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Fort Hays State University
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Rarick Hall 340
Phone: 785-628-4249
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Virtual College Faculty

Troy Terry

taterry@fhsu.edu

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Virtual College Major Advisor

 

Troy is the Virtual College Major Advisor for the Philosophy Department Online Major Program. He can be reached through email, phone (785-628-4714), or his office at Rarick Hall 233D.

 

Karen Burrows

keburrows@scatcat.fhsu.edu

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Virtual College Professor

 

Born and raised in Hays, Kansas, Karen Burrows holds BAs in English and philosophy and an MA in English from FHSU. She teaches junior high and high school English in Satanta, Kansas, where she also coaches junior high quiz bowl and track. In the classroom, she is passionate about encouraging young people to think carefully, critically, creatively, logically, and independently. She particularly loves teaching American literature. Outside the classroom, you'll find her running, reading, baking, chasing her two daughters, and volunteering with projects that encourage literacy and healthy living. She contributed to Teaching Hope: Stories from the Freedom Writer Teachers and Erin Gruwell; Scholastic's On the Record series for young readers; and Activating Common Core Essentials, a curriculum guide to be published in 2013.

 

Rob Byer

byer1113@gmail.com

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Virtual College Professor

 

Rob grew up in a very small town, Larned, in central Kansas. He went to college at Fort Hays State University, in Hays, Kansas. He has a B.A. in English (Literature) and a B.A. in Philosophy from Fort Hays State University. He also has a M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Oklahoma and is currently writing his dissertation for his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Oklahoma, located in Norman, Oklahoma. His areas of specialization are analytic philosophy of religion and analytic metaphysics. He also studies other areas of philosophy, such as the philosophy of science, what is often termed Asian philosophy (Daoism, Confucianism, and various forms of Hinduism and Buddhism), and meta-ethical theory.

 

Paul Marvin

pmarvin@nc.rr.com

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Virtual College Professor

 

Paul Marvin was born and raised in Hays. After earning a B.A. in Philosophy at FHSU, he did graduate studies and Christian Theology and Philosophy. In addition to teaching virtual classes for FHSU, Paul is currently employed as a document automation professional. He is also heavily involved in various forms of teaching and service ministry at his church in Durham, NC. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, science fiction, cooking (especially on the grill), and British costume dramas.

 

Sarah Marvin

smarvin@nc.rr.com

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Virtual College Professor

 

A philosophy graduate from FHSU, Sarah has a masters degree in ancient and medieval history from the University of Nebraska, along with studies at Emmanual Christian Seminary in Johnson City, TN and at Duke University. Currently she lives in Durham, NC, where she works in clinical drug trials at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.

 

Walt Schrepel

wschrepel@kc.rr.com

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Virtual College Professor

 

Walt Schrepel is a 1976 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a father of a son and two daughters and poppa of two grandsons. He served in Infantry and worked in the Multi-National Forces and Observers (MFO) which was established after the Camp David Peace Accords. Walt earned a Masters Degree in Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh and earned a Master's Degree in Adult and Continuing Education from Kansas State University. He has been teaching at FHSU for IDS 400 Bioethics and IDS 401 Ethics in the Professions and Business. He has published articles and made presentations on professional ethics. His most recent publication concerned Chinese expansion in Russian Siberia. He currently works for a simulations training and security company at Fort Leavenworth.

 

Jason Southworth

southworthj@ou.edu

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Virtual College Professor

 

Jason Southworth graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2000 with BAs in philosophy and political science. He has an MA in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma, where he is completing his doctorate, specializing in philosophy of language. He has been an online adjunct instructor for the department since 2007; he teaches General Logic, Bioethics, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Liberal Studies, and Ways of Knowing in Comparative Perspectives. His philosophical interests include logic and critical reasoning, philosophy of mind, applied ethics, and philosophy of language. He has written numerous articles for pop culture and philosophy volumes, on subjects including Batman, the Walking Dead, Inception, and the Avengers.

 

TJ Reilley

reilley@zianet.com

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Virtual College Professor

 

Tj Reilley earned her BA in Philosophy from Fort Hays State University in 1991 and enjoyed working as a grader in the Philosophy department during her time in Hays. She went on to receive an MA in philosophy from Texas Tech University where she taught reasoning and logic for 3 years. While at TTU, Tj concentrated her graduate work on the philosophy of human nature and developed a therapeutic approach toward counseling which combines the powerful tools of active listening, philosophical reflection, and Socratic questioning.

Tj joined the FHSU Philosophy department as a Virtual College instructor in 2001 and has enjoyed year-round teaching and developing online courses for FHSU ever since. When taking a break from lively DiscussionBoard forums with students and perusing writing assignments, Tj can be found writing poetry all around Albuquerque, pondering in her cozy garden, and creatively cooking for health and relaxation.

 

Tony Karlin

tonykarlin@gmail.com

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Virtual College Professor

 

A native of Hays, Kansas, Tony earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Fort Hays State University in 2003 with a double major in philosophy. He completed his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Marquette University in 2011. The same year he joined the FHSU Virtual College where he currently teaches Bioethics. In addition to ethics, Dr. Karlin’s primary philosophical interests are Classic American Pragmatism and the philosophy of William James. Dr. Karlin currently lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he enjoys spending time with family, following the New York Knicks, comedy, and reading widely.

 

Zach Jurgensen

zljurgensen@ou.edu

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Virtual College Professor

 

Zach grew up in Kansas, but currently resides in Norman, Oklahoma. He received his M.A. at the University of Oklahoma in 2009. In addition to teaching virtual courses at FHSU, he is currently writing his dissertation on videogames and art for his PhD at OU, which will be defended in the summer of 2013. His area of specialization is philosophy of art and aesthetics. When he’s not 'researching' for his dissertation, he enjoys being outdoors, particularly playing disc golf.

 

Jeremy Carlton

jlcarlton2@fhsu.edu

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Virtual College Professor

 

Jeremy Carlton is originally from Portland, Oregon. Apart from adjunct teaching, he also serves as an administrative faculty member at Fort Hays State University. Jeremy has earned a B.A. in Theology from the Baptist University of the Américas; a B.S. in Business from Wayland Baptist University; an M.B.A. in Business Management from Marylhurst University, and an M.Div. in World Religions and Historical Theology from Wake Forest University. His broad philosophical interests include Classical Greek Philosophy, Hellenistic Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Organizational Theory, Organizational Behavior, and Heuristics. In his spare time Jeremy enjoys hiking, bicycling, playing and/or watching basketball, reading, cooking, and surfing the web.