Klonoski Named Scranton’s CASE Teacher of the Year


The University of Scranton named Richard J. Klonoski, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, as its CASE Professor of the Year in recognition of his outstanding performance as a member of the faculty.

Professors awarded by individual schools are eligible for further recognition by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) at the state and national levels.

Since 1981, Dr. Klonoski has been a member of the University’s Philosophy Department, which he chaired from 1989 to 1991 and 2004 to 2007. In addition to teaching a wide range of philosophy courses, he has taught courses in The University of Scranton’s Honors Program, the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program and the School of Management’s Business Leadership Honors Program.

Dr. Klonoski’s teaching career at Scranton has been marked by a variety of awards. In 2012, he received the Ignatian Teaching Award (Magis Award). The 1998 graduating class voted Dr. Klonoski “Teacher of the Year” and he was also presented with the Faculty Senate Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 1986, he received the Alpha Sigma Nu Award for Excellence in Teaching.

In 1990, Dr. Klonoski was selected to participate in the North Carolina Center for Independent Higher Education’s Visiting Scholars Program and in 1998, the Loras College (Dubuque, IA) Classical Philosophy Lecture Series. He has also received awards for community service from the Arthritis Foundation and two national leadership awards from the American Juvenile Arthritis Organization. In 1990, Dr. Klonoski was appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Robert Casey to his Advisory Board on Arthritis.

Dr. Klonoski has given many scholarly presentations and has written several journal articles on topics encompassing philosophy, business and healthcare. In 2013, he presented “Plato’s Invisible Hero of Democracy: Socrates in the ‘Republic’ and ‘Crito,’” at the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy in Athens, Greece. His book with Thomas M. Garrett, Business Ethics (2nd ed. Prentice-Hall, 1986), was translated and published in Ukraine in 1997. He has served as an associate editor for The Global Studies Journal and currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Ethics.

Dr. Klonoski earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and English from the University of Scranton, a master’s degree in philosophy from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.


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