Herman Saatkamp, Jr.
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Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr. Ph.D.
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University (1972)
M.A., Vanderbilt University (1970)
M.Div., Southern Theological Seminary (1967) B.A., Carson-Newman College (1964)
President, Stockton University 2003 – 2015
— A public, liberal arts college Founded in 1969 located in a park-like setting on 1,648 acres – Approximately 7,500 students including about 700 graduate students – 1,000 full-time employees – $160m budget – liberal arts emphasis with professional degree programs • degree programs are offered through the doctoral level • graduate 20-25% of all science and math majors among the NJ state colleges/universities • developing 2020 strategic plan • strong emphasis on sustainability • largest geothermal heating/cooling system in the U.S. • Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage system • solar and wind research • research centers focusing principally on environmental studies • 60 building projects underway including six residence halls, 153,000 sq. ft. Campus Center, 150,000 sq. ft. Science Center, garages, academic buildings, and many renovation projects • collaborative programs with 68 school districts and many local business and civic organizations • experiencing significant growth and demand • 4,500 applications for 850 positions in first-year class • highly selective (47% acceptance rate and a graduation rate of 67%) • building extensions at two other locations along the Shore.
Presidential Development Leave for 10 weeks in fall 2008 (the leave was the result of a very positive 360-degree review by AGB of the Board and me after my first five years as president; the leave was recommended for renewal and preparation for the next five years as president; I lived in DC and worked at the offices of the AASCU and AGB, and I also participated in meetings with ACE, NACUBO, NASULGC, NAFSA, CIC, AAC&U and the Washington Center, as well as meeting with members of several of the transition teams for President-elect Obama)
Chair, New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities, 2006-2008; member 2003
Chair, Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey 2009-2011, Vice Chair 2006-2008 (representing 2,100 businesses and 300,000 employees in Southern New Jersey), Executive Board Member 2011
Chair, Board of Directors, Aviation Research and Technology Park, 2007 – 2010 (a consortium of 61 businesses working in conjunction with the FAA building a 55-acre research park on FAA land; funding coordinated through College, county, state and federal sources), Board Member 2007
Chair, Board of Directors, Stockton Affiliated Services, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) formed to purchase and manage property and services for Stockton College 2008
Other Academic Appointment
- Professor of Philosophy, Stockton University
- Senior Fellow, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania Medical School (2005-2012)
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Environmental and Community Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey), Piscataway, New Jersey (2003 – 2010)
- Advisor and member of the Board of Directors, Center for Dewey Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai, China (2004 – )
Service on numerous college and community boards including:
- The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Board of Trustees (Ex-Officio)
- The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Foundation Board (Ex-Officio)
- The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Holocaust Resource Center Executive Committee (Ex-Officio)
- New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities including: NJ College Promise Initiative (Ex-Officio) (2007- ); Presidents’ Chair (2007-2008, 2006-2007); Presidents’ Chair-elect (2005-2006); Facilities Bond Committee (2003-2004); Audit and Budget Committee (2004)
- American Association of States Colleges and Universities, 2014 Annual Meeting Program Committee (2014)
- American Association of States Colleges and Universities, Policies and Purposes Committee (2004-2010)
- American Association of States Colleges and Universities, Policies and Purposes Committee Chair (2013-2014)
- American Conference on Diversity (formerly known as NCCJ-NJ), Board of Directors (2006- 2010); National Conference for Community and Justice – New Jersey (NCCJ-NJ), Board of Directors (2005-2006)
- American Council on Education, Commission on International Initiatives, member (July 1, 2009-June 30, 2012)
- American Council on Education, Commission on Internationalization and Global Engagement, Chair (2012-2014)
- Atlantic City Alliance Advisory Board (Sep 2012 -)
- Atlantic City Rotary Club member (2004 – ); Ambassadorial Scholarships Committee; International Projects Committee (2004)
- Atlantic County Partnership for Regional Economic Development (2014 – )
- Atlantic County Research Park Development Committee (2005)
- Aviation Research and Technology Park, Chair of Board (2007- 2010); Member (2007 – )
- Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, member, Academia Committee (2008-present)
- Bay-Atlantic Symphony Board of Trustees Vice President (2006)
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Atlantic City, member, Board of Trustees (2004- ); Strategic Planning Committee Core Team, (2010 – )
- Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA, Task Force, Galloway, New Jersey
- Greater Atlantic City Chamber (formerly known as Atlantic City Regional Chamber of Commerce) Board of Directors (2005-2009), (2012-2015); member (2004)
- National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III, Presidents’ Advisory Group,(October 2010 – ); Presidents’ Council, (2012 – )
- National Collegiate Division III, Strategic Planning and Finance Committee (2013 –
- New Jersey Campus Diversity Initiative, Bildner Foundation (2003-2005)
- New Jersey Employees’ Charitable Campaign, Public Service Division Chair (2007-2008); Chair (2005-2007); New Jersey Employees’ Charitable Campaign, Co-Chair (2004-2005)
- New Jersey 1st. Congressional District Economic Development Task Force (2014 – )
- New Jersey Hall of Fame Commission (2014 – )
- New Jersey Presidents’ Council, member (includes 58 public and private institutions); Task Force on Service Learning (2008 – ); Task Force on Higher Education in Southern New Jersey (2004-) Advocacy Committee (2004-2007); Advocacy and Accountability Committee (2008- ), Academic Issues Committee (2014 – )
- New Jersey State Association of Jewish Federations, Honorary Associate Chair of the State Committee for Israel @ 60 (2008)
- New Jersey State Commission on Higher Education Public Service Working Group Co-Chair (2005- 2006)
- New Jersey State Board of Examiners (2006-2008); Legal Committee (2006–2008)
- New Jersey Tourism Policy Council (2006-2007); New Jersey Tourism Advisory Council (2005-2006)
- New Jersey United Way Community Advisors Council of Atlantic County
- New York University Steinhardt Visiting Scholar (August 2008 – December 2008)
- Seashore Gardens Living Center Gala Committee (2004 – 2011)
- Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Chair of Board of Directors (2009-2011); Vice Chair (2007-2009); Board of Directors (2004 -); Executive Committee (2007 – 2011); Committee on State Affairs (2004); Chair (2005, 2006) Board Council on State Budget (2005, 2006); Committee for the Merger of the Atlantic City Regional Chamber and the Atlantic County Mainland Chamber (2005)
- Southern New Jersey Development Council, member, 2008 Regional Profile and Economic Development Committee (2007-present)
- United Way of Atlantic County, Public Service Chair (2008-2011)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis 1998-2003
Dean, IU School of Liberal Arts 1998-2003. Eleven departments and twenty-two centers, institutes and programs • departments were the humanities and the social sciences • centers and institutes included the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy • POLIS • The Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (formerly known as the National Center on Planned Giving) • The Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture • The Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication • three editorial projects (Frederick Douglass Papers Edition, The Peirce Edition Project(Charles S. Peirce), The Santayana Edition) • the Indiana Council for Economic Education • Geography Educators’ Network of Indiana, Inc. • Spanish Resource Center (one of three U.S. centers funded by the Spanish Government) •$32m annual budget including the university tax (Responsibility Center Budgeting format) • approximately $7.5m in external grants • approximately 150 tenure-track faculty • 48 full-time research associates and post doctoral students • 200 part-time faculty • 1150 undergraduate liberal arts majors •158 graduate students • university achieved $1.2 billion fundraising goal with liberal arts playing a significant role.
- Held professorships in Philosophy, Medical and Molecular Genetics (IU School of Medicine), American Studies, and Philanthropic Studies
- Chair, Council of Arts and Sciences, IU Bloomington (coordinated the arts and science programs on the 7 regional campuses of Indiana University – all AASCU universities)
- Consultant (one of two internal consultants), Indiana University Foundation, IU Bloomington
- Worked closely with the Vice President for International Programs (Patrick O’Meara) to develop international research projects as well as faculty and student exchanges
- Fudan University, Shanghai, P.R. China – Program of Outstanding Scholars 1991, 2001, Distinguished Lecturer, 2002
- Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (Chair, Herbert Schneider Award Committee, 2002-2004; President, 2000-2001; President-elect 1999-2000; Chair, American Philosophical Association Hermes Prize Committee, H.W. Schneider Award Committee, China Conference Committee; Member: Committee on Finance, Executive Committee 1988-90, 2002-2005)
- Indiana University Future Group (Strategic Planning), 1999 – 2003
- Deans’ Planning & Budgeting Committee, 1998 – 2003
- Diversity Cabinet, IUPUI (1999-2003)
- Governing Board, Indiana University Center on Philanthropy (1998-2003); Leader of Corporate Foundation Projects (1999-2000); Steering Committee and Co-Chair of Special Projects for Campaign IUPUI.
