Dr. David Peddle
Associate Vice-President (Grenfell Campus) Academic
Born in Corner Brook, Dr. Peddle has been affiliated with Memorial University for 29 years as student, teaching assistant, alumnus, sessional lecturer, professor, program chair (humanities) and divisional head (arts). Prior to his appointment at Memorial in 2000 he taught for two years in the foundation program of the University of King’s College in Halifax, N.S.
“The role of associate vice-president (Grenfell Campus) academic provides an exceptional opportunity to engage the institution and to contribute to its development,” said Dr. Peddle. “Moreover, my experience at Memorial has left me with the firm belief that we must strive to keep the interests of the student at the heart of the institution. I believe that this has to be the ultimate goal of my office.”
Dr. Peddle is co-editor of Philosophy and Freedom (UTP) and numerous articles and book chapters in the fields of political philosophy and the philosophy of religion. He is managing editor of Animus: The Canadian Journal of Philosophy and Humanities.
“The addition of Dr. Peddle further strengthens our senior administrative team at Grenfell,” said Dr. Mary Bluechardt, vice-president, Grenfell Campus. “Our campus’ growth and development is transforming us into a more involved, more complex institution. Dr. Peddle’s expertise, experience and student-centred philosophy will fortify the teaching and learning portfolio at our campus.”
Dr. Peddle holds a PhD in political philosophy from the University of Ottawa, and an MA and BA in philosophy from Memorial University of Newfoundland.