John M. Valentine

General education professor


  • B.A., Mercer University
  • M.A., Vanderbilt University
  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University


Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1970

Awards, recognitions 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

  • “Suite for Basquiat and Other Poems,” Mudlark Poster No. 127, 2015.
  • “The Nets With Which We Try To Capture Art And Beauty,” ARTPULSE, No. 23, Volume 6, 2015.
  • The article "A Note on Denis Dutton's Concept of Art" was accepted by the Florida Philosophical Review and will appear in the Spring 2015 issue
  • Article “Voices in the Critique: Making Personas in the Critical Choir Rise Above Artists’ Intentions” was accepted in Art of the Critique, forthcoming 2015
  • 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