- Consulting Member, Indiana University Foundation; Committee on University Development, 1999-2003
- P-16 Committee, IU System Committee (Fall 2002 – 2003)
- Co-Chair, Twenty-first Century Teacher Education Project, with Gerardo Gonzalez (Dean of Education, IU Bloomington) 2000 – 2003; Executive Committee, IU system, 2000 – 2001.
- Council on Teacher Education, IUPUI, member 2000 – 2003
- Advisory Board, Indiana’s Title II Proposal, Indiana Professional Standards Board, 1999 – 2000
- Board Member, Geography Educators Network of Indiana (funded partially by National Geographic Society), 1999 – 2003
- Standards-Based Teacher Education Project, Indiana Department of Education, 1999 – 2003
- Advisory Council for IUPUI Center for Economic Education, 1998-99
- Executive Committee, Indiana Council for Economic Education, 1999 – 2003
- International Development Advisory Committee, 1998 – 2003
- Member of Indiana University la Caixa interview team (Madrid and Barcelona, Spain), 11-21 September 2000. La Caixa is Spain’s largest financial institution and provides 50 graduate scholarships per year for study in the U.S. IU coordinates this program for la Caixa.
- John H. Edwards Trust Fund Committee (Indiana University’s largest graduate fellowships), 1998 – 2003
- Council of Health Deans (1999-2003)
- Scientific and Ethical Advisory Board, Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research Center, Indiana University, 1998 – 2003
- Deans’ Advisory Committee for Health and Medical Communications (School of Medicine), 1999 – 2003
- Chair, Search Committee for Dean of the Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University, 1998 – 1999
- Indiana Humanities Council Board Member 1999-2003; Co- Chair of Strategic Planning Committee 1999- ; Vice Chair of the Council, 2000-03
- Technical Communication (TCM) Advisory Committee, Purdue University School of Engineering, 1998 – 2003
- Electronic Research Administration Executive Committee, 1998 – 2003
- Central Indiana Technology Partnership, 1998 – 2003
- Faculty Committee, Indiana University Press (1998-2003)
- Search Committee Member, IU Press director, 1999-2000.IU Indianapolis Development Council (1998–2003)
- United Way: Member of Oversight Committee for Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators (SAVI). A GIS project used by business, government, civic and nonprofit agencies.
- Campus Representative to Association of American Colleges and Universities, 1998 – 2003
- Federal Policy Committee, Technology Committee, Association for Documentary Editing, 2000 – 2003
Texas A&M University 1985-1998
- Head of the Department of Humanities in Medicine, College of Medicine, 1996-98. Charter department in the College of Medicine • expanded curricula • established endowment funds • developed additional clinical programs • restructured the first- and second-year courses • raised funds to endow two student awards and two lectureships • formed a departmental development council • expanded our clinical programs at Scott and White Memorial Hospital • planned a three- million dollar campaign for a bioethics institute.
- Professor of Pediatrics, Scott and White Memorial Hospital 1996-98
- Fully funded Faculty Development Leave 1994-95
- Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy and Humanities, College of Liberal Arts 1985-94. Philosophy faculty lines increased from 12 to 22 • the number of majors increased from 31 to over 50 • the number of students in undergraduate courses increased from 2,141 to over 4,600 • the number of articles published per year increased to nearly 30 • books to approximately 4 per year • presentations to over 100 per year • funded research to approximately $400,000 per year (NEH, NSF, and private foundations) • began M.A. program (1989) and now is a Ph.D. program • the growth and progress of the Department were due to the effort and cooperation of a very fine faculty • established the first music department at the university • established development council and participated in the planning and fundraising of successful $750m university campaign and helped plan a second $500m campaign.
- Speaker of Faculty Senate 1989-90
- Representative to the Board of Regents’ Committee on Academic Campuses, 1988-90
- Texas A&M University System included nine universities, seven state agencies, and the health science center. I served as a consultant and presenter for faculty development and orientation for new administrators (department heads and assistants, Deans and associates, Provost and associates)
- Part of a team leading negotiations with state budget offices, 1989-92
- Assisted in developing international programs, two international campuses, and 78 international exchange agreements.
- Co-Chair (with Pedro García-Martín) of the 1992 International Conference on George Santayana held in Avila, Spain, 27-30 May 1992
- Association for Documentary Editing (President, 1996-97; President-elect, 1995-96; Membership Committee, 1995; Technology Committee, 1989-95, Chair 1989 and 1990; Councilor-at-Large, 1991-94; Program Committee, 1988; Education Committee, 1986)
- Chair, Research Space Committee, College of Medicine, 1997-98.
- College of Medicine, asked by the Dean to develop undergraduate science honors courses for premed honors students to be jointly taught by medical and veterinary faculty.
- Bioethics Committee, Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX, 1996 – 1998
- Provost Search Committee, 1994-96.
- TAMU Press, Faculty Advisory Committee, 1986-1997.
- Texas Council for the Humanities, Chair, 1996-97; Vice Chair, 1995-96; Board of Directors, January 1992-December 1997; Chair, Nominations and Elections Committee (1995); New Technologies Committee (1995), Long-Range Planning Committee (1994), Texas Humanities Alliance Committee (1994), New Developments in Technology Grant (1994-95), Outstanding Teacher Awards Committee (1993), Mini-Grant Committee (1992)
- Provost’s Convocation on Research and Graduate Studies: Core Values in Research, Steering Committee, 1993-94.
- University Committee on Role of Tenure-Track Faculty in Undergraduate Education, 1991-94. Co-Chair with Sam Black, College of Medicine.
- Advisory Board for TAMU Koriyama, Japan campus, October 1989-93.
- Self-Study: Institutional Purpose Committee, 1991-92.
- University Honorary Doctorate Committee, 1990-92.
- Internal Board of Advisors for the Institute of Pacific Asia, 1987-1991.
- Regents’ Advisory Panel on Undergraduate Education, 1990.
- President’s Multiple Missions Task Force, Chair, Community of Scholars Subcommittee, 1990-91.
- Search Committee for the Cullen Chair in College of Business, 1989-91.
- Strategic Planning Committee (University), 1989-90.
- Committee on Student Advising and Counseling (resource advisor), 1990.
- Life Sciences Committee (with Deans of the Colleges of Science, Agriculture and Life
- Sciences, Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine for the purpose of developing intercollegiate faculties and plans for facilities), 1989-90.
- Search Committee for Executive Director of Strategic Planning, Fall 1989.
- Search Committee for Assistant Provost for International Programs, Fall 1989.
- President’s Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on International Programs, February – May 1989.
- President’s Ad Hoc Advisory Committee (to study the organization and staffing of the Office of the Provost), September 1988 – January 1989.
- Chair, Provost’s Ad Hoc Committee on Coordination of International Programs, March – August 1988.
- Executive Council, College of Liberal Arts; Chair of Department Head Evaluation Committee, 1989.
- Sponsored Research Committee (Ad Hoc), College of Liberal Arts, December 1988 – September 1989.
- Founder and Chair, University Chamber Music Series, 1985-88.
- Activation Committee of Alpha Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, 1987.
- University Computer Advisory Committee (reports to the Associate Provost for Computing and Information Systems), 1986-88; also a member of the Long-Range Computer Planning Subcommittee reporting to the Associate Provost.
- Co-Director with Paul Thompson, Conference on Philosophy and Agricultural Research, February 1986.
- Co-Director with Charles E. Harris, Conference on Business Ethics, March 1986.
Texas A&M University (Elected positions)
- Committee on Academic Freedom, Responsibility, and Tenure; 1991-94. (Elected by University faculty. This committee was the final faculty appeals committee for issues concerning academic freedom, responsibility and tenure.)
- Faculty Senate: May 1986-91; Speaker, 1989-90; Deputy Speaker, 1988-89; Executive committee, 1987-91; Chair, International Programs Subcommittee; Graduate College Reorganization Committee; Representative to the Board of Regents’ Committee on Academic Campuses; Personnel and Welfare Committee. Ad Hoc Committees: Life Sciences Reorganization Committee; Chair, College of Architecture Reorganization Committee; Academic Honesty Committee, Final Examination Schedule Committee. (Elected by the College of Liberal Arts Faculty to the Senate; elected by members of the Senate to the positions of Speaker, Deputy Speaker, and member of the Executive Committee.)
