Public Philosophy Network

Encouraging and Supporting Publicly Engaged Philosophical Research and Practices

Executive Committee At-Large Members

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The following slate of nominees for the Public Philosophy Network Executive Committee were affirmed at the PPN Business meeting held on March 15, 2013 in Atlanta:

Adam Briggle is Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department and Faculty Fellow at the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity at the University of North Texas. His teaching and research interests lie at the intersections of science, technology, ethics, and politics. He is author of A Rich Bioethics(2010, Notre Dame), co-author of Ethics and Science: An Introduction (2012, Cambridge), and co-editor of The Good Life in a Technological Age(2012, Routledge). He holds a PhD in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado and worked as a post-doctoral fellow a the University of Twente, The Netherlands. His current work has been on the ethics and politics of fracking and shale gas development.


Kyle Whyte is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University and affiliated faculty for Peace and Justice Studies, Environmental Science and Policy, the Center for Regional Food Systems, Animal Studies and American Indian Studies. He is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Dr. Whyte writes on environmental justice, the philosophy of technology and American Indian philosophy. His most recent research addresses moral and political issues concerning climate change impacts on Indigenous peoples. His articles have appeared in journals such as Synthese, Human Ecology, Journal of Global Ethics, American Journal of Bioethics, Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, Philosophy & Technology, Ethics, Policy & Environment, Environmental Justice, and Continental Philosophy Review. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Spencer Foundation. He is a member of the American Philosophical Association Committee on Public Philosophy, Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, and volunteer for the annual Growing Our Food System conference in Lansing, Michigan.


Frank McMillan is a community organizer with V.O.I.C.E., the Northern Virginia affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF).  His organizing has most recently focused on issues of affordable housing and predatory lending there, helping to coordinate a campaign that has secured more than $90 million in reinvestment from financial institutions in one Northern Virginia county.  From 2007 to 2009, he lived in Belfast, Northern Ireland, studying political philosophy as a George J. Mitchell Scholar and working as an organizer and researcher for Participation and the Practice of Rights (PPR), a community-based human rights organization.  Frank’s writing has appeared in Health & Human Rights: An International Journal, Health Exchange News, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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