David Concepcion

Chairperson of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Professor of Philosophy

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North Quad 204B  Phone: 765-285-1244  Fax: 765-285-1245

Philosophy and Religious Studies
North Quad 204
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

After graduating from Bates College, Dr. David W. Concepción received his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Concepción’s areas of specialization are teaching and learning, feminism, and ethics. Among others, he teaches Environmental Ethics, Feminist Ethics & Epistemology, and Contemporary Ethical Theory (including Metaethics). He also leads Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, the Philosophy Program’s immersive learning course. Dr. Concepción has received all four of BSU’s top teaching honors: “Lawhead Teaching Award,” “Excellence in Teaching Award,” “Outstanding Teaching Award” and “Immersive Learning Award.” Other recognitions include the discipline of philosophy’s only national award for teaching research, the Mark Lenssen Prize, and the American Philosophical Association’s award for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs. Recent publications include: “The State of Teacher Training in Philosophy," Teaching Philosophy (2016), “Engaging Novices: Transparent Alignment, Flow, and Controlled Failure,” in Philosophy Through Teaching (2014) and “Overcoming Oppressive Self-Blame: Gray Agency in Underground Railroads,” Hypatia Vol. 24, No. 1, 81-99. He serves on the boards of Teaching Philosophy and College Teaching, is Past President of the American Association of Philosophy Teachers, is a member of the APA Committee on Teaching, and regularly leads faculty development workshops around the country.

Philosophy and Religious Studies
North Quad 204
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays)
Phone: 765-285-1244
Fax: 765-285-1245
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