Kathryn Russell, Ph.D. University of Cincinnati

Social and political philosophy, History and philosophy of science

Dr. Kathryn Russell specializes in social and political theory as well as history and philosophy of science. She teaches courses in race and racism, modern philosophy, philosophy of science, feminism, Marxism, and also interdisciplinary general education courses in science and society as well as prejudice and discrimination.  Dr. Russell is current chair of the Philosophy Department. She was a member of Cortland's Multicultural and Gender Studies Council from 1985-2002. She was Cortland's Women's Studies coordinator from 1987 to 1991. From January 1994 to January 1996, she was team leader for the campus wide two-year faculty development project funded by the American Association of Colleges and Universities, American Commitments:  Diversity, Democracy and Liberal Learning and from 1997-2000 chair of the College's General Education Committee . The Cortland College Student Association recognized her as Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, 1992-93. In 1991-92, Dr. Russell was a Visiting Scholar at the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University. She has worked with other faculty to coordinate summer training institutes, and has made presentations on curriculum diversification and exploring the connections among gender, race, and class.

Her scholarly work includes: "Nomadic Travels: An Interdisciplinary Transformation of Composition and Philosophy," co-authored with Victoria Boynton in Transformations, Fall 1999; "A Value-Theoretic Approach to Childbirth and Reproductive Engineering," Science and Society, Fall 1994, which has been reprinted in Materialist Feminism:  A Reader in Class, Difference and Women's Lives, ed. by Rosemary Hennessy and Chrys Ingraham (Routledge, 1997); and "Curriculum Reform Through General Education: A Requirement in Prejudice and Discrimination," co-authored with Patricia Francis in Transformations, November, 1993.

Kathryn Russell
Professor and Chair
Department of Philosophy
State University of New York
College at Cortland
Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 753-2014 
e-mail: russellk@cortland.edu
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