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Meet Our Graduate Students

Riley Inks, MA

MA Political Science; MA Applied Philosophy and Ethics; Professional Ethics Certificate; Philosophy Instructor.
Interests: Political Theory, American Political Culture, Social and Political Philosphy, Applied Ethics, Value Theory, and Diliberative Democratic Theory.
I'm specifically interested in differing conceptions of "reason" and "liberty" and Problems of Power in Modernity.
Riley is currently an Instructor in the Texas State University Department of Philosophy.


JD Hill, MA

"I am thrilled to have been the first student accepted into the MAAPE program at Texas State University.  It supports the development of my intrests in ethics, religion, complexity, paradox and science fiction while providing me the opportunity to apply philosophy as it pertains to futures studies, the study of alternative plausible futures.  This is the only masters program in the state of Texas that sufficiently satisfies my desire to establish expertise in an uncommon niche within philosophy, as I prepare to pursue a PhD and teach at a university."

J.D. is currently starting a school in Africa.



Lindsey Jackson, MA

"I signed up for a philosophy class one semester without really knowing what to expect, but I was very soon hooked! Studying philosophy has helped me to look at all things in a new light and eventually lead me to an career goal I am enthusiastic about: teaching. For me, philosophy and education naturally go together. I am specifically interested in moral education programs and introducing students to philosophical thinking in high school. After I graduate, I would like to teach abroad and eventually go back to school for a PhD."

Lindsey is currently teaching English in Hungary!



Jonathan Landero

"I want to pursue my PhD in Philosophy with an emphasis/focus on American and Latin American Philosophy."
Jonathan Landero is currently a Middle School teacher and coach.




Kandace Lytle, MA

"I am interested in interdisciplinary studies, specifically the relationship between Philosophy and Literature; I believe obtaining a Master of Arts in Applied Philosophy will provide me with the necessary writing skills and analytic tools for examining  both disciplines in relation to ontological and epistemological questions and concerns. I hope to someday instruct courses for either a Philosophy or English department where students will analyze Literature using Philosophy and analytic methods, and plan to encourage my students to raise philosophical questions about situations and characters in various forms literature and media." --Kandace

Kandace is currently teaching High School in the Houston area.