Nancy A. Stanlick, Ph.D.

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.


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

Research Interests

  • Ethics
  • Social Philosophy
  • Academic Ethics
  • History of Modern and American Philosophy
  • History of Ideas

Recent Research Activities

Selected Publications


  • 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.
  • Silver, Bruce S. and Nancy A. Stanlick. Philosophy in America. Volume II. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004.
  • Stanlick, Nancy A. and Bruce S. Silver. Philosophy in America. Volume I. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004.


  • 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.

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.


  • 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)


For the most part, my activities are for work. But I like to play video games; sleep late on weekends; look at landscapes; I desire to walk in snow again someday; and I have a propensity for attracting stray cats.


No courses found for Fall 2023.

No courses found for Summer 2023.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19412 EUH4932H Hon Special Topic Face to Face (P) Tu,Th 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM Unavailable
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Updated: Aug 23, 2022