Curriculum Vitae

David Jones
Department of History & Philosophy
Kennesaw State University
Atlanta, Georgia

Academic Appointments          

Professor, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2006-2023
Visiting Scholar, Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Science, National Taiwan University, Spring 2013 and Summer 2015
Visiting Professor of Chinese Philosophy, University of North Georgia, Spring 2011
Visiting Professor of Confucian Classics, Emory University, Spring 2009
Visiting Professor, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, May 2006

Editorial Appointments

  • Editor, Comparative & Continental Philosophy (Taylor & Francis) 2008-2023
  • Editor, Series in Comparative & Continental Philosophy (Northwestern University Press) 2012-2018
  • Editor, East-West Connections: Review of Asian Studies (2000-2013)                

Administrative and Leadership Appointments

  • Director, Center for the Development of Asian Studies, A Southeast U.S. Regional Center of the East-West Center (Asian Studies Development Program), Honolulu, 1996-2008
  • Director, Pacific Liberal Arts Network, Pearl City, Hawaii, 1993-1994
  • Director of Freshman Core Program, Hawai`i Loa College, 1992-1993
  • Director of Programs, Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (For American Philosophical Association Eastern, Central, and Pacific Meetings, American Academy of Religion Meeting, and Association of Asian Studies Meeting), 2001-2003
  • Officer, Executive Board, Georgia Continental Philosophy Circle, 2001-2006
  • Board Member, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 2002-2011
  • Board Member, Asian Studies Development Program Alumni Chapter, 2001-2010
  • Korean American Education Foundation Advisory Board Member, 2005-2012
  • International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy, 2007-2008
  • Vice President, Association of Asian Studies/Southeast Regional, 2002-2003
  • Executive Board, East-West Center Alumni Association, 2004-2007 (re-elected 2007-2010)
  • Vice President for Chapter Development, East-West Center Alumni Association, 2008-20010
  • President, Association of Asian Studies/Southeast Regional, 2003-2004
  • President, Asian Studies Development Program Alumni Chapter, 2005-2010
  • Text Seminar Leader, 2010 Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Città di Castello, Italy (July, 2010)
  • President, Comparative Continental Philosophy Circle, 2006-2017
  • Executive Board, Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle, 2006-2023


  • East-West Center Distinguished Alumni Award, 2004-2005
  • The George H. Beggs Faculty Advisor of the Year Award, 2003-2004
  • Faculty Honoree (University Scholars Program) by John Sweeney, Outstanding Senior in History, 2004
  • Distinguished Teaching Nominee: 1995-1996, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 2000-2001, 2001-20002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008
  • Distinguished Service Nominee, 1996-1997, 2005-2006, 2007-2008
  • Distinguished Scholarship Nominee, 1999-2000, 2005-2006, 2007-2008
  • Wings Student Appreciation Certificate, 2000-2001, 2006-2007
  • ABLE (Advocacy - Boldness - Leadership – Empowerment—to advocate on behalf of and heighten awareness of students with disAbilities) Award, 2007
  • Distinguished Faculty Advisor Nominee, 2001-2002, 2002-2003
  • Kennesaw State University Foundation Distinguished Professor Nominee, 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008
  • Korean-American Education Foundation of Georgia Appreciation Award, Spring 2008
  • Outstanding East-West Center Association Alumni Chapter Award (Asian Studies Development Program Chapter, David Jones, President) at the 50th Anniversary International Conference, Honolulu, July 2, 2010
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Research and Creativity Award, Kennesaw State University, 2012-2013
  • Kennesaw State University Foundation Distinguished Research and Creative Activity Award, 2013
  • Asian Studies Development Program/Association of Regional Centers of Asian Studies Distinguished Service Award, March 2014
  • Outstanding Professional Service Award, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kennesaw State University, 2016
  • Distinguished Professor Award, Department of History and Philosophy, Kennesaw State University, 2017
  • Distinguished Professor Award, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kennesaw State University, 2017
  • Kennesaw State University Foundation Distinguished Professor Award, 2017

Teaching/Research Development Awards

  • Project Associate, National Endowment for the Humanities, Japanese Civilization and Culture Institute, (Thomas Kasulis, Director) East-West Center, Honolulu, Summer 1995
  • University System of Georgia Chancellor’s Development Grant to India, Stella Maris College (Chennai) and St. Xavier College (Mumbai) December 1997
  • Project Associate, National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute on Religion and Philosophy in China: Texts and Contexts, (Henry Rosemont Jr., Director) East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, Summer 1998
  • Project Associate, Korea Foundation Institute on Korean Culture and Society(Edward Schultz., Director) East-West Center, Honolulu, Seoul National University, and Kyungpook National University, Summer 2000
  • Project Associate, Japan-United States Friendship Commission Grant, Japan Studies Association Japan Seminar, Tokai University, Honolulu, June 2002
  • Project Associate, Chinese Ministry of Education, Beida (Peking University, and Asian Studies Development Program, Summer, 2004
  • Fellow, Fulbright-Hays Summer Group Project Abroad Program Award, Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei Summer, 2006
  • Visiting Scholar, East-West Center, June 2007
  • Project Associate, “International Crossroads at Fukuoka, Japan:  East Asian and Western Connections Past and Present” (Japan Studies Association), Fukuoka, Japan, June, 2008


PhD in Philosophy
University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu
Ariadne's Complaint—Becoming of Being in Herakleitos, Chuang Tzu, and Nietzsche
Directed by Graham Parkes, Institute of Philosophy, University of Vienna, Austria  

Certificate in Classics (BA equivalent)
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu          

Environmental Ethics Graduate Certificate
University of Georgia
Thesis: Beyond Stewardship: Toward a Buddhist Ecological Ethic of Compassion
Directed by:
Frank B. Golley, Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens
William Power, Department of Religion, University of Georgia, Athens

BA in Philosophy and English
Religious Studies Minor
Adrian College
Adrian, Michigan

Areas of Teaching Competence

Comparative Philosophy, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Existentialism, Philosophy of Depth Psychology, Philosophy in Literature and Film, Ethics, Early Confucian Philosophy, Daoist Philosophy, and Environmental Philosophy

Areas of Teaching Interests

Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion, Nineteenth Century Continental Philosophy, Indian Philosophy, Japanese Philosophy, and Philosophy of Education