PhD (Florida State)
Junior Research Fellow in Philosophy, Jesus College; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Neuroethics; James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin School

Academic Background

I received a BS in Journalism from Mississippi College (graduated Summa Cum Laude). I received an MA in Philosophy from Colorado State University, and the PhD in Philosophy from Florida State University.

Undergraduate Teaching

Ethics (including Neuroethics, Environmental Ethics, Animal Ethics); Philosophy of Science.

Graduate Teaching

Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Action; Philosophy of Cognitive Science; Moral Psychology.

Research Interests

The nature and structure of action; the nature and structure of consciousness; the role of consciousness in the control of action; the normative significance of consciousness.

Other Interests

I love skiing, I like hiking, camping, and biking, I like speculating about and watching NBA basketball, I like visiting pubs, I love reading novels: on occasion I try to force myself to stop philosophy long enough to do some of these things.


Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College:
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
Philosophy and Modern Languages
Philosophy and Theology
Mathematics and Philosophy
Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics

See also the Faculty of Philosophy website and Dr Shepherd's personal webpage.