Seth Halvorson

Seth David Halvorson’s (B.A., Macalester College; M.A., Stanford University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University) interests include Political, Ethical, and Social Philosophy, Policy Analysis, Classical and Contemporary Theories of Democracy and Citizenship, and History of Technology. He currently is Professor of History, Philosophy, and Political Studies at BHSEC-Newark. Seth has been a lecturer in the Philosophy Department at Columbia University and has taught, directed programs, and held appointments in Philosophy and Argumentation at Stanford and the University of Iowa. While he taught undergraduates in Columbia’s Core Curriculum, he pursued the practical side of his interest in technology and for four years was Project Manager for Digital Humanities Teaching and Scholarship. Halvorson has been repeatedly recognized for excellence in Undergraduate teaching and has presented at national and international conferences on diverse topics in Philosophy, Education, Ethics, History, and Politics. Prior to his graduate education, Seth spent 3 years at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University. His recent work has focused on the use of ethico-ecological vocabularies in the Anthropocene. He is undertaking a book-length study of the civic, moral, and educative dimensions of speed in the spheres of American social life. In his spare time he paints and is learning how to play the banjo. Seth and his spouse Heather, a practicing Modern Psychoanalyst, live in Newark, NJ and are preparing for the birth of their daughter.