Since 2007, I work in the Philosophy Department at University of Alabama in Huntsville. I hail from a former coal mining town in Western Pennsylvania and, earlier in my childhood, from the eastside of Baltimore. I've also lived in Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Rostock.

Prior to becoming a philosopher, I proofread for a medical transcription company, clerked and audited at a hotel, and coached high school soccer.

I am married to Holly Jones, a professor of ethnic American literature. Together we are raising our sons, Dorion and Aineias, in Northwest Huntsville. We have had our 15 minutes of fame. We like front yard gardens and libraries, bicycling, mentoring, and other ways of belonging to our community. And Curious George, too.

Occasionally, I think fondly and playfully about how useless our disciplines are. Sometimes I also run fast (20:17 is my best time for the 5K).

Recent Blog Posts

  • Robot Ethics Next fall semester (2016), I'll be leading a 1-credit seminar on robot ethics.Here's the course description: Social robots are increasingly part of our lives. Tico helps ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2016, 8:02 AM by Nicholaos Jones
  • critical thinking 4 intelligence analysis
    Posted Feb 29, 2016, 11:37 AM by Nicholaos Jones
  • Daniel Tiger's Epicurean Neighborhood? Raising-a-toddler-while-academic (and while-married-to-academic) is an interesting experience. All of a sudden, whole new worlds of relationship experience and cultural exposure open up. One ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2015, 9:39 PM by Nicholaos Jones
  • Unintentional Elitism Every now and then, professional philosophers I know get to thinking about how to market majoring in philosophy to undergraduates. One strategy is to identify correlations between majoring in philosophy ...
    Posted Aug 12, 2015, 9:33 PM by Nicholaos Jones
  • What Learning Outcomes Miss The time for distributing new syllabi nears, and with it reflections about the growing administrative push to plan courses around "learning outcomes." In this post, I try to articulate part ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2015, 9:32 PM by Nicholaos Jones
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