2014 SOPHIA Grant Still Paying Off for Philosophy for Children

The Bakersfield Californian
September 16, 2017

Dr. Senem Saner of CSUB, talking with children about bravery. Henry Barrios / The Californian.

A few years back, SOPHIA awarded a grant for a “Philosophy for Children” program in Bakersfield, CA. Dr. Jackie Kegley of California State University Bakersfield shared the linked article to let us know that it “shows the success of our SOPHIA ‘Philosophy for Children‘ grant three years ago.”

SOPHIA member Dr. Danielle Lake receives prestigious national award for civic engagement!

Grand Valley State University
June 16, 2017

Dr. Danielle Lake.Dr. Danielle Lake received the 2017 John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities!

According to the press release from Grand Valley State University:

“Lake was nominated for the award by Jessica Jennrich, director of the Gayle R. Davis Center for Women & Gender Equity, who said Lake has ‘an uncanny skill to link civic projects to tangible outcomes for both students and the community.’

“Lake has designed and taught Community Based Learning courses on food security issues and wicked problems, and hosted learning communities on engagement for faculty members. She is a research team leader for the Grand Rapids Engaged Department Initiative (GREDI), a collaborative effort among Grand Valley, Grand Rapids Community College and Aquinas College to connect classrooms with community.”

“An Economy that Grows Anger,” SOPHIA Member on HuffPo

The Huffington Post
Septemer 24, 2016

Dr. Paul Croce, SOPHIA member and Huffington Post columnist.Dr. Paul Croce of Stetson University has long been a supporter and practitioner of publicly engaged philosophy. Academically, his work has focused especially on William James’s philosophy. It is our pleasure to welcome Paul into membership of SOPHIA and, as we do, to call attention to his latest oped published on the Huffington Post, on “An Economy that Grows Anger.” Check it out.

2016 SOPHIA Panel Caught the Attention of Oxford U Press

December 5, 2015

Photo of the OUP blog. SOPHIA is excited to have the interest of The Public Philosophy Journal to consider publishing our 2016 panel members’ papers from our event held at the Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association. In reviewing some details about the panel, we found this link to the OUP blog, which was great to see. As the process progresses for submitting the papers to the PPJ, we will keep you posted.

The panel was titled: “The Obligations of Philosophers.”


Also, if you haven’t checked out The Public Philosophy Journal, what are you waiting for? Seriously, they’ve got an awesome logo & they are experimenting with tools and processes that may revolutionize the way scholars review work, publish, and engage the wider public.