Terry Kelly

Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Saint Louis University
Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of the Social Sciences

ADM - 258
Email: tmkelly2@uaa.alaska.edu
Phone: 907.786.4664

Terry Kelly picMy research focuses on the intersection of ethics and political theory and how they can be deployed in contemporary approaches to critical theory and democracy. Recent publications include "Practical Rationality in Social Scientific Explanation: The Case of Residential Segregation" (Philosophy of the Social Science: 2004) and "Unlocking the Iron Cage: Public Administration in the Democratic Theory of Jürgen Habermas." (Administrative Theory and Practice: 2004). I am currently working on "Putting the Public Back into Public Administration," a book on the application of deliberative democratic theory in the administrative state. I am also a member of the Anchorage Municipal Board of Ethics.

In my spare time, I am a singer/songwriter and a sea kayak instructor. More at www.terrykelly.org.

Recent Publication:
"The Cruel Cunning of Reason: On the Modern/Postmodern Divide in 24" in 24 and Philosophy (Blackwell, 2008)

Recent Presentations:
"Promises, Practices and Persuasion" to be presented at the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, April 2014.

"The Devil's in the Detailing: The Ethics of the Pharmaceutical Representative/Physician Relationship" presented at the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities, October 2013.

Panelist, UAA CAFE Special Event, "The Tea Party is Right: the budget should be balanced exclusively through spending cuts" public debate, October 2011.

"Professional Ethics and the Court Interpreter" delivered as part of the Alaska Immigration Justice Project's Training Seminar for Court Interpreters, September 2011.

Commentary on "Climate Change as an Act of Mourning" NSF Climate Change Works-in-Progress Conference, University of Alaska Anchorage, September 2011.

"Beyond Social Criticism: Overcoming the Reflexive Buffering of Asymmetrical Power Relations" Meeting of the American Political Science Association, 2006.

Discussant for "The Difficulty of Values in Administrative Systems" Meeting of the American Political Science Association, 2006.

"Are Contingent Commissions Ethical?" Alaska Insurance Underwriters Association, March 2006.