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June 22, 2000

RSU Names Assistant Professor of Humanities

Dr. James Ford has been named Assistant Professor of Humanities at Rogers State University.

The appointment was approved at a recent meeting of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents in Lawton.

Ford will teach humanities courses in RSU's Department of Communications and Fine Arts, located in the School of Liberal Arts.

Previously, Ford served as an Adjunct Professor at The University of Tulsa.

He received a doctoral and master's degrees in religion from Princeton University, and a bachelor's degree in religion and philosophy from TU. He also participated in an intensive German program at the Goethe Institut in Dresden, Germany, and studied at the London School of Economics.

He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the most prestigious academic honor society. He received the Paul Ramsey Fellowship, the Princeton University Graduate Fellowship, the Humanities Award in Religion, and the Freeland Faculty Award for Outstanding Philosophy Student.

The title of his dissertation is "Nietzsche, Nihilism, and the Christian Interpretation of Suffering." His academic specialties include ethics, philosophy, and religion.