I have a Ph.D. in philosophy and write about moral and political psychology, with special attention to race and racism. Until recently I was an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). 


Here is my cv

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On August 16, 2021, I resigned my position at UAH in protest of the University of Alabama System's inadequate COVID-related health and safety policies.


Here is my resignation letter.


Here is a related petition, including a list of its 135 UAH signatories, that I helped to author, distribute, and present to UA System administrators in July 2021.

Here is a blog post I wrote that sketches some of the dilemmas that instructors now face: 

"Sounding the Alarm: 2021-2022 COVID Risks at Unprotected Colleges and Universities (Guest Post)," Daily Nous (7.27.2021)

Here is an interview where I elaborate on my concerns that an atrocity is in progress in Alabama:

Emma Arceneaux, World Socialist Website (9.15.2021): "Interview with Dr. Jeremy Fischer, philosophy professor at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, who resigned over COVID-19 safety and morality concerns"

Here are various media reports of my resignation: 

Brian Leiter, Leiter Reports (8.16.2021): "Tenured philosophy professor resigns position over university's mishandling of the COVID crisis"

Justin Weinberg, Daily Nous (8.17.2021): "Philosophy Professor Resigns to Protest University’s COVID-19 Plan"

Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed (8.18.21): "Refusing to Proceed as Normal"

Emma Pettit, The Chronicle of Higher Education (8.20.2021): "As Delta Variant Surges, Faculty Urge Their Colleges to Change Course"

Chris Burt, University Business (8.18.2021): "Why a tenured professor is resigning over university’s COVID-19 policies"

Korin Miller, YahooLife (8.20.2021): "Thousands of students are in quarantine, university ethics professor resigns over his school's COVID-19 policy"

Lee Roop, (8.23.2021): "Alabama professor resigns over school’s COVID plans, compares reopening to infamous Tuskegee Study"

Paul Basken, Times Higher Education (8.27.2021): "US partisan divide over Covid splitting apart campuses"