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Philosophy educator

Agnes Charlene Senape McDermott, American philosophy educator. American Association of University Women postdoctoral fellow, 1965-1966; National Endowment of the Humanities Younger Humanist fellow, 1971-1972; faculty research fellow University New Mexico, 1978, 79, 80; University Pennsylvania graduate fellow, 1961-1962; S. Fels Foundation fellow, 1963-1964; University Pennsylvania tuition scholar; Pennsylvania History Society scholar.


McDermott, Agnes Charlene Senape was born on March 11, 1937 in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Charles G. and Conjetta (Ranieri) Senape.


Bachelor, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1964. Postgraduate, University California, Berkeley, 1960—1961.

Postgraduate, University Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1965. Postgraduate, University Wisconsin, 1967—1969.


Instructor mathematics Drexel Institute of Technology, Philadelphia, 1962-1963. Assistant professor philosophy State University of New York-Buffalo, 1964-1965, Hampton Institute, Virginia, 1966-1967. Assistant professor University Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1967-1970.

Associate professor philosophy University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1970-1980, professor, dean graduate studies, 1981-1986. Dean in residence Council of Graduate Schools, Washington, 1985-1986. Provost, vice president academy affairs City University of New York, 1986-1989, professor philosophy, 1986-1991.

Dean for academy and student affairs, consultant Albuquerque Academy, 1991-1993. Independent consultant Corrales, since 1993. Visiting associate professor University Washington, Seattle, 1974, University California-Berkeley, 1973-1974, University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1975.

Visiting professor University California-Berkeley, 1980. Visiting professor Semester at Sea, University Pittsburgh, fall 1994. Board director Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Lecturer, panelist in field.


  • Avocations: skiing, fly-fishing. F C.


  • Other Work

    • Author: An Eleventh Century Buddhist Logic of 'Exists', 1969, Boethius' Treatise on the Modes of Signifying, 1980. Compiler, editor anthology: Comparative Philosophy: Selected Essays, 1983. Review editor Phil.

      East West, since 1986. Contributor articles and stories to professional and literary journals.


Board member Peanut Butter & Jelly Foundation. Member lay research review committee Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, New Mexico. Member New York Academy of Sciences, American Philosophical Society, American Philosophical Association (executive committee 1977-1980), Association Asian Studies (executive committee 1977-1980), American Oriental Society, Western Association Graduate Schools (president 1986-1987), Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon.


  • Other Interests

    Skiing, fly fishing.


Children: Robert C., Lisa G., Jamie C.

Charles G. Senape

Conjetta (Ranieri) Senape

Robert C. McDermott

Lisa G. McDermott

Jamie C. McDermott