B.A. in Philosophy and History, Millikin University; M.A. in Philosophy, University of Florida; Ph.D. in Philosophy, Florida State University
Specialization: Ethics; Moral Responsibility, Blame, and Punishment; Moral Authority and Hypocrisy
Dr. Fritz’s research concerns the nature, norms, and justification of moral responsibility and its related expressions of blame and punishment. His most recent publications have focused on the nature of hypocrisy and the ways in which hypocritical behavior can undermine the moral authority of individuals, leaders, and even the state itself. He has published in journals such as Philosophical Quarterly, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Criminal Law and Philosophy, and Philosophia.
Dr. Fritz’s courses connect philosophy with public policy. They are designed to empower students by promoting skills in critical thinking, moral reasoning, and argumentation.