Curriculum Vitae

WILLIAM C. DUDLEY


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Washington and Lee University
President, 2017-present

Williams College
Provost, 2011-16
Professor of Philosophy, 2009-16
Associate Professor, 2004-09
Assistant Professor, 2000-04
Visiting Assistant Professor, 1998-2000

Northwestern University
Instructor in Philosophy, 1995-97

AES Corporation
Project Finance Manager, 1991-93
Strategic Planning Analyst, 1990-91

GOVERNANCE

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA)
Trustee, 2010-16
Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees, 2015-16
Chair, Academic Affairs Committee, 2011-2015
Chair, Presidential Evaluation Committee, 2013
Fiscal Affairs Committee, 2015-16
Enrollment Management Committee, 2015-16

Williamstown Community Chest
President, 2007-2009
Board Member, 2005-2011


EDUCATION

Northwestern University
Ph.D. in Philosophy, 1998
M.A. in Philosophy, 1995

Cambridge University
Herchel Smith Scholar in Philosophy, 1989-90

Williams College
B.A., in Mathematics and Philosophy, magna cum laude, 1989


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Hegel Society of America
Vice-President, 2004-06
Board Member, 2000-06

National Endowment for the Humanities
Fellowship Evaluator, 2008

MacArthur Fellows Program
Invited Nominator, 2004
Fellowship Evaluator, 2003

Editorial Consultant
University Presses: Oxford, Cambridge, Northwestern, Fordham, SUNY
Journal of the History of Philosophy
Journal of the Hegel Society of America

TEACHING

(selected courses)

Philosophy and Economics of Higher Education, with President Morton Schapiro
Big Games: The Spiritual Significance of Sports
Kant
Hegel
Truth and Rationality
Logic and Language
Introduction to Moral and Political Philosophy
Introduction to Metaphysics and Epistemology

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Understanding German Idealism (Acumen Publishing, 2007)
Hegel, Nietzsche and Philosophy: Thinking Freedom (Cambridge U.P., 2002)

Edited Volumes

Immanuel Kant: Key Concepts, with Kristina Engelhard (Acumen Publishing, 2011)
Hegel and History (SUNY Press, 2009)

Articles

"Ethical Life, Morality, and the Role of Spirit in the Phenomenology of Spirit," in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit: A Critical Guide, ed. Dean Moyar and Michael Quante (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008): 130-149.

"Telling the Truth: Systematic Philosophy and the Aufhebung of Poetic and Religious Language," in Hegel and Language, ed. Jere Surber (Albany: SUNY Press, 2006): 127-141.

"Freedom in and through Nietzsche's Tragic Genealogy," International Studies in Philosophy 37:3 (Summer 2005): 81-102.

"Fruchtbare Ästhetik? Fragen an die Grundlagen und die Reichweite der Ästhetik Franz von Kutscheras," with David P. Schweikard and Martin Richter, in Franz von Kutschera: Analytische Philosophie jenseits des Materialismus, ed. Christoph Halbig and Christian Weidemann (Münster: LIT Verlag, 2005): 95-103.

"The Systematic Context and Structure of Hegel's Social Theory: A Response to Frederick Neuhouser," The Owl of Minerva 36:1 (Fall/Winter 2004-05): 3-14.

"Impure Reason: Hegel on the Irrationality of the Rational," The Owl of Minerva 35:1 (Fall/Winter 2003-04): 25-48.

"Systematic Philosophy and Idealism," The Owl of Minerva 34:1 (Fall/Winter 2002-03): 91-105.

"Ancient Skepticism and Systematic Philosophy," in Hegel's History of Philosophy: New Interpretations, ed. David A. Duquette (Albany: SUNY Press, 2002): 87-105.

"Freedom in and through Hegel's Philosophy," Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review XXXIX (2000): 683-703.

"A Limited Kind of Freedom: Hegel's Logical Analysis of the Finitude of the Will," The Owl of Minerva 31:2 (Spring 2000): 173-198.

"A Case of Bad Judgment: The Logical Failure of the Moral Will," The Review of Metaphysics 51 (December 1997): 379-404.

"Freedom and the Need for Protection from Myself," The Owl of Minerva 29:1 (Fall 1997): 39-67.

Book Reviews

Review of Thomas A. Lewis's Religion, Modernity, and Politics in Hegel, Hegel Bulletin 35:2 (October 2014): 313-318.

Review of Paul W. Franks' All or Nothing: Systematicity, Transcendental Arguments, and Skepticism in German Idealism, Mind 118 (January 2009): 167-170.

Review of Catherine Malabou's The Future of Hegel: Plasticity, Temporality and Dialectic, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (October 2006).

