Timothy Shiell


Timothy Shiell

English and Philosophy

Office: 317 Callahan Hall
Phone: 715/232-1490
Email: shiellt@uwstout.edu


B.A. Philosophy, Moorhead State University (Mn), 1982

Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Iowa, 1988

Research Interests

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My main research interests involve issues at the intersection of law, ethics and politics, in particular, freedom of speech. I have done more than eighty presentations and workshops on free speech, ethics and ethics education, and other topics in political philosophy. You can contact me directly at shiellt@uwstout.edu or look me up at the Wisconsin Humanities Council Speakers Bureau or The UW-Stout Center for Applied Ethics.

My first book Legal Philosophy: Selected Readings, was published by Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich in 1993. It has chapters on legal theory, law and morality, constitutional law, law and liberty, law and justice, punishment and criminal law, and private law (contracts and torts). You can buy a new copy at its current publisher Cengage Learning http://www.cengage.com/ or a new or used copy at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/

My second book was Campus Hate Speech on Trial published by the University Press of Kansas in 1998. You can buy a copy from the publisher http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/ or Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/

Campus Hate Speech on Trial, Second Edition, Revised, was published in May 2009. You can order a copy at http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/ or http://www.amazon.com/

I also have published the Wisconsin's Free Speech Legacy website, which is temporarily disabled as it needs to be re-built in CommonSpot.

You can see my other publications via the link to my c.v. on this webpage

Courses Taught

Since I began substitute teaching as an undergraduate, I have taught many different courses in philosophy.  

At UW-Stout, I teach introductory courses that serve program requirements, general education requirements and requirements for the Minor in Philosophy. In Summer 2006 I began teaching online sections every semester.

At prior educational employers, I taught both general education courses and upper level courses for undergraduate philosophy majors.

One of the most fun teaching experiences of my career was my semester (Spring 2000) in Dalkeith, Scotland teaching with the University of Wisconsin-in-Scotland program.  

Click here for link to a complete list of courses.

Click here for complete list of courses in in pdf format).

Shiell Curriculum Vita and Citations

Citations to Shiell works

Shiell 2014 c.v.

Spring 2015 Classes and Office Hours

Office: Administration Building 303G

Phone: x5184 Email: shiellt@uwstout.edu

Courses: PHIL 215: 001  Eastern Philosophy

During the 2015-2016 academic year I have a three course release to serve as Interim Endowed Chair and Director of Stout's Center for Applied Ethics.

Student Office Hours: T 10 am to noon, W 1 to 3 pm, and by appointment 

Wisconsin Free Speech Legacy

Until I can rebuild it in CommonSpot, my website is currently available only at this archive

UW-Stout Center for Applied Ethics

After founding and directing the original Center for Applied Ethics 1998-2003 and the new Center for Applied Ethics 2009-2011, I served as Associate Director 2011-2015 until this summer being named Interim Endowed Chair and Director while Elizabeth Buchanan serves as Interim Director of Research Services.  As Director, I will continue the Center's work enhancing ethics in the curriculum, supporting ethics-related events, and working with internal and external partners to foster ethical behavior.  Click here to find out more about the Center.