Academics

Kathie Jenni

Professor, Philosophy

Degrees: Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of California, Irvine, 1987; M.A. in Philosophy, University of California, Irvine, 1980; B.A. in Philosophy (High Honors), University of Montana, 1976.

Office: Philosophy , Hall of Letters #309

Office Hours: Fridays 11-1, and by appointment

Phone: 909/748-8652 Campus Ext. 8652

E-mail: kathie_jenni@redlands.edu

Portrait

Areas of Expertise

  • Animal Ethics
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Moral Psychology

Professional Background

Kathie Jenni completed the B.A. in Philosophy at the University of Montana and the Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. She spent a year as an Ethics in Society Fellow at Stanford University before taking her current position at Redlands. Her work in Animal Ethics, Environmental Ethics and Moral Psychology has been published in journals such as the Journal for Critical Animal Studies, The Journal of Chinese Philosophy, The Journal of Applied Philosophy, and Social Theory and Practice. Her (co-authored) essay “Teaching Human-Animal Studies in Philosophy” will appear in Teaching the Animal: Human-Animal Studies Across the Curriculum (Lantern Press) in 2010. Kathie frequently presents at refereed conferences such as the International “Minding Animals” gathering in Newcastle, Australia in summer 2009. Kathie shepherded Redlands’ interdisciplinary Human-Animal Studies minor to adoption in 2008, and serves as Director of that program.

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Ethics and Social Philosophy
  • Humans and Other Animals
  • Ethics and Law
  • Ethics and the Environment
  • Moral Psychology
  • Taking Animals Seriously (a community service learning May Term course)
  • Patterns of Oppression
  • Feminism for Guys
  • The Psychology of Evil

Degrees Held

  • B.A. in Philosophy (High Honors), University of Montana, 1976
  • M.A. in Philosophy, University of California, Irvine, 1980
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of California, Irvine, 1987

Previous Teaching Experience

  • University of Redlands (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor), 1988-present
  • Stanford University (Ethics in Society Fellow), 1987-88
  • Chapman University (Instructor), 1984-85
  • University of California, Irvine (Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy, 1985-86, Teaching Associate in Humanities, 1980-82, Teaching Assistant in Philosophy, 1982-84)
  • Irvine Valley College (Instructor), 1982-84

Awards, Honors and Grants

  • Innovative Teaching Award for “Taking Animals Seriously” (University of Redlands), 2004
  • Outstanding Service Award (University of Redlands), 2000
  • Outstanding Teaching Award (University of Redlands), 1994
  • Teaching Prize for “Outstanding Teaching in the Humanities” (Graves Awards Foundation), 1995
  • University nomination for the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service Learning, 2003
  • American Philosophical Association award for Community Service Learning course development, 2002
  • Faculty Research Grants (University of Redlands) for “Empathy and Animals” (2007), “Western Environmental Ethics” (2004), “On the Power of the Visual” (2001) andĀ “The Moral Responsibilities of Intellectuals” (2000)

Publications, Presentations and Panels

"The Philosophy of Animal Rights: A Brief Introduction for Students and Teachers", co-authored with Mylan Engel Jr.,(Lantern Press, 2010);

“Examined Lives: Teaching Human-Animal Studies in Philosophy”, in Teaching the Animal: Human-Animal Studies Across theĀ Disciplines (Lantern Press, 2010);

“Bearing Witness to Animal Suffering,” presented at the “Minding Animals” International Academic and Community Conference on Animals and Society, Newcastle, Australia (July 2009);

“Animals and Education: Possibilities in Universities,” presented at the “Minding Animals” International Conference on Animals and Society, Newcastle, Australia (July 2009);

“The Power of the Visual: the Role of Images in Moral Motivation,” presented at Of Aesthetics and Ethics: a Conference on Visual Values, University of South Florida, 2008;

“Images, Empathy, and Moral Motivation,” invited presentation for the Association for Humanist Sociology, Henderson, NV, 2007;

“Human-Animal Studies in Philosophy,” the Inaugural Animals and Society Institute Fellowship in Human-Animal studies, North Carolina State University, 2007; “Images, Empathy, and Animals,” presented at the “Thinking About Animals” conference, Brock University, 2007;

“The Best-Kept Environmental Secrets,” invited presentation for Earth Day, Northern Illinois University Vegetarian Education Group, 2007; “The Power of the Visual,” Journal for Critical Animal Studies, (www.criticalanimalstudies.org/JCAS/index.htm), Vol. III, Issue 1 (2005);

“Western Environmental Ethics: An Overview,” The Journal of Chinese Philosophy special issue on “Environmental Ethics and Chinese Philosophy,” Vol. 32, No. 1 (March 2005);

“The Power of the Visual: the Role of Images in Moral Motivation,” invited colloquium for the Society for the Stud of Ethics and Animals, American Philosophical Association Meetings, San Francisco, CA (2003);

“Vices of Inattention,” The Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol. 20, No. 3 (2003);

“The Moral Responsibilities of Intellectuals,” Social Theory and Practice, Vol. 27, No. 3 (July 2001);

"The Morality of Awareness: Inattention and Integrity,” Contemporary Philosophy, Vol. XVIII, Nos. 4 and 5 (Summer 1997);

“Dilemmas in Social Philosophy: Abortion and Animal Rights,” Social Theory and Practice, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Spring 1994).

Professional Affiliations

  • American Philosophical Association
  • Animals and Society Institut
  • Executive Committee for the Development of Human-Animal Studies (Animals and Society Institute)

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