Dr. John Catalano
Dean
Professor of Philosophy
USC Lancaster

Credentials
 
Education
Publications
Presentations
Honors and Awards
Professional Memberships

Education

University of South Carolina, B.A., Philosophy
University of South Carolina, M.L., Librarianship
University of South Carolina, M.A., Philosophy
University of South Carolina, Ph.D., Philosophy

Publications

Francis Lieber: Hermeneutics and Practical Reason, University Press of America, 2000.
ISBN 0761816917, $38 Hardcover. 
Abstract: It was Francis Lieber who first brought the study of hermeneutics (as developed by Ernesti, Ast, Wolf, Savigny, Humboldt, and Schleiermacher in Germany) to the U.S. and applied it to the study of practical reason (including political ethics, political economy, political science, and the law). Lieber's work is shown to be more than a mere importation of German hermeneutical theories, and deserving of an important place in the history of American hermeneutics. This work begins with a summary of Lieber's life and work. It includes a look at the then current state of hermeneutics in Germany and the United States, followed by a careful examination of Lieber's hermeneutics. It then examines Lieber's application of hermeneutics to practical reason, and concludes with an explanation of Lieber's importance as a philosopher.

“Francis Lieber”, in Dictionary of Early American Philosophers (2 vols), edited by John R. Shook, Continuum Press, April 2012.

"Francis Lieber" in American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia, ed. by John Lachs and Robert B. Talisse, Routledge Press, 2007.

"Francis Lieber's Theory of Homophany" in Francis Lieber and the Culture of the Mind, ed. by Charles R. Mack and Henry H. Lesesne, USC Press, 2005.

"Francis Lieber" in Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, 1860-1960 (4 vols.), ed. by Richard T. Hull, Thoemmes Press, 2005.

Presentations (partial list)

  • “Regional Campus Management Strategies”, presented to the meeting of Regional and Branch Campus Administrators (RBCA), June 2006, in Longboat Key, Florida.
  • "Facilities Management - Dowling Center Conversion", presented to the meeting of Regional and Branch Campus Administrators (RBCA), June 2005, in Longboat Key, Florida
  • "First Impressions on Administration by a New Dean", presented to the meeting of Regional and Branch Campus Administrators (RBCA), June 2002, in Longboat Key, Florida.
  • "Homophany: The Origin of Words and Their Connection To Sound", presented to the meeting of the South Carolina Society for Philosophy, Feb. 2001, in Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • "Francis Lieber and America's First General Hermeneutics", presented to the joint meeting of the North Carolina Philosophical Society and the South Carolina Society for Philosophy, Feb. 2000, at Duke University.
  • "Lieber, Halle, and the United States", presented at the American-Sachsen-Anhalt Days Festival in Halle, Germany, April 1997.

Honors and Awards

  • Governor's Distinguished Professor Award from Governor Campbell, 1991
  • Governor's Distinguished Professor Award from Governor Beasley, 1996
  • Three time winner of the USCL Distinguished Teaching Award, 1987, 1991, 1996
  • Ten-time nominee from the Humanities Division for the USCL Distinguished Teaching Award (elected by the USCL students)
  • Appointed by Governor Beasley to Chair the 6th Judicial Circuit's Governor's Youth Council, 1997
  • Re-Appointed by Governor Hodges to Chair the 6th Judicial Circuit's Governor's Youth Council, 1999
  • Elected Chair of the USC Regional Campuses Faculty Senate, 1994 - 1995
  • Twice elected chair of the USC Lancaster Faculty Organization, 1988 - 1990
  • Lancaster Breakfast Rotary Club Outstanding Vocational Achievement Award, 2004 - 2005
  • Lancaster Breakfast Rotary Club President, 2005 - 2006.
  • Omega Psi Phi, Kappa Pi Chapter, Community Service Award, 2008.

Professional Memberships

  • South Carolina Society for Philosophy, since 1991
  • Society for Business Ethics, since 1991
  • Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, since 1997 

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