Title: Philosophy Educator
Company: Emory University
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Donald Phillip Verene, PhD, Philosophy Educator at Emory University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in philosophy education.
The director of the Institute for Vico Studies at Emory University since 1996 and the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Metaphysics and Moral Philosophy at the university since 1990, Dr. Verene has amassed more than 50 years of professional excellence in his areas of expertise. Prior to these appointments, he was president of the Metaphysical Society of America from 2008 to 2009, a research fellow and member of the faculty in the philosophy department at the Sapienza University of Rome in 1996, a visiting professor at the University of Toronto in 1994, and the president of the Hegel Society of America from 1992 to 1994.
In addition, he served as a seminar director at the Folger Shakespeare Library in 1994, a visiting fellow at the Pembroke College with the University of Oxford in 1988, and professor chair in the philosophy department at Emory University from 1982 to 1988. Likewise, Dr. Verene held the roles of professor, associate professor, visiting associate professor, and assistant professor at The Pennsylvania State University from 1964 to 1982, an associate and assistant professor at Northern Illinois University from 1964 to 1971, and a visiting assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis in 1964.
To prepare for his career, Dr. Verene pursued an education at Knox College, earning a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in 1959. He followed this accomplishment with a Master of Arts in 1962 and a doctorate in philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis in 1964. He subsequently obtained a Doctor of Humane Letters from Knox College in 1990. Alongside his success as a philosophy educator, Dr. Verene has served as a prolific author, most recently penning the books “Metaphysics and the Modern World” and “James Joyce and the Philosophers at Finnegans Wake” in 2016. He has also been a translator for several books in Italian, editor, and coeditor of articles, essays, and books regarding philosophical thought, and a contributor of articles to professional journals.
In recognition of his exceptional contributions to philosophy education, Dr. Verene has accrued several accolades during his career. A fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei since 2005, he was the recipient of the Paul Weiss Founders Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Philosophy from the Metaphysical Society of America in 2018 and the Galileo Prize in 1998. Additionally, he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1993. Married to Molly Katherine Black since 1960 with one child, Dr. Verene was selected for inclusion in the 65th through 70th editions of Who’s Who in America.
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