Jed Donelan

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Humanities

Jed Donelan's Bio Photo


B.A., Philosophy, Boston College
Ph.D., Philosophy, Stony Brook University

Phone: (603) 899-1019

Courses Taught
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Political Theory
  • History of Philosophy courses
  • Seminars on philosophical thinkers and topics.
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • Political and Ethical Theory
  • Deliberative Ethics
  • Teaching of Philosophy

Honors & Awards

2004-2005: SGA Faculty Member of the Year

2003: Runner-up for “EDie,” Higher Education Faculty Award, as granted by the New Hampshire College and University Council

Publications and Presentations

Conference Presentations:

Participation Contracts: A Tool to Facilitate (Self-) Assessment of Student Participation, 2016

The Art of Thinking: Retooling the Traditional Critical Thinking Course for General Education Learning Outcomes, 2014

Invited Workshop:

The Ethics of Care: An Interactive Workshop for Health Care Professionals, 2016

Invited Panel Participant:

Civility in Presidential Elections, Newseum Event simulcast by C-SPAN, 2016

Invited Essays:

Civil Discourse in the Age of Trump, 2016

Consciousness, Hubris, and "Saving" the Planet, 2016

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Philosophy Teachers
  • American Philosophical Association

Conferences Attended

  • American Association of Philosophy Teachers Biennial Conference and Workshop - 2016, 2014, 2012
  • New Hampshire Health Care Association Spring Conference 2016


  • NEASC Decennial Self-Study Steering Committee
  • Strategic Planning Implementation Committee
  • New England Center for Civic Life Interim Director
  • Consultant for Connecticut College on inter-faculty communication
  • Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities Ethics Committee and Steering Committee (including running in-service programming for staff, "The Ethics of Care").
  • American Association of Philosophy Teachers Program and Finance committees