Amanda Printz Whooley, associate professor of Philosophy

Oglethorpe Faculty

Amanda Printz Whooley

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Philosophy Program Coordinator
Office: Lupton 316
[email protected]

B.A., Guilford College
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Amanda Whooley – CV

Office Hours:
Zoom by appointment

Areas of Research and Interest:

Dr. Whooley’s specialty is the History of Philosophy, focusing on the rich connections between philosopher’s views about reality, politics, values, and the relevance of these ideas in contemporary society. In recent years, her work has focused largely on Existentialism, particularly the works of Kierkegaard.

Honors and Awards:

  • Inducted as faculty member to ODK, Oglethorpe University, 2019
  • Garrett Award for Meritorious Teaching, Oglethorpe University, 2018
  • ODK Faculty Appreciation Award, Oglethorpe University, 2017
  • Core Teaching Award, Oglethorpe University, 2016
  • The Order of Arête Award, University of Southern California (USC), 2007
  • Anna Bing Humanities Research Fellowship, USC, 2006-2007
  • Graduate Student Senate Appreciation Award, USC, 2005-2007​
  • Graduate Student in Residence Advocacy Fellowship, USC, 
  • Strategic Theme Research Fellowship, USC, 2005-2006​
  • Graduate Student Senate Appreciation Award, USC, 2004
  • Outstanding Commitment to the Academic Success of Student-Athletes Award, USC, 2004
  • Excellence in Teaching/Outstanding Teaching Award, USC, 2003​
  • Flewelling Research Award, USC, 2003
  • Excellence in Teaching/Outstanding Teaching Award, USC, 2002
  • University Merit Fellowship, USC, 2000-2005
  • C. Thomas Powell Award for Excellence in Philosophy, Guilford College, 1999

Most frequently taught courses:

  • Big Questions–An Introduction to Philosophy PHI 101
  • Ethics and The Good Life
  • The Meaning of Life
  • What’s Love Got to Do With It? The Philosophy of Friendship, Love, Sex PHI 211
  • Feminist Philosophy PHI 210
  • Plato and the Philosopher Kings
  • The Search for Truth PHI 206
  • How to Win an Argument PHI 201
  • Molding the Mind–The Philosophy of Propaganda

Other courses taught:

  • Ancient Greek 101 and 102
  • Plato
  • Aristotle PHI 205
  • Schopenhauer
  • Kant
  • Existentialism PHI 307
  • Nietzsche PHI 305
  • Kierkegaard
  • Ethics
  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophical Foundations of Roman Art
  • Global Citizenship and Leadership
  • 17th Century Rationalism
  • The Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Principles of Critical Thinking
  • Formal Logic