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.
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:
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"
Lee Roop, AL.com (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"