- The Faculty Senate was responsible for educational policies, and it served as an advisory body to the President of the University. There were ninety members of the Senate. Faculty in each of the ten colleges elected the senators based on a ratio of one senator per twenty-four faculty members. The Speaker led and coordinated the work of the Senate and its numerous committees and subcommittees. In addition, the Speaker represented the faculty at the Academic Program Council (Provost, Associate Provosts, and Deans), The Speaker meets regularly with the President and Vice Presidents, and represents the faculty in meetings with the Board of Regents and Former Students Association. There was also close coordination between the Faculty Senate and the Student Senate, Student Government, and the Graduate Student Council. The Faculty Senate was primarily responsible for developing many policies including: Core Curriculum; Selection, Evaluation, and Retention of Department Heads and Administrators above the Level of Department Heads; Classified and Proprietary Research; Tenure and Promotion Criteria; Faculty and Staff Grievance Procedures; Status of Women; and Benefits Counseling. In addition, all new courses and educational programs were approved through the Senate.
- Liberal Arts Council, 1986-89. (Elected by Liberal Arts Faculty.)
University of Tampa 1970-85
Chair (Dean), Humanities Division 1983-85. English, French, German, Italian, Philosophy and Religion, Telecommunications, and Writing • Freshman Composition program • Honors Program
- Dana Professor of Philosophy (Endowed) 1981-85
- Professor of Philosophy 1978-80; Associate Professor 1973-78; Assistant Professor 1970-73
- Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religion 1975-83
- Founder and Chair, Collegium (governance body of the University of Tampa), 1978-79, 81-82. The Collegium was the university governance body charged principally with university-wide budgetary development and oversight, academic policies, and recommendations to the Board of Trustees through the President.
- Representative to the Board of Trustees, 1978-81
- University of South Florida, Adjunct Lecturer 1971, 72
Chair of the following committees:
Special Committee on Campus Governance 1977-78, University Budget Committee 1978-79, Ad Hoc Committee on Freshman Honors/Seminar Program 1977-78, Special Events Committee 1972-75, Ad Hoc Search Committee for Dana Professors 1973, Symposia Committee for President’s Inauguration 1972. Member of the following committees: Faculty Development 1980-82, Conference Committee 1980-81, Bimester Evaluation Committee 1980-81, Search Committee for Alumni Director 1981, Provost Search Committee 1979, Collegium 1979-80, Curriculum Committee 1979-80, Search Committee for Vice President of Business and Finance 1978, Academic Advisory Committee 1977-78 and 75-76, Academic Appeals Committee 1976-77, Library Committee 1976-77, Student Government Faculty Advisor 1974-77, Administrative and Organizational Self-Study Committee 1975-76, Student Appeals Committee 1974-75.
- Founding and Consulting Editor, The Life of Reason: Reason in Society, Critical Edition, Volume VII Book Two, The Works of George Santayana. 2013 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Founding and Consulting Editor, The Life of Reason: Reason in Religion, Critical Edition, Volume VII Book Three, The Works of George Santayana. 2013 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Senior and Founding Editor, The Works of George Santayana, MIT Press, funded principally by NEH, 1976 –
- Co-Editor, Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the Santayana Society 1982 – 2003
- Editorial Board, Basic Bioethics, MIT Press
- Associate Editor, American National Biography (published under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies), Oxford University Press.
- Electronic Editor, The Works of George Santayana, InteLex Past Masters Series.
- Editorial Board, Limbo, Boletín internacional de estudios sobre el pensamiento de Santayana, Oviedo: KRK Editions.
BOOKS AND SERIES:
The Works of George Santayana. 20-volume critical edition, MIT Press, funded largely by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr., (Senior and Founding General Editor). As General Editor, I had the primary responsibility for the edition (administration, funding, staff, publishing, contracts) and final responsibility for the editorial scholarship employed in establishing the text. Each volume received the seal of “An Approved Edition” from the Committee on Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association of America. The edition has been reviewed in professional journals as well as in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The Christian Science Monitor, The Village Voice, The London Review of Books, Times Higher Education Supplement (London).An example of a review: Robert D. Richardson, “The Life of a Mind,” The Wall Street Journal, Books Section, December 19, 2008.
- Volume One, Persons and Places, 1986 (hardback, 761p), 1987 (paperback, 621p), Personas y lugares, Fragmentos de autobiografia, Pedro Garcia Martin (translator) with Introduction by Richard C. Lyon, Madrid, Trotta, S.A. (2002)
- Volume Two, The Sense of Beauty, 1987 (hardback, 248p).
- Volume Three, Interpretations of Poetry and Religion, 1989 (hardback, 291p); Interpretaciones de poesía y religión, Carmen García Trevijano and Susana Nuccetelli (translators) with Introduction by Manuel Garrido, Madrid: Catedra (2008)
- Volume Four, The Last Puritan, 1994 (hardback, 747p), 1995 (paperback, 630p).
- Volume Five, The Letters of George Santayana, Book One -1909, 2001 (hardback, 582p)
- Volume Five, The Letters of George Santayana, Book Two, 1910-1920, 2002 (hardback, 576p)
- Volume Five, The Letters of George Santayana, Book Three ,1921-1927, 2002 (hardback, 512p)
- Volume Five, The Letters of George Santayana, Book Four, 1928-1932, 2003 (hardback, 530p)
- Volume Five, The Letters of George Santayana, Book Five, 1933-1936, 2003 (hardback, 609p)
- Volume Five, The Letters of George Santayana, Book Six, 1937-1940, 2004 (hardback, 618p)
- Volume Five, The Letters of George Santayana, Book Seven, 1941-1947, 2007 (hardback, 569p)
- Volume Five, The Letters of George Santayana, Book Eight, 1948-1952, 2008 (hardback, 645p)
Founding and Consulting Editor
- Volume VI, The Works of George Santayana, George Santayana’s Marginalia, Book One: Abell-Lucretius, 2011
- Volume VI, The Works of George Santayana, George Santayana’s Marginalia, Book Two: McCord-Zeller, 2011
- Volume VII, The Works of George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Reason in Common Sense, Book One, 2011 (hardback)
- Volume VII, The Works of George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Reason in Society, Book Two, 2013 (hardback)
- Volume VII, The Works of George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Reason in Religion, Book Three, 2014 (hardback)
- Martin A. Coleman, The Essential Santayana, Selected Writings, 2009
- Robert Burch and Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr., Frontiers in American Philosophy, Volume II, Texas A&M University Press, 1996.
- The Works of George Santayana, InteLex Past Master Series, CD version (1996).
- Rorty and Pragmatism: The Philosopher Responds to His Critics, edited with an introduction by Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr., Vanderbilt University Press, 1995. [Chosen by Carlin Romano, President of the National Book Critics Circle, as one of the five best books in philosophy for 1995: Washington Post, “Book World” (10 December 1995), 6.]
- Robert Burch and Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr., Frontiers in American Philosophy, Volume I, Texas A&M University Press, 1992.
- John Jones and Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr., George Santayana: A Bibliographical Checklist, 1880-1980, Bowling Green: Philosophy Documentation Center, 1982.
