2002 Boston University Ph.D. Philosophy
Dissertation: Computational Theories of Vision and The
Problem of Explanation in Neuroscience (Advisor:
Jaakko Hintikka)
1998-1999 MIT Pre-doctoral Fellow
Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology
1994 Connecticut College B.A. Philosophy and Asian Studies

Academic Appointments

2012 - Present University of Kansas Professor, Department of Philosophy
Chair, Department of Philosophy (2012-2017) Chair, Department of Economics (2021- 2022) Director, Center for Cyber Social Dynamics (2022-)
2008 - Present Université Panthéon-Sorbonne Membre Associé, Institut d’Histoires et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques
2014 - Present Lisbon University Institute External Faculty, Department of Information Science
and Technology, LUI/ISCTE
Doctoral Program in Complexity Science
2002 - 2012 University of Texas at El Paso Assistant Professor (2002-2006)
Associate Professor (2006-2012)
Chair, Department of Philosophy (2008-2012)

Extramural funding record

2019-2022 Senior Personnel, National Science Foundation FEWtures: Innovation Analysis Framework for Resilient Futures, with Application to the Central Arkansas River Basin. (with PI: Mary C Hill) ($2,500,000)
2018-2023 PI, United States Department of Defense, Formal Approaches to the Ontology and Epistemology of Resilience, 1000122 DOD Task C.3 This grant is part of the National Security Administration’s Science of Security project. ($580,000)
2010 - 2011 Fundación Séneca-Agencia de Ciencia y Tecnología de la Región de Murcia, Project 11944/PHCS/09 Systematicity and Architecture of Cognition. (€35,000)(Paco Calvo and John Symons)
2009 - 2010 John Templeton Foundation Individual Research Award. Computational Theories of Emergence ($67,000)


2022 – Present Axiomathes: Global Philosophy (EIC)
2020 - Present Philosophy and Technology (Executive Editor)
2005 - Present Texts in Philosophy Book Series, College Publications (EIC)
2004 - 2012 Logic, Epistemology and the Unity of Science Book Series, Springer (EIC) 2002 - 2011 Synthese (EIC)
2002 - 2013 Synthese Library Book Series, Springer (EIC)

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