Office: Evans 202
Telephone: (706) 236-2297
Dr. Thomas D. Kennedy
Dean and Professor of Philosophytkennedy@berry.edu
Dean of the Evans School and Professor of Philosophy Thomas D. Kennedy joined the Berry faculty in 2007 after 18 years on the faculty at Valparaiso University. In addition to his work as chair of the Philosophy Department at Valparaiso, he served for three years as editor of The Cresset: a review of literature, the arts and public affairs and for two years as the director of the Valparaiso University Overseas Study Centre in Cambridge, England.
The scholarly work of Dean Kennedy, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, is at the intersection of philosophy, theology and ethics. An editor of two books and author of numerous essays in ethics and bioethics, Kennedy also has a continuing interest in eighteenth century Scottish thought as well as philosophy of the arts. At Berry, Kennedy teaches introductory philosophy and ethics courses and environmental ethics.
Kennedy and his wife, Melodie, a horticulturist, are the parents of two adult children, Katherine, a graduate student in musicology at Princeton University, and Ian, a student at Berry.
In his spare time, Kennedy enjoys sweet soul music, detective fiction, running half marathons and, on good days, basketball.
Hannah Knowles has been assisting the dean, the faculty, and the students of the Evans School since 2002. A native of Alabama, she moved to Rome from Jacksonville, AL where she worked in Jacksonville State University’s music department as secretary to the band director and the Marching Southerners and was the piano accompanist to vocal students (0college and community choirs).