Dr. Shannon Kincaid's Curriculum Vitae


State University of New York, College at Cortland. Cortland, NY.
1991-1994. BA, Philosophy,summa cum laude, June 1994.
Senior Thesis Advisor: Dr. John Ryder

State University of New York at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY.
1994-1999 Ph.D., Philosophy, June 10, 1999
Committee Chair:Dr. Peter Hare
Dissertation:Democracy and Culture

Areas of Specialization: Moral and Political Philosophy, American Pragmatism

Areas of Competence: History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Critical Thinking, Legal Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Applied Ethics (including Business Ethics & Bioethics)

Honors and Awards:

  • Milton Meyeroff Award for Distinction in Philosophy, 1994.
  • Romanell Fellowship (State University of New York at Buffalo), 1998-1999.
  • University at Buffalo Excellence in Teaching Award, 1999.


  • "Nationalism, Ideology, and Democracy:Democratic Reconstruction and Post-Totalitarian Eastern Europe."Democracy and the Post-Totalitarian Experience.Beth Singer and Leszek Koczanowicz (eds.).Atlanta: Rodopi Press.16 pp. mss, in press.
  • "Book Review:Judith Green's Deep Democracy." The Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society.  Summer 2002, Vol. XXXVII, No. 3.pp. 138-142
  • The Evolution of Energy Conservation."With Lewis Kwit. Strategic Planning for Energy and The Environment. Vol. 20, No. 2 (2000) pp. 6-26
  • Energy/Environment Conservation:What's Next?"With Lewis Kwit.Strategic Planning for Energy and The Environment. Vol. 20, No. 3 (2001) pp. 31-50
  • Book Review: Anderson and Hart (eds.), Philosophy in Experience:American Philosophy in Transition." The Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society.  Winter 1998, Vol. XXXIV, No. 1.284-294. In Circulation:"Lewis Mumford's Pragmatic Urbanism."

Selected Presentations:

  • "The Metaphysics of Democracy I:Pluralism and Taylor's Social Ontology."
  • Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, 23rd Annual Conference. March 9, 1996. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Canada.
  • Taylor's Holistic Social Ontology."Graduate Philosophy Association Conference.  March 12, 1996.SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo NY.
  • "The Metaphysics of Democracy II:Beyond Taylor's Holistic Social Ontology."Metaphysical Society of America, 47th Annual Meeting. March 15, 1996.Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York, NY.
  • The Pedagogy of Pluralism."(session organizer) with Dr. Barry Smith and Dr. Peter Hare. E Pluribus Unum:A Multidisciplinary Conference on Diversity in the American Academy.April 22, 1996.State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.
  • The Role of the Ethics Committee in Long Term Care," with Jason Adsit.The Ethics Committee of Presbyterian Homes of Western New York, Inaugural Meeting. May 15,1997. Buffalo, NY.
  • Ethics and Long-Term Care:A Workshop," with Jason Adsit.The W.N.Y.Association of Homes and Services for the Aged. June 18, 1997. Buffalo, NY.
  • Commentary on Krueger's 'Contextualizing our Everyday Practices of Justification and Blame.'"The Sixth Annual Buffalo GPA Conference.May 6-7, 1998.
    Buffalo, New York.
  • Democracy, Ideology, and Nationalism."Democracy and the Post-Totalitarian Experience. May 27-30, 1998."SAAP Conference Series on Democracy and Eastern Europe." Karpacz, Poland.
  • Commentary: 'Evolution, Suffering, and Divine Action in Process Theism:A Critique' (Andrei Buckareff - Texas A&M)."The Seventh Annual Buffalo GPA Conference. March 15, 1999. Buffalo, New York.
  • Selling Philosophy (Out?):The `New Economy` and the Public Role of Philosophy."
    Brooklyn College Philosophy Society. April 12, 2000.
  • Session Chair.The Future of Realism and Pragmatic Naturalism:A Conference in Honor of P.H. Hare. October 20 and 21, 2000. Buffalo, New York.
  • Democratic Ideals and the Urban Experience."Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, 26th Annual Meeting. March 5-7, 2001.Las Vegas, NV.
  • Pragmatism, Technology, and Lewis Mumford."Pragmatism and Technological Practice. February 14, 2003.Rochester Institute of Technology.

Membership in Professional Organizations:

  • Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy
  • American Philosophical Association
  • Sustaining Member, Charles S. Peirce Society
  • American Association of University Professors

Academic Appointments and Teaching Experience:

  • Queensborough Community College / City University of New York
    September, 2003-Present: Assistant Professor, Philosophy & Ethics
  • Laboratory Institute of Merchandising
    September, 2002-Summer, 2003:
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ethics in Society, Philosophy of Beauty (Aesthetics), Philosophy
  • Brooklyn College / City University of New York
    1999- 2002: Visiting Assistant Professor, Social Philosophy, Political Theory, Moral Issues in Business, Virtue Ethics, American Philosophy, Core Studies 10 (Knowledge, Existence, and Values), Philosophy of Education, Ethics and Society, and 2 independent study courses on political theory.
  • Concordia College
    1999: Adjunct Assistant Professor, "Corporate Ethics"
  • State University of New York, College at Brockport
    1998: Adjunct Lecturer, Introduction to Ethics
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    1996-1999: Instructor/Lecturer, Social and Ethical Values in Medicine, World Civilizations, World Civilizations II, American Pluralism.

Professional Service:

  • Vice-President, Graduate Philosophical Association,
    State University of New York at Buffalo.1995-1996.
  • Philosophical Consultant, EIS. 279 East 57th Street, New York, NY.
    September 1999-December 2001.
  • Philosophical Consultant, Renfroe Engineering.September 2001-present.
  • Awards and Scholarships Committee, Brooklyn College.Sept. 2001-June 2002
  • Faculty Advisor, Brooklyn College Philosophy Society.September 2000-June 2002.
  • Faculty Advisor, Laboratory Institute of Merchandising.September 2002, present.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center
Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts Center
QPAC: Performing Arts Center

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art Gallery
QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.