ursery [at] stedwards.edu
(512) 448-8706
Mailbox 951

Office
Holy Cross Hall 322

Office Hours
Wednesdays 12:30pm - 3:30 pm

School
New College for Adult Learners

Department
Philosophy

Professor Ursery has taught a variety of philosophy, ethics, and humanities courses at SEU for 29 years. His areas of expertise are moral reasoning, ethics, and disability studies and he is a leader in online education. He is a member of numerous scholarly societies and served in many capacities.

I have taught full time at SEU since 1986. Before coming to St. Edward's University, I taught at ACC, the University of Kansas, and the University of Texas at Arlington. My main philosophical interests are ethics, moral decision-making, and disability studies.

I have been in non-traditional education since 1982. I have taught instructional television courses, a couple of on-site humanities courses in Europe (mostly London and Paris). When I came to SEU in 1986, I adapted to SEU's type of non-traditional education which has changed a lot over the years. I taught the first ever online course for St. Edward's in 1996 and have continued to teach two online courses each semester.

Professor Ursery has taught a variety of philosophy, ethics, and humanities courses at SEU for 29 years. His areas of expertise are moral reasoning, ethics, and disability studies and he is a leader in online education. He is a member of numerous scholarly societies and served in many capacities

Academic Appointments

Professor of Philosophy, School of Humanities, St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas, 2015 to present.

Professor of Philosophy, New College, St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas, 2003 to 2015.

Associate Professor of Philosophy, New College, St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas, 1993 to 2003. Tenured.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, New College, St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas, 1986 to 1993

Instructor, Austin Community College, Department of Humanities, Austin, Texas 1981 - 1986

Assistant Instructor, Western Civilization Department, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1978 to 1981.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, 1977.

Year Started

1986

Education

M.A. in Philosophy, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1976

B.A. in Sociology and Philosophy, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 1972

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. Completion of Ph.D. coursework in Philosophy, 1981

Achievement & Involvement

Honors and Awards

2009 Millie Stevens Piper Professor. State of Texas
2008 St. Edward's University Distinguished Teaching Award
2006 St. Edward's University Teaching Excellence Award, runner-up
1983 Phi Theta Kappa Teacher Excellence Award, Austin Community College