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educator , Philosopher

Yolanda Denise Este, American philosopher, educator. Grantee stipend for Interdisciplinary Study at Universitat Regensberg, Germany, German Academic Exchange Service, 1990, Research in Christian Religion, Criss Endowment, 1998—2004.


Este, Yolanda Denise was born on March 25, 1962 in Winchester, Kentucky, United States. Daughter of Charles Ogden and Sandi Elaine Estes.


Bachelor in Philosophy, University Kentucky, Lexington, 1990. Master of Arts in Philosophy, University Kentucky, Lexington, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, University Kentucky, Lexington, 1997.


Gaines fellow University Kentucky, Lexington, 1987—1990, instructor, 1990—1997. Visiting assistant professor University Colorado, Boulder, 1997—1998. Assistant professor Mississippi State University, 1998—2004, associate professor, since 2004.

Visiting scholar University Kentucky, 2005, Meisei Daigaku, Tokyo, since 2006. Invited lecturer various universities.


  • Other Work

    • Editor (with A. Lorenzo Farr, P. Smith, C. Smyth): (book) Marginal Group and Mainstream American Culture, 2000. Author: book chapters, journal articles, encyclopedia entries, international and national conference papers.


Host semi-weekly student dinners for free discussion of philosophy, ethics and culture, since 1998. Member of Mississippi Philo. Association (vice president, president 2000-2001), American Philo.

Association, North American Fichte Society.


  • Other Interests

    Creative writing, gardening, language study.


Children: Francisco Estes, Andre Estes.

Charles Ogden

Sandi Elaine Estes

Francisco Estes Este

Andre Estes Este