About 20% of the former authors of Episteme papers have gone on to become philosophy professors. That’s an impressive number, especially if we consider that authors in recent years are basically too young even to have achieved a Ph.D. The professors we know of include:

Lisa Bellantoni (Albright College),  Laura Bernhardt (Buena Vista U.),  Craig Bourne (U. of Hertfordshire),  Aaron Bunch (Washington State U.),  Amy Coplan (Cal State Fullerton),  Joe Cruz (Williams College),  Ernesto V. Garcia (UMass),  Anthony S. Gillies (Rutgers),  David Miguel Gray (Vanderbilt),  Paul A. Gregory (Washington and Lee),  Chris Greenwald,  Lauren Hartzell (U. of Washington),  Andrew Janiak (Duke),  Nathan J. Jun (Missouri Western State U.),  Heather M. Kendrick (Central Michigan U.),  Amy Kind (Claremont McKenna College),  Andrew Lazella (U. of Scranton),  Jack C. Lyons (U. of Arkansas),  Benjamin McMyler (Texas A&M U.),  Joseph Partain (Covenant College),  Paul Rector,  and Gabriel Rockhill (Villanova).

Dr. Andrew Janiak,  says. . . “I think it’s essential that young students learn what it is like to create a professional piece of work. Journals like Episteme play an important role for the profession, because they allow students to gain valuable publishing experience before they enter the big world beyond.”  Professor Janiak also says. . . “If your goal in life is to become rich and famous, then you should definitely become a philosophy professor. (Kidding.) Really: if your goal is to have tremendous autonomy in your intellectual life, to explore whatever challenging questions and problems interest you, to talk with lots of incredibly smart colleagues and students, and to get paid for it, then philosophy is for you.”

Dr. Janiak is the Creed C. Black Associate Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. He directs Duke’s graduate program in the History and Philosophy of Science.