Jacob Howland is McFarlin Professor of Philosophy and past Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Tulsa, where he teaches in the Honors Program as well as in philosophy. He also occasionally teaches courses in ancient Greek. He has written and lectured on the work of Plato, Aristotle, Xenophon, and Kierkegaard, as well as on the Hebrew Scriptures and the Talmud, and his articles have appeared in leading journals in philosophy, classics, and political science. As of 2011, he had authored four books and one edited book. His research focuses on ancient Greek political philosophy, although he has also published books on Kierkegaard and Socrates and Plato and the Talmud.
Education and Degrees Earned
- Ph.D. - Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1987 (Minor: Greek)
- B.A. - (with Honors) Swarthmore College, 1981
Previous Teaching Experience
- Instructor in the Humanities (part-time), Pennsylvania State University, January-May, 1986
- Teaching Assistant, Pennsylvania State University, 1981-83, 1984-85
- Member, Association for Jewish Studies