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Nancy A. Stanlick

Associate Dean

Nancy Stanlick is Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean and Director of Research in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Central Florida. She is author of 2 books in American philosophy, editor of an anthology in American philosophy, co-author of a book in ethics, editor of a modernized edition of Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan, and co-author with Drs. Rudy McDaniel and Jonathan Beever of Understanding Digital Ethics (2018) with Routledge. Her new book proposal (2021), a modernized edition of George Berkeley's Principles of Human Knowledge and the Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous, is co-edited by Professor of Philosophy and President of the International Berkeley Society, Dr. Nancy Kendrick of Wheaton College, Massachusetts.  Dr. Stanlick’s interests are primarily in the history of American and Early Modern philosophy, the history of ideas, and theoretical and applied ethics. She earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of South Florida.

Dr. Stanlick has been president of the Florida Philosophical Association, Treasurer of the Eastern Division of the Society for Women in Philosophy, area editor in American Philosophy for the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and is a member of professional associations in philosophy. Her university-level teaching experience began in 1981 as a graduate assistant instructor of record teaching formal logic at the University of South Florida. She has attained positions of various ranks in faculty and administration from graduate assistant, graduate associate, adjunct instructor, visiting assistant professor, visiting instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, professor, assistant dean and associate dean. She regularly runs seminars for the College of Graduate Studies at the University of Central Florida on academic and research ethics and is the keynote speaker for the Burnett Honors College every fall for incoming freshman honors students.

Dr. Stanlick’s duties include program assessment for CAH and for the University Assessment Committee as UAC Chair, faculty qualifications management and certification (FQMS), property management, faculty awards, faculty/staff/student affairs (grade appeals; grievances; personnel issues), facilitation of junior faculty development, faculty evaluations (SPOIs), and SACS-COC accreditation activities. 

Her administrative philosophy is like her attitude toward life in general. There are four main rules: do your best; whatever you’re doing, strive to do it right; act and speak with honesty and integrity; and in all you do, treat others with respect. And, most importantly, live every day like it is the last.


Dr. Stanlick's responsibilities include CAH faculty relations, student affairs incl grade appeals, Title IX Liaison, property and inventory, coordinating IE program assessment, faculty qualifications management, director of CAH research, and SACS accreditation compliance. 


  • Coordinate GEP Assessment for the University (shared responsibility)
  • Coordinate CAH Assessment for all CAH units
  • Review and approve all CAH Assessment plans and Results Reports
  • Perform CAH Assessment for the CAH Dean's office
  • Member of the University Assessment Committee (UAC)
  • Produce and report on CAH Assessment to the UAC yearly
  • Chair, University Assessment Committee
  • Faculty, Coordinator, and Divisional Review Committee Training for CAH Assessment

Faculty and Staff Affairs

  • Academic Assignments
  • Annual Faculty Evaluation of Chairs (Processes, shared with Eileen Ryan)
  • College of Arts and Humanities Faculty Excellence Program Facilitator (shared w/Brodie and Lartonoix)
  • CAH Calendar of Academic and Administrative Deadlines for Chairs and Directors
  • Faculty Activity System (by semester)
  • Faculty Grievances
  • Personnel Security Issues, Shared w/Neida Mora-Mauss
  • Sustained Performance Evaluations
  • USPS & A&P Grievances


  • CAH Dean's Office property
  • CAH Property Policy and Procedures
  • Property Audits
  • Oversight of property for all CAH units
  • Monitor progress of unit scanning process (University)

SACS Accreditation

  • Faculty Credentials
  • SACS Guidelines Compliance – shared with Delia Garcia
  • Conflict of Interest Oversight

Student Affairs

  • Dean's List
  • Student Appeals
  • Student Evaluation of Teaching (SPOI, distribution and storage)
  • Student Grade Appeals

CAH Research


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy from University of South Florida (1995)
  • M.A. in Philosophy from University of South Florida (1983)


  • Burnett Honors College Honors Congress, Faculty Excellence Award (2011)
  • Teaching Incentive Program (2009)
  • CAH Oustanding Achievement Award (2008)
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2006)
  • Teaching Incentive Program (2004)
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2003)
  • Teaching with Technology (2003)


  • Books
    • Beever, Jonathan, Rudy McDaniel, and Nancy Stanlick, Understanding Digital Ethics: Cases and Contexts, London: Routledge, 2020
    • Stanlick, Nancy A., ed. The Essential Leviathan. Indianapolis: Hackett, 2016.
    • Stanlick, Nancy A. and Michael Strawser. Asking Good Questions: Case Studies in Ethics and Critical Thinking. Indianapolis: Hackett, 2015.
    • Stanlick, Nancy A. American Philosophy: The Basics. London: Routledge, 2013.
    • Stanlick, Nancy A. and Bruce S. Silver. Philosophy in America. Volume I. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004.
    • Silver, Bruce S. and Nancy A. Stanlick. Philosophy in America. Volume II. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004.
  • Book Sections/Chapters
    • Stanlick, Nancy A. "One Hundred Years of American Ethics: Pluralistic, Pragmatic Coherence," Vol. 11: Historical Essays in 20th Century American Philosophy, ed. John R. Shook, Series Editor, Richard T. Hull. Philosophy Documentation Center, 2015: 409-430.
  • Articles/Essays
    • Stanlick, Nancy A. "Gratitude, Forgiveness, and Philosophy," Presidential Address, Florida Philosophical Review. Vol. XIII, 2014.
    • Stanlick, Nancy A. "Reconciling with Harm: An Alternative to Forgiveness and Revenge," Florida Philosophical Review, Vol. X., Summer 2010, 88-111.
    • Stanlick, Nancy A. "Individual-Centered Collaborative Research," Teaching Philosophy, March 2007.
    • Stanlick, Nancy A. "Creating an Honors Community: A Virtue Ethics Approach," The Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Spring/Summer 2006: 75-91.
    • Stanlick, Nancy A. "A Hobbesian View of International Sovereignty," Journal of Social Philosophy, 37:4 Winter 2006, 552-565.
    • Stanlick, Nancy A. "Individualism, Community, and Academic Integrity," Selected Papers from the 16th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, ed. Jack A. Chambers, Jacksonville, FL., Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. March 2005: 171-184.
    • Stanlick, Nancy A. "Hobbesian Friendship: Valuing Others for Oneself," Journal of Social Philosophy, 33:3 Fall 2002: 345-359.
    • Stanlick, Nancy A. "Lords and Mothers: Silent Subjects in Hobbes's Political Theory," International Journal of Politics and Ethics, 1:3, 2002: 171-182.
    • Stanlick, Nancy A. "The Nature and Value of Supererogatory Actions," Journal of Social Philosophy, 20:1 (Spring 1999): 209-222.