Dr. Frank Grabowski

Name: Dr. Frank Grabowski

Email: fgrabowski@rsu.edu

Phone Number: 918-343-7659

Title: Associate Professor

Department: English & Humanities

Office: Baird Hall, Room 215S

Dr. Frank GrabowskiDr. Frank Grabowski is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Humanities at Rogers State University.

Education

Ph.D.
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Dissertation: Why Plato Is Not a Platonist
M.A.
Thesis: Ionian Natural Philosophy: Science or Proto-Science?

B.A., Philosophy
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Teaching Experience

2012-Present, Associate Professor 
2006-2012, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
Courses taught: Logic*, Introduction to Philosophy*, and Values and Ethics*

2005-2006, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy 
Albion College, Albion, MI
Courses taught: Ancient Philosophy, Contemporary Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, and Introduction to Philosophy*

1997-2004, Graduate Teaching Assistant 
2004-2005, Adjunct Faculty
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Courses taught: Philosophy of Religion, Introduction to Ethics, Introduction to Philosophical Systems*, Introduction to Philosophical Problems*, and Critical Thinking*

2001-2005, Adjunct Faculty 
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
Courses taught: Religion and Science, Foundations of the American Experience*, Development of the American Experience*, and Aesthetics

200-2005, Adjunct Faculty 
Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI

2005, Adjunct Faculty 
Oakland University, Pontiac, MI

* denotes multiple sections

Area of Specialization

  • Ancient Philosophy (esp. Plato and the Presocratics)

Areas of Competence

  • History of Philosophy (esp. Medieval and Contemporary Analytic)
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Metaphysics
  • Ethics
  • Symbolic Logic
  • Critical Thinking

Scholarship

Book:

  • Plato, Metaphysics and the Forms (New York: Continuum Books, 2008)

Journal Articles:

  • “Issues Surrounding Logos in Heraclitus, Frag. B56,” Michigan Academician 32:4 (2000): 267–87

Refereed and Invited Papers:

  • “What Anselm Should Have Said to Gaunilo,” Tulsa Philosophical Society (5 March 2008)
  • “Russell’s Odd Appeal to Instinct and Its Promising Implications for Theism,” Dallas Socratic Society (9 April 2007)
  • “Anslem’s Ontological Argument and Platonic Realism,” American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Group Meeting (25 March 2004)

Popular Lectures:

  • “Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion: A Critical Review,” Stratton Taylor Library, Rogers State University (14 March 2008)
  • “The Problem of Evil and Theodicy in the Early Church,” St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Claremore, OK (13, 20 and 27 February 2008)

Book Reviews:

  • Review of Eli Maor’s The Pythagorean Theorem: A 4,000-Year History, European Legacy 13:6 (2008)
  • Review of Konrad Kinzl’s A Companion to the Classical Greek World, European Legacy 13:1 (2008)
  • Review of John Rist’s Real Ethics, Philosophia Christi 6:2 (2004)

Honors & Awards

  • Faculty Senate’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship, School of Liberal Arts, 2008

University Service

  • Curriculum Committee, Department of English and Humanities, 2007/08
  • Capstone Committee, Department of English and Humanities, 2007/08
  • Ad Hoc Committee to Reform the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, Department of English and Humanities, 2007/08
  • Hiring Committee, Department of English and Humanities, Spring 2008
  • Faculty Senate, elected Senator from Department of English and Humanities, 2007/08
  • Christian Apologetics Club, Advisor, since Fall 2006
  • Philosophy Club, Advisor, since Spring 2007

Professional Organizations

  • American Philosophical Association, member since Fall 1999
  • Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, member since Fall 2006

Foreign Languages

  • Ancient Greek and Latin (reading)