Listing of Awardees

This page contains a listing of annual awards presented to our graduate students. The awards are made possible by the generous support of our benefactors.

2018-2019

  • Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor: Francesco Franda
  • Peter Hare Award Department Citizenship Award: Jonathan Vajda
  • Outstanding TA/RA Award: Thanos Spiliotakaras

2017-2018

  • Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor: Angela Menditto
  • Peter Hare Department Citizenship Award: Angela Menditto
  • Outstanding TA/RA Award: Neil Otte
  • Peter Hare Award for Best Overall Paper: Ariane Nomikos
  • Patrick and Edna Romanell Award for Philosophical Work in Naturalism: David Limbaugh
12/14/18
Dr. Alexandra King was presented the Outstanding Faculty by Angela Menditto, President, UB Graduate Philosophy Association (GPA). King's research examines the relationship between different kinds of normativity, especially when it comes to sorting out the parallels and differences between practical, moral, and aesthetic normativity. Other annual awards for AY 2017-18, presented by Dr. David Braun, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, were given in recognition of outstanding work by three graduate students: Clint Dowland was given the Thomas D. Perry Award for Best Dissertation Defense; Ariane Nomikos received the Peter Hare Award for Best Overall Paper for her essay, “Place Matters.”; and, David Limbaugh was presented the Patrick and Edna Romanell Award for Philosophical Work in Naturalism for his essay, "The Flexibility of Reality: An Essay on Modality, Representation, and Powers."

2016-2017

  • Peter Hare Award for Best Overall Paper: Ariane Nomikos, “Place Matters.”
  • Thomas D. Perry Award for Best Dissertation Defense: Clint Dowland.
  • Patrick and Edna Romanell Award for Philosophical Work in Naturalism: David Limbaugh, "The Flexibility of Reality: An Essay on Modality, Representation, and Powers."

2016-2017

  • Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor: Ariane Nomikos
  • Peter Hare Department Citizenship Award: Robert Kelly
  • Peter Hare Department Citizenship Award: Justin Murray
  • Peter Hare Award for Best Overall Paper: Danielle Limbaugh
  • George R. Hourani Award for Best Paper in Ethics: Jake Monaghan
  • George R. Hourani Award for Best Paper in Ethics: Robert Kelly
  • George R. Hourani Award for Best Paper in Ethics: David Limbaugh
  • Thomas D. Perry Award for Best Dissertation Defense: Brendan Cline
  • Patrick and Edna Romanell Award for Philosophical Work in Naturalism: Rasmus Larson

2015-2016

  • Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor: Harjeet Parmar
  • Peter Hare Award for Best Overall Paper: Clint Dowland
  • George R. Hourani Award for Best Paper in Ethics: Brendan Cline
  • Thomas Perry Dissertation Prize: Shane Sicienski
  • Patrick and Edna Romanell Award for Philosophical Work in Naturalism: Shane Sicienski

2014-2015

  • The Outstanding Faculty Award: Carolyn Korsmeyer.
  • The Hare Award for Department Citizenship: John C. Beverly.
  • The Hourani Award for Best Graduate Essay in Ethics: Matthew LaVine.
  • Outstanding TA/RA recognizes a tie between Brian Donohue and Catherine Nolan.
  • The Hare Award for the Outstanding Graduate Essay (not in ethics): Rasmus Rosenberg Larsen.

2013-2014

  • A Plaque recognizing Fifty Years of Scholarship, Teaching and Service was given to John Kearns;
  • Outstanding Professor Award was bestowed by the graduate students upon Neil Williams;
  • Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award: Catherine Nolan
  • Outstanding TA/RA Award: Shane Sicienski
  • George Hourani Award for the Outstanding Essay in Ethics: Jake Monaghan, “Contaminated Intuitions from McMahan’s Sperm Donor Case.”
  • Peter Hare Award for Outstanding Essay: Brian Donahue, “Macro Powers"
  • Peter Hare Award for Outstanding Department Citizenship:shared between Neil Otte and Rasmus Larsen