Newly Tenured Professor Sam Cowling
Denison University's Board of Trustees recently has awarded tenure to eight members of the faculty. Those who have been granted tenure and who will be promoted to associate professor in the fall of 2018 are Hanada Al-Masri, Jason Busic, Sam Cowling, Hollis Griffin, Ayana Hinton, Regina Martin, Rachel Mitton-Fry and Steven Olmschenk.
“We are thrilled to welcome these outstanding teachers, excellent scholars, and engaged members of the Denison community to the ranks of our tenured professors,” said Denison Provost Kim Coplin. “These faculty are committed to deep knowledge of their disciplines, and to excellence in their pedagogy and mentoring of our students.”
Cowling joined Denison's Department of Philosophy in 2013. He holds a bachelor's from the University of Victoria; a master's from the University of Manitoba; and a doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Cowling's research focuses on metaphysics and the philosophy of science.
His book, “Abstract Entities” (Routledge, 2017), is a critical assessment of contemporary debates over the existence and nature of abstract entities like numbers, meanings and possibilities. In addition to his areas of research, Cowling teaches courses on logic, philosophy of language, and the history of analytic philosophy.