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Area of Specialization: Cognitive Science, Expertise & Skill, Creativity, Aesthetics

Areas of Competence: Philosophy of Mind & Perception, Epistemology, Existentialism, Early Chinese Philosophy

Education:

PhD - University of Utah, Philosophy - in progress

BS - University of Oklahoma, Philosophy, December 2016

Spencer A. Ivy

Link to Full CV [Here]

Presentations and Invited Lectures

Leibniz: A Compatibilist Account of Contingency​

University of Southern Illinois, Edwardsville (2015); Marist College (2015);

University of San Diego (2016);

University of Oklahoma (2016);

University of Central Oklahoma (2016)

Intermountain Philosophy Conference, University of Utah, Fall 2018

Attentively

Intermountain Philosophy Conference, Utah Valley University, Fall 2019 [Program]

Nature's Way (Or the Way of the Sage): A resolution to the pragmatic contradiction of the Daodejing

Southwest Seminar in Continental Philosophy, University of Utah, Spring 2019 [Program]

Nietzsche: Artist, Creator, Educator

Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg Florida, Summer 2020

[Program] [Poster]

Through the Eyes of the Experts

Intermountain Philosophy Conference, University of Utah, Fall 2020 [Program]

Procedural Automaticity and Holistic Cognition in Expert Activity

The Social Moral and Political Impact of Virtual Technology, Santiago Chile, Spring 2021. [Program]

Responsible Automation in the Digital Age

MHTN Architecture attitude|design Lecture Series

Salt Lake City, Summer 2021. [Program]

Perceptual Expertise & Creative Diversity in Design

Virtual Vision Futures, VISTA - Center of Vision Research

York University, Summer 2021 [Program];

U of U Philosophy Club Guest Lecture Series, Fall 2021 [Program]

The Limits & Future of Holistic Visual Processing in Visual Expertise

Enactivism and Phenomenology: State of the Dialog,

Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic, Fall 2021 [Program];

Southern Society for Philosophy & Psychology, Spring 2022 [Program]

Getting Sophisticated: In Favor of Hybrid Views of Skilled Action in Expertise

Uehiro Graduate Philosophy Conference, Spring 2022 [Program]

The Role of Creativity in Skilled Action and Expertise

Gateway Graduate Philosophy Conference, Spring 2022 [Program]

Honors and Awards

2017 - Present

Utah Graduate Student Fellowship

Graduate Term Afield Research Fellowship

2019 - 2020

Tanner Excellence Award for Events and Service 

2021-2022

MHTN attitude|design Keynote Honorarium 

2021

ESRR Humanities/Arts Endowment Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation

2021-2022

DEE Foundation Grant - $3000

      "Mind the Body: Creativity, Improvisation, & Play in

       Philosophy and Dance" An Interdisciplinary

       Conference/Workshop for philosophers & artists

      -  With Support from Eric Handman & Thi Nguyen

2022-2023

Tanner Humanities Research Fellowship

2022 - 2023

Professional Service

Referee & Review Work

Phenomenology & the Cognitive Sciences, Since Fall 2021

Graduate Reading Group Founder, Organizer

Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, Summer 2019.  [Syllabus]

Sellars' Empiricism & the Philosophy of Mind, Fall  2019 

Invited Speaker Seminar: Sarah Buss, Spring 2019.

Thompson's Life & Action, Spring  2020 

Heidegger's Being & Time Div. I, Summer 2020.  [Syllabus]

McDowell's Mind & World, Summer 2020. [Syllabus]

Kant's Critique of Practical Judgment, Summer 2021 [Syllabus]

Graduate Student Works In Progress Talks Host

Graduate Student Committee for Tenure & Retention Review

2017 - Present

Organized University of Utah's 2019 Graduate Student Conference in Philosophy - Action & Ethics: How, Why, Ought [Program]

Lead Organizer, Utah Graduate Student Conference

Applying to Graduate School in Philosophy Workshop

Summer 2021

Graduate Coursework

At University of Utah (*Audits):

Aristotle, Siebels-Peterson, Fall 2017

Personal Identity, Millgram, Fall 2017

Practical Reasoning, Andreou, Fall 2017

Adv. Deductive Logic, Schupbach, Spring 2018

Attention: Art & Aesthetics, Stokes, Spring 2018

Writing the Philosophy Book, Battin, Spring 2018

Metaphysics, Siebels-Peterson & Schupbach, Fall 2018

Nietzsche, Millgram, Fall 2018

Perception, Stokes, Fall 2018

Bioethics, Battin & Friedman, Spring 2019

Classical Chinese Philosophy, Hutton, Spring 2019

Early Modern Rationalists, Newmann, Spring 2019

*Inductive Logic, Schupbach, Spring 2019

*Free Will, Keith Lehrer, Fall 2019

*Pragmatism, Millgram, Fall 2019

*John Locke, Newmann, Spring 2020

*Philosophy of the Daodejing, Hutton, Fall 2020

At University of Oklahoma:

Epistemology, Priselac, Fall 2014

Philosophy of Religion, Judisch, Fall 2014

Plato, Benson, Spring 2015

Aristotle, Benson, Fall, 2015

Philosophy of Physics, Hawthorne, Fall 2015

Formal Systems & Logic, Hawthorne, Spring 2016

Ethics, Zagzebski, Spring 2016

Early Chinese Philosophy, Olberding, Fall 2016

Professional Affiliations

2020 - Present

American Philosophical Association

Vision Science Society

2020 -2021

ORCID

PhilPeople

Global Voices

Publons Profile

Selected Non-Academic Work

University of Oklahoma IT Support | Helpdesk & Service Delivery Specialist | 2014 - 2017

Liberty Mountain Sports | Systems Administrator, | 2017 - 2021