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Education
• Ph. D., Indiana University, Bloomington (Philosophy), 2007
• B. A., Seattle Pacific University (Philosophy and History), 1999

Academic Positions
• Saint Louis University, Assistant Professor, 2008–present
• University of Saint Thomas (St. Paul, MN), Assistant Professor, 2008
• University of Saint Thomas (St. Paul, MN), Instructor, Tenure Track, 2006–2007

Areas of Specialization
• Metaphysics
• Philosophy of Religion

Areas of Competence
• Logic
• Philosophy of Mind
• Philosophy of Science
• Epistemology

Publications
• Jacobs, Jonathan D., editor. Forthcoming. Causal Powers. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
• Jacobs, Jonathan D. Forthcoming. “The Ineffable, Inconceivable, and Incomprehensible God: Fundamentality and Apophatic Theology.” Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion. (Winner of the 2013 Marc Sanders Foundation Prize in Philosophy of Religion)
• Jacobs, Jonathan D., and Timothy O'Connor. 2013. "Agent Causation in a Neo-Aristotelian Metaphysics." In Mental Causation and Ontology, edited by S. C. Gibb, E. J. Lowe, and R. Ingthorsson. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
• Jacobs, Jonathan D. 2011. "Powerful Qualities, not Pure Powers." The Monist 94 (1), 81–102. (Special Issue: Powers)
• Jacobs, Jonathan D. 2010. "A Powers Theory of Modality: Or, how I Learned to Stop Worrying and Reject Possible Worlds." Philosophical Studies 151 (2), 227–248.
• O'Connor, Timothy, and Jonathan D. Jacobs. 2010. "Emergent Individuals and the Resurrection." European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 2 (2), 69–88.
• Jacobs, Jonathan D. 2009. "An Eastern Orthodox Conception of Theosis and Human Nature." Faith and Philosophy 26 (5), 615–627.
• O'Connor, Timothy, and Jonathan D. Jacobs. 2003. "Emergent Individuals." The Philosophical Quarterly 53 (213), 540–55.

Presentations
Upcoming
• Comments on Randy Clark's "Abilities and Powers," Society for Philosophy of Agency group session at the Eastern Division Meeting, APA, 2013

Talks

• "Powers need Substances," Ontological Commitments of Dispositionalism Conference, Innsbruck, Austria, 2013
• "E. J. Lowe on Dispositions," "Powers and Causation," and "Substance Causation and Agency," NEH Summer Seminar, Metaphysics and Mind, 2013
• "Fundamentality and Apophatic Theology," Georgetown University, 2013
• "Fundamentality and Apophatic Theology," Baylor–Georgetown–Notre Dame Philosophy of Religion Conference, 2012
• "How to be an Aristotelian and a Reductionist About Modality,'' Dispositions, Modality and Causation Workshop, University of Cologne, Germany, 2012
• "Apophatic Anthropology?," LOGOS Workshop, University of Notre Dame, 2012
• "Reflections on Pruss's Actuality, Possibility and Worlds,'' American Catholic Philosophical Association, 2011
• "Is Causation a Relation?," Oxford University, 2011
• "Emergence and the Resurrection" with Timothy O'Connor, Society of Christian Philosophers Group Meeting, Pacific APA, 2010
• "Emergence and the Resurrection," with Timothy O'Connor, University of Saint Thomas (St. Paul, MN), 2009
• "A Powers Theory of Causation," Central Division Meeting, APA, 2009
• "Modality Without Possible Worlds,'' University of Missouri, St. Louis, 2009
• "Can Dead Persons Pray? The Communion of Saints and the Body of Christ," Society of Christian Philosophers Satellite Session, American Catholic Philosophical Association, 2008
• "Theosis and Human Nature," Science and Human Nature: Russian and Western Perspectives, Baylor University, 2008
• "A Neo-Aristotelian Theory of Modality: Or, how I Learned to Stop Worrying and Reject Possible Worlds," Saint Louis University, 2008
• "Now We See Dimly: Philosophical Reflections on the Doctrine of the Trinity," University of Saint Thomas (St. Paul, MN), 2007
• "Causal Powers and Their Truthmakers," Northern Illinois University, 2006
• "Causal Powers and Their Truthmakers," Dispositions and Causes Workshop, Bristol University, 2005
• "Relative Identity and the Trinity," Society of Christian Philosophers, Midwest Division Meeting, 2002

