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Philosophy educator

Alan John Simmons, American philosophy educator. National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, 1987-1988. Member American Society Political Legal Philosophy (vice president since 1997), N. American Society Social Philosophy (executive board 1983-1984), Virginia Philosophical Association, American Philosophical Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Center Advanced Studies.

Background

Simmons, Alan John was born on May 4, 1950 in Dover, New Jersey, United States. Son of Alan Gleason and Jessie May (Ahrens) Simmons.

Education

AB summa cum laude, Princeton University, 1972. Master of Arts, Cornell University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1977.

Career

Assistant professor philosophy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1976-1981;associate professor philosophy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1981-1989;professor philosophy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, since 1989;Commonwealth professor philosophy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, since 1997. Visiting assistant professor philosophy Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1981. Consultant Federal Bureau of Investigation, Quantico, Virginia, 1982-1988.

Visiting Professor Philosophy U. Hawaii, Manoa, 1990.

Works

Membership

Member American Society Political Legal Philosophy (vice president since 1997), N. American Society Social Philosophy (executive board 1983-1984), Virginia Philosophical Association, American Philosophical Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Center Advanced Studies.

Connections

Married Jean Claire Dreyfus, March 26, 1969 (divorced August 1982). 1 child, Shawn Kathleen Simmons. Married Nancy Ellen Schauber, May 30, 1987.

1 child, Sarah Anne Schauber Simmons.

father:
Alan Gleason Simmons

mother:
Jessie May (Ahrens) Simmons

spouse:
Jean Claire Dreyfus

spouse:
Nancy Ellen Schauber

child:
Shawn Kathleen Simmons

child:
Sarah Anne Schauber Simmons