John M. Valentine

John M. Valentine

John M. Valentine

  • B.A., Mercer University
  • M.A., Vanderbilt University
  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
First year at SCAD:

"The sheer joy of interacting with young and dynamic minds."


Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1970

Awards, recognition and honors

Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Vanderbilt University Fellow, Who's Who in American Teachers, Best Teacher in the School of Humanities at the University of Alabama/Birmingham, SCAD Presidential Fellowship


American Philosophical Association

Publications and presentations

Journal articles in The Southwest Philosophy Review and The Florida Philosophical Review; aesthetics textbook entitled Beginning Aesthetics published by McGraw-Hill; poetry published in over 20 journals; five poetry chapbooks with Pudding House Press in Columbus, Ohio

Previous Positions

Full-time instructor of philosophy since 1976 at various colleges/universities, including SCAD, East Georgia College, and the University of Alabama/Birmingham

Courses Taught

  • PHIL 142 Studies in Existential Philosophy
  • PHIL 202 World Religions
  • PHIL 301 Aesthetics