CV

My Curriculum Vitae, last updated October 2020, available for download as a PDF

Mary Katrina Krizan

Curriculum Vitae

last update: October 2020

Personal Information

Contact Information                           

E-mail: marykatrinakrizan@gmail.com

 

 

Citizenship: USA

Date of birth: 8 July 1981

Academic Appointments

2018-present     Associate Professor, Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

2013-2018         Assistant Professor, Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

2011-2013         Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Spring Hill College

2010-2011         Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy, California State University, Fullerton

2007-2010         Graduate Part-Time Instructor, Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder

2004-2007         Teaching Assistant, Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder

 

Education

Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder, August 2010

Thesis Title: Metaphysical and Explanatory Implications of Aristotle’s Elements in On Generation and Corruption 

Thesis Director: Mi-Kyoung (Mitzi) Lee

Thesis Committee: Robert Pasnau, Kathrin Koslicki, Dominic Bailey, Eckart Schütrumpf

M.A. in Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder, May 2006

B.A. in Philosophy, Michigan State University, August 2003

B.A. in Political Science, Michigan State University, August 2003

Intensive Classical Greek, University of Texas, Austin, Summer 2003

 

Areas of Specialization and Competence

AOS: Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, Aristotle

AOCs: Early Modern Philosophy, Metaphysics, Logic, Medieval Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

 

Publications

“Mixture and the Formation of Homoeomers in On Generation and Corruption 2.7” in V. Caston, ed. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 54, 2018: 187-226. 

“Primary Qualities and Aristotle’s Elements” Ancient Philosophy 38(1), 2018: 91-112.

“Prime Matter Without Extension” Journal of the History of Philosophy 54(4), 2016: 523-546.

“Elemental structure and the transformation of the elements in On Generation and Corruption 2.4” in B. Inwood, ed. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 45, 2013: 195-224.

“Substantial change and the limiting case of Aristotelian matter” History of Philosophy Quarterly 30(4), 2013: 293-310.

 

Book Reviews

Review of Christian Pfeiffer, Aristotle’s Theory of Bodies (Oxford: 2018) Ancient Philosophy 40(2), 2020: 512-515.

Review of Devin Henry, Aristotle on Matter, Form, and Moving Causes (Cambridge: 2019) Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2020.06.02.

Review of Christopher Byrne, Aristotle’s Science of Matter and Motion (Toronto: 2018)  Journal of the History of Philosophy 58(2), 2020: 399-400.

Review of Thomas Kjeller Johansen, The Powers of Aristotle’s Soul (Oxford: 2012)  Journal of the History of Philosophy 52(1), 2014: 162-163.

Review of Luca Castignoli, Ancient Self-Refutation, Augustinian Studies 42(2), 2011: 316-319.

 

Conference Proceedings

"Corpses, Seeds, and Statues: The Relation Between Potentiality and Possibility inAristotle's Metaphysics and  De InterpretationeNewsletters for the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy 7(1), 2006: 27-31.

 

Works in Progress  

Aristotle’s Material Elements (monograph in progress; full draft completed April 2020 and submitted to Oxford University Press for review)

“Distinguishing Principles in Aristotle’s Elemental Transformations” (submitted for review in August 2020)

“Transformation and Alteration in On Generation and Corruption II.5” (accepted; to appear in a volume on Aristotle’s On Generation and Corruption II, ed. Andrea Falcon, Sean Kelsey, and Panos Dimas; volume submitted to Cambridge University Press for review)

“Teleology and Mechanism in Aristotle’s Meteorology 4.1-11” (good draft; anticipated submission for review by January 2021)

“Aristotle’s Geometrical Objects and Mathematical Realism” (old draft)

“Material Causes in Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics II.11 (old draft; revisions in progress)

“Extended Matter in Philoponus’ Contra Proclum 11” (old draft)

“Aristotle, Teleology, and Water Ethics” (with Eric Kraemer) (in progress)

 

Fellowships

National Humanities Center Quinn Fellowship, “Aristotle’s Material Elements”, 2019-20 academic year (half of regular salary for the 2019-20 AY).

Emerson-Lowe Dissertation Fellowship, University of Colorado-Boulder, 2008-2009 academic year (salary equivalent to a 2/2 graduate instructor teaching load, plus tuition coverage).

Department Dissertation Fellowship, University of Colorado-Boulder, Fall 2006 (salary equivalent to a 2-course graduate instructor teaching load).

