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					                                    JONATHAN PARKER
                                  JonathanParker@my.unt.edu
                          Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies
                                   University of North Texas
                                  1155 Union Circle #310920
                                    Denton, TX 76203-5017
                                         (940) 891-0307




EDUCATION

9/07-           Ph.D. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS, Philosophy                          Denton, TX

9/05-7/07       M.A. KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN (LOUVAIN), Philosophy Belgium
                Hoger Instituut Voor Wijsbegeerte, Philosophy Magna Cum Laude
                Thesis: “Wild Consequences: Paul Shepard and a Critique of Animal Rights and
                Liberation Theories.” Promoter and Committee Chair: Ullrich Melle; Committee:
                Andreas De Block, Igor Douven

9/99-5/03       B.A. LOYOLA COLLEGE IN MARYLAND                                 Baltimore, MD
                (NOW KNOWN AS LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND)
                DOUBLE MAJOR: 1) Philosophy
                              2) Interdisciplinary Major in Theology and Political Science

7/02-8/02       RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
                Summer session in Theology                                     New Brunswick, NJ

8/01-6/02       KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN                                           Belgium
                 Junior Program in European Culture and Society
                 Undertook studies in Philosophy and Theology

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION: Environmental Ethics and Philosophy; Ethics.
AREA OF COMPETANCE: History of Philosophy; Continental Philosophy; Science and
                     Technology Studies.

PUBLICATIONS
    “Should Trees Have Standing? (Chris Stone),” in Green Series Volume 8: Green Ethics and
      Philosophy, Julie Newman, and J. Geoffrey Golson, ed. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications
      (forthcoming January 2011).
    “Ecosystem Restoration,” in Green Series Volume 4: Green Cities, Paul Robbins, Nevin
      Cohen, and J. Geoffrey Golson, ed. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications (forthcoming May
      2010).
    “Light Pollution,” in Green Series Volume 4: Green Cities, Paul Robbins, Nevin Cohen, and
      J. Geoffrey Golson, ed. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications (forthcoming May 2010).
    “Restoration,” in Green Series Volume 5: Green Business, Paul Robbins, Nevin Cohen, and J.
      Geoffrey Golson, ed. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications (forthcoming May 2010).
    “Appropriate Technology,” in Green Series Volume 5: Green Business, Paul Robbins, Nevin
      Cohen, and J. Geoffrey Golson, ed. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications (forthcoming May
      2010).
    Editorial Assistant, Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity. Oxford: Oxford University Press
      (forthcoming, Spring 2010).


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     “The Camera or the Gun: Hunting Through Different Lenses.” In Nathan Kowalsky, ed.
      Hunting & Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell (forthcoming Winter 2009).
     Review of Onto-Ethologies: The Animal Environments of Uexküll, Heidegger, Merleau-
      Ponty, and Deleuze, Brett Buchanan, in Environmental Philosophy, vol. VI no. I. (Spring
      2009).
     Editorial Assistant, authored 10 annotations, Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and
      Philosophy, J. Baird Callicott and Robert Frodeman, ed. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan
      Reference Books (2008).

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

     Comments on William Grove-Fanning’s “Biodiversity Loss, the Motivational Gap, and the
      Failure of Conservation Education,” 71st Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical
      Society, Dallas, TX. November 13-15, 2009.
     “Interdisciplinarity in the Peer Review of Grants,” (with J. Britt Holbrook and Steven Hrotic),
      31st Annual Association for Integrative Studies Conference: “Creativity and Play Across the
      Disciplines,” The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. October 8 - 11, 2009.
     “Re-engaging process: A look at participation in the urban environment,” (with Alexandria
      Poole) A roundtable discussion at Earth, our Common Home 5th World Environmental
      Education Congress, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Montréal, Canada. May 10-14, 2009.
     “Discovering and Making Ecological Places and Identities,” Earth, our Common Home 5th
      World Environmental Education Congress, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Montréal,
      Canada. May 10-14, 2009.
     “Replacing/Re-placing Animal Rights and Liberation Theories,” The Working Group on
      Religion, Ethics and Nature’s Recreate, Replace, Restore: Exploring the Intersections
      Between Meanings and Environments, Ohio Northern University. April 17-19, 2009.
     “Rules of Engagement: Examining Aldo Leopold’s Interspecies Ethics,” The 42nd
      Anniversary Meeting, North Texas Philosophical Association, University of North Texas,
      Denton. March 26-28, 2009.
     “Toponymy and Epistemology: What Traditional Ecological Knowledge can Contribute to
      Environmental Philosophy,” Thinking Through Nature: Philosophy for an Endangered
      World, International Association for Environmental Philosophy and the University of Oregon,
      Eugene, OR. June 19-22, 2008.
     Comments on Joshua Gambrel’s “Virtue Theory and Genetically Modified Crops,” Fifth
      Annual Joint International Society for Environmental Ethics and International Association for
      Environmental Philosophy Meeting, Allenspark, CO. May 27-30, 2008.
     “Indigenous and Colonizer’s Toponymies in South and North America: From Biocultural to
      Anthropocentric Relations Between Humans and Places,” (with Ricardo Rozzi) Society of
      Ethnobiology, 31st Annual Conference, University of Arkansas—Fayetteville. April 16-19,
      2008.
     “Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts: Shifting Paradigms in Science Policy,” North Texas
      Philosophical Association, The 41st Anniversary Meeting, University of North Texas, Denton.
      April 11-12, 2008.
     “NSF Criteria 2, Impacts of Research on Greater Society,” Association For Practical and
      Professional Ethics, Seventeenth Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
      February 21-24, 2008.




