Dr. Andrew Cullison began his appointment as director of the Prindle Institute on July 1, 2014. Dr. Cullison, a 2001 graduate of DePauw, double majored in Philosophy and Creative Writing. He then received a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 2006. The title of his dissertation was Foundational Moral Knowledge, and the issue as to how we can know or have justified moral beliefs has been the guiding focus of his scholarship ever since. In addition to having research interests in ethics and theory of knowledge (epistemology), Dr. Cullison has research interests in philosophy of religion and philosophy of language. Before returning to DePauw, he taught a wide-range of courses in ethics including, “Contemporary Moral Problems,” “Life and Death” and “Ethics and Technology” at the State University of New York at Fredonia where he was awarded the 2014 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Working with the director, Linda Clute serves as Assistant Director of the Institute.
The Director of the Institute is advised by the Prindle Advisory Committee. The membership of the committee is selected in an open process which encourages participation from across the curriculum and from a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds. In addition, these faculty members serve as a group to promote the Prindle Institute’s curricular and programming initiatives on campus. Faculty and staff who would like to serve on the Advisory Committee or nominate a colleague should complete an online application.