Curriculum Vitae


David Edward Charlton



Contact Information

            Office Address:

            2020 Moore Hall

            Western Michigan University

            Kalamazoo, MI 49008





            Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (Aug. 2005 – Dec. 2007)

            Degree: M.A. in Comparative Religion

Focus areas:     The place of religion within American education

Chinese Philosophy (particularly Taoism and Confucianism)

            GPA: 4.0


            Western Michigan University (Aug. 2001 – Apr. 2005)

            Degree: B.A. in Philosophy, concentration in Professional and Applied Ethics

            Minor: English, writing emphasis

            Overall GPA: 3.23; GPA in upper-level major courses: 3.8


Professional Experience (Academic)

·        Instructor

            Western Michigan University

            Fall 2006 – Present

            Classes Taught:

·        Religion 1000: Religions of the World (Fall 2006 – Present)

·        Directed independent study for Anthony Helms in Chinese Philosophy (Summer 2007)


Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Texas Township, MI

Summer, 2007 – Present

Classes Taught:

·        Philosophy 209: Comparative Religions



·        Graduate Assistant

Western Michigan University

Fall 2005 – Spring 2006

Classes Assisted:

·         Religion 1000: Religions of the World (Spring, ’06)

·         Religion 3050: The Christian Tradition (Fall, ’05)


Papers Presented

            “Are King’s Political Beliefs Accessible by Non-Christians?”

Martin Luther King Day Forum, January, 2008

Western Michigan University’s Center for the Study of Ethics in Society


“Questioning Non-Violent Approaches to Change”

Martin Luther King Day Forum, February, 2007

Western Michigan University’s Center for the Study of Ethics in Society


Mentions in Published Papers

Jeffrey Grupp, “God’s Spatial Unlocatedness Prevents Him from Being the Creator of the Universe. A New Argument for the Nonexistence of God,” Sophia: International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysical Theology and Ethics, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 5-23. (Paper Available Here)


Conferences Attended

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE), February, 2007

            APPE, February, 2005



            Coach of WMU’s Ethics Bowl Team, 2006-Present

                        -Prepare team for regional and national debate-style competition

                        -Helped guide team to two straight regional championships

            Served as judge and moderator for regional Ethics Bowl competition, December, 2007