Janice Moskalik Joins the Seattle University Philosophy Department


Janice Moskalik, who completed her PhD in August 2016, has accepted a position as Instructor at Seattle University after defending her PhD dissertation this past August. Janice was awarded two fellowships through the Simpson Center’s Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics program in the past year.

As a Mellon Fellow for Reaching New Publics in the Humanities, Janice spent much of 2015-16 at Seattle Central College, shadowing a mentor, William Harms, PhD, in teaching classes and developing a new course for two-year colleges, “Philosophy for Children.”

As a Mellon Summer Fellow for Public Projects in the Humanities, Janice conducted scholarship on doing philosophy with children. She also worked to connect the UW Center for Philosophy for Children, Seattle community colleges and their students, and K-12 students.

At Seattle University, Janice teaches courses that explore questions in ethics, including ethics in health care and questions about the nature of being a person. She also looks forward to connecting interested SU students with the University of Washington’s Philosophers in the Schools Program.

“All of my teaching here at SU aims to incorporate the University's mission, which includes educating the whole person and empowering leaders for a just and humane world,” she said. “I think a philosophical education helps to do this in many ways, and doing philosophy with children works toward this same end.”

Congratulations, Janice!

This story was originally published by the Simpson Center.