CHA/School of Arts and Sciences First Year Fellowship, University of Colorado-Boulder, 2003-2004 academic year (salary equivalent to a 2/2 graduate instructor teaching load, plus tuition coverage).

 

Grants

Summer Research Grant, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, “Quality, Quantity, and Aristotle’s Elements”, Summer 2019

International Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, “What Are Aristotle’s ‘Elements’?”, February 2019

College of Liberal Studies Small Grant, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, “Researching Aristotle’s Void”, Summer 2018

International Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, “Aristotle’s Geometrical Objects”, December 2015

Faculty Research Grant, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, “Quantity, Matter, and Place in Aristotle’s Philosophy of Nature”, Summer 2014

Graduate Travel Award Winner, to attend Plato’s Timaeus Today conference at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, September 2007

 

Presentations

“Unearthing the Metals in Aristotle’s Meteorology 4” National Humanities Center Work-in-Progress: April 2020 (virtual, via Zoom).

 “Distinguishing Principles in Aristotle’s Elemental Transformations” Conference: Themes from the Philosophical Scholarship of Sarah Broadie: Milwaukee, WI, February 2020.

“Dead Science or Ancient Innovation? Aristotle’s Four Elements” Sharing Philosophy: Chapel Hill NC Public Library, January 2020.

“The structure of Aristotle’s material elements” Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy: Toronto, March 2019.

“What Are Aristotle’s ‘Elements?’”  London Ancient Science Conference: London, UK, February 2019.

“Elemental Nature and Elemental Motion in Aristotle’s Physics 8.4 and De Caelo 4.3”  Marquette Summer Conference on Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition: Milwaukee, WI, June 2018. 

“Elemental Motion and Elemental Nature in Aristotle’s Physics 8.4”  London Ancient Science Conference: London, UK, February 2018.

“Mixing and Separation in Aristotle’s GC I.10 and II.7”  Wisconsin Philosophical Association: Madison, WI, April 2017. 

“Extended Matter in Philoponus, Contra Proclum XI.3”  International Society for Neoplatonic Studies: Seattle, WA, June 2016; International Society for Neoplatonic Studies/Eastern APA: Washington, DC, December 2015.

“Explanation and Necessity in Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics II.11”  24th Annual Minnesota Society for Ancient Philosophy: St. Paul, MN, April 2016.

“Aristotle, the Telos of Water, the Telos of Man, and Water Ethics”, co-authored with Eric Kraemer. Wisconsin Philosophical Association, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: April 2016; Viterbo University Conference on Water Ethics, La Crosse, WI, April 2015.

“Aristotle’s Mathematical Realism”  APA Committee on the Status of Women/Central APA: Chicago, IL, March 2016.

“Aristotle’s Geometrical Objects”  UW-La Crosse Faculty Research Day, January 2016; Minnesota Philosophical Society, Minneapolis, MN, November 2015.

“Geometrical Objects and Incomplete Quantity in Aristotle”  Women in Ancient Philosophy Workshop: Humboldt University Berlin, December 2015.

“Extension in Aristotle, Contra Philoponus’ Contra Proclum 11”  23rd Annual Minnesota Conference on Ancient Philosophy: Minneapolis, MN, May 2015; Wisconsin Philosophical Association, Stevens Point, WI, April 2015.

“Is Aristotle’s Prime Matter Essentially Extended?”  UW-La Crosse Faculty Research Day, La Crosse, WI, January 2015

“Extension, Matter, and Magnitude in Aristotle’s Physics”  Minnesota Philosophical Society, Duluth, MN, October 2014.

“Primary Qualities, Secondary Qualities, and Aristotle’s Elements”  37th Annual Ancient Philosophy Workshop: Philadelphia, PA, April 2014

“Elemental Structure and Aristotelian Mixtures” JHP Masters Class Work in Progress, New Haven, June 2014

“All Mixed Up: Aristotle, Mixtures, and Elemental Structure” Minnesota Philosophical Society: St. Paul, MN, October 2013

“The Elemental Transformations in On Generation and Corruption II.4” American Philosophical Association, Central Division, Main Program: New Orleans, February 2013

“Elements, Structure, and Aristotelian Mixtures” Wayne State University, December 2012

“An Inconsistency Revisited: Change, Unity, and Aristotle’s Elements”  American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Main Program: Seattle, April 2012; Alabama Philosophical Society: Pensacola, October 2012

