: Liberal Arts
I thoroughly enjoy teaching college students. It is a task I set upon very early in my own college career. I am proud to be part of this profession and thrilled to be a part of Hodges University. I am honored by both the high quality of colleagues I work with and the outstanding students who come to our institution. Many of them are adult-learners who bring to the classroom their life and work-related experiences, which gives color, content, and meaning to the many abstract ideas we professors often discuss.
Dr. William Cooney is Professor of Liberal Arts at Hodges University (2003). He received his doctoral degree from Marquette University, a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University, and a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College (Chicago). All degrees were conferred in philosophy. He is past winner of both Teacher of the Year and the Distinguished Scholar Award (Briar Cliff University), as well as two Distinguished Alumni Scholar Awards (Marquette University). He has authored a number of texts in his field, including The Quest for Meaning, and From Plato to Piaget (both by University Press of America). Additionally, many of his articles have appeared in leading professional journals and encyclopedias such as The Journal of Applied Philosophy, Dialogue, Omega, The Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, and The Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics. His teaching areas include philosophy, ethics, logic, humanities, philosophy of education and world religions.