Dan Sheffler - CV
Specialization and Competence
Specialization: Ancient Philosophy.
Competence: Medieval Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, History of Ideas, Contemporary Metaphysics (especially metaphysics of free will and metaphysics of time), Ethics, and Political Philosophy.
PhD, Philosophy, University of Kentucky, 2017.
M.A., Philosophy, University of Kentucky, 2012.
M.A., Classics, University of Kentucky, 2010.
B.A., Philosophy and Classics, University of Kentucky, 2010.
“The Metaphysics of Personhood in Plato’s Dialogues” (doctoral dissertation, University of Kentucky, 2017), doi: 10.13023/ETD.2017.142. Available here.
“Worship Becomes Us,” review of Liturgy and Personality, by Dietrich von Hildebrand, Touchstone, May/June 2017. Available here.
“Bite-Sized Philosophy,” review of The Art of Living, by Dietrich von Hildebrand, Touchstone, June/July 2018. Available here.
“Platonic versus Christian Conceptions of the Self,” Athens and Jerusalem Conference, Lawrenceburg KY, April 2018.
“Overview of the Gospel of John,” Jessamine Christian Fellowship, Wilmore KY, January 2018. Audio.
“Gratitude,” Mars Hill Christian Academcy Graduation Address, Lexington KY, May 2017. Text.
“Living Latin at the University of Kentucky,” Immaculata Classical Academy, Louisville KY, November 2016.
“The Book of James,” St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Versailles KY, 8 week series September through November 2016. Audio.
“CS Lewis and Imagination,” Jessamine Christian Fellowship, Wilmore KY, May 2014. Video.
Presentations and Professional Activity
“Is the True Self God at Alcibiades 133c?,” Alcibiades Symposium, Cambridge, September 2018. Program here.
Director of Christian Training School at Lexington Christian Fellowship (an eleven-week intensive summer program for college-age students) 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017. Website here.
Participant in the Hildebrand Project Summer Seminar, 2015–2017. Section discussion coordinator for 2017 Summer Seminar.
“Why Molinism Does Not Help with the Rollback Argument,” Society of Christian Philosophers, Trinity College, March 2014. Available here.
“The Sun and the Good: the Allegory of the Sun in Republic VI,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Fordham University, October 2013. Available here.
“A Complex Eternity,” Society of Christian Philosophers, Georgetown University, April 2013. Available here.
Outstanding Teaching Award in University of Kentucky philosophy department, April 2016.
Best graduate student paper ($500) awarded by Society of Christian Philosophers for “A Complex Eternity,” April 2013.
Greek student of the year in University of Kentucky classics department, May 2009.
Accepted into University Scholars program at the University of Kentucky for classics, 2008–2010.
Research grant from University of Kentucky Eureka fund ($2,000), 2006.
Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Spring 2016–Fall 2018.
Logic, Fall 2018.
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Philosophy, Spring 2018.
Ethics (on-line course), Spring 2018.
Latin I and III, Fall 2017.
Business Ethics, Spring 2017.
Ethics, Fall 2016.
Introduction to Philosophy (on-line course), Fall 2015.
Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Spring 2015.
Philosophy of C.S. Lewis, Spring 2014.
Social and Political Philosophy, Fall 2012, Fall 2014.
Introduction to Philosophy, Fall 2013–Fall 2014.
University of Kentucky
Introduction to Philosophy, Fall 2013–Spring 2017.
Business Ethics, Spring 2013–Fall 2013.
Introduction to Ethics, Spring 2012–Fall 2012.
Symbolic Logic, Fall 2010–Fall 2011.
Latin 1 and 2, Fall 2009–Spring 2010.
Medical Terminology (on-line course), Summer 2010.
Immaculata Classical Academy
Writing and Composition, 2018–2019.
Latin 4, 2018–2019.
19th and 20th Century History, 2018–2019.
Mars Hill Christian Academy
Traditional Logic, 2008–2019.
Latin years 3 and 4, 2009–2019.
Advanced ability in Greek with extensive reading experience in Homeric, Attic, Ionic, Hellenistic, Koine, Late Antique, and Patristic authors.
Advanced ability and teaching experience in Latin with extensive reading experience in Early, Augustan, Late Imperial, Christian, and Medieval authors.