Ben Eggleston

Ben Eggleston
  • Senior Associate Dean, Humanities & Interdisciplinary Studies

Contact Info

Strong Hall, Room 200
Lawrence, KS


Ben Eggleston serves as the Associate Dean for several of the humanities and interdisciplinary departments in the College and oversees some College-wide processes such as Promotion & Tenure. From 2018 to 2021, he served as Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs, overseeing most faculty-affairs matters for all departments in the College.

He is also a professor in the Department of Philosophy, where he served as department chair from 2009 to 2012. His research focuses on ethical theory. He is the co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism (2014), the editor of Utilitarianism: With Related Remarks from Mill’s Other Writings (2017), the co-editor of Moral Theory and Climate Change: Ethical Perspectives on a Warming Planet (2020), and the author or co-author of 28 articles and book chapters. He is also the editor of Utilitas.

He has been honored with awards in recognition of his teaching and service, including a Don & Pat Morrison Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, a Keeler Family Intra-University Professorship, and a Service Award from the Office for Diversity in Science Training.

Eggleston earned an undergraduate degree at Washington and Lee University in 1994, a master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1995, and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002.

Contact Dean for the following College units:




History of Art

Indigenous Studies

Jewish Studies

Leadership Studies

Museum Studies


Religious Studies

University Honors Program

College-wide Responsibilities

Promotion & Tenure

Progress Toward Tenure Review

Post-Tenure Review