Dr. Bill Glod is Academic Talent Development Program Officer of Philosophy. He is responsible for managing a portfolio of philosophy and political theory faculty mentors, and he also directs the Summer Graduate Research Fellowship.
He received his PhD in philosophy from Tulane University, and his main research interest is whether paternalism (whether of the coercive or “nudge” variety) is ever justified or legitimate. Bill has published articles in Southern Journal of Philosophy, Social Theory and Practice, and ETMP. He is currently putting together a book manuscript whose working title is Against Paternalism: A Liberal Case for Self-Direction as a Basic Right.