Jennifer Nagel promoted to full professor

Published: April 26, 2018

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We’re delighted to announce that Jennifer Nagel has been promoted to the rank of full professor, effective July 1. The promotion “couldn’t be more deserved,” says department Chair Martin Pickavé.

Professor Nagel is not only an acclaimed scholar (her paper “Intuitions and Experiments: a Defense of the Case Method in Epistemology” was ranked as one of the top ten philosophy articles of 2012 by Philosopher’s Annual), she also sees great importance in being involved in governance within the discipline of philosophy. She is currently serving as Vice President/President-Elect of the American Philosophical Association’s Central Division.

“Participation in the APA is one of our most direct ways to shape the character of the philosophy profession,” says Nagel. In addition to her role at the APA, Nagel will be pursuing two research projects in epistemology: “Extracting Belief from Knowledge” is supported by a Jackman Humanities Institute Faculty Research Fellowship, and “Knowledge first, then belief: the emergence and application of core epistemic concepts” is supported by a SSHRC Insight Grant.

Professor Nagel has also worked with Wireless Philosophy (WiPhi) on a series of animated videos introducing key concepts in epistemology. She’s an alumnus of our department, having completed her BA here before pursuing her graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

The department warmly congratulates Professor Jennifer Nagel on her promotion!