Professor Jonathan Jacobs of John Jay College and the Graduate Center will be the Distinguished Thomas Jack Lynch Visiting Scholar in Philosophy at Wake Forest University for the Spring Semester 2015, followed by two weeks as Visiting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Jonathan is currently the Director if the Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In that same capacity, he acts as Editor of the journal Criminal Justice Ethics, and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center. Prior to his appointment at John Jay, Jon was the Richard J. and Jean Head Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Arts and Humanities at Colgate University. Academically focused in the areas of metaphysics, history of philosophy, and criminal justice, Jon has earned several grants from the Earhart Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Littauer Foundation; prestigious research fellowships or visiting professorships at institutions including Oxford, The University of Edinburgh, and St. Andrews; and is a Life Member at Clare Hall, Cambridge. He is the editor of two books and the author of nine, with two additional forthcoming works. Jon earned a BA from Wesleyan University, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.