Curriculum Vitae

Alex Sager

Portland State University, University Studies and Philosophy, Portland, Oregon
Associate Professor, 2015-present
Assistant Professor, 2009-2015

Education

Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Calgary, Calgary 2009
Masters of Arts in Philosophy, Columbia University, New York, 2001
Bachelor of Arts in Honours Philosophy, Concordia University, Montreal 1999

Publications

Book: Edited

Journal Articles

Chapters

Encyclopedia Articles

  • Migration,” in The Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, editor-in-chief, Ruth Chadwick, Elsevier, 2012

Book Reviews

General Audience

Honors, Grants, and Fellowships

  • John Eliot Allen Outstanding Teaching Awards, 2014-15
  • PhD dissertation Immigration, Rights, and Equality nominated for 2009 CGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award in Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Scholarship (May 2007-May 2008)
  • Columbia University Fellowship (Doctoral Program) (Completed MA)
  • Faculty Enhancement Grant, Portland State University, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall to Spring 2014-15
  • Faculty Development Award, Portland State University, Winter 2010, 2011, 2012
  • FRINQ Internationalization Grant, Portland State University, Summer 2011, 2014
  • Course Development Grant, Portland State University, Summer 2010 (New FRINQ theme: Globalization)

Governance and Other Professionally Related Service

Governance Activities for the University, College, Department

  • Portland State University, Budget Committee (Fall 2015-Spring 2016)
  • Departmental By-Law Committee, Chair (Fall 2015-Spring 2016)
  • External Review Committee (Fall 2014-Spring 2016)
  • Philosophy Department Curriculum Committee, Member (Fall 2009-Fall 2012), Chair (Fall 2012-Spring 2016)
  • Philosophy Department Merit Pay Committee, Member (Fall 2012)
  • Philosophy Department Assessment Committee, Member (Fall 2012-Spring 2016)
  • Philosophy Department Fixed-Term Promotion Committee, Member (Fall 2012- Fall 2013)
  • Application reviewer for UNST Mentor Program (2012)
  • Advisory Board, Portland Center for the Public Humanities (September 2010-September 2011)

Professionally-related Service

  • Series Editor, Broadview Guides to Business and Professional Ethics (2009-2013)
  • UNST Pathways Design Group (Spring/Summer 2014)
  • Morality Cluster Coordinator (Fall 2010 to Fall 2012)
  • Retention Committee, Portland State University (Summer 2010)
  • Portfolio Review Committee, Portland State University (June 2010, 2011)
  • Library liaison for Philosophy Department, Portland State University (Fall 2009-present)
  • UNST Working Group on Writing (Winter, Spring 2012)
  • Conference Coordinator for Fall 2007 University of Calgary Philosophy Department Graduate Conference
  • Graduate student representative to faculty, Columbia University Philosophy Department, 2000-1
  • Referee for American Political Science Review; Athabasca University Press; Canadian Philosophical Association (2011 and 2012); Cengage Learning; Contemporary Political Theory; De Ethica; Developing World Bioethics; European Journal of Political Theory; Journal of Applied Philosophy; Journal of Environment Values; Hume Studies; Journal of Politics; Journal of International Political Theory; Journal of Leisure Research; Law and Philosophy; Oxford University Press; Perspectives on Politics; Politics, Groups, and Identities; Political Studies; Polity; Res Publica; Social Philosophy Today; Socialist Studies; Taylor and Francis; University of Georgia Press; Western Canadian Philosophical Association; World Leisure Studies

Community Outreach

  • Oregon High School Ethics Bowl
    • Founder and Conference Organizer, 2015 Oregon Ethics Bowl
    • Co-Conference Organization, 2016
    • Organization Committee, Judge, 2017
  • Oregon Humanities, Conversation Project leader, 2014-16: The Other Crisis in Education
  • Advisor and seminar leader for assistant coaches for 2014 Regional Ethics Bowl teams from Columbia River High and Jesuit High School
  • Advisor, PSU Coordinator, LEP High School Philosophy Club, 2014
  • Advisor, PSU Coordinator, Childpeace Montessori K-5 Philosophy Curriculum, 2015
  • “Whatever Happened to Leisure, the Mother of Philosophy?” Philosophy Café, Powell’s Books, Portland, OR, November 2010