Melina Bell and Nathaniel Goldberg were tenured and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
Melina came to W&L in 2005 with a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Her primary research interests are in political philosophy, moral philosophy, philosophy of law, and feminist philosophy. In addition to teaching for the Philosophy Department she has taught for the Women's and Gender Studies Program and the Shepherd Poverty Program, and in the fall will teach a course at W&L School of Law. She has published in the American Journal of Law and Medicine, Law, Culture and the Humanities, and Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, and has a chapter in Strength and Philosophy (2010).
Nathaniel came to W&L in 2008 with a Ph.D. from Georgetown University, after teaching for three years at Ohio University. His primary research interests are in philosophy of language, epistemology, and modern philosophy. He has published in Acta Analytica, Dialogue, Logic and Logical Philosophy, the Southern Journal of Philosophy, Kant-Studien, Ratio, the European Journal of Philosophy, Principia, Philosophia, the Journal for General Philosophy of Science, and the International Journal of Philosophical Studies, and has chapters in Fundamentals of Philosophy (2010), Virtue and Happiness (forthcoming) and Davidson's Philosophy: Truth, Meanting, and the Mental (forthcoming).