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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

Teaching Positions:

  1. Instructor of Philosophy (Online Courses), University of North Florida, 2003-present
  2. Chair, Philosophy & Religion, Jacksonville University, 1992-1998
  3. Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Jacksonville University, 1991-1998
  4. Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Tennesee State University, 1985
  5. Instructor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 1983-1985

Other Occupations:

  1. Web Architect, Quality Images (Printing Co.), 2004-present
  2. Senior Web Developer, Rockpointe Broadcasting Corporation, 2000-2004
  3. LSAT Instructor, Kaplan Educational Center, 1998-1999
  4. Associate, Kumquats, Inc., Educational Management Consultancy, 1998-1999
  5. Contributing Writer, The Express (Newspaper), 1998
  6. Consultant, Therapeutic Antibodies, 1991
  7. Research Assistant, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, 1986-1991

Research and Teaching Grants:

  1. Jewish Chautauqua Society Grant for a course in Judaism, Fall, 1997
  2. Release Time Grant for conducting research, Jacksonville University, Fall 1995, Fall 1996
  3. National Endowment for the Humanities Study Grant to College Teachers, for "The Holocaust and Uniqueness: An Investigation of Genocide," 1995





  • "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