Timothy Stroup

Timothy Stroup

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DPhil    Oxford University
MA       Oxford University
BA        Oxford University
MA       The City University of New York
MA       The City College of New York (CUNY)
BA        The City College of New York (CUNY)


Timothy Stroup has been teaching at John Jay College since 1978. He has taught a variety of courses including Ethics and Law; Introduction to Ethics; Knowing, Being, and Doing; Police Ethics; and the Philosophy of Religion.  His fields of specialization are moral and political philosophy, the history of philosophy, criminal justice ethics, and legal philosophy. He is the author or editor of three books (Westermarck's Ethics; Edward Westermarck:  Essays on His Life and Work; and Police Ethics: Hard Choices in Law Enforcement) and author of scores of articles (in Mind, The Journal of the History of Philosophy, Man, Applied Philosophy, Ajatus, The American Archivist, Journal of Criminal Justice, CJ International, Criminal Justice Ethics, Law Enforcement News, etc.), as well as encyclopedia entries (The Encyclopedia of Ethics, The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Collier’s, and The Dictionary of Anthropology). He has presented papers (in St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Turku, Oxford, New York, Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh, etc.) on such topics as the moral philosophy of Edward Westermarck, affirmative action, police ethics, correctional ethics, and archival ethics.  He was the Founder and Executive Director of the College’s Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics and the Founding Editor of its journal, Criminal Justice Ethics. He has received research and institutional grants from the Fulbright Program, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the International Research and Exchanges Board, the Academy of Finland, the American Scandinavian Foundation, the Association of American Colleges, the Exxon Education Foundation, the New York State Council for the Humanities, the PSC-CUNY Award Program, the Diversity Projects Development Fund, among others.