Jason D. Grinnell
Campus Address: Bishop Hall 229
Bio: Dr. Grinnell joined the Buffalo State faculty in Fall 2007. His research focuses on applied ethics, character (Aristotelian) ethics, and the philosophy of education. He is currently working on a project addressing ethical issues in the adoption of children, and another on education ethics.
Dr. Grinnell teaches courses on ancient philosophy, applied ethics, and philosophy of race.
Ph.D. (Philosophy): Bowling Green State University, 2006
M.A. (Philosophy) Bowling Green State University, 1997
B.A. (History) University of Minnesota, Duluth 1994
Areas of Interest:
Applied ethics/bioethics, ancient philosophy
''Aristotle, Eastwood, Friendship, and Death.'' The Philosophy of Clint Eastwood. R. McClelland and B. Clayton, (eds.), Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky (in press).
''Came to Do Good, Stayed to Do Well: Professional Ethics in The Wire'' in The Wire and Philosophy, S. Vanetta (ed.), Open Court Press, 2013.
''Aristotle, Kant, Spike, and Jayne: Ethics and Character in the Whedonverse'' in The Philosophy of Joss Whedon D. Kowalski and S. Kreider, (eds.), University Press of Kentucky, 2011.
''The Ed.D. v.2.0: Reimagining the Doctorate in Education.''(with William White) in D. Callejo, et al (eds.), Higher Education and Human Capital: Re/thinking the Doctorate in America, Amsterdam: Sense Publishers, 2011.
''Toward Curricular Coherence.'' (with William White) SUNY Faculty Bulletin, Fall 2010, 7-8.
"Protagoras," in Tom Flynn (ed.), The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief. Amherst: Prometheus Books (2007): 623-624.
''Forced to Be Free?'' (with William White), 2012 American Association of Teaching and Curriculum National Convention, San Antonio, TX, October 4-6, 2012
''Bringing Just in Time Teaching to the Humanities'' (with John Draeger) International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 2011 Conference: Transforming the Academy Through the Theory and Practice of SOTL, Milwaukee, WI October 20-23, 2011
''Education Ethics from Aristotle to Dewey'' (with William White), 2011 American Association of Teaching and Curriculum National Convention, Denver, CO, October 13-15, 2011
''Legitimacy, Illegitimacy, and Education'' (with William White), 2011 American Association of Teaching and Curriculum National Convention, Denver, CO, October 13-15, 2011
''Questioning the Questions that Determine School Success'' (with William White), 2011 American Association of Teaching and Curriculum National Convention, Denver, CO, October 13-15, 201
"Adoption Asymmetries," American Philosophical Association 2010 Central Division Meeting: American Society for Value Inquiry Session, Minneapolis, MN, March 30-April 2, 2010
"Teaching Abstractions with Abstracts," 12th International Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum: Bioethics and Ethics Across the Curriculum: The Challenges of Teaching, Researching, and Publishing Across Disciplines, Schenectady, NY, October 7-9, 2010
"Curricular Coherence" (with William White), 2010 American Association of Teaching and Curriculum National Convention, St Louis, MO, October 7-10, 2010
"Secrecy, Adoption, and Respect," Third International Conference on Adoption and Culture: Adoption, Secret Histories, Public Policies, Cambridge, MA, April 29-May 2, 2009
"Adoption and Respect," Department of Philosophy and Humanities Colloquium, Buffalo State College, February 23, 2010
"Reimagining Graduate Studies in Education" (with William White), 2009 American Association of Teaching and Curriculum National Convention, Arlington, VA, October 1-3, 2009
"An Incovenient Truth: The Incoherence of Multicultural Education" present to the American Convention for Teaching and Curriculum Convention, Austin, TX (October 2008) (with Bill White, Assistant Professor, Modern and Classical Languages, Buffalo State College).
Articles in Progress:
Ethics in an Age of Accountability (with William White)--- Book proposal for an edited volume on ethical issues in education
''Stem Cells, HeLa, and History''--- An ethical analysis of the case of Henrietta Lacks and the control and use of HeLa cells
''Parental Sovereignty and Children''--- An analysis of the concept of parental sovereignty and its effect on reproductive ethics
''Hobbes on the Hudson: Leviathan, New York, and the 1970s'' (with Joseph Marren)--- an exploration of the journalist’s tendency to report events from a Hobbesian ''state of nature'' perspective
''Habits of Mind and Curricula'' (with William White)--- An exploration of the meaning and purpose of education in terms of those habits of mind that foster genuine and meaningful learning
"Socially Constructed Natural States"---an analysis of the role Aristotelian essentialism plays in socially constructed racial categories.