Joseph Tuminello | Philosophy & Religion

Joseph Tuminello

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MA Philosophy, Colorado State University (2012)
BA with Honors, Philosophy, University of Louisiana at Lafayette (2010)
Food and Agricultural Ethics, Ethics of Invasive Species Management, Personal Identity, Philosophy of Mind, Asian Philosophy

CURRICULUM VITAE
Joseph A. Tuminello, III
Department of Philosophy and Religion
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #310920, Denton, TX 76203-5017

joseph.tuminello@unt.edu
EDUCATION
Ph.D., University of North Texas (UNT), 2016 (expected), Philosophy
Dissertation Title: Food and Drug Ontologies: A Hermeneutics of Edible Things
Dissertation Committee: David M. Kaplan, Irene Klaver, Pankaj Jain

M.A., Colorado State University (CSU), 2012, Philosophy Thesis Title: Invasive Species Management: An Animal Ethics Perspective
Thesis Committee: Bernard E. Rollin, Katie McShane, Shawn Archibeque

B.A. (Honors), University of Louisiana, Lafayette (ULL), 2010, Philosophy Thesis Title: On Connections Between Humans and Their Avatars
Thesis Committee: Istvan S.N. Berkeley, Michael Kalish, Julia Frederick

FIELDS OF STUDY

Areas of Specialization
Animal Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Philosophy of Food, Asian Philosophy, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Science

Areas of Competence
Philosophy of Mind, Bioethics, Ethical Theory, Ontology, American Philosophy

PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapters

"Jainism, Animals, and the Ethics of Intervention." In the Handbook of Religion and Animal Protection, edited by Andrew Linzey and Clair Linzey [forthcoming].

"Farm Forward: A Pragmatist Approach to Advocacy in Agriculture." In Food Justice in U.S. and Global Contexts: Bringing Theory and Practice Together, edited by Ian Werkheiser and Zachary Piso. New York: Springer, 2017 [forthcoming].

"Industrial Animal Agriculture: An Environmental Justice Perspective." In The Future of Meat Without Animals, edited by Brianne Donaldson and Christopher Carter. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

Encyclopedia Entries
"Food and Drugs." In The Encyclopedia of Food & Agricultural Ethics (Second Edition), edited by Paul B. Thompson and David M. Kaplan. New York: Springer, 2016 [forthcoming].
"Eating Invasive Species." In The Encyclopedia of Food & Agricultural Ethics, edited by Paul B. Thompson and David M. Kaplan, 502-06. New York: Springer, 2014.
"Environmental and Animal Pragmatism." In The Encyclopedia of Food & Agricultural Ethics, edited by Paul B. Thompson and David M. Kaplan, 566-73. New York: Springer, 2014.
Book Reviews
Review essay, Philosophers at Table: On Food and Being Human by Raymond Boisvert and Lisa Heldke, and Appetites for Thought: Philosophers and Food by Michel Onfray. Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies [forthcoming].
Review of Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery and Isabel Oakeshott. Journal of Animal Ethics 6 (2016): 106-08.

Review of Environmental Justice in Developing Countries: Perspectives from Africa and Asia-Pacific by Rhuks Ako. Environmental Ethics 37 (2015): 381-82.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Adjunct Faculty, Portland State University
375: Food Ethics (Winter 2017, one section [online])
309: Business Ethics (Fall 2016, one section)

Teaching Fellow (Instructor of Record), UNT
4300: Philosophy of Food (Fall 2015, one section; Spring 2016, two sections)
2600: Perspectives on Mathematics and Science for Educators (Fall 2015, one section)
2600: Ethics in Science (Fall 2014, one section; Spring 2015, two sections)
2600: Ethics in Science for Medical Professionals (one section, Fall 2014)
2500: Introduction to Contemporary Environmental Issues (Spring 2014, two sections)
1800: Philosophy of Self (Fall 2013, two sections)
1400: Contemporary Moral Issues (Spring 2013, two sections)

Teaching Assistant
330: Agricultural Ethics (Spring 2012, 1 section) (CSU)
2050: Introduction to Logic (Fall 2012, two recitation sections) (UNT)
100: Appreciation of Philosophy (Fall 2010 - Spring 2012, 8 sections) (CSU)

