Emory Report

 December 8, 1997

 Volume 50, No. 15

Oxford professor Anderson uses Socrates' methods in classes

Emory Report continues its series on tenure-track faculty with a look at Oxford College's Kenneth Anderson.


Kenneth Anderson,
assistant professor of philosophy

Previous teaching experience?
Six years at Oxford: three as an instructor and three as a visiting assistant professor
Three years at Emory

BA - Bucknell University, Pennsylvania
PhD - Emory

Significant awards?
Oxford Professor of the Year, 1993
Sammy Clark SGA Service Award

Preferred teaching style?
Lecture/discussion method, with an emphasis on
engaging students in conversation

What courses will you be teaching?
Basic Introduction to Philosophy, History of Western Thought, Philosophy of Religion, Ethics and The Great Conversation

Where were you born?

What year?

Current family?
Wife Meredith, son Bennett and daughter

Intellectual interests?
Jean Paul Sartre. (Anderson is treasurer of the North American Sartre Society.)

Personal interests?
Photography and spending time with family

Play or watch any particular sport regularly?
Not anymore. Used to play squash in grad school

Leafmore, near Toco Hills

Favorite local restaurant?
Thai Chilli

Last book read for fun?
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Favorite artist?

Favorite cultural icon?
The city of Chicago

Favorite historical figure?
Socrates. "He's the first person to really recognize what it means to be a complete human being. So, in a sense, he was a precursor to Jesus."

New faculty is researched and compiled by Camille Shearhouse.

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