As associate dean for administrative affairs, Ben Eggleston oversees faculty and staff hires and development, promotion and tenure evaluations, sabbatical evaluations, and policy revision. He also interacts regularly with department chairs and other unit leaders regarding personnel and planning matters.
Eggleston is a full professor who joined the faculty in the Department of Philosophy in 2002. He served as department chair from 2009–12, as director of graduate studies from 2007–09 and 2017–18, and as director of undergraduate studies from 2004–07. He also served as president of the University Senate from 2010–11, in addition to several other campus task forces and committees during his time at KU.
He has been honored with awards in recognition of his teaching and service, including a Don & Pat Morrison Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, a Keeler Family Intra-University Professorship, and a Service Award from the Office for Diversity in Science Training.
Eggleston’s research focuses on contemporary ethical theory, the ethics of climate change, and the moral philosophy of John Stuart Mill. He is the author of more than 20 scholarly articles and book chapters, and the co-editor of two books. He and a colleague are engaged in a multi-year project of commissioning and editing a series of 30 books on ethics for Cambridge University Press.
Eggleston earned an undergraduate degree at Washington and Lee University in 1994, a master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1995, and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002.