Dr. Jackie Kegley

Wang Family Award for Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship and Service- 2000.

Herbert W. Schneider award for outstanding contributions to American Philosophy- 2006

California State University,

9001 Stockdale Hwy,
Bakersfield, CA. 93311-1099
(661) 654-2249

E-Mail: jkegley@csubak.edu

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Professional Degrees / Courses / Background / Projects
Favorite Web Sites / Leisure Activities/ Other

Professional Degrees

  • BA.; English & History, Allegheny College
  • MA; Philosophy, Rice University
  • Ph.D.; Philosophy of Science, Columbia University


Philosophy 101: Contemporary Moral Problems
Philosophy 102: Critical Thinking
Philosophy 308: American Philosophical Heritage
Philosophy 452: Philosophy of Science
Philosophy 382: Philosophy of Race


  • Curriculum Vita
  • Chair, Academic Senate, CSUB, 2012- present
  • Director, Helen Hawk Honors Program
  • Advisor, Phi Sigma Tau Philosophy Honors Society
  • Sponsor, Alpha Chi Honors Society
  • Chair, CSU, Academic Senate 2000-2003
  • Senator, CSU Academic Senate 1998-2011

Recent Books, Articles and Chapters

  • Royce in Focus, Indiana University Press, 2008.
  • “Introduction,” The Sources of Religious Insight, by Josiah Royce, a Critical Edition, IUPUI, 2015.
  • “Not Black or White but Chocolate Brown: Reframing the Issues of Cosmopolitanism” a chapter in a book, Cosmopolitanism: Pluralistic Views, Emory University Press, 2016.
  • “Practicing Philosophy: Dewey, Royce, Addams and Dubois,” Chapter in Book on Contemporary Pragmatism, to be published by Rodopi, Amsterdam, in 2015.
  • “Do Not Block Inquiry: Philosophy in America- Peirce and Socrates,” to be published in The Transactions of the Charles Sanders Peirce Society, February, 2015.
  • “Democratic Theory, Chapter 5, in Bloomsburg Companion to Political Philosophy, London: Bloomsbury Press, 2015.
  • “Classical American Pragmatism: Practicing philosophy as experiencing life,” Human Affairs, Vol. 24, Issue 1, January 2014.
  • Racism, Race and Josiah Royce: Exactly What Shall We Say? The Relevance of Royce, edited by Kelly Parker & Jason Bell, New York:” Fordham University Press, 2014


  • Work on the impact of social media on communities and concepts of self
  • Work on public issues such as Race Relations, the Nature of the Public, and Building Provincial Communities
  • Work in the area of Neuroethics and philosophy issues related to new Neuroscience advances
  • Continual work on ethics issues related to genetic technologies

Favorite Web Sites

Leisure Activities

  • Reading and writing mystery stories.
  • Travel to new places.



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Last updated: November 2015

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