Vanderbilt Library of American Philosophy (31 books)
Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr., General Editor (1996-2002), Vanderbilt Library of American Philosophy, Vanderbilt University Press. Editorial Board included: Kwame Anthony Appiah (Harvard University), Larry Hickman (Southern Illinois University), John Lachs (Vanderbilt University), John McDermott (Texas A&M University), Hilary Putnam (Harvard University), Ruth Anna Putnam (Wellesley College), John Stuhr (Pennsylvania State University), Beth Singer (Brooklyn College), and the President of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy. Books in series include: John Lachs, The Relevance of Philosophy to Life, 1995; Josiah Royce, The Philosophy of Loyalty, new paperback edition with a new introduction by John J. McDermott, 1995; Rorty & Pragmatism: The Philosopher Responds to His Critics, edited with an introduction by Herman J. Saatkamp Jr., 1995; Ralph Barton Perry, The Thought and Character of William James, new paperback edition with a new introduction by Charlene Haddock Seigfried, 1996; Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley, Genuine Individuals and Genuine Communities: A Roycean Public Philosophy, 1997; Griffin Trotter, The Loyal Physician: Roycean Ethics and the Practice of Medicine, 1997; Arthur Stewart, Elements of Knowledge: Pragmatism, Logic, and Inquiry. (1997); Judith A. Jones, Intensity: An Essay in Whiteheadian Ontology. (1998); Michael Eldridge, Transforming Experience: John Dewey’s Cultural Instrumentalism (1998); Kelly Parker, The Continuity of Peirce’s Thought. (1998); Kenneth Ketner, His Glassy Essence: An Autobiography of Charles Sanders Peirce (1998); John Lachs, In Love with Life: Reflections on the Joy of Living and Why We Hate to Die (1998); Glenn McGee, Pragmatic Bioethics (1999); John Clendenning, The Life and Thought of Josiah Royce, revised and expanded edition. (1999); John Ryder, Interpreting America: Russian and Soviet Studies of the History of American Thought (1999), Eugene Garver and Richard Buchanan (eds.), Pluralism in Theory and Practice: Richard McKeon and American Philosophy, (2000), Michael P. Hodges and John Lachs, Thinking in the Ruins: Wittgenstein and Santayana on Contingency, (2000); John Shook, Dewey’s Empirical Theory of Knowledge and Reality (2000); Paul Weiss, Emphatics (2000); Paul B. Thompson and Thomas C. Hilde (eds.), The Agrarian Roots of Pragmatism (2000); Randall E. Auxier and Mark Y.A. Davies (eds.), Hartshorne and Brightman on God, Process, and Persons: The Correspondence, 1922-1945 (2001); Patrick Shade, Habits of Hope: A Pragmatic Theory (2001); Phil Oliver, William James’s “Springs of Delight:” The Return to Life (2001); Anthony Woodward, Living in the Eternal (2001); Wesley Cooper, The Unity of William James’s Thought (2002); Andrew Reynolds Peirce’s Scientific Metaphysics: The Philosophy of Chance, Law, and Evolution (2002); Dewey’s Logical Theory: New Studies and Interpretations (2002.) David L. Hildebrand, Beyond Realism and Antirealism: John Dewey and the Neopragmatists (2003); Todd Lekan Making Morality: Pragmatist Reconstruction in Ethical Theory (2003); Vincent Colapietro, Fateful Shapes of Human Freedom: John William Miller and the Crises of Modernity (2003); John Lachs, D. Micah Hester (eds.), A William Ernest Hocking Reader, With Commentary (2004).
Dissertation: An Explication and Critical Examination of George Santayana’s Concept of Animal Faith, Vanderbilt University, University Microfilms, 1972.
ARTICLES, CHAPTERS, AND REVIEWS:
- “Santayana: Cosmopolitanism and the Spiritual Life”, published in book: George Santayana at 150: International Interpretations, by Lexington Books, December 2013
- “Partnership taps reverse transfers to boost college completion”, commentary by Peter Mora, Sr. and Herman Saatkamp, (communitycollegetimes.com), February 14, 2013
- “George Santayana: ciudadano del mundo,” Santayana: Un Pensador Universal, Jose Beltran, Manuel Garrido, Sergio Sevilla, eds., January 6, 2011, 21-36.
- “Santayana: ciudadano del mundo,” Revista de Occidente, No. 346, Marzo 2010, 5-29.
- “George Santayana,” Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy, (March 2004). Translation into Russian, “Джордж Сантаяна,” американская философия введение Под редакцией Армена Т. Марсубяна и Джона Райдера, (Москва: Идея‐ Пресс, 2008), 205-232.
- “Initial Thoughts on a 21st Century Global Agenda,” white paper submitted to AASCU’s Presidential Commission on Global Competition to recommend policies and practices for AASCU institutions, October 22, 2008.
- “Preface,” Society and Solitude: Twelve Chapters, a New Study Edition, With Notes, Philosophical Commentary and Historical Contextualization edited by H.G. Callaway (Lewistown, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2008), i-iii.
- “Congratulatory Greetings,” Church and Society: Orthodox Christian Perspectives, Past Experiences, and Modern Challenges edited by George P. Liacopulos Cory (Boston: Somerset Hall Press, 2007), xix-xx.
- “Teaching Ethical Issues in Genetics: Assessment of the Development of Moral Reasoning Skills,” Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education, Vol. 12, No. 1 Spring 2006, 21-25.
- “Introduction,” Fragmentos De Correspondencia Romana George Santayana A Robert Lowell, (Instituto Cervantes Roma 2006), 7-11.
- “Genetics and Pragmatism,” Pragmatic Bioethics, ed. Glenn McGee, (MIT Press, 2003), 163-179. Reprinted from Pragmatic Bioethics (Vanderbilt University Press 1999), 152-167.
- “Una carte de Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr.,” Los Reinos de Santayana, eds. Vicente Cervera Salinas y Antonio Lastra, Sociedad de Filosofía Región de Murcia, 2002, 13-15.
- “Josiah Royce” and “George Santayana,” Encyclopedia of Psychology, American Psychological Association and Oxford University Press (forthcoming).
- “George Santayana,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. Ed Zalta (an online encyclopedia), 2001 “George Santayana,” American National Biography (Oxford University Press 1999), Vol. 19, 268-7.
- “Irwin Edman, American National Biography (Oxford University Press 1999), Vol. 7, 315-16.
- “George Trumbull Ladd, American National Biography (Oxford University Press 1999), Vol.13, 21-22.
- “Genetics: Ethical Issues and Moral Responsibilities,” Ethics News (Indiana Health Care Network, Volume 1, 1999), 1&5.
- “Genetics and Pragmatism,” Pragmatic Bioethics, ed. Glenn McGee, (Vanderbilt University Press 1999), 152-167.
- “Genotypes, Phenotypes, and Complex Human Behavior (Including Scholarly Editing),” Documentary Editing 20 (March 1998): 1-5, 26. (ADE Presidential Address delivered at the annual meeting of the Association for Documentary Editing in Boston [17 Oct 1997].)
- “Santayana: Hispanic-American Philosopher.” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 34 (Winter 1998): 51-68.
- “George Santayana,” Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (Oxford University Press 1998), Vol. 4, 209-212.
- “The Santayana Edition,” in fifteen issues of Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the Santayana Society, 1(20-21), 2(33-34), 3(65), 4(36-37), 5(41-44), 6(38), 7(33-34), 8(38), 9(39), 10(35), 11(41-42), 12(31), 13(35-36), 14(39), 15(37-38), 16(37-38). Fall 1983-98.
- “Bibliographic Update,” in thirteen issues of Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the Santayana Society, 1(18-19), 2(31-33), 3(42-64), 5(47-58), 6(39-42), 7(35-40), 8(39-42), 9(40-42), 10(36-42), 12(35-42), 13(38-42), 14(40-42), 15(39-42), 16 (39-42). Fall 1983-98.
- “Series Introduction,” The Relevance of Philosophy to Life by John Lachs, in the Vanderbilt Library of American Philosophy Series (Nashville and London: Vanderbilt University Press, 1995), ix-x.
- “Introduction,” The Birth of Reason and Other Essays by George Santayana, edited by Daniel Cory (New York: Columbia University Press, 1995), xiii-xxxii.
- “Introduction,” Rorty and Pragmatism, (Nashville and London: Vanderbilt University Press, 1995), ix-xvi.
- “Interview with Herman Saatkamp,” Kinesis, Summer 1994, 33-49. Other philosophers interviewed in this series to date include: A. J. Ayer, Alasdair MacIntyre, Richard Rorty, and W.V. Quine.
- “George Santayana” (with Kenneth Price), Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, edited by Michael Groden and Martin Kreiswirth, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994, 646-648.
- “The Role of Department Head in Managing the Academic Enterprise,” Proceedings: Twenty-Fourth Annual Summer Seminar on Academic Administration, Texas A&M University, 1994 (versions have also appeared in 1991-93).
- “Festive Celebration of Life: A Comment on M. Grossman’s Presentation of Santayana’s Ultimate,” Ultimate Reality and Meaning, Vol. 16, 1-2, March-June 1993, 134-137. Republished in American Philosophers’ Ideas of Ultimate Reality and Meaning, eds. Reck, Horvath, Krettek, Green (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993).
- Review of Santayana, Pragmatism, and the Spiritual Life by Henry Samuel Levinson. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, XXIX, No. 1 (Winter 1993), 91-101.