“Underlying matter and a new puzzle for Aristotle’s elements”  University of Iowa, January 2012; Spring Hill College, February 2011; University of Connecticut, December 2010

“What’s the matter with water?  Explanation and simplicity in Aristotle’s elements”  California State University, Fullerton, November 2010

“That-en: A case for restricting potentiality in Aristotle’s Metaphysics Θ.7” 61st Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference: Forest Grove, OR, October 2009

“The Dilemma of Underlying Matter in Aristotle’s De Generatione et Corruptione II.1, 328b31-329a3” American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Main Program: Vancouver, BC, April 2009; Works in Progress Series, University of Colorado, Boulder: December 2008

“A puzzle for material constitution in Aristotle”  Philosophy Club, University of Colorado, Boulder: April 2009

“Material Cause Without Matter?”  American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Main Program: Philadelphia, December 2008

“Spinoza and the Collapse of Ontology”  Philosophy Club, University of Colorado, Boulder: April 2008

“Conception, Deception, and Reflection: Spinoza on Finite Modes”  American Philosophical Association, Central Division, Main Program: Chicago, April 2007

“Corpses, Seeds, and Statues: An interpretation of possibility and potentiality in Aristotle’s Metaphysics and De Interpretatione”  American Philological Association, Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Session: San Diego, January 2007

“A Defense of Diairesis in Plato’s Gorgias, 463e5-466a3” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy: New York, October 2006

“Definitely Definite Higher Order Paradox”  56th Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference: Bellevue, WA, October 2004

“Does Mind Think All Things? A new puzzle for Aristotle’s philosophy of mind”  Western Washington University Student Philosophy Conference: Bellingham, WA, May 2004; University of New Mexico Student Philosophy Conference: Albuquerque, NM, April 2004

 

Commentary

Comments on Robert Greene, “Aristotle as Scientist: Removing Dogma” Wisconsin Philosophical Association, Madison, WI: April 2017.

Comments on Gregory Sadler, “What Exactly is Prohairesis in Aristotle’s Works?”  Wisconsin Philosophical Association, Eau Claire, WI: April 2016.

Comments on Carrie Swanson, “Sextus Makes a House Call: Medical Sophisms in the Outlines of Pyrrhonism:  St. Norbert: De Pere, WI: October 2015.

Comments on Clint Jones, “Platonic Rationalizations” Wisconsin Philosophical Association, Stevens Point, WI, April 2015

Comments on Robert Wagoner, “Bad Stoic Arguments for Good Stoic Reasons”  Wisconsin Philosophical Association, Stevens Point, WI, April 2015

Comments on Anthony Carreras, “Higher Order Perception and Aristotle’s Use of Sunaisthenesthai in Nicomachean Ethics IX.9”  American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Main Program: San Diego, April 2011

Comments on Sean Kelsey, “Physics 199a8-12”  Ancient Philosophy Society: East Lansing, MI, April 2010

Comments on Krisanna Scheiter, “Aristotle on Pleasure, Pain, and Emotion”  61st Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference: Forest Grove, OR, October 2009

Comments on Dan Giberman, “Gloppy Trope Bundles” 10th Annual Rocky Mountain Philosophy Conference: Boulder, CO, April 2008

Comments on Yancy Hughes Dominick, “The Role of Images in Plato’s Seventh Letter”  7th Annual Rocky Mountain Philosophy Conference: Boulder, CO, March 2005

Comments on  J.M. Fritzman and Brianne Riley, “From Spinoza’s Substance to Hegel’s Subject”  56thAnnual Northwest Philosophy Conference: Bellevue, WA: October 2004

 

Workshops and Reading Groups

Workshop on Aristotle’s On Generation and Corruption II, University of Notre Dame: May 2017

40th Ancient Philosophy Workshop (Discussant for Joshua Gulley, “Aristotle against Empedocles on Form, Matter, and Mixture”), University of Texas: February 2017

On Generation and Corruption II Reading Group, Spetses, GR: July 2016

JHP Masters Class: Philosophical Psychology in Plato and Aristotle, Yale University, June 2014

University of Colorado Philosophy Department Greek Reading Group, 2003-2010

(As Student Assistant) NEH Summer Seminar, “Soul and Substance in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition”, directed by Robert Pasnau and Christopher Shields, University of Colorado-Boulder, Summer 2004

 

Courses Taught      

*note: combined sections (sections that meet at the same time/location) are counted as one course.

