James Hatley is a Professor of Philosophy. His areas of expertise include 20th century continental philosophy, environmental philosophy, and philosophy of the arts. He was awarded Salisbury University’s Distinguished Faculty Award in 1998 and has won numerous awards for his sculpture and photography artwork. Hatley is the author of more than twenty articles and a monograph, Suffering Witness: the Quandary of Responsibility after the Irreparable (SUNY Press, 2000). He also edited Interrogating Ethics: Embodying the Good in Merleau-Ponty (Duquesne University Press, 2006) and is currently co-editing a volume of essays, Faces of Nature: Levinasian Ethics and Environmental Philosophy. He guest edited The Journal of Environmental Philosophy in the fall of 2008, with a special issue entitled: “Species of Thought—In the Approach of a more-than-human World.” He is on the executive committee of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy and hosted their 2010 conference here at SU. Hatley has team taught with almost all environmental studies faculty at SU and published on interdisciplinary environmental studies pedagogy; he took a group of students on a study abroad program to Japan in January 2011, studying environmental spirituality while walking a sacred pilgrimage route through the mountains.
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