Graduating Class Names Teacher of the Year

    From left: class of 2019 Teacher of the Year award recipient Duane Armitage, Ph.D.; Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president of The University of Scranton; and Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.
    May 31, 2019

    Duane Armitage, Ph.D. ’05, assistant professor of philosophy, has been named Teacher of the Year by The University of Scranton’s class of 2019.

    The award honors a faculty member who maintains high standards of academic excellence and fairness, and through enthusiasm and dedication, inspires the interest of students in a field of education. The University’s Faculty Senate Academic Support Committee instituted the award in 1996.

    Dr. Armitage joined the faculty at Scranton in 2015. His research interests include continental philosophy, existentialism and philosophy of religion. He has published two books: “Heidegger and the Death of God: Between Plato and Nietzsche” in 2017; and “Heidegger's Pauline and Lutheran Roots” in 2016. In addition, his research, focusing on Martin Heidegger and Soren Kierkegaard, has been published in multiple professional journals.

    Dr. Armitage also served as a lecturer in philosophy at Gonzaga University, and had been a lecturer in philosophy at The University of Scranton from 2011 until 2013. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Scranton in 2005, a master’s degree in philosophy at Boston College, and a Ph.D. in philosophy at the New School for Social Research.

    Dr. Armitage resides in Old Forge.
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