Annette Merle Bryson

Annette Merle Bryson

2019 Lecturer in Philosophy

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M.L.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1996
M.A., University of Michigan, 2013
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2017

Annette Bryson studied philosophy at the University of Michigan, the University of Colorado, and the University of Geneva and the history of ideas at Johns Hopkins University. She also completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Notre Dame. 

As a philosopher, she primarily explores issues in ethics. Her current work focuses especially on topics in metaethics. Her research interests include questions in normative and applied ethics as well as in metaphysics and the philosophy of language. 

She has experience teaching a broad range of philosophy courses. Her ethics teaching has emphasized metaethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics. She has also taught logic, both introductory and advanced, frequently and enthusiastically. At John Cabot, she has taught introductory courses and courses in ancient philosophy. She has experience teaching philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Colorado, the University of Michigan, and Atlantic Union College (where her classes were made up of incarcerated students).

She has also delivered on-air content for a Voice of American affiliate station serving the Geneva area, developed corporate communications materials for BNP Paribas, worked as a communication staffer for a successful presidential campaign, worked as a research consultant at UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education, taught English language courses, and taught leadership courses to Johns Hopkins University business students.