Kelly Trogdon has been appointed an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at Virginia Tech’s College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Trogdon is one of 14 new faculty members at the college this fall. These new hires are part of the college’s ongoing efforts to attract renowned scholars to strengthen and expand its teaching, research, and engagement programs. More than 70 full-time permanent faculty members have been added to the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in the past three years under the leadership of Dean Sue Ott Rowlands.

Trogdon’s areas of research are metaphysics and the philosophy of mind. He is teaching courses on these areas as well as aesthetics and logic. 

He has written a number of book chapters and contributed to journals and other publications, including the Pacific Philosophical Quarterly and the Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

Trogdon holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a master's degree from the University of Florida and a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.