Graduates in Philosophy

Charlie Tanksley

Charlie graduated from Samford in 2002.  He earned a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Texas A&M and then earned the Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Virginia in 2009, receiving the Shannon Award as the best graduating student in the Arts and Sciences Graduate School.  He is a frequent presenter at the American Philosophical Association meetings. Charlie and his wife Joy live in Clemson, South Carolina, where he teaches Philosophy at Clemson University. 
Charlie Tanksley

Jeremiah Mosley

 Jeremiah graduated from Samford in 2006 and in 2007 started the prestigious University of Michigan Law School, finishing in 2010. He worked as a law clerk for the Chief Justice Charles Canady of the Florida Supreme Court, but has recently moved to Birmingham to practice law here. He married Samford alumna Mary Jo Garea in 2006, and they have one child, Abigail.
Jeremiah Mosley

Joshua Hall

 Joshua graduated from Samford in 2003, with the second highest GPA of all graduating seniors. He earned a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Penn State and completed his Doctor of Philosophy from Vanderbilt University in 2011. His dissertation title was "Figuration: A Philosophy of Dance" and he has taught adjunctively at Vanderbilt. Joshua is a productive and published poet, earning on several occasions travel scholarships to study in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Prague.
Joshua Hall

Mark McCreary

 Mark was Samford's President's Cup winner in 2003 for the graduating senior with the highest GPA and earned his Doctor of Philosophy from Loyola University of Chicago in 2009. The title of his dissertation is "Kierkegaard, Divine Hiddenness, and the Good Life." He taught at various colleges in the Chicago area for several years and now teaches full-time at the Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mark's wife, Katheryn is a nurse and they have one child, Miriam.
Mark McCreary

Stephen Bailey

 Stephen Bailey graduated summa cum laude from Samford in May 2011 with a B.S. in chemistry and a B.A. in philosophy.  He spent several months working with Common Ground church in inner city Tampa, Florida, where he fostered a passion for community development, and is currently helping in the fight against education inequality in Alabama as a staff member with Teach For America.
Stephen Bailey