships for Continuing Students. I am committed to improving philosophy as a discipline that is inclusive and more hospitable to women, minorities, and persons from less privileged socio-economic circumstances.
Michael Rosenthal (University of Washington)
It is important for board members to have a broad understanding of the profession. As a historian of early modern philosophy I try to show, in my scholarship and in the classroom, the relevance and importance of past debates to the present. I have taught at a variety of institutions over my career. My first job was a one-year position at the University of Delaware and I still remember the precarious status of a temporary lecturer. I spent many years devoted to undergraduate education at Grinnell, a liberal arts college in the mid-west, before I moved to a large state school, the University of Washington, where I have been for the last thirteen years. I have considerable administrative experience. I am finishing a five-year term as chair of my department. I have worked hard to maintain funding for our program and create a stimulating and inclusive environment for our students and faculty. I also served as graduate program coordinator and so I know firsthand the difficulties our students face on the job-market. The APA is moving in a positive direction and I would like to use my experience to contribute to the future of our organization.
Anne Waters (American Indian Philosophy Association)
Seminole, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, and Jewish descent; Disabled; Non-Binary Feminist; Retired Adjunct; Phi Sigma Tau, and Barrister, Phi Delta Phi; Two Doctorates, one in Law (J.D.) and another in Philosophy (Ph.D.); An Editor, Educator, Philosopher, Poet, and Lawyer published in several international philosophy and American Indian journals and anthologies. Past Midwest Colleges In Consortium Scholar-Purdue, Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium Scholar-Haverford, Liberty Fund Scholar-Vanderbilt; Helen Steiner American Indian Scholar-U of N.M., Rockefeller Scholar-U of Arizona; National Women Studies Association and Pergamon Press (joint) First Ruth Bleir Graduate Scholarship; Recipient of National Endowment for the Humanities, and National Science Foundation Grants-American Philosophical Association; Edited only anthology by American Indians holding a Ph.D. in philosophy, American Indian Thought: Philosophical Essays (Blackwell: 2003); co-edited (w/Leonard Harris and Scott Pratt) the first American philosophy anthology of diverse and minority voices, American Philosophies: An Anthology (Blackwell: 2003); co-guest edited (w/A.J. Guerrero and Inez Talamantez) a special issue of Hypatia - A Journal of Feminist Philosophy: Indigenous Women in the Americas (Indiana Univ. 2003). As co-editor (w/Agnes Curry) of Living Indigenous Philosophies Series (SUNY Press), published The Dance of Person and Place: One Interpretation of American Indian Philosophy (Thomas Norton Smith), and Listening to Ourselves: A Multilingual Anthology of African Philosophy (Chike Jeffers). Founder, past chair, and current member of APA Indigenous Philosophy Committee, founder and current co-editor APA Newsletter of Indigenous Philosophy, current member APA Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion. Graduate Specialization: American-Analytic at Washington University at St. Louis, Continental-Hermeneutic at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Interpretive Constitutional Jurisprudence at The University of New Mexico.