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Ian Smith

Ian Smith

Associate Professor & Chair
College of Arts and Sciences
Morgan Hall
Rm 206 J
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
Univ of Colorado-Boulder, Bachelor of Arts
University of Utah, Master of Science
University of Utah, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Loyola University New Orleans, 2011-2013

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver, 2007-2011

  • HN 301 A, Seminar Humanities Fine Arts
  • PH 220 A, Symbolic Logic
  • PH 300 A, Gen Topics in Phil
Scholarly Interests/Activities

Professor Smith's current research interests are in Ethical Theory, Environmental Ethics/Philosophy, and Philosophy of Biology. Professor Smith published a book with Routledge Press entitled, The Intrinsic Value of Endangered Species.

Service Interests/Activities

Professor Smith regularly reviews papers for publications that focus on environmental ethics/philosophy. He also engages in service to the university including serving on the University Program Review Committee.

Career Accomplishments

Recipient of the Student Life Achieving Excellence Award, March 2016

Recipient of the 2014 Morrison Foundation Award for Teaching Philosophy

Recipient of the 'Primeaux Prize', the award given for the Best Paper submitted to the Journal of Business Ethics' special issue for the 17th Annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics. The paper is entitled, "On Explaining Individual and Corporate Culpability in the Global Climate Change Era"

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