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AWARDS AND HONORS

                 --College Graduate Research Fellowship from the College of Arts and Sciences
                 University of North Texas 2007-2010
                 --Academic Achievement Scholarship—Robert B. Toulouse School of Graduate
                 Studies, University of North Texas. 2007-2008
                 --Academic Achievement Scholarship—Robert B. Toulouse School of Graduate
                 Studies, University of North Texas 2008-2009
                 --Center for Environmental Philosophy Student Travel Award (to present at the
                 Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Association For Practical and Professional
                 Ethics), Spring 2008
                 --CSID Interdisciplinary Impacts Fund Award (to participate in “Tracing Darwin’s
                 Path” in Punta Arenas/Puerto Williams, Chile), Winter 2008-2009
                 --Center for Environmental Philosophy Student Travel Award (to present at
                 Recreate, Replace, Restore: Exploring the Intersections Between Meanings and
                 Environments), Spring 2009
                 --University of North Texas College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Support
                 Grant (to present at Earth, our common home 5th World Environmental Education
                 Congress), Spring 2009
                 --International Education Fee Scholarship, Spring 2009
                 --PHI SIGMA TAU (International Honor Society in
                  Philosophy) Maryland Iota Chapter



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

9/08-            Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity (CSID), University of
                 North Texas
9/07-            Research Assistant, Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, University of
                 North Texas
Some past and current research activities include: Involvement on CSID’s National Science
Foundation funded (3 year/$394,000) Comparative Assessment of Peer Review (CAPR) project;
involvement in the UNT-Chile Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program; development and
maintenance of the CSID website (http://www.csid.unt.edu).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
University of North Texas

Teaching Fellow:

PHIL 2500 Introduction to Contemporary Environmental Issues (Summer 2009)
PHIL 1400 Introduction to Contemporary Moral Issues (x2 Summer 2008)

Teaching Assistant:
PHIL 2500 Introduction to Contemporary Environmental Issues (Honors Section) teaching assistant
for Ricardo Rozzi (Spring 2008)




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PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
   Graduate student representative on faculty search committee for assistant professor tenure
     track hire, UNT Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies (Fall 2008).
   Masters student representative to The Permanent Teaching Commissions (Permanente
     Onderwijscommisies: POCs) Hoger Instituut Voor Wisbegeerte, Katholieke Universiteit
     Leuven (2005-2007).

WORKSHOPS
   Dutch-American Universities Hennebach Workshop in Technology and Environmental
    Philosophy. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO. April 19-21, 2009.
   Graduate Seminar on Teaching Practical and Professional Ethics. Held at the Seventeenth
    Annual Meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, San Antonio, TX.
    February 21, 2008. Instructor: Richard W. Momeyer.
   Making Sense of the “Broader Impacts” of Science and Technology. Colorado School of
    Mines, Golden, CO. August 5-7 2007. Sponsored by University of North Texas, Colorado
    School of Mines, National Science Foundation, New Directions, and AAAS.

