Graduate Placement

Amena Coronado and Professor Daniel Guevara, Commencement 2016




Tyler Olsson: Natural Goodness and the Affective Ground of Judgement

Advisor: Daniel Guevara

Postdoctoral Fellow at Auburn University

Travis Raymond: Remorse and Punishment: Approaches, Problems and New Ideas

Advisor: Daniel Guevara


Alexandra Grundler: The Life of the Aesthetically Virtuous

Advisor: Abe Stone

Permanent Lecturer in Philosophy at Auburn University

Mariana Imaz-Sheinbaum: Narrative Philosophy of History: En Epistemic Approach

Advisor: Paul Roth

Postdoctoral Scholar at the The Institute of Philosophical Research at UNAM, Mexico City (Mexico)

Thomas Rule: The Homely and The Foreign: Heidegger and Thinking the Question of Existential Meaning

Advisor: Daniel Guevara

Visiting Assistant Professor, The American University in Cairo (Egypt)


Aaron Franklin: Metaethical Minimalism: A Demarcation, Defense, and Development   

Advisor: Daniel Guevara

UCLA Law School, Los Angeles

Abraham Joyal: Epistemic Injustinc, Responsibility and the Rise of Pseudoscience: Contextually Sensitive Duties to Practice Scientific Literacy

Advisor: Daniel Guevara

Cynthia Tibbetts: Subjectivity as Conflict: Taking Responsibility for Ethical Dilemmas    

Advisor: Abe Stone

Wells Fargo, Instructional Designer 


David Donley: Mitigating Biased Political Cognition Through Friendship      

Advisors: Daniel Guevara and Jonathan Ellis

California State University, Fullerton (Adjunct Faculty)

Steven Haug: Art and a People      

Advisor: Abe Stone

Nickolas Knightly: Revisioning Philosophy: An Inquiry into Better Ways of Knowing—in the Humanities, in the Arts, in the Sciences, and in the World        

Advisor: Jonathan Ellis

Linda Kealey: Frontiers of Plant-Human Collaboration

Advisor: Nico Orlandi


Lourdes Ortiz Bautista: Making Up People and Styles of Scientific Reasoning: An Articulation of Hacking's Philosophy of the Human Sciences    

Advisor: Paul Roth

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Study 2015-2019 (Bilingual Field Interviewer/Data Collector/Assessor)


Alexis Mourenza (Dis)appearing Minds: Methodological Assumptions and Epistemological Biases in Animal Behavior and Cognition Research     

Advisor: Daniel Guevara    

Amena Coronado: Suffering and The Value of Life     

Advisor: Daniel Guevara

Riverside City College (Assistant Professor)


Kyle RobertsonVirtue and Empirical Psychology      

Advisor: Daniel Guevara

UC Santa Cruz (Lecturer)    

UC Santa Cruz Center for Public Philosophy (Co-Director)


Javier Cardoza-Kon: Heidegger: From Ontological Politics to Technological Politics    

Advisor: David Hoy

Notre Dame de Namur University (Lecturer)    

Portland State University (Adjunct Professor)


Brian Prosser: Conscientious Subjectivity in Kierkegaard and Levinas    

Advisor: Abe Stone

Evergreen Valley College (Adjunct Instructor)    

San Jose State University (Adjunct Instructor)

Ryan Scherbart: Determinism, Alief, and Observer-Dependent Freedom: How to Mitigate the Consequesnces of Deterministic Thinking    

Advisor: Jonathan Ellis

Cabrillo College (Philosophy Instructor)    

Chabot College (Assistant Professor)


Brian Axel: Of Wonder and Waking     

Advisor: Richard Otte

Reed College (Visiting Associate Professor) 

Christoph DurtThe Paradox of the Modern Primary-Secondary Quality Disctinction, and Husserl 's Genealogy of the Mathematization of Natureon       

Advisor: David Hoy

UC Berkeley (Visiting Lecturer, Visiting Researcher)    

University of Heidelberg and European Union (Postdoctoral Research Associate)

Sandra DreisbachThe Impact of Psychological Research on Moral Decision Making: Prospect Theory and the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing    

Advisor: Daniel Guevara

UC Santa Cruz (Lecturer)    

Ethical Resolve (Founding Partner)

Lucas McGranahanEvolutionary Pragmatism: The Darwinian Structure of William James' Thought    

Advisor: Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther

UC Santa Cruz (Kresge College Lecturer)    

University of Chicago (Development Writer)

Benjamin RoomeForging Psychiatric Categories: A Philosophical Examination of the Creation and Stabilization of Diagnostic Knowledge    

Advisor: Paul Roth

Education Technology and Assessment Expert: Knowledgestreem (Owner)  

Singularity University (Consultant; curriculum and pedagogy development)  

Ethical Resolve (Founding Partner)


Kaija Marie Wycisk MortensenIntuition as a Source of Philosophical Insight: A Critical Examination of Some Contemporary Views     

Advisor: Paul Roth

Davidson College (Visiting Assistant Professor)      

Randolph College (Assistant Professor)

Jessica SamuelsAn Examination of the Role of Emotions in Strengthening the Internalist Picture     

Advisor: Daniel Guevara

UC Santa Cruz (Stevenson College Lecturer)    

Dharma Realm Buddhist University (Assistant Professor)


Jacob MetcalfEthics in the Open: Applied Ethics for Lively Worlds     

Advisor: David Hoy

UC Santa Cruz (Postdoctoral Fellow, Science & Justice Training Program)    

Ethical Resolve (Founding Partner)

Sara RettusA Groundwork for the Ethical and Social Implications of Intimacy     

Advisor: Ellen Suckiel

De Anza College (Lecturer)    

Mission College (Associate Faculty)


Alan PetrieA Nature of Value     

Advisor: Daniel Guevara

Milhous Children's Services, Nevada City (Outdoor Program Coordinator)

Ben Roome and Lucas McGranahan at 2012 commencement

Dr. Roome and Dr. McGranahan, 2012 Commencement


MA Placement

Mary Garcia and Zachary Feigenbaum at Commencement 2014

Mary Garcia and Zack Feigenbaum, 2014 Commencement

Master Degree Recipient Name: Program/Employment Location


Lisa M. Martinez, University of Pennsylvania PhD Program

James McCord, University of Pittsburgh PhD Program


Juan Ruiz Cortes 


James Gray


Sawyer Hardie


Zachary Feigenbaum

Mary Garcia

James Sutter


Kamal Dhah


Craig Davis

Matthew Frise: Philosophy Ph.D. program, University of Rochester


Paul Guernsey: Philosophy Ph.D. program, University of Oregon

Daniel Pilchman: Philosophy Ph.D. program, UC Irvine

Bryan Quintero


Jason Bennet


Nathalie Nya: Philosophy Ph.D program, Penn State

Timothy Wong


Daniel Turner


Gregory Klein: High School Teacher, Philadelphia, PA

Megan Gendreau: Philosophy Ph.D. program, UC Riverside

Camen McDonald: Philosophy Ph.D. program, UC Santa Barbara


Zachary Fruhling: Senior Content Developer at Cengage Learning/Aplia Inc

Alexandra Plakais: Philosophy Ph.D. program, University of Michigan

Jesse Slavens

Bradley Thompson


Peter Murray

Bryan Telegin

James Sutter, Summer 2014