Guest Lecturer, UNT

4300: Philosophy of Food, David M. Kaplan, "Utilitarian Approaches to Agricultural Ethics" (Fall 2013)
2500: Intro. to Contemporary Environmental Issues, M. Joseph Aloi, “Ecofeminism" (Spring 2013)
Intro to Contemporary Environmental Issues, Giovanni Frigo, "Food Ethics: Human, Animal, and Environmental Dimensions" (Spring 2016)

TEACHING CERTIFICATES

Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Program (GSTEP) Certificate of Completion, University of North Texas, December 2015.
Graduate Teaching Program Certificate of Completion, Colorado State University, May 2012.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Richardson Environmental Action League (REAL) Fellowship, Center for Environmental Philosophy, University of North Texas, April 2015.
Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award, University of North Texas, March 2015
Gene Hargrove Graduate Fellowship, Center for Environmental Philosophy, University of North Texas, June 2014.
Academic Achievement Scholarship, University of North Texas, May 2012.
Graduate Assistant Tuition Scholarship, University of North Texas, April 2012.
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Colorado State University, February 2010.
Academic Excellence Scholarship, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, May 2006.

PRESENTATIONS
Invited Departmental Colloquia
"Food Metaphysics and the Food/Drug Distinction," Department of Philosophy, Luther College, Decorah, IA, September 29, 2015 (Honorarium).
"Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature and Art," Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, November 14, 2014.
"Farm Forward's Food Education Initiatives," Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, February 28, 2014.
"Meta-Philosophy & Meta-Anthropology: Theory and Method from Non-Western Perspectives," co-presented with Nora Ward, Joseph Otterbine, and Pankaj Jain, Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, October 25, 2013.
Invited Classroom Presentations
"Food Ethics: Human, Animal, and Environmental Dimensions," Anthrozoology: The Human-Animal Relationship, Antioch University, Santa Barbara, CA (via Skype), August 16, 2016.
"Farm Forward: A Pragmatic Approach to Advocacy in Agriculture," Environmental Ethics, Luther College, Decorah, IA, September 29, 2015.
"Ontologies of Food and Drugs," American Mysticism, Luther College, Decorah, IA, September 28, 2015.
"Jainism, Animals, and the Ethics of Intervention," Living Religion, Luther College, Decorah, IA, September 28, 2015.
"Eating Invasive Species," Cultures of Food, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, September 23, 2015.
"Ethical Issues in Food Production and Agriculture," Anthrozoology: The Human-Animal Relationship, Antioch University, Santa Barbara, CA (via Skype), August 18, 2015.
"Ethics and Meat Consumption," Anthrozoology: The Human-Animal Relationship, Antioch University, Santa Barbara, CA (via Skype), October 31, 2013.
Other Invited Presentations
Invited panelist, "What I Wish I Had Known," Teaching Excellence Seminar, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, January 14, 2016.
Invited panelist, "What I Wish I Had Known," Teaching Excellence Seminar, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, August 20, 2015.
Invited panelist, "How Do I Build Credibility with My Students?," Teaching Excellence Seminar, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, January 15, 2015.
Refereed Conference Presentations
"The Ethics and Ontology of Mayonnaise," Oxford Summer School on The Ethics of Eating Animals, St. Stephen's House, Oxford University, Oxford, England, July 26, 2016.
"Toward a Pragmatist Framework for Invasive Species Management: Practical and Theoretical Implications of Fallibilism and Democracy," 3rd Annual Meeting of The Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering (SRPoiSE) and the 6th Annual Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Conference, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, May 21, 2016.
—Also presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Portland, OR, March 3, 2016.
"Jainism, Animals, and the Ethics of Intervention," panel for the Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion, 2016 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, San Francisco, CA, April 1, 2016.
"Urban Agriculture and Food Sovereignty," the Philosophy of the City conference, Portland State University, Portland, OR, November 22, 2015.
"Klamath River Dams, Environmental Heritage, and Medicine Food," 3rd Annual Workshop on Food Justice and Peace: Bringing Theory and Practice Together, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, May 16, 2015.
"A Critique of the Invasivore Movement," Moral Cultures of Food Conference, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, April 3, 2015.
—Also presented at the 13th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies, Rice University, Houston, TX, April 13, 2014.
"Teaching with Foer's Eating Animals," 2nd Biennial Conference on Living with Animals (Theme: "Interconnections"), Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, March 20, 2015.
"The Hermeneutics of Food and Drug," 2nd Annual Graduate Workshop in Applied Philosophy (Theme: "Philosophy & Medicine"), Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, November 8, 2014.
