John Reuscher Retires After Over Forty Years of Department and University Service
After forty-two years of service to the Department of Philosophy and to Georgetown University, John (‘Jay’) Reuscher, Associate Professor of Philosophy, announced that he will be retiring effective May 31, 2011.
Jay joined the Department as an Assistant Professor in 1969 after receiving his PhD from Fordham University. Jay’s primary research interest has been the development of Kant’s thought with a focus on Kant’s theory of knowledge and his aesthetics, and the place of Kant in the history of the problem of knowledge. He has contributed to Kant’s Latin Writings and published numerous articles and two books (A Concordance to the Critique of Pure Reason and Essays on the Metaphysical Foundations of Personal Identity).
During his tenure at Georgetown Jay taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses on Evolutionary Biology, Kant, Aristotle, and Aquinas and served as Director on numerous Department committees, including the Admissions, Placement, Search, and --- for the past thirty years --- the Graduate Committee. In addition to his service to the Department Jay served on several University Committees, such as the Board of Appeals and the Faculty Grievance Committee.
Although retiring, Jay will continue to teach one course a semester for the Department and mentor doctoral candidates in the School for Continuing Studies’ Liberal Studies Doctoral Program.
The Department extends its sincerest thanks to our dear colleague and friend, John Reuscher, Professor Emeritus, for his service to the Department and to the University.