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Meet Dr. Nate Jackson, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Jackson’s teaching and research focus on ethics, issues concerned with moral education, and American philosophy. Animated by the sense that philosophical inquiry can be formative and impactful, he strives to integrate philosophical and personal reflection in coursework.

What is your title?
I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy.

How many years have you been at Capital?
This is my fifth year as a professor, but I was a student here, too.

What is your favorite place/building/room at Capital and why?
I am a huge fan of the Convergent Media Center! You have a lot of people from different disciplines in a space that’s really open and conducive to conversation. And the tunes are good.

What was a career-defining moment for you?
In my first year, I taught a First Year Seminar on games and sports. People got invested and the class was incredibly talkative. I appreciated that kind of energy, especially early in my career.

Do you have a favorite comfort food or restaurant?
So many! Hit up Grill and Skillet for breakfast foods, Fox in the Snow for fancy pastry, Anthony’s for a Slice, Old Oak for mac n cheese at happy hour, Strongwater for good vegetarian options. I have a small problem.

What is your favorite TV show/movie?
I’ve been on a Santa Clarita Diet kick. Timothy Olyphant can act!

Do you have a favorite music genre or artist?
The Cat Empire, American Aquarium, and Amanda Shires are on my regular rotation.

Do you have any pets?
Not at the moment. I’m looking for a Corgi named Neville to adopt.

What inspires or motivates you?
My students do amazing work and have so many passions and interests. I just try to keep up!