Justin Williams | Philosophy & Religion

Justin Williams

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M.A. Applied Philosophy and Ethics, Texas State University​ (2012)
B.A. History, Texas A&M University (2009)
Complexity science, meta-ethics, environmental philosophy, and pragmatism

In order to further my academic career I have researched programs that, by design, will enhance my skill set as I maneuver to specialize in the field of environmental philosophy. I have a burgeoning interest in the dynamic relationship between ecology, complexity, and environmental policy. In that spirit, I am happy to be a part of the Doctoral Program in environmental ethics and philosophy at the University of North Texas. I will devote my efforts to uphold the highest standards in theory and practice. Undoubtedly this opportunity will provide the guidance and expertise I need to achieve my academic and professional goals.
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EDUCATION_________________________________________________________________
Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
Master’s Degree in Applied Philosophy and Ethics
August, 2012.
Non-Thesis
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Bachelor’s Degree in History
May, 2009.

South Plains College, Levelland, Texas.
Associate’s Degree in Fine Art
May, 2004.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY_____________________________________________________
Texas State University-San Marcos, Texas

• Spring 2014 Adjunct Lecturer Philosophy Department
o PHIL 1320.049 Ethics and Society
o PHIL 1320.050 Ethics and Society
• Fall 2013 Adjunct Lecturer Philosophy Department
o PHIL 1305.031 Philosophy and Critical Thinking
o PHIL 1320.046 Ethics and Society
o PHIL 1320.049 Ethics and Society
o US 1100.079 University Seminar
o US 1100.160 University Seminar

• Spring 2013 Adjunct in Philosophy Department
o PHIL 1320.285 Ethics and Society
• Fall 2012 Adjunct in Philosophy Department
o PHIL 1320.031 Ethics and Society
o PHIL 1320.032 Ethics and Society

• Summer 2012 Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Matthew Eichler & Dr. Steve Dietz
• Spring 2012 Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Matthew Eichler & Dr. Steve Dietz
• Fall 2011 Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Matthew Eichler
• Spring 2011 Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Matthew Eichler
• Fall 2010 Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Matthew Eichler

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas
• Spring 2009 Supplemental Instructor for Dr. Stephan Sincerz
• PHIL 3340 Foundations in Professional Ethics

• 2008 Fall Supplemental Instructor for Dr. Glenn Tiller 2009 Spring Supplemental Instructor
• PHIL 3340 Foundations in Professional Ethics

• Fall 2008 Guest Lecture for Dr. Isabel Araiza
• Sociology: Social Class and Inequality

• 2008 Fall Teaching Assistant Dr. Paul Hanks
• POLS 2305 Political Science

• 2007 Fall and 2008 Spring Instructional Assistant Dr. Carter
• HIST 2311 Western Civilization I
• HIST 2312 Western Civilization II

• 2006 Fall and 2007 Spring Instructional Assistant for Dr. Carter
• HIST 1301 U.S History to 1865
• HIST 1302 U.S History from 1865

• 2006 Spring Instructional Assistant for Dr. Moore
• HIST 2312 Western Civilization I

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS____________________________________________________

• John Hopkins University, Summer 2012.
Attended the 22nd Annual International Conference of The Society of Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences.
Boundary Setting in Human Systems: Excuse Me? But Why Are You Peeing on My Leg?
• University of Toronto, Summer 2011.
Attended 52nd Annual Adult Education Research Conference
War Drums: A Retrospective Analysis of Post 9/11 Media and the Mis-education of the U.S. Public
Consuming My Way to Gay: An Autoethnographic Account of Coming Out As Consumptive Pedagogy (Co-Author)
• Las Vegas, Spring 2011 .
Attended 91st Annual Southwestern Social Sciences Association Conference
Drums of War: Media, Miseducation, and the Need for Media Literacy in Higher Education.

• Texas State University-San Marcos, Fall 2010 .
Attended 2nd International Research Conference for Graduate Students at Texas State University San Marcos Texas
A March for War? A Content Analysis of Fox News and NPR from September 17, 2001, through March 17, 2003

• Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Spring 2009.
Presented at 2nd Annual Coastal Bend Social Forum in Corpus Christi
Mediated Reality: Media and Misinformation during the 2008 Democratic National Convention
• Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Spring 2009.
Presented at McNair Conference in Corpus Christi
A March for War? A Content Analysis of Fox News and NPR from September 17, 2001, through March 17, 2003
• Denver, Spring 2009.
Attended 89th Annual Presented at Southwestern Social Sciences Association Conference
A March for War? A Content Analysis of Fox News and NPR from September 17, 2001, through March 17, 2003
• University of California-Berkley, Summer 2008.
• Presented at McNair Scholars Conference in U.C Berkeley
A March for War? A Content Analysis of Fox News and NPR from September 17, 2001, through March 17, 2003
FELLOWSHIPS_______________________________________________________________
• Fall 2014 – Spring 2014 UNT McNair Fellow, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
• Fall 2010 – Summer 2012 Graduate Research Fellowship, College of Applied Arts, Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas

LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS_________________________________________________
Summer 2012, Certificate of Professional Ethics: Texas State University-San Marcos

PUBLICATIONS / BOOKS______________________________________________________
Proceedings:
SCTPLS (2013), Toward a Symbiotic Ethic: Potential Emergence Out of Agent-Based Environmentalism
SCTPLS (2012), Boundary Setting in Human Systems: Excuse Me? But Why Are You Peeing on My Leg?
AERC (2011). War Drums: A Retrospective Analysis of Post 9/11 Media and the Mis-education of the U.S. Public
Journals:
McNair Scholars Journal. (2009). A March for War? A Content Analysis of Fox News and NPR from September 17, 2001, through March 17,2003

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS_______________________________________________
Spring, 2008, Accepted into:
McNair Scholars Program: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Fall, 2011, Inducted into:
Alpha Chi
Phi Sigma Tau (Treasurer)

SKILLS / INTERESTS_________________________________________________________
I have experience conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis utilizing statistical analyses software: SPSS, EXCEL
I want to develop my skills utilizing open-sourced agent-based modeling software.
I have experience data mining to provide bid data analysis.
My research interests include: complexity science, meta-ethics, environmental philosophy, and pragmatism. I am currently seeking to identify variables in non-human systems that suggest symbiotic or synergistic characteristics to compare with characteristics in human systems in order to produce agent-based models that can project ecological based management policy. These models may be able to provide some empirical projections or insight into types of resource management policies that may promote ecological robustness while providing answers to sustainable resources problems in the twenty first century.

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