- “Foreword,” Frontiers in American Philosophy, Volume I, Texas A&M University Press, 1992, ix.
- “Fiction, Philosophy, and Autobiography: Santayana’s Persons and Places,” Critical Essays on George Santayana, G. K. Hall, 1991, 256-271.
- “Private Rights vs. Public Needs,” Documentary Editing, Vol. 13, No. 4, December 1991, 77-84.
- “Foreword,” Ethical Issues in Information Systems, edited by Dejoie, Fowler, and Paradice, Boston: Boyd & Fraser Publishing Co., 1991, xi.
- “George Santayana: ciudadano del mundo,” Cuadernos de la Escuela Diplomática, No. IV, Junio 1990, 95-112.
- “The Editor and Technology,” Documentary Editing, Vol. 12, No. 1, March 1990, 9-12.
- Book note on Living in the Eternal: A Study of George Santayana by Anthony Woodward. Ethics, Vol. 100, No. 1, October 1989, 215-216.
- Review of George Santayana by John Lachs. Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Newsletter, No. 53, June 1989, 6-7.
- “Final Intentions, Social Context, and Santayana’s Autobiography,” Text, edited by D. C. Greetham and W. Speed Hill, New York: AMS Press, 1988, 93-108. Reprinted in Frontiers in American Philosophy, Volume II, Texas A&M University Press (forthcoming).
- “George Santayana, 1863-1952,” Book of Days 1988, Ann Arbor: The Pierian Press, 1988, 691-693.
- “Santayana’s Autobiography and the Development of his Philosophy,” Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the Santayana Society, No. 4, Fall 1986, 18-27.
- “Hermes the Interpreter,” Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the Santayana Society, No. 3, Fall 1985, 22-28.
- “Judge Not: Punishment and Rehabilitation in a Permissive and Angry Society” (with Allen, Coe, and Martinroe), Humanistic Issues in Child Abuse: Abstract of Proceedings of a Conference (Tampa: American Studies Press, 1981), 40-42.
- “Some Remarks on Santayana’s Scepticism,” Two Centuries of Philosophy, London: Blackwell; New Jersey: Littlefield, 1980, 135-143. Revised from a paper presented at the Bicentennial Symposium of Philosophy and published in the proceedings: “Some Remarks on Santayana’s Scepticism,” Bicentennial Symposium of Philosophy, New York: BSP, 1976.
- “Equal Employment Opportunity: Individual and Collective Merit,” Business and Professional Ethics, Vol. 1, No. 3, January 1978, 5-6.
- “Animal Faith,” Southern Journal of Philosophy: Special Issue on Santayana, Summer 1972, 167-171.
- “Whitehead and the Concept of Memory,” The Modern Schoolman, Vol. XLIX, No. 4, May 1972, 319-329.
- “Statistical Analysis” (with Joseph Heffernan), Protective Services in Public Welfare – Davidson County (Children’s Bureau Project Number D-283), June 1969.
WORKS IN PROGRESS:
- Don’t Forget Your Loving Father: Agustín to George Santayana (an edition of letters from father to son).
- George Santayana (a major monograph on the philosophy of George Santayana).
- “Strawson and Santayana: A Comparison of Two Naturalists.”
- American Naturalism (a monograph on the history and the philosophical tenets of naturalism in the U.S.).
- Revised edition of John Jones and Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr., George Santayana: A Bibliographical Checklist, 1880-1980, Bowling Green: Philosophy Documentation Center, 1982.
SELECTED PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS:
- “Update on Stockton Activities”, Southern New Jersey Development Council’s Board of Trustee Meeting, Stockton Seaview, Galloway, NJ December 19, 2013
- “Liberal Education for the 21st. Century”, plenary panelist, NYU’s Faculty Resource Network, Coral Gables, Fl. November 22-24, 2013
- “2013 Public Policy Update – Bond Act Funds”, Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce , Voorhees, NJ September 25, 2013
- “Dual Degree Program-reverse Transfer Initiative to Boost Degree Attainment”, AASCU Committee on Policies and Purposes , Summer Council of Presidents, Annapolis, MD July 12-16, 2013
- “Overview of Richard Stockton College”, The Lexington Group, Galloway, NJ, May 15, 2013.
- “Santayana and Cosmopolitanism”, The 40th Annual Conference for the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Galloway, NJ, March 7, 2013.
- “The Globally Engaged Institution: Washington Connections”, Moderator, Leadership Network, Washington, DC, December 10, 2012.
- “Santayana: Cosmopolitanism and the Spiritual Life”, The Fourth International Congress on George Santayana, Santayana and Italy, University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy, October 30-31, 2012.
- “A New Day for a Great City”, 2012 MBCA Luncheon, Atlantic City, NJ, March 26, 2012.
- “Global Engagement: Strategies and Opportunities for U.S. Higher Education”, Panel Moderator, American Council on Education, Washington, DC, November 6- 8, 2011.
- “Santayana”, Lecture given at Fudan University, (Shanghai), October 16-24, 2011.
- “Stockton: From the Mayflower to Seaview”, Friends Of Encore Learning Society, Linwood, NJ, June 8, 2011.
- “Stockton: Past, Present and Future,” Rotary Club, Haddonfield, NJ, April 27, 2011.
- “Stockton Health ARTP,” Atlantic County Economic Development Advisory Commission, Atlantic City, NJ, March 16, 2011.
- “Stockton, Seashore, and Successful Aging,” Seashore Gardens Installation of Board, Galloway, NJ January 23, 2011.
- “Stockton Success and the Region”, Atlantic County Chapter of the League of Municipalities, Somers Point, NJ, January 21, 2011.
- “Stockton Success”, Ocean County Alumni, Foundation Board of Director, Long Beach Island, NJ, January 20, 2011.
- “Stockton Success and Seaview”, Southern New Jersey Development Council’s 19th Annual Holiday Business Luncheon, Galloway, NJ, December 17, 2010.
- “Successful Partnerships with the Military, “American Association of State Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC, November 22, 2010.
- “Why New Jersey? Innovation and Creativity,” Panel Moderator, 8th Leadership New Jersey Forum on the Future of New Jersey, Jersey City, NJ, November 9, 2010.
- “Making Wise Judgments to Advance Internationalization in a Dynamic Global Climate,” American Council on Education Commission Leadership Network , Washington, DC, November 3, 2010.
- “Overview of the Next Generation Aviation Research and Technology Park Triangle (airport, FAA and Technology Park),” Chamber of Commerce, Southern New Jersey, Voorhees, NJ, September 24, 2010.
- “The Aviation Research and Technology Park,” Alliance for Action, Atlantic County Chapter, Galloway, NJ, September 17, 2010.
- “Stockton Hospitality Program and the Acquisition of Seaview,” Atlantic City Hotel and Lodging Association, Atlantic City, NJ, September 16, 2010.
- “Santayana: Naturalism, Democracy and Values,” Central European Pragmatist Forum, Cadiz, Spain, May 2010.
- “George Santayana: World Citizen,” keynote Address, Third International Conference on George Santayana, Valencia, Spain, November 2009.
- “That Which Prohibits or Mitigates Organizing and Advancing a Culture of Learning,” panel of presidents at Symposium and Leadership Coalition (AAC&U), Georgetown University, November 10, 2008.
- “The President’s View of the Future,” panel discussion at the University Continuing Education Association Conference, October 1, 2008.
- “Campus Center Design Presentation,” The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. February 1, 2008, presented to The Richard Stockton College of NJ Student Senate on March 4, 2008.
- “Communicating Costs Effectively to the Board of Trustees,” National Association of College and University Business Officers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 30, 2007.
- “Under the Rainbow,” F.I.N.D.I.N.G.S., July 1, 2006: Vol. 15, No. 1, 28-31.
- “American and European Values,” The Second International Conference on George Santayana, Opole University, Opole, Poland, June 23, 2006; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, November 2, 2006.
- “The Enduring Significance of Santayana,” The Second International Conference on George Santayana, Opole University, Opole, Poland, June 21, 2006; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, November 2, 2006.
- “Hellenistic Studies,” American Foundation for Greek Language and Culture, Tampa, Florida, 2005; 2006.
- “Genetics and Future Generations,” First Tuesday Dinner Club, Philadelphia, August 2005
- “Salute to Stockton” Speaker Series, Temple Emeth Shalom, 2004; 2005.