Review of Jason M. Wirth's, The Conspiracy of Life: Meditations on Schelling and His Time, The Review of Metaphysics 59.1 (September 2005): 209-10.

Book Note on Catherine Chalier's What Ought I to Do?, tr. Jane Marie Todd, Ethics (April 2005): 645.

Review of Frederick Neuhouser's Foundations of Hegel's Social Theory: Actualizing Freedom, The Philosophical Quarterly 52 (October 2002): 646-649.

Review of Hegel and the Tradition: Essays in Honour of H.S. Harris, eds. M. Bauer and J. Russon, Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain 43/44 (2001): 72-79.

Book Note on Friedrich Nietzsche's Untimely Meditations, tr. R. J. Hollingdale, ed. Daniel Breazeale, Ethics (January 2000): 463.

Review Essay of Clark Butler's Hegel's Logic, The Owl of Minerva 31:1 (Fall 1999): 59-66.

"Should Nietzsche Have Been a Democrat?" a review of Lawrence Hatab's A Nietzschean Defense of Democracy, Philosophy and Social Criticism 24:4 (July 1998): 113-119.

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

"Hegel: Naturalist or Anti-Naturalist?" Hegel Society of Great Britain, Oxford University, 2011

"'Der tätige Fanatismus des politischen wie religiösen Lebens': Hegel über Terror und Islam," Münster University, 2010

"'The Active Fanaticism of Political and Religious Life': Hegel on Terror and Islam," Hegel Society of America, 2010; Colby College and Toronto, 2009

"The Self-Grounding of Conceptual Content in Brandom and Hegel: A Response to Joshua Wretzel," APA Eastern Division Meeting, 2008

"Ethical Life, Morality, and the Role of Spirit in the Phenomenology of Spirit," Universität zu Köln, 2007

"Self-Knowledge in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit: A Response to Robert Berman," Society for Systematic Philosophy, APA Eastern Division Meeting, 2004

"Freedom in and through Nietzsche's Tragic Genealogy," North American Nietzsche Society, APA Eastern Division Meeting, 2003

"The Systematic Context and Structure of Hegel's Social Theory: A Response to Frederick Neuhouser," Hegel Society of America, APA Eastern Division Meeting, 2003 "Unreine Vernunft: Hegel über die Unvernünftigkeit des Vernünftigen," Münster University, 2003 "Fruchtbare Ästhetik? Fragen an die Grundlagen und die Reichweite der Ästhetik Franz von Kutscheras," Münster University, 2003 (with David Schweikard and Martin Richter)

"Impure Reason: Hegel on the Irrationality of the Rational," Warwick University, 2003; Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, 2002

"Telling the Truth: Systematic Philosophy and the Aufhebung of Poetic and Religious Language," Hegel Society of America, 2002

"Freedom in and through Hegel's Philosophy," Dartmouth College, Williams College, and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 2002 "Ancient Skepticism and Systematic Philosophy," Hegel Society of America, 2000 "Freedom and Hegel's System," Hegel Society of America, APA Central Division Meeting, 2000

"Freedom and the Need for Protection from Myself," Williams College, 1998; DePaul University, 1995 "A Case of Bad Judgment: The Logical Failure of the Moral Will," Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, 1996

Informal Presentations

(selected)

"Embrace Your Ignorance," Sophomorientation, 2014-15
Presidential Forum for 50th Reunion Classes, 2010-16
Campaign Celebration Panel, 2009

Jewish Association Debate, "Latke vs. Hamantaschen," 2009
Conversation with Bob Costas and Fay Vincent, 2007

Road Scholar Campaign Program, 2006-08

"Hegel, the Red Sox, and the Human Condition," Faculty Lecture, 2005

"Is the Death Penalty a Justifiable Form of Punishment?" 2002

"Can Math Save the World? (Or Is It Just Fun?)," Math Colloquium, 2000

"The Case Against Human Cloning," Debate Union, 1999

AWARDS AND HONORS

Humboldt Foundation
Humboldt Research Fellowship, University of Münster, Germany, 2003

American Council of Learned Societies
ACLS Fellowship, 2002-03

Williams College
Gaudino Scholar, 2010-2011
Oakley Center Lehman Fellow, for excellence of research, 2010, 2002-03
Herchel Smith Scholarship, Cambridge University, 1989-90

Northwestern University
Dissertation Year Fellow, 1997-98
Graduate Affiliate, Humanities Center, 1996-97
Outstanding Teaching Assistant, 1995-96

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Stipend for study in Germany, 1996

COMMUNITY SERVICE

North Adams YMCA
Volunteer Swim Coach, 2007-2010

Taconic Golf Club
Board Member, 2008-2011