Daniel Elgin Mattox
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My primary research interests are at the intersection of life, mind, and value; I am especially interested in exploring how the life/mind continuity of enactivism can be extended to account for value theory and serve as the groundwork for a new kind of virtue ethics and moral psychology. Beyond my main research areas, I have interests in political philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, critical theory in the humanities and social sciences, and public humanities. My research also draws on global literatures across disciplines and is empirically informed.
I have worked for 4 years at the University of Cincinnati Press. I started in my first year as a Graduate Assistant working in acquisitions and have since been working as an Assistant Editor working on special projects for the press. I have managed the peer review process for several manuscripts, reviewed manuscript proposals, worked as a developmental editor, and done almost every part of the acquisitions process.
I regularly participate in the Research and Discussion Group for the Center for Public Engagement with Science, the Ethics Journal Club, and the annual European Studies Workshop. I was previously the facilitator for the Undergraduate Philosophy Club, I am currently the coach of the first University of Cincinnati Ethics Bowl Team, and sometimes a participant in the Graduate-Undergraduate Research Mentorship program.
In my spare time I like to bake and cook, feed random street cats, and volunteer with local nonprofits and political campaigns. I’m also an AmeriCorps alumnus and an Honorary Kentucky Colonel.
Master of Arts: San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA, 2016 (Philosophy)
Master of Arts: Morehead State University Morehead, KY, 2014 (Interdisciplinary Social Science)
Bachelor of Arts: Morehead State University Morehead, KY, 2011 (Philosophy)
My primary research interests are at the intersection of philosophy of mind, philosophy of biology, and value theory. I have secondary interests in political philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, critical theory in the humanities and social sciences, and public humanities. My research also draws on global literatures across disciplines and is empirically informed.
09-2018 -To Present Assistant Editor, I work with the University of Cincinnati Press, primarily in acquisitions. I manage some peer review processes and work on special projects doing developmental editing. , University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
08-2016 -08-2018 AmeriCorps VISTA, I served with two different nonprofit organizations in Lexington, KY focusing primarily on research, data analysis, grant writing, and program development., Corporation for National and Community Service, Lexington, KY
01-2015 -06-2016 Graduate Teaching Associate, I was the instructor of record for six courses taught in the philosophy department of SFSU over four semesters. I taught Contemporary Moral Issues, Social and Political Philosophy, and Critical Thinking. , San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
06-2019 -To Present Graduate Instructor , I have been the instructor of record for the following classes (* indicates class was taught online). Phil. 1025 Contemporary Moral Issues, Summer 2019 and Spring 2020* Phil. 1010 Intro to Critical Thinking, Fall 2019 Phil. 2029 Intro to Medical Ethics, Summer 2020* Phil. 3015 Ethics Bowl, Fall 2020* Spring 2021*, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati