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Lecturer of Philosophy, University of Dayton

Jacob Bauer joined the University of Dayton Philosophy Department in 2014. He has also taught at Wright State University and Sinclair Community College. He teaches, researches and writes in the areas of normative ethics, professional ethics, effective altruism, philosophy of religion, philosophy of nonviolence and philosophy of science fiction. His graduate thesis explored Gandhi’s nonviolence through the lens of normative ethics.

He is also an active member of the Dayton International Peace Museum. He has served the Peace Museum in many roles, including vice-chair of the board of directors, docent, education committee chair, and programs committee chair. Through the Peace Museum, he helps organize public events, including the 2020 Building Peace Series and MLK Dialogues series. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and a variety of nerdy hobbies such as playing Magic: the Gathering, watching Star Trek and reading The Expanse series.


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    Lecturer of Philosophy, University of Dayton