- “George Santayana: Perspectives on the Past and Future,” New York Pragmatism Forum, Fordham University, Lincoln Center, April 22, 2005.
- “Reflections on Twenty-Six Years with the Santayana Edition,” American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. December 29, 2003.
- “Education, Society, and Personal Responsibility,” Induction Ceremony for the National, French, Spanish and Music Honor Societies, Holy Spirit High School, Absecon, New Jersey. November 11, 2003.
- “Future of Higher Education in South Jersey,” Beth Judah Temple, Wildwood, New Jersey November 7, 2003.
- “Celebration of the Lives of Three Students,” The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Memorial Service. October 29, 2003.
- “Santayana,” Faculty Symposium Lecture Series, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey October 3, 2003.
- “Education and Community Health,” Multicultural Luncheon, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. September 18, 2003.
- “The Role of Education in Communities,” African-American Fellowship of Churches Conference, Second Baptist Church, Atlantic City, New Jersey. September 13, 2003.
- “Comments and Introduction to David Satcher,” Curing What Ails the Nation: A Vision for Health in America, Atlantic City Medical Center. September 8, 2003.
- “Education: Public and Personal Perspectives,” Fall Orientation. Atlantic Cape Community College. August 28, 2003.
- “The Lowdown on Higher Education,” Temple Beth El. Margate, NJ. August 22, 2003.
- “Can Higher Education Help One Prosper in Difficult Times,” Temple Emeth Shalom. Margate, NJ. July 11, 2003.
- “Education, Community, and Individual Responsibility,” EOF (Equal Opportunity Fund) Students, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. July 3, 2003,
- “Education: Community Health and Prosperity,” First Annual Federation of Jewish Societies Meeting, Margate, NJ. June 25, 2003.
- “Education and Economic Development,” Greater Atlantic City Hotel-Motel Association, Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ. May 22, 2003.
- Organized Sino-American Philosophy Conference at Fudan University, Shanghai, China with 7 American scholars and about 40 Chinese philosophers. Presented opening address, served on two panels, and gave plenary address on “Santayana, Genetics and Natural Values.” 10-12 October 2002.
- “Technology and Human Values,” East China Technology and Science University, 9 October 2002.
- “The New Genetics and Human Values,” 43rd Bishop Hurst Lecture, American University, 19 April 2002.
- “Reflections on the Genteel Tradition: Is Intellectual Somnambulism Inevitable?” Presidential Address, Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, 8 March 2002.
- “Genetics and the Hidden Structure of Human Values,” Seminar on Bioethics, College of Medicine and the College of Veterinary Medicine, 18 January 2002.
- “Genetics, Technology and Human Values,” Wabash College, 22 January 2002.
- Six papers on American philosophy and on understanding genetic explanations of human behavior, Fudan University, Shanghai, P.R. China, June 15-30, 2001.
- Commencement address, “Wisdom, Knowledge, and Information,” School of Liberal Arts, May, 2001.
- 26th Philosopher-in-Residence, Oklahoma State University, “Genetics, Technology and Human Values” (a public lecture given in Tulsa, OK) and “Santayana, Naturalism and Genetics” (a lecture at Oklahoma State University for faculty and students).
- “Ethics: the Hidden Structure of Science and Medicine,” College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medicine, Genetics classes, Texas A&M University, 24 January 2000.
- “Genetics, Public Health, and Public Policy,” IU School of Medicine, Public Health Program, fall 1999.
- “Art, Genetics, and the New Millennium: No Meme is an Island,” Clearfield Millennium Lecture Series, Brazos Valley Arts Council, 7 September 1999.
- “Genetics and Spirituality,” Carmel Methodist Church, spring 1999.
- “Genetics and Public Health,” IU School of Medicine, Public Health Program, Spring 1999.
- “Genetic Explanations of Human Behavior,” Fall 1998, IU School of Medicine, Medical and Molecular Genetics Department.
- “The Humanities at Century’s End,” South Central Modern Language Association, Dallas, TX, 1 Nov. 1997.
- “Genotypes, Phenotypes, and Complex Human Behavior (including editing),” Presidential Address, Association for Documentary Editing, Boston, 17 October 1997.
- “Bioethics and Genetics,” Bioscience Majors Association, Texas A&M University, October 1997.
- “Effective Recruitment of Executive Leadership” and “Orientation to NEH Research Projects,” National Federation of State Humanities Councils, Washington, D.C., 5 & 7 September 1997.
- “Consent and Confidentiality,” with Al Haggard, J.D., Scott & White Memorial Hospital, 17 June 1997.
- “Significant Issues in the Ethics of Agricultural Biotechnology,” with Jim Wild, Annual Meeting Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division of American Association for the Advancement of Science, 19 May 1997.
- “Santayana: Hispanic-American Philosopher,” and “A Conservative Approach to the Electronic Revolution,” Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, 7 March 1997.
- “Genetics and Bioethics” and “Ethical Issues in Medicine,” American Medical Students Association, Texas A&M University, February & March, 1997.
- “Research in the Humanities,” Texas A&M University Honors Program, February 1997.
- “History of Genetics,” Genetics Society, Texas A&M University, 5 March 1997.
- Invited response to Martin Adson (Professor Emeritus, Mayo Clinic), The Institute for the Humanities at Salado, 24 March 1996.
- “George Santayana: Private Face in a Public Place,” Lyndon Baines Johnson Library Symposium on “Government’s Stake in American Culture,” Austin, Texas, 13 September 1995.
- “The Future of American Philosophy: Putnam and Rorty,” Moscow State University (and later in the Institute of Philosophy at Universytetu Jagielloskiego in Kraków, Poland), May 1995.
- “Non-Reductive Naturalism: Strawson and Santayana,” Moscow State University, May 1995.
- Invited Response to Robert Heilbroner’s address to the Society for the Advancement of
American Philosophy, Boston, March 1995.
- “The Future of Philosophy,” Philosophy Colloquia Series, Texas A&M University, January 1995.
- “New Technologies for the Humanities,” panel at the Federation of State Humanities Councils, San Antonio, Texas, 18 November 1994.
- “Editing George Santayana: Unanticipated Discoveries and the Recovery Period,” Association for Documentary Editing, Tucson, Arizona, 28 October 1994.
- “Santayana,” University of Valladolid, Spain, 6 October 1994.
- “Individual and Corporate Responsibilities,” Panel Moderator, Provost’s Convocation on Research and Responsibilities, 18 October 1994. (Speakers were Neal Lane, Chair of the National Science Foundation, and Arthur Kaplan, Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.)
- “The Evolution of Ethical Theory,” Aggie Hostel, Texas A&M University, 20 June 1994.
- “Santayana and Moral Realism,” Southern Illinois University, 22 April 1994.
- “Promotion and Tenure,” New Faculty Orientation, Texas A&M University, 25 August 1993.
- “The Santayana Edition: Computers, Texts, and Editorial Scholarship,” Computing and Philosophy Conference, Carnegie Mellon University, 14 August 1993.
- “The Role of Department Head in the Academic Enterprise,” Summer Seminar on Academic Administration, Texas A&M University, 1992, 1993, 1994.
- “The Santayana Edition: Philosophical and Textual Principles,” Boston University Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science “On Critical Editing in Science,” Boston, 18 March 1993.
- “Multi-volume Editions: The Santayana Edition,” Society for Textual Scholarship, Graduate School and University Center, CUNY, April 1993.
- “Ethics and Engineering,” Ethics and Professionalism: Engineering Faculty Workshop, Murdough Center for Engineering Professionalism, Texas A&M University, 15 January 1993.
- “Teaching and Research,” College of Arts and Sciences, Texas Southern University, 8 January 1993.
- “Santayana: the Popular Stranger,” 1992 International Conference on George Santayana, Ávila, Spain, 27 May 1992.
- Lectures on American philosophy, contemporary moral theory, and Santayana given at Fudan University, Shaanxi University, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing and Shanghai), 26 September – 10 October 1991.
- “Corps-text and Copy-text: Two Conceptions of Text,” Society for Textual Scholarship, Graduate School and University Center, CUNY, April 1991.
- “State of the Faculty Senate Address,” 14 May 1990.
- “Private Rights vs. Public Needs,” Association for Documentary Editing, Charleston, South Carolina, 26 October 1990.
- “Santayana: World Citizen,” University of London, Spanish Institute, March 1990, and Spanish Diplomatic School, Madrid, March 1990.
