Kevin M. Graham, PhD
Kevin M. Graham, PhD

Kevin M. Graham, PhD

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences


  • Social and political philosophy
  • Philosophy of race
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

Academic Appointments


  • Philosophy


  • Associate Professor

Teaching Activity

  • PHL 111 Philosophical Ideas: Law
  • PHL 170 Slavery and Freedom
  • PHL 272 Philosophical Ethics: Poverty
  • PHL 295 Philosophy Internship
  • PHL 340 Philosophy of Language
  • PHL 358 Social & Political Philosophy
  • PHL 390 Philosophy of Law
  • PHL 399 Symbolic Logic
  • PHL 493 Directed Independent Research
  • PHL 495 Directed Independent Study


Dr. Graham has taught philosophy in the College of Arts & Sciences since 1996. He served the Department of Philosophy as associate chair (2005-2009) and as chair (2009-2013). He also served the university as Director of the Magis Core Curriculum during 2013-2017, and as Interim Director of the Magis Core Curriculum during Fall Semester 2018 and Fall Semester 2020.
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Publications and Presentations


  • “Race”, in The Cambridge Rawls Lexicon, ed. Jon Mandle & David Reidy, Cambridge University Press, 681-682, 2015
  • Non-ideal Moral Theory, in Encyclopedia of Global Justice, ed. Deen Chatterjee, Springer Publishing, 758-760, 2011
  • Beyond Redistribution: White Supremacy and Racial Justice, Lexington Books: A Division of Rowman and Littlefield, 2010
  • “Participatory Democracy in an Age of Global Capitalism”, in The Problems of Resistance: Studies in Alternate Political Cultures, ed. Steve Martinot, with Joy James., Humanity Books, 155-168, 2001


  • Graham, Kevin M. The Chinese must go: The racial oppression of Chinese Americans, 1840-1965, Social Philosophy Today, 25, 2008
  • Graham, K. M. Race and the limits of liberalism, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 32, 219-239, 2002
  • Graham, K. Autonomy, individualism, and social justice, Journal of Value Inquiry, 36, 43-57, 2002
  • Racism and the Limits of Distributive Justice, Public Affairs Quarterly, Vol. 15, no. 3, 271-289, 2001
  • The Political Significance of Social Identity: A Critique of Rawls’s Theory of Agency, Social Theory & Practice, Vol. 26, no. 2, 201-222, 2000


  • After the Buses Stop Running: Distributive Justice or Dialogue?, Social Philosophy Today, 16, 59-76, 2002


  • Poster Presentation: “Student Learning Outcomes in Online and Traditional Ethics Courses”, presented to the SoTL Commons Conference 2016 in Savannah, GA, 2016
  • Poster presentation: “A Blended Approach to Logic Instruction in Philosophy: Analysis of Preliminary Results”, presented to the 11th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Quebec City, Canada, 2014
  • Poster Co-Presentation: "Gathering Around the Table: Creating Campus-Wide Dialogue to Reform General Education", presented with Holly Ann Harris to the Association of American Colleges & Universities General Education & Assessment Conference 2014 in Portland, OR., 2014
  • “Talking About Race”, • presented to the 30th International Social Philosophy Conference at Quinnipiac University., 2013
  • “A Blended Approach to Logic Instruction in Philosophy”, presented to the 2013 International Institute for SoTL Scholars and Mentors at Loyola Marymount University (May-Jun. 2013)., 2013

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Current Research Projects

  • Collaborative Undergraduate Research in Philosophy, Scaffolded Writing Assignments for Introductory Ethics, Slave Naratives and Epistemic Injustice, Supplemental Instruction for Symbolic Logic

Awards and Honors

  • 2017 Iggy Award, Creighton EDGE, 2017
  • Dean's Award for Professional Excellence in Service, College of Arts & Sciences, 2014
  • Dean’s Award for Professional Excellence in Freshman Advising, College of Arts & Sciences, 2011
  • Dean’s Award for Professional Excellence in Advising in the Major, College of Arts & Sciences, 2003