Dr. Shannon Kincaid

Dr. Shannon Kincaid

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Queensborough Community College

The City University of New York

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Department of Social Sciences

222-05, 56th Avenue

Medical Arts M104

Bayside, NY 11364


Office Hours (M406):

8:45-9:00, Monday thru Thursday

12:00-1:00, Tuesday and Thursday

Feel free to contact me to schedule an appointment outside my regular office hours.


            Ph.D.  State University of New York at Buffalo, 1999

                        Dissertation:  Democracy and Culture

                        Chair:  Dr. Peter Hare

            B.A, State University of New York, College at Cortland, 1999 (summa cum laude).

                        Thesis Supervisor:  Dr. John Ryder

Areas of Specialization and Competence:

            Moral Philosophy, American Philosophy, Pedagogy, Urban Ecology, the History of Western Philosophy, Asian Philosophy.

Teaching Experience:     

  • Queensborough/ CUNY, Fall 2008 to Present, Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor, Fall 2003 to Fall 2008, Assistant Professor
  • Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, Fall 2002-Summer 2003, Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Brooklyn College/ CUNY, 1999-2002, Substitute Assistant professor
  • Concordia College, Spring 1999,  Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • SUNY at Brockport, Fall 1998,  Adjunct Lecturer
  • SUNY at Buffalo, 1995-1999, Instructor of Record                                                                     

Courses Taught:  Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, Business Ethics, American Philosophy, Corporate Ethics (Concordia MBA Program), Political Philosophy, Aesthetics, Social Philosophy, World Civilizations and Cultures, Critical Thinking, Philosophy of Education, Virtue Ethics, Medical Ethics, American Cultural Pluralism, Contemporary Moral Problems.

Curriculum Vitae

Course Materials

            Sample Syllabi:

                        PHI 101:  Introduction to Philosophy 

                        PHI 130:  Ethics:  Theories of the Good Life 

            Introduction to Argumentation and Logic 

            Writing Intensive Course Information and Sample Test Questions 

Current Research Projects

            The Ethics of the Professoriate

            “Democracy and Urban Education”

            “Pedagogy in Verse: A Pragmatic Approach to Using Poetry Across the Curriculum”

Informal Essays, Videos, and Monographs About Philosophy

            Working Titles: Philosophical Lessons from my 62 Jobs

            “A Ray of Consciousness.” 


            “Philosophy: The Video Game” Philosophy Now

            “Good vs. Great Teaching.”  April 2009. 

External Resources

            The American Philosophical Association

            The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy

            The Stanford Online Encyclopedia of Philosophy

            The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy 

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

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

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

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.

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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.