John M. Valentine

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

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

John M. Valentine | General education professor

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

Previous Positions

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

Publications and presentations

  • “The nets with which we try to capture art and beauty,” in Artpulse, Vol. 6, No. 23 (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