The University of St. Thomas

Kent, Matthew

Adjunct Instructor

Ph.D., Fordham University

makent@stthomas.edu
Phone: (651) 962-5388
Toll Free: (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5388
Fax: (651) 962-5340

Mailing Address:
University of St. Thomas, JRC 241
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Office Location: JRC 234

Current Courses
Course Title Credit Hours Days Time
115 - 08 Philosophy of Human Person 4 M  -   W  -  F 1055-1200
115 - 19 Philosophy of Human Person 4 -  T   -  R  - 0800-0940
115 - 23 Philosophy of Human Person 4 -  T   -  R  - 0955-1135
115 - 26 Philosophy of Human Person 4 -  T   -  R  - 1330-1510

Academic History
Ph.D., Philosophy, Fordham University 2006
M.A., Philosophy, Fordham University 2000
B.A., Philosophy (Minor: History) Christendom College, 1997

Expertise
St. Thomas Aquinas and Aristotle
Philosophy of Nature

Honors and Awards
Wilbur Fellowship, Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, Micosta, MI, 2005-06

"Friend of Commuter Students" award, University of St. Thomas, 2005

Who's Who in American Higher Education, nominated by a student and listed, 2004

Teaching Fellowship, Fordham University, 2000-01

Graduate Assistantship, Fordham University, 1998-2000

Loyola Fellowship, Fordham University, 1997-98

Salutatorian, Christendom College, 1997

Invited work/study as out-of-class assistant to Logic professor (Dr. Anthony Andres),
Christendom College, 1995

Presidential Scholarship, Christendom College, 1993-1997

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship (prestigious federal scholarship), 1993-97

Lectures
"Judgment,"  third part of a series on Logic, invited lecture at the annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association (Washington, DC), 2011

"Simple Apprehension," second part of a series on Logic, invited lecture at the annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association (Washington, DC), 2011

"Who Do You Think You are? Symbolic Logic versus Traditional Logic," first part of a series on Logic, invited lecture at the annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association (Cable, WI), 2010

"Connatural Knowing," invited lecture at the annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association (Cable, WI), 2008

"Potency and Act in the Human Will," invited lecture at the annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association (Cable, WI), 2007

"Potency and Act," invited lecture at the annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association (Cable, WI), 2006

Selected Publications
"Is the Internet Too Platonic? Books, Electronic Media, and the Purpose of Communication," article in The International Journal of the Book, published under the auspices of the Fourth International Conference on the Book, 2006.

"De Gustibus Disputandum: Beauty According to St. Thomas Aquinas," article in Doctor Angelicus 1:1 (May 1998), 67-75.