"Environmental Imagination: Framing and Identifying with Other Species," 18th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy, New Orleans, LA, October 26, 2014.
"Food Fixation," 2014 Lake Area Mental and Behavioral Health Conference, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, October 10, 2014.
"Reconciling Diaspora and Orthodox Jainism via Animal Ethics," Oxford Summer School on Religion and Animal Protection, St. Stephen's House, Oxford University, Oxford, England, July 23, 2014.
"Humaneness in Invasive Species Management," 11th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Environmental Ethics, Allenspark, CO, June 19, 2014.
—Also presented at the Graduate Workshop in Applied Philosophy (Theme: "Animal and Environmental Philosophy"), Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, November 16, 2013.
"Food Education in 'The Jonathan Safran Foer Virtual Classroom Visit,'" 2nd Annual Workshop on Food Justice and Peace: Bringing Theory and Practice Together, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, May 23, 2014.
"A Critique of the Food/Drug Distinction," 4th Annual Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Conference, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, May 21, 2014.
"Applying the 'Environmental Model' of Aesthetic Appreciation to Works of Art," 47th Anniversary Meeting of the North Texas Philosophical Association, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, April 4, 2014.
—Also presented at the 3rd Annual Weber Graduate Student Philosophy Conference, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, October 19, 2013.
"Urban Agriculture and Environmental Imagination," the Philosophy of the City conference, Brooklyn College, New York, NY, December 7, 2013.
"Animal Welfare: The Blessing and the Curse of Religious Influence," 12th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, MN, June 21, 2013.
"Moral Obligations to Sentient Members of Invasive Species: A Limitation of the Land Ethic," 46th Anniversary Meeting of the North Texas Philosophical Association, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, April 5, 2013.
"Connections Between Humans and Their Avatars: Applying Clark and Chalmers' 'Extended Mind' Thesis," 2nd Annual Metro State University Philosophy Conference, Denver, CO, April 15, 2011.
—Also presented at the Indiana University 2011 Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, Bloomington, IN, March 26, 2011.
Media Interviews
Interview with Geoffrey Riley on The Jefferson Exchange Radio Program. "Ethics in Invasive Species Management." Jefferson Public Radio. July 8, 2016.
Interview with Jes Burns. "Oregon Battles Invasive Minnows to Protect Non-Native Trout." Oregon Public Broadcasting/EarthFix. June 14, 2016.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE
Journal Refereeing
Ethics, Policy, & Environment, July 2015 - present.
Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, June 2015 - present.
Commentary and Panel Organization
Panel organizer, "The Social Dimension of the Environmental Imagination," at the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy, New Orleans, LA, October 26, 2014.
Commentary on Andrea Gammon's "Landscape as a Text: Authorship of Landscape & The Anthropocene," presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Environmental Ethics, Allenspark, CO, June 19, 2014.
Panel organizer, "Invasive Species: Ethics, Discourse, and Power Relations," at the 13th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies, Rice University, Houston, TX, April 13, 2014.
Conference Organizational Assistance
Ambassador for the Oxford Center for Animal Ethics at the Oxford Summer School on The Ethics of Eating Animals, Oxford University, Oxford, England, July 24-27, 2016.
Ambassador for the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics at the Oxford Summer School on Religion and Animal Protection, Oxford University, Oxford, England, July 21-23, 2014.
Representative of the Center for Environmental Philosophy (CEP) at the 11th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Environmental Ethics, Allenspark, CO, June 17-20, 2014.
Member at Large of the North Texas Philosophical Association (NTPA) at the 47th Anniversary Meeting of the North Texas Philosophical Association, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, April 3-5, 2014.
Other Service
Research Consultant and Program Coordinator - Farm Forward [a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization], October 2011 - present.
Representative - Philosophy and Religion Studies Graduate Student Association (PRGSA), University of North Texas, January 2014 - December 2014.
Co-Representative - Philosophy and Religion Studies Graduate Student Association (PRGSA), University of North Texas, January - December 2013.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics (Associate Fellow)
American Philosophical Association
American Association of Philosophy Teachers
International Society for Environmental Ethics
International Association for Environmental Philosophy
Animals & Society Institute
Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion
Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy
Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society

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