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Philosophy professor selected Drinko Fellow

Apr. 21, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Jeffrey L. Powell, a professor in the Department of Philosophy at Marshall University, has been selected as the 2013-2014 Distinguished John Deaver Drinko Academy Fellow.

Appointed annually, the fellow receives a stipend, reduced teaching load and other financial and clerical support for two academic years to undertake research projects and other scholarly pursuits.

This is the 20th year of the Drinko Academy.

Powell will present the results of his work to the university community at a symposium next spring during Marshall's annual Celebration of Academics.

"I feel very honored to be recognized as the new Drinko Fellow, and I hope to fulfill the promise expected by such recognition," Powell said. "I equally hope to add to the accomplishments of the previous Drinko Fellows and all of their good scholarly work."

He said he plans to employ the time afforded by the appointment to work on a manuscript treating the history of aesthetic inquiry and the specific contribution of Martin Heidegger to that history.

"I will also be devoting a portion of my time to completing a translation of Heidegger's The History Beyng for Indiana University Press, as well as completing an edited collection concerning the philosophical contribution of the German dramatist, Friedrich Schiller," Powell said.

Powell has been at Marshall since 1996, when he was hired as an assistant professor of philosophy. He was named an associate professor of philosophy in 2000, and a professor in 2007. Powell's areas of specialization are Heidegger, 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Aesthetics and Ethics.