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse (September 2013 – Present)

First Year Seminar (FYS 100), 1 course

Introduction to Logic (PHL 101), 15 courses

History of Ancient Philosophy (PHL 205), 7 courses

Symbolic Logic (PHL 302), 3 courses

Metaphysics (PHL 310), 2 courses

Philosophy of Language (PHL 311), 3 courses

Philosophy and Science Fiction (PHL 313), 3 courses

Philosophy Capstone Seminar (PHL 496), 1 course

 

Spring Hill College (August 2011 – May 2013)

Introductory Logic (PHL 101), 7 courses

Honors Logic (PHL 190), 2 courses

Ethics – with Service Learning (PHL 210), 1 course

Philosophy of Human Nature (PHL 220), 1 course

Business Ethics (PHL 313), 2 courses

History of Ancient Philosophy (PHL 341), 1 course

History of Medieval Philosophy (PHL 342), 1 course

History of Modern Philosophy (PHL 343), 1 course

History of Contemporary Philosophy (PHL 344), 1 course

The Medieval World (PHL 502/LIS 502), 1 course

 

California State University, Fullerton (August 2010 – May 2011)

Introduction to Logic (PHIL 106), 1 course

History of Ancient Philosophy (PHIL 290), 2 courses

Rationalism and Empiricism (PHIL 300), 3 courses

Philosophical Writing and Argumentation (PHIL 315), 1 course

First Course in Symbolic Logic (PHIL 368), 1 course

Analytic Philosophy 1900 to 1950 (PHIL 380), 1 course

 

University of Colorado, Boulder (January 2007 – August 2010)

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 1000), 4 courses

Introduction to Ancient Philosophy (PHIL 1010), 1 course

Introduction to Ethics (PHIL 1100), 2 courses

Introductory Logic (PHIL 1440), 2 courses

History of Ancient Philosophy (PHIL 3000), 4 courses

 

Service and Professional Development

Conference Organization

Co-Organizer, Wisconsin Philosophical Association annual meeting, April 2018 and April 2019

Co-Organizer, 9th Annual Rocky Mountain Philosophy Conference, 2006-2007

 

Referee Work

Dialogoi, article submission

Journal of the History of Philosophy, article submission

Philosophical Studies, article submission

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, article submission

Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biology, article submission

Ancient Philosophy, article submission

Wisconsin Philosophical Association, conference submissions

 

Department, College, and University Service

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

Philosophy Department:

    Logic Tutor Coordinator, Spring 2014-present

    Department Equity Liaison, 2017-2019

    Assessment Committee, 2014-2018

    Webmaster, 2014-2017

    Scheduling and Curriculum Committee, 2014-2015

 College of Liberal Studies:

    College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CASSH) Recruitment and Retention Committee, Fall 2018-2019

    College of Liberal Studies Assessment Committee, 2015-2016

    College of Liberal Studies Outreach Task Force, 2015-2016

    College of Liberal Studies Task Force: Value of a Liberal Education, 2013-2015

University:

    University Program Assessment Committee, Fall 2018-present

    University Academic Program Committee, Fall 2018-present

    University General Education Assessment Committee, member, Fall 2014-Spring 2018

    University Inclusive Excellence Strategic Planning Workgroup, 2013-2014

 

Spring Hill College 

Philosophy Department

    Search Committee, 2012-2013

    Learning Outcomes Assessment Liaison, Spring 2012-Spring 2013

University:

    College Senate, Council representative, 2012-2013

    College Community and Well Being Council, Faculty representative, 2012-2013

    Faculty advisor for student residential community – “Animal Kingdom”, 2012-2013

    Master’s in Liberal Arts (MLA) Advisory Committee, 2011-2013

 

University of Colorado, Boulder (as graduate student) 

Philosophy Department

    Colloquium Committee, 2008-2009

    Graduate Student President, 2007-2008

    Graduate Curriculum Committee, 2004-2007

    Department Function Coordinator, 2005-2006

 

Other Professional Development Activities

Online Teaching Certification, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Summer 2017

Participant, Service Learning Workshop, Spring Hill College, 2011-2012

Attendee, Gulf South Summit on Service Learning, Hattiesburg, MS: April 2012

 

Languages

Classical Greek (reading knowledge)

Latin (reading knowledge)

German (reading knowledge)