George W. Shields
George W. Shields is a professor of philosophy and former chair of the Division of Literature, Languages, and Philosophy at KSU. He holds a PhD from the University of Chicago, where he wrote a doctoral thesis on twentieth-century American philosopher Charles Hartshorne, before pursuing further study at Oxford University. Shields has published three books, including: Process and Analysis: Whitehead, Hartshorne, and the Analytic Tradition; Science, Technology, and Religious Ideas (with Mark Shale); and Faith and Creativity: Essays in Honor of Eugene H. Peters (with George Nordgulen). He has authored more than 100 articles and given more than 80 scholarly addresses. Shields has a broad range of teaching and research interests in the fields of history, philosophy and ethics, with a current focus on process philosophy, which he believes has a major role to play in debates on environmental ethics. He was elected KSU’s Distinguished Professor of 2000-01.