Philosophy

Daniel E. Anderson Memorial Award

Philosophical Research

Named in honor of Professor Daniel E. “Andy” Anderson, this award goes to the graduating student who has exhibited exceptional promise in philosophical writing and research.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2019: Collin Rastetter
  • 2018: Daniel Niswonger
  • 2017: Evan Katz
  • 2016: Joseph Kirincic
  • 2015: Lucas Peters
  • 2014: Thomas “Hank” Owings
  • 2012: Sharif Kronemer
  • 2011: Samuel Weedon
  • 2010: Jessica Kyler
  • 2009: Jessica Monroe
  • 2008: Justin Fetterman and Diane Harvey
  • 2006: Owen Ridings
  • 2005: Daniel Corcoran and Garrett Silvert-Noftle
  • 2004: Vinodkumar Saranathan
  • 2003: Christopher Voernkamp
  • 2002: James Kuthe and Saba Fatima
  • 2001: Theo Worthington
  • 2000: Keith Wesley and Jessica Newbold

Loyd D. Easton Award

Excellence In Philosophy

Named in honor of Professor Loyd D. Easton, this award goes to the graduating major who has exhibited superior overall work in philosophy.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2018: Jacquelynn Everetts
  • 2017: Kacy Gurewitz
  • 2016: Daniel Sweet
  • 2014: Ariel S. Hirsh
  • 2013: Kamila Goldin
  • 2012: Andrew Hennessy
  • 2011: Gloria Clark and Demitra Brown
  • 2010: Robert Doersam and John Moriarty
  • 2009: Erik Jensen
  • 2008: Barbara Eldredge
  • 2007: Bradley Hilgert
  • 2006: Lars Sorenson
  • 2005: Julia Vernot
  • 2004: Alison Bates
  • 2003: Tabatha Ries
  • 2002: Christopher Grote
  • 2001: Katie Smith
  • 2000: David May

Religion

Ralph W. Sockman Award

The Ralph W. Sockman Award was established in 1985, an award to the student who has shown excellence in the study of religion. The award is determined both by academic record and by an independent paper or project in the study of religion.

  • 2019 Joshua Zoppa
  • 2018 Kayla Richard
  • 2017 Dominic Mejia and Jessica Sanford
  • 2016 Andrew "AJ" Barnhardt
  • 2015 Makenna Huff
  • 2014 Ashley Madera and Thomas "Hank" Owings
  • 2013 Margaret Grace Naylor
  • 2012 Logan Wolfe
  • 2011 Christina Yost
  • 2010 Samuel Chesser
  • 2009 Amanda Poling
  • 2008 Megan Dillhoff
  • 2007 Juliana Mecera
  • 2006 Naomi Mountainspring
  • 2005 Julie Vernot
  • 2004 Matthew Dyson and Ayesha Enver
  • 2003 Amy Darrow
  • 2002 Christopher Grote
  • 2001 Julie Burns and Brent Miller
  • 2000 Aimee Carevich and Elizabeth Quick

Department Contact Info

Location

Phillips Hall 114 and 117
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3790
E philrel@owu.edu

Department Contact

Department Chair: Susan Gunasti
Professor of Religion
Phillips Hall 219
740-368-3829
sgunasti@owu.edu

Academic Assistant: Kandi Akers
Phillips Hall 52
740-368-3790
kjakers@owu.edu