GRADUATE COURSEWORK
University of North Texas
        Environmental Field Course: Desert Stream Ecology (Dr. Thomas La Point) Summer, 2009
        Pedagogy (Dr. Robert Figueroa) Spring, 2009
        Ecofeminism (Dr. Robert Figueroa) Spring, 2009
        Latin American Environmental Philosophy (Dr. Ricardo Rozzi) Spring, 2009
        Philosophy of Technology (Dr. David Kaplan) Spring, 2009
        Tracing Darwin’s Path (Dr. James Kennedy, Dr. Ricardo Rozzi) Winter, 2008-2009
        Aldo Leopold and the Land Ethic (Dr. J. Baird Callicott) Fall, 2008
        Environmental Justice (Dr. Robert Figueroa) Spring, 2008
        Process Philosophy (Dr. Pete A.Y. Gunter) Spring, 2008
        Philosophy of Ecology (Dr. Ricardo Rozzi) Fall, 2007
        Environmental Ethics (Dr. Robert Frodeman) Fall, 2007
        Aesthetics (Dr. David Kaplan) Fall, 2007
University of Texas, Arlington
        Phenomenology (Dr. Harry Reeder) Fall, 2008
        Metaphysics (Dr. Charles Hermes) Fall, 2008
        Topics in Systematic Philosophy, Plato (Dr. Miriam Byrd) Spring, 2008
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
        Ancient Philosophical Texts: Plato’s Statesman (Prof. Dr. Carlos Steel)
        Modern Philosophical Texts (Prof. Dr. Herman De Dijn)
        Phenomenology (Prof. Dr. Rudolf Bernet)
        Philosophy of Being (Prof. Dr. William Desmond)
        Ethics, Advanced Course (Prof. Dr. William Desmond)
        Theory of Knowledge (Prof. Jaap van Brakel)
        Language Elementary Course: German (Prof. Dr. Jan Coghe)
        Research Paper (Prof. Dr. Ullrich Melle)
        Contemporary Philosophical Texts: Analytical (Prof. Dr. Igor Douven)
        Logic, Advanced Course II (Prof. Dr. Leon Horsten)
        Philosophy of God (Prof. Dr. William Desmond)
        Modern Philosophical Texts Seminar (Prof. Dr. Martin Stone)
        Environmental Philosophy (Prof. Dr. Ullrich Melle)
        Faith, Biblical Thought and Ethics (Prof. Dr. Roger Burggraeve)
        Chinese Philosophy (Prof. Dr. Carine Defoort/Prof. Dr. Nicolas Standaert)
        Analysis of a Philosophical Work: Aristotle’s Metaphysics (Dr. Christoph Helmig)


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       Visiting Seminar II: Plato (Dr. Gary Scott)
       Philosophy of Technology (Prof. Dr. Jaap van Brakel)
       Ancient Philosophical Texts: Boethius (Prof. Dr. Carlos Steel)
       Medieval Philosophical Texts (Prof. Dr. Russel Friedman)
       Philosophical Anthropology (Prof. Dr. Paul Moyaert)
       Thesis “Wild Consequences: Paul Shepard and a Critique of Animal Rights and Liberation
        Theories” Examiners: Prof. Dr. Ullrich Melle (Promoter), Dr. Andreas De Block, Prof.
        Dr. Igor Douven
       De Universa Examination (Comprehensive Examination)



PRIOR NON-ACADEMIC TEACHING EXPERIENCE

10/06-7/07     PRIVATE ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR                                         Leuven, Belgium
                Taught private lessons to students wishing primarily to improve
                their conversational English ability. Responsible for developing
                a curriculum and lesson plans based on students’ level, needs, and goals.

11/05-8/06     BLCC                                                               Leuven, Belgium
                Employed as a part-time trainer. Responsible for developing
                the course curriculum and lesson plans based on the students’ level, needs,
                and goals. Taught both conversationally oriented courses and courses
                specifically designed for students wishing to improve their business English skills.

8/03-4/05      NOVA GROUP                                                               Osaka, Japan
                Worked as a full time English instructor for a private English school in Japan,
                mainly focusing on conversational English. Responsible for preparing
                and teaching eight lessons a day. Extra teaching responsibilities:
                Business English Course, TOEIC Training Course, VOICE Room
                lessons (free conversation), NOVA Kids lessons, as well as demonstration
                lessons for sales purposes. Served for nine months as AT (assistant
                trainer) of my school. AT duties included teaching, collaborating with Japanese
               manager on school issues, evaluating and further training my school’s instructors,
               as well as planning and conducting branch meetings.




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