As a department we'd like both to welcome and to introduce our readers to the 2018 incoming graduate students!
I studied philosophy and religion at Truman State University, located in Northeast Missouri. I like Kierkegaard, philosophy of language, and philosophy of religion. I'm interested in how philosophy can contribute to dialogue studies (What is dialogue, and how can we engage in it successfully and ethically?). I like to balance my philosophical interests with grounding activities such as breathing and gardening.
I attended the University of Arkansas during my undergraduate years, where I studied philosophy and psychology. My primary interests in philosophy lie within the scope of Ancient Greek Philosophy; specifically, ideas concerning Akrasia/desire. In my free time I enjoy staying physically active, as well as spending time with friends and family.
J. Harrison Lee
J. Harrison Lee received his BA from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2013, with a major in Philosophy. Since then, he has received two MA’s in the same subject as his undergraduate major from the University College of London and Georgia State University. His main research interests concern Aristotelian and Thomistic approaches to ethics, and especially to the role that God plays within these frameworks. He is also interested in the philosophy of Roman Catholic social doctrine. Harrison is the program coordinator for the Thomas International Center, a Catholic education institute based in Raleigh, NC. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, playing the guitar, and watching sports, especially baseball and basketball.
Dan Kemp went to The King’s College (NY) ’14 and Georgia State University ’17. He is currently interested in value and goodness, how they are known, how they might be grounded (if at all), and how they participate in action. He and his wife, Carol Anne, are born and bred Southerners and have two children, Elsie (2) and Jack (1). Dan enjoys reading, playing volleyball, playing music, and making good conversation with good friends.
Brandon Johnson received a BA in Philosophy from California Baptist University and his MA in Philosophy from Loyola Marymount University. Brandon's research interests include moral philosophy (esp. virtue theory), virtue epistemology, philosophical theology and philosophy of religion. In his free time, he enjoys playing music, watching the Angels and LA Kings, and spending time with his wife, Sarah, and his daughter, Lucy.
Good luck, all, in your first year at Baylor!