Curriculum Vitae

Craig Clifford

Department of Social Sciences
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, TX  76402
(254) 968-9029


2002-present    Professor of Philosophy, Tarleton State University

1997-2002    Associate Professor of Philosophy, Tarleton State University
1996-present  Director, Presidential Honors Program, Tarleton State University
1991-present  Director, Honors Degree Program, Tarleton State University
1985-1997  Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Tarleton State University
1985-1995  University Scholar, Tarleton State University
1988-1992  Varsity Tennis Coach, Tarleton State University
1983-1985  Instructor, Department of Social Sciences, Tarleton State University
1979-1983  Staff Writer and Columnist, Chesapeake Country Life, and Free-lance Writer
1983-1984  Part-time Instructor in Philosophy, State University of New York at Buffalo
Summer 1978  Summer Research Assistant to Prof. E. W. Orth, University of Trier, West Germany
1975-1977  Graduate Teaching Assistant, State University of New York at Buffalo


1974-1981  Ph.D. in Philosophy, State University of New York at Buffalo

Dissertation:  On the Essence and Danger of Technology:  Plato on Sophistic Technique and Heidegger on Modern Technology

Summer 1978  Internationaler Ferienkurs für deutsche Sprache und Kultur, University of Heidelberg,  West Germany

1969-1974  B.A. in Plan II (Liberal Arts Honors Program), University of Texas at Austin
(cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)


In the Deep Heart's Core:  Reflections on Life, Letters, and Texas.  Texas A&M University Press, 1985.

Range Wars:  Heated Debates, Sober Reflections, and Other Assessments of Texas Writing.  Co-edited with Tom Pilkington.  Southern Methodist University Press, 1989.

The Tenure of Phil Wisdom:  Dialogues.  University Press of America, 1995.

Coaching for Character:  Reclaiming the Principles of Sportsmanship.  Co-authored with Randolph Feezell.  Human Kinetics, 1997.

Learned Ignorance in the Medicine Bow Mountains:  A Reflection on Intellectual Prejudice.  In Lived Values, Valued Lives, a special series in the Value Inquiry Book Series.  Forthcoming, Rodopi, 2008.

Chapter on John Graves for Updating the Literary West:  A Supplement to "A Literary History of the American West" (Texas Christian University Press, 1997).

Essays, book reviews, guest columns, and poetry in magazines, journals, and newspapers.

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