Comments On
• Trent Dougherty, "Apophatic Antirealism," Logos Workshop, University of Notre Dame, 2013
• William Hannegan, "Sourcehood, Production, and the Origination Argument," Illinois Philosophical Association, 2012
• Andrei Buckareff, "Agent Causal Power," Pacific Division Meeting, APA, 2012
• Jeffrey Engelhardt, "Synchronic Causal Preemption," Central Division Meeting, APA, 2012
• Christopher Tollefsen, "Ten Questions from Philosophical Embryology," American Catholic Philosophical Association, 2009
• W. Russ Payne, "Supporting Causal Counterfactuals with Properties," Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference, 2003
• David W. Concepcion, ``On Ambiguities in 'the Ability to do Otherwise' and the Private Nature of Blameworthiness,'' Indiana Philosophical Association, 2002
• Neil Manson, "The This-Universe Objection," Indiana Philosophical Association, 2002

Grants, Honors and Awards
• Marc Sanders Foundation Prize in Philosophy of Religion, for “The Ineffable, Inconceivable, and Incomprehensible God: Fundamentality and Apophatic Theology”
• Course Grant, with Susan Brower-Toland, Analytic Theology, University of Notre Dame, 2012–2014
• Summer Stipend, Analytic Theology, University of Notre Dame, 2012
• The John Templeton Foundation, grant for project titled "Fundamental and Emergent Causal Powers: A Systematic, Neo-Aristotelian Metaphysics," 2009–2012
• Saint Louis University Provost Research Leave, 2009
• Aquinas Grant, University of Saint Thomas (St. Paul, MN), 2007–2008
• Bush Foundation Grant, "Philosophy Entry-level Course Enhancement," Co-Director, University of Saint Thomas (St. Paul, MN), 2007–2008
• Lilly Foundation Grant, "From Career to Calling," Participant, University of Saint Thomas (St. Paul, MN), 2007

Professional Seminars
• NEH Summer Seminar, Metaphysics and Mind (led by John Heil), Speaker, "Powers, Substance Causation, and Agency"
• Calvin College Summer Seminar, Philosophy of Religion, Participant, 2011
• University of Saint Thomas (St. Paul, MN) Summer Seminar, Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology, Participant, 2010
• NEH Summer Seminar, Metaphysics and Mind (led by John Heil), Participant, 2009

Teaching Experience
Saint Louis University
• Analytic Theology: Incarnation and Atonement (Graduate, with Susan Brower-Toland)
• Causal Powers in Contemporary Metaphysics (Graduate)
• Advanced Logic (Graduate)
• Survey of Metaphysics (Advanced Undergraduate)
• Introduction to Philosophy

University of Saint Thomas (St. Paul, MN)
• Natural Philosophy and Metaphysics (Advanced Undergraduate)
• Logic
• Introductory Ethics
• Philosophy of the Human Person

Indiana University
• Introduction to Philosophy
• Thinking and Reasoning

Professional Service
• Editor, The Modern Schoolman/Res Philosophica, 2011–present
• Executive Committee, Society of Christian Philosophers, 2012–present
• Co-Organizer, Midwest Annual Workshop in Metaphysics, 2011–present
• Hiring Committee (Metaphysics), Saint Louis University, 2011–2013
• Russia Committee, Society of Christian Philosophers, 2010–present
• Assessment Committee, University of Saint Thomas (St. Paul, MN), 2007–2008

• Referee For: American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, British Journal for Philosophy of Science, Dialectica, European Journal of Philosophy, Journal of Analytic Theology, Nous, Mind, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Routledge Press, Southern Journal of Philosophy, Synthese

Memberships
• American Philosophical Association, 2000–present
• Society for the Metaphysics of Science, 2008–present
• Society of Christian Philosophers, 1995–present