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Devon Hawkins

Adjunct Faculty

dhawkins10@uca.edu

Irby 301

Curriculum Vitae

Education:

PhD, Duquesne University, in-progress (Philosophy)

MA, Kent State University, 2015 (Philosophy)

Academic Interests:

Postmodern identity, contemporary French philosophy, ancient philosophy, the history of philosophy, ethics, logic, German idealism, phenomenology, and critical theory.

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I moved to Conway, and UCA, with my husband, our two children, and our Beagle mix in June of 2019. I joined the Department of Philosophy and Religion for the spring semester in 2020. However, I also taught First-Year Writing here at UCA in both Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. My path to philosophy has been atypical. I not only have an undergraduate degree in a field outside of philosophy, but also a nearly ten-year career. I earned my undergraduate degree in accounting, international business, and Spanish from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, in 2003. That same year I began my career in accounting, corporate finance, and operational management, where I remained until early 2013. What drew me to philosophy was the desire to uncover causes – those ideas that anchor human thought about humanity itself and about human interaction.

In 2015, I earned my master’s degree in philosophy from Kent State University, in Kent, Ohio, where I also studied classics and classical languages. Currently, I am writing my dissertation, “Eudaimonism and Postmodern Identity,” for my PhD in philosophy from Duquesne University, which is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Beyond postmodern identity specifically, my broader research interests include ancient philosophy, contemporary French philosophy, the history of philosophy, ethics, logic, German idealism, phenomenology, and critical theory. Having completed my degrees at institutions respectively committed to the liberal arts, pluralistic philosophical inquiry, and a thorough understanding of the history of philosophy, I might best be described as a scholar of the history of ideas. Philosophy courses I have taught recently at UCA include Philosophy for Living, Critical Thinking, Continental Philosophy: Postmodern Identity, and Medieval Philosophy.