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Jeffrey Lockwood

Fall 2015 Office Hours



B.S. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 1982; Ph.D. Louisiana State University 1985; Professor of Philosophy 2006


Jeff Lockwood was hired as an insect ecologist at the University of Wyoming in 1986.  But over the course of 20 years he metamorphosed into a Professor of Natural Sciences & Humanities, with a joint appointment between the Department of Philosophy and in the MFA program in Creative Writing.  He teaches courses in natural resource ethics, environmental justice and the philosophy of ecology, along with creative non-fiction writing workshops.  His essays have been honored with a Pushcart Prize, a John Burroughs Award, the Albert Schweitzer Sermon Award of the UUA, and inclusion in Best American Science & Nature Writing.  His most recent books are Six-Legged Soldiers: Using Insects as Weapons of War (Oxford) and Philosophical Foundations for the Practices of Ecology (Cambridge).

For Jeff's curriculum vitae, click here.

Courses Taught in the past 5 years:

  • Natural Resource Ethics, PHIL/RNEW 2345
  • Environmental Ethics Seminar PHIL 4340 (Topics: Deep Ecology, Environmental Justice, Ecofeminism, Philosophy of Wilderness)
  • Pluralism, PHIL 4000 / POLS 4710.
  • Research Ethics, Summer Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program in Physics and Astronomy.
  • Ecology, Environment and Metaphor, ENR 3900.
  • Ecology as a Discipline, ECOL 5100.
  • Creative Non-fiction Workshop (Topics: Nature Writing, Religious and Spiritual Writing, Interstellar Message Composition)

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Dr. Jeffrey Lockwood

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