About Us

Lead Editor

Lewis Powell (blog@apaonline.org) is an assistant professor in the philosophy department at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. He received his Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Southern California, and his research focuses on early modern philosophy of mind and language. Lewis founded the “Mod Squad,” a group blog in Modern Philosophy, and the Society for Modern Philosophy, a scholarly society that aims to promote scholarship, research, and teaching of modern philosophy. Follow Lewis on Twitter @l_powell.

Managing Editor

Skye Cleary (skyecleary@apaonline.org) is the author of Existentialism and Romantic Love (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), which is currently being translated into Turkish. She is an adjunct lecturer at Columbia University and Barnard College, and previously at the City University of New York and the New York Public Library. Skye is an advisory board member of Strategy of Mind and a certified fellow with the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. Previously, she was an international equity arbitrageur and management consultant. Skye received her Ph.D. and M.B.A. from Macquarie University in Australia. Her work has been published with AeonLA Review of BooksTED-EdThe ConversationNew Republic, Business InsiderThe Huffington PostThe Philosopher’s Zone, The Philosophers’ MagazineThe Culture Trip, and others. Follow Skye on Twitter @Skye_Cleary.

Associate Editors

Jennifer Baker (jenniferbaker@apaonline.org) is an Associate Professor at the College of Charleston. She was granted her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Arizona in 2003. In her work she attempts to update ancient virtue ethics for use today. She is the co-editor of Economics and the Virtues: Building a New Moral Foundation (Oxford University Press, 2016) and is currently writing a book for Littlefield and Rowan on how a Stoic virtue ethic could address ongoing dilemmas in business ethics. Her published articles include “Virtue and Behavior”, “Virtue Ethics and Practical Guidance”, and “Who’s Afraid of a Final End? The Omission of Traditional Practical Rationality from Contemporary Virtue Ethics”. New papers include work on economics as the study of Stoic indifferents, virtue and policing, and virtue and behavioral science. She also writes a blog for PsychologyToday.com. Follow Jennifer on Twitter @cramerjaotto.

Jeremy Cushing (jeremycushing@apaonline.org) received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2012. His dissertation, Self-Knowledge in a Natural World, attempted to reconcile our apparently special epistemic relationship to our own beliefs with a broadly naturalistic epistemology. He remains interested in issues in epistemology and the philosophy of mind regarding belief. Having taught philosophy at a range of institutions—including state schools, liberal arts schools, a women’s college, and a historically black university—he has become increasingly interested in diversity in the profession and the changing landscape of teaching in higher education. Currently, he works as an adjunct professor at the University of Delaware. Follow Jeremy on Twitter @JeremyCushing.

Nathan Eckstrand (nathaneckstrand@apaonline.org) is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Marian University.  He was previously a Merton Teaching Fellow at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA.  His dissertation, written under Fred Evans and defended in September 2014, is called “The Event of Revolution: Theorizing the Relationship between the State and Radical Change” and studies concepts of revolution from the Early Modern period to the present day.  Nathan is also co-editor of Philosophy and the Return of Violence: Essays from this Widening Gyre, and has published articles on Deleuze, Foucault, Fanon, and Said.  In addition to publishing his dissertation and writing articles about race, Marxism, and social contract theory, Nathan is working on a reader of theories of revolution.  Nathan’s primary research project at the moment is the question of how to conceive of revolution and resistance without making revolution advocate for one type of political state.  Nathan received his PhD from Duquesne University in 2014, his MA from Boston College in 2009, and his BA from Earlham College in 2005.  Follow Nathan on Twitter @NathanEckstrand.

Copy Editor

Michaela Maxwell is a student at Middlebury College in Vermont. Her academic focus is primarily on eastern philosophy, with a strong emphasis on moral philosophy and Buddhist philosophy of mind. Michaela believes that eastern philosophical perspectives, often overlooked by the field or labeled ‘religious studies’ can greatly contribute to a more holistic approach to philosophical discussions in our diverse global community. For this reason, she aspires to one day be a professor of Buddhist Philosophy. Currently, Michaela is writing her senior thesis on Buddhism and social inequalities, focusing on the ways in which early Buddhist texts dealt with notions of gender and caste, and how contemporary Buddhists might interpret these ideas in ways that could benefit social justice movements.