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.
assistant professor of philosophy
Previous teaching experience?
Six years at Oxford: three as an instructor and three as a visiting assistant
Three years at Emory
BA - Bucknell University, Pennsylvania
PhD - Emory
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?
Wife Meredith, son Bennett and daughter
Jean Paul Sartre. (Anderson is treasurer of the North American Sartre Society.)
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?
Last book read for fun?
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
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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