- “Technology and the Sociology of Texts: Corps-text versus Copy-text,” (Re)producing Texts/(Re)presenting History (Conference of Interdisciplinary Group for Historical Literary Study), Texas A&M University, 27 September 1989.
- “Editors and Technology,” Association for Documentary Editing, New Orleans, 21 October 1988.
- “Editing Philosophers,” Organized roundtable session, World Congress of Philosophy (Brighton, England), August 1988, with Jaakko Hintikka (Finland/USA), John Passmore (Australia/Russell Edition), Adam Hodgkins (Oxford University Press), Hans Gerhard Senger (West Germany).
- “Hidden Principles in Ethical Judgments,” 16th Annual Professional Development Conference of the American Society of Safety Engineers and Texas Sections of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Texas A&M University, 1 February 1988.
- “Naturalism,” Pacific Division, American Philosophical Association, 24 March 1988. (Session chaired by Joel Feinberg, comments by John Lachs.)
- “The Context of Scholarly Research in the Humanities,” South Central Modern Language Association, Houston, 30 October 1987 (with Richard Eckman, Director, Research Division, National Endowment for the Humanities).
- “Varieties of Intention in Santayana’s Autobiography,” Society for Textual Scholarship, Graduate School and University Center, CUNY, 9 April 1987.
- “The Compatibility of Major Scholarly Research Projects and Teaching-Oriented Institutions,” Association of American Colleges, Washington, D.C., 15 January 1987.
- “Santayana’s Autobiography and the Development of His Philosophy,” and “Santayana and Strawson,” McVean Visiting Lecturer Series, Vanderbilt University, 12 November 1986.
- “Santayana’s Autobiography,” Departments of Philosophy and English, invited lecture, Harvard University, 25 September 1986.
- “Editing Santayana’s Autobiography,” Author’s Luncheon, MIT Press, 24 September 1986.
- “Santayana’s Critique of the American Dream,” Rollins College, 22 September 1986.
- “Home and Asylum: Perspectives from Plato to Nietzsche,” Honors Program, University of Tampa, 18 September 1986.
- “Santayana and Strawson,” Rice University, 11 September 1986.
- “The Development of Santayana’s Thought,” Santayana Society, American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Washington, D.C., December, 1985.
- “Santayana and American Philosophy,” Vanderbilt University, November 1985.
- “Santayana and Strawson,” Eleventh Inter-American Philosophy Conference, Guadalajara, Mexico, November 1985.
- “Lessons from Computerizing a Scholarly Edition,” International Conference on Humanities and Computers, Brigham Young University, July 1985.
- “Computerizing the Santayana Edition,” Council for Scholarly Editions, Modern Language Association, Washington, D.C., 29 December 1984.
- “Three Stages of Santayana’s Thought,” Santayana Society, American Philosophical Association, Boston, 28 December 1983. (Response to paper by William G. Holzberger.)
- “Santayana’s Catholic Atheism,” William James Society, Washington College, March 1982.
- “Comments on Whitehead and the Concept of Memory,” Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, University of Delaware, March 1982.
- “Confessions of a Philosopher Committing Acts of Editing,” Santayana Society, American Philosophical Association, Boston, December 1980.
- “Humanistic Issues in Child Abuse,” University of South Florida Conference on Child Abuse, Florida Endowment for the Humanities, December 1980.
- “Some Remarks on Santayana’s Scepticism,” Bicentennial Symposium of Philosophy, New York, 7 October 1976.
- “Compensatory Justice and Equal Employment Opportunity,” Southern Society of Philosophy and Psychology, April 1976.
- “Compensatory Justice and Problems of Pure Distribution in John Rawls’s Theory of Justice,”
- Florida International University, February 1976.
- “Rawls’ Difference Principle,” Florida Philosophical Association, Fall 1975.
- “Value Inquiry and Economic Theory,” Rollins College, Spring 1975.
- “Why is Santayana Ignored?” Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Hunter College, March 1975.
- “Santayana: Poet or Philosopher?” University of South Florida, Spring 1974.
- “Santayana: A Critic of America,” and “Santayana’s Approach to Philosophy,” Carson-Newman College, Spring 1973.
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, INSTITUTES
- Leadership Coalition (AAC&U) grant of $10,000 funded by The Charles Engelhard Foundation, The S. Engelhard Center, and The Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation (2008)
- AGB Presidents’ Institute on Trusteeship (Aspen, Colorado 2004)
- Harvard Seminar for New Presidents (2004)
- National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Research Programs, “The Santayana Edition” ($875,708 funded outright, $165,000 in Federal matching funds, and $165,000 in gift funds since October 1977, to edit the twenty-volume edition.
- Faculty Abroad Grant, Texas A&M University, summer 1996, for research in Mexico.
- Faculty Development Leave, Texas A&M University, 1994-96.
- Comité Conjunto Hispano-Norteamericano, “The Santayana Edition,” 1994. ($15,000)
- NEH Workshop: “Computer Applications in Scholarly Editing and Publishing,” University of South Carolina, May 1984.
- National Endowment for the Humanities, Publishing Subvention Grant for Volume One of the Santayana Edition. ($10,000 to MIT Press)
- Computer for the Santayana Edition, funds received from the Conn Foundation, Corliss Lamont, John Lachs, and the University of Tampa, Summer 1982. ($8,000)
- Faculty Development Grant, University of Tampa, 1981. (Research at Harvard University)
- American Philosophical Society, Penrose Fund, travel grant for research at Harvard University, August 1977.
- Council for Philosophical Studies, Institute in the History of American Philosophy, Haverford College, Summer 1976.
- Faculty Enrichment Grant, University of Tampa, 1977.
- NEH Summer Seminar, “Justice and Equality,” directed by William T. Blackstone, University of Georgia, Summer 1975.
- General Electric Grant, “Conference on Businesses’ Role and Responsibility in Modern Society,” The Catholic University of America, August 1976. (Chaired section on Equal Employment Opportunity).
Graduate School Fellowships: NDEA Fellowship, 1968-70, and Vanderbilt University Fellowship, 1967-68.
Other grants written, developed, and participated have funded faculty development, distinguished professorships, visiting professorships, cultural events, public conferences, and other scholarly research. Examples include: (1) Stockton received its first million dollar endowed scholarship fund in 2008, first 2.5 million dollar amount in annual total donations, six named professorships, and significantly increased its Foundation assets as well as income from events; (2) the IU School of Liberal Arts received annually between six and fourteen million dollars in external grants, including significant grants from Lilly Endowment, Inc., NSF, NEH, NIH, state government agencies, and other state and national funding sources; (3) 1.2 million dollar gift from an individual for student scholarships in the IU School of Liberal Arts; (4) a 1.3 million dollar gift from individuals endowing a professorship in the School of Liberal Arts; (5) a small role in a 105 million dollar gift for the School of Medicine from Lilly Endowment, Inc. for genetics research; (6) $40,000 from TAMU Program Fund (1987) for research in bioethics; (7) $35,500 from TAMU Program Fund (1987) for an international conference on “Frontiers in American Philosophy”; (8) approximately $35,000 sponsorship from UNED ÁVILA and Fundación Cultural Sta. Teresa (1992) for the Congreso Internacionale sobre Jorge Santayana; (9) $5,240 from TAMU Program Fund (1986) for applied philosophy workshops; (10) $11,000 from TAMU University Fund (1986) for equipment; (11) $150,000 from Tampa Cable Foundation (1984) to develop a Telecommunications Program in the Humanities Division; (12) $32,806 from the National Endowment for the Arts (1978) to explore the relationships of dance, sculpture, and architecture — it resulted in an exhibit in the Tampa Art Museum and in an award-winning video tape (“Interface” shown on public television stations); (13) a grant from the Dana Foundation (1972) to establish four endowed professorships at the University of Tampa; (14) grants (1972-1975) to support over fifty cultural events per year; (15) $400,000 HEW grant (1967-69) to evaluate the decision procedures used by social workers in cases of child abuse and neglect.]
