LOS ANGELES, April. 3, 2009 – Timothy Shanahan, a philosophy professor at Loyola Marymount University’s Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, has been awarded the Daum Professorship for 2009-10.
The Daum is a one-year appointment made to a full professor at Bellarmine College, nominated by their department, for excellence in teaching, advising, scholarship, and service. The award includes a $10,000 stipend and a reduced course load.
Shanahan has taught and advised students at all levels, including lower-division core classes, honors courses, graduate courses and pedagogical training for M.A. students.
He has published four books, including an ethics text, “Reason and Insight: Western and Eastern Perspectives on the Pursuit of Moral Wisdom,” over twenty-five articles and four book reviews.
The nomination letter written by his colleagues noted that: “Throughout his twenty-year career at LMU, he has never wavered in his commitment and devotion to the well-being of our students, the philosophy department, our college, and LMU as a whole.”
Shanahan said he will use the time and resources provided by the Daum award to further some of his research projects.
“My plan is to finish and publish a couple of papers I am writing on terrorism and counterterrorism, write a new paper commemorating the 150th anniversary of the publication of “The Origin of Species” examining changing conceptions of Darwin’s theory, and to begin a work on philosophical themes in the film “Blade Runner.”