Executive Office

PSA Executive Office

The PSA Executive Office manages the Association's day-to-day operations. In 2021, the office relocated from UMBC in Baltimore, MD to the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH, USA.

The Executive Office manages the PSA's finances and fundraising, organizes its biennial meetings and other events, maintains its website and social media accounts, and helps fulfill the Association's mission of promoting the research, teaching, and free discussion of issues in the philosophy of science from diverse standpoints.

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Executive Office Staff

 




Max Cormendy
Executive Director
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Philosophy as an academic discipline has been an important to Max since he was introduced to it at around fifteen years of age. He has a background in business development, event design and production, and science communication and aims to serve the PSA with an eye towards membership growth, increasing the quality of member services, public outreach and engagement, as well as the efficient operation of the executive office.

Max Cormendy

Walter Orozco
Assistant Director
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Walt Orozco is a Yates Fellow and Ph.D. student in the Philosophy Department at the University of Cincinnati. He is also part of the administrative team for the Philosophy of Science Association. His research focuses on the philosophy of physics, with a particular interest in what philosophy can offer scientific understanding. He is also interested in researching how to make education more accessible to underprivileged groups. He also hopes to investigate queer theory from a philosophical perspective.

Walt Orozco, Assistant Director

Taraneh Wilkinson, PhD
Development Officer
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Taraneh is a Ph.D. student in Philosophy at the University of Cincinnati and holds a Ph.D. in Religious Pluralism from Georgetown University. She is author of Dialectical Encounters (Edinburgh University Press) and her active research interests include Islamic philosophy, embodied cognition, and informal science education.