Serve as a consultant in the areas of program review, electronic publishing, the use of technology (computers, scanners, software evaluation) in the humanities, and evaluation of administrators and trustees. In this capacity worked with departments (humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences), central administrations, deans, and state commissions on higher education. In addition, served on “Medicine and Humanities Consultations” for Scott and White Memorial Hospital including consultations focusing on physician counseling in prenatal care, internal and external referral procedures, policies regarding special circumstances of health care providers (e.g., the HIV Positive surgeon), genetic testing, informed consent, etc. Participated in bioethics rounds with the pediatrics staff at Scott & White Memorial Hospital. Received offer to serve on the Presidential Commission for Income Maintenance in 1968 under the Johnson Administration, and it was renewed under the Nixon Administration but did not serve. Unofficially worked with the Commission during the summer of 1969, and declined a research position on the commission while completing my Ph.D. preliminary exams During 1965-67, worked as a psychological counselor in a psychiatric unit (Norton Memorial Hospital, Louisville), an intensive care unit (Jewish Hospital, Louisville), and an OB unit and in an emergency room (Louisville General Hospital).
PANELIST AND REVIEWER:
As a panelist and reviewer for the National Endowment for the Humanities, evaluated proposals for editions, publication subvention, interpretive research, and fellowships. Serve as a reviewer and evaluator of programs supported by state-level humanities and arts commissions. Previously reviewed Guggenheim Fellowship proposals, and regularly evaluate manuscripts for several presses and journals.
- American Association of State Colleges and Universities
- American Association of University Professors
- American Council on Education
- American Philosophical Association (Program Advisory Committee, 1990-1992), 1969 –
- Arts Council of Brazos Valley, 1986-98
- Association of American Colleges and Universities
- Association for Computers and the Humanities
- Association for Documentary Editing (President, 1996-97; President-elect, 1995-96; Membership Committee, 1995; Technology Committee, 1989-95, Chair 1989 and 1990; Councillor-at-Large, 1991-94; Program Committee, 1988; Education Committee, 1986)
- Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
- Beth El Synagogue, Honorary Life Member, Margate, NJ (2013)
- The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia
- Brazos Valley Symphony Board (Finance Committee, 1996-97, 1991-94; Marketing Committee, 1991-94; Chair, Long-Range Planning Committee, 1991-92; Search Committee for Executive Director, 1991-92; President, 1988-89; First Vice President, 1987-88; Chair, Finance Committee, 1986-88; Development Committee, 1986-88; Membership Committee, 1986-88)
- Bioethics Digital Library (Indiana University and Georgetown University, Kennedy Institute for Ethics), External Advisory Board member, 2003 – )
- Bryan-College Station Sister City Association (Kazan, USSR), 1987-89
- Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (2003 – )
- Confrérie Des Compagnons Guste Vin De Normandie (medical chapter) (2001 – 03)
- Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, Board of Advisors (1999-2003), Education Council (2000 – 2003)
- Galloway Business Association, Galloway Township, New Jersey (2003 – )
- Golden Key Honour Society , Honorary membership (2013)
- Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (2004 – )
- Indianapolis Museum of Art, (1998 – 2003)
- Indianapolis Symphony Society, Hopes and Promises Steering Committee, (2000 – 2003)
- Institute for the Humanities at Salado, member, 1995-98
- Interdisciplinary Group for Historical Literary Study, Texas A&M University, Associate Fellow
- Modern Language Association
- National Collegiate Athletic Association
- New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities
- New Jersey Campus Compact co-chair (2011 – )
- New Jersey Commission on Higher Education
- New Jersey Higher Education Access to Success Campaign
- New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability
- New Jersey Presidents’ Council
- Opera and Performing Arts Society, Texas A&M University
- Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars
- Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Texas A&M University
- Review of Metaphysics, 1995 Dissertation Essay Competition Committee
- Santayana Society (Executive Committee)
- Social Philosophy Research Institute, Board Member, 1995-98
- Southern New Jersey Development Council Government Affairs Committee
- Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (Chair, Herbert Schneider Award Committee, 2002-2004; President, 2000-2001; President-elect 1999-2000; Chair, American Philosophical Association Hermes Prize Committee, Schneider Award Committee, China Conference Committee; Member: Committee on Finance, Executive Committee 1988-90, 2002-2005)
- Society for Textual Scholarship
- The Society of Philosophers in America, Inc. (SOPHIA), Trustee Emeritus (2006-Present); Fellow
- TAMU Faculty Club, President (1991-92), Vice President (1990-91), Advisory Board (1989-94), Search Committee for Manager (1994), Search Committee for Chef (1994)
- Word-Processors Topical Study Group (Chair, Texas A&M, 1985-87)
- World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, Board of Directors (2012-)
Research and travel has included almost all states in the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Austria, Belgium, China, Czechoslovakia, England, France, West Germany, Hungary, Italy, Israel, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. In addition, established research and exchange programs in Australia, China, Czechoslovakia, Japan, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Spain, West Germany, and Yugoslavia. Contributed in establishing programs in Africa, India, and countries along the Pacific Rim.
Basic familiarity with Greek, Latin, Hebrew, French, and German. (Working on a communication level in Spanish.)
- Executives of the Year, South Jersey Biz annual list, Volume 3, Issue 11, November 2013
- 2013 Thomas J. Kuhar Founder’s Award, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Galloway, NJ, September 30, 2013
- 2013 Father Thom Schiavo Award, Beth El Synagogue, Margate, NJ, June 7, 2013
- Guest Conductor, Bay Symphony Orchestra’s 4th of July concert, “Stars and Stripes”, Avalon, NJ, July 4, 2012
- “The 100 Most Powerful People in New Jersey Business” award, (only leader of a higher education institution), NJBIZ’s annual list, January 30, 2012
- “2011 Educator of the Year” Award Research and Development Council Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards Ceremony and Reception November 10, 2011
- 1st Annual Leaders in Literacy Award, distinguished recipient, the Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic, June 2011
- “2010 People-of-the-Year (15 selected),” Southern New Jersey Business, December 2010
- Golden Baton Award from the Bay Atlantic Symphony (Received the award in its inaugural year), 25th anniversary of the symphony, September 18, 2008
- 2008 Ernest N. Day Good Scout Award, June 2008
- “People to Watch (A profile of 13 people who will make a difference in Atlantic City in 2007),” Casino Connection, 2007
- Phi Delta Kappa, Southern New Jersey Chapter, Honorary Member, 2004
- Zeta Alpha Chapter, Delta Mu Delta, Honorary Member, 2004
- 2004 MBCA Education Appreciation Award, Metropolitan Business & Citizens Association
- Campaign Manager’s Award of Excellence, New Jersey Employees Charitable Campaign, 2003-2004
- Sesquicentennial Alumni Award for Teaching and Research, Carson-Newman College, October 11, 2001.
- Phi Kappa Phi, Texas A&M University, May 1988.
- Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars, Charter Member of Alpha Eta Chapter, Texas A&M University, December 1987.
- Honorary Faculty Member, Alpha Chi Honor Society, University of Tampa, 1983.
- Louise Loy Hunter Award to Outstanding Faculty Member, University of Tampa, 1978.
- Alpha Chi Honor Society Award to Outstanding Faculty Member in the Humanities Division, University of Tampa, 1978.
- Outstanding Educators of America, 1973.
- Outstanding Faculty Member, University of Tampa, 1972.
- Omicron Delta Kappa, University of Tampa, 1972.
- Franklin J. Matchette Teaching Award, Vanderbilt University, 1970.
- Blue Key Honor Fraternity, Carson-Newman College, 1963.
- IUPUI: American Philosophy, lectures in IU Medical School Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics and the Department of Public Health.
- Texas A&M University, College of Medicine: Medicine and Human Values, Morality and the New Genetics. Department of Philosophy: Ethical Theory (graduate and undergraduate), Professional Ethics (graduate), Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics: Bioethics (team taught undergraduate honors course with Jim Wild, Professor of Biochemistry). Invited lectures for students in the five-year accounting program. Served on 12 Ph.D. committees and several M.A. committees.
- University of Tampa (undergraduate): Introduction to Philosophy, American Philosophy, Santayana, Philosophy of Economics, Ethics, Contemporary Philosophy, Logic, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Wittgenstein, The Morality of Killing, Existentialism, Senior Seminar, Senior Thesis, Directed Studies, Business Ethics and Responsibility (graduate), Philosophy of Education (graduate).
- University of South Florida (undergraduate): Introduction to Philosophy. Participated in a seminar for graduate faculty conducted by Stephen Toulmin on language acquisition (graduate).
- Vanderbilt University (teaching assistant): Introduction to Philosophy with Prof. Donald Sherburne and Prof. Charles Scott, History of Modern Philosophy with Prof. John Lachs, History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy with Prof. John Compton.