Quayshawn Spencer is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy at University of San Francisco. Prof. Spencer specializes in the philosophy of science and biology, with interest in Newtonian studies, philosophy of race and ethics.
He holds a BA in Chemistry and an MA in Biology from Cornell University. He earned his PhD and was a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University.
His faculty mentor at MIT was Prof. Sally Haslanger in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. As an MLK Visiting Professor, Prof. Spencer taught one course, a graduate seminar in philosophy of biology with an emphasis on race as a case study. In addition to teaching and research, he participated in a variety of workshops and seminars and engaged with colleagues in the Center for the Study of Diversity in Science, Technology and Medicine in MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society.