Bryan Bannon, PhD - Assistant Professor, Philosophy & Religious Studies

Bryan Bannon, PhD

Assistant Professor, Philosophy & Religious Studies


Bryan Bannon earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Memphis and joined the faculty at UNF in 2011 after teaching at Miami University, Oglethorpe University, and Wesleyan University. His research focuses on conceptual issues involved in environmental ethics, drawing from resources found in 20 th century European philosophy.

 

Dr. Bannon is interested in community based learning as a way to teach philosophy in a more engaged and effective manner.  Beginning with experiences rather than abstract problems brings students into a more personal relationship with the philosophical texts, showing their relevance to students’ lives.

 

His Community Scholars project was initially to redesign his environmental ethics course to include CBTL elements.  After accepting the position to direct the environmental studies program at Merrimack College, those plans were revised to include an essay focusing on how CBTL experiences can augment traditional approaches to teaching ethics in philosophy courses. The essay can be found here