Brief Biography of
Andrea M. Weisberger
Name: Andrea M. Weisberger
Occupations: Instructor of Philosophy, Web Architect
- A.S. Computer Information Systems, Florida Community College, Jacksonville, 2000.
- Ph.D. Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 1991.
- M.A. Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 1988.
- B.A. Philosophy, Florida International University, 1981.
- B.A. Religious Studies, Florida International University, 1981.
Major Areas of Interest:
- Philosophy of Religion
- Ethics (Theoretical and Applied)
- Animal Rights, Environmental Issues
- Asian Philosophy/Religion
- Holocaust Studies
- Comparative Religion, Mysticism
- Instructor of Philosophy (Online Courses), University of North Florida, 2003-present
- Chair, Philosophy & Religion, Jacksonville University, 1992-1998
- Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Jacksonville University, 1991-1998
- Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Tennesee State University, 1985
- Instructor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 1983-1985
- Web Architect, Quality Images (Printing Co.), 2004-present
- Senior Web Developer, Rockpointe Broadcasting Corporation, 2000-2004
- LSAT Instructor, Kaplan Educational Center, 1998-1999
- Associate, Kumquats, Inc., Educational Management Consultancy, 1998-1999
- Contributing Writer, The Express (Newspaper), 1998
- Consultant, Therapeutic Antibodies, 1991
- Research Assistant, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, 1986-1991
Research and Teaching Grants:
- Jewish Chautauqua Society Grant for a course in Judaism, Fall, 1997
- Release Time Grant for conducting research, Jacksonville University, Fall 1995, Fall 1996
- National Endowment for the Humanities Study Grant to College Teachers, for "The Holocaust and Uniqueness: An Investigation of Genocide," 1995
- Suffering Belief: Evil and the Anglo-American Defense of Theism. Toronto Studies in Religion, Volume 23, Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 1999. Series Editor: Donald Wiebe.
- "The Problem of Evil" in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. Michael Martin. New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
- "The Nature of the Relationship Between Religion and Ethics: A Case Study of Animal Rights Within Judaism." Sophia (Aust.), Vol. 42, No. 1 (2003): 77-84.
- "The Pollution Solution: A Critique of Dore's Response to the Argument from Evil." Sophia (Aust.), Vol. 36, No. 1 (1997): 19-35.
- "The Ethics of the Broader Usage of Prozac: Social Choice or Social Bias?" International Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol. 10, No. 1 (1995): 69-74.
- "Depravity, Divine Responsibility and Moral Evil: A Critique of a New Free Will Defence." Religious Studies, Vol. 31, No. 3 (1995): 375-390.
- "The Good, the Bad, and the Natural: Callicott's Ethical Holism Reconsidered." Ethics and Critical Thinking Journal, Vol. 35, No. 405 (1995): Section 6: 1-21.
- "Haack on Dummett: A Note." Philosophical Studies 55 (1989): 337-343.
- Keller T.S., Weisberger A.M., Ray J.L., Hasan S.S., Shiavi R.G. and Spengler D.M. "Relationship Between Vertical Ground Reaction Force and Speed During Walking and Running." Clinical Biomechanics, Vol. 11 (1996): 253-259.
- J. L. Ray, A. M. Weisberger, T. S. Keller, S. S. Hasan, R. Shiavi, and D. M. Spengler. "Velocity and Ground Reaction Force Relationships During Walking and Running." Proceedings for the 15th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Tempe, AZ, October, 1991
- W. Suwito, T. S. Keller, P. K. Basu, A. M. Weisberger, A. M. Strauss, D. M. Spengler. "Geometric and Material Property Study of the Human Lumbar Spine Using the Finite Element Method." Journal of Spinal Disorders, Vol. 5, No. 1 (1992): 50-59.
- S. E. Roser, T. S. Keller, A. M. Weisberger, and D. M. Spengler. "Comprehensive Mechanical Properties and the Distribution of Density and Porosity in the Human Femur." Transactions of the 37th Annual Orthopaedic Research Society, Vol. 16, No. 2 (1991): 484.
Former Professional Affiliations:
- American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division
- Florida Philosophical Association (Secretary/Treasurer)
- Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology
- Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
- American Academy of Religion
- Reading knowledge of German and Hebrew
- Lived in Israel from 1972-1976
- Studied in a Yeshiva in Jerusalem
- Lived and worked on a religious kibbutz