The PGSA’s functions are performed by officers and committees. The following is a list of our officers and committees, a brief description of what they do, and the chairs of the committees.



President: Lauren Willson

Vice President: Zach Smith

Secretary-Treasurer: Marc Biemiller

Conference Committee Chair: Zach Smith

Social Committee Chair: Kevin Hollahan

Writing Committee Chair: Bob Bishop

Job Search Chair: Marshall Bierson

Grad Student Rep for Faculty Meetings: Marshall Bierson


Conference Committee

Description:  The conference committee organizes and executes two conferences each year: the Free Will conference and the joint FSU & UF philosophy conference.

Chair: Mike Zahorec (


Writing Committee 

Description: The writing committee organizes a read-ahead workshop for graduate writing in the department. If you have a paper that you’re interested in sending to a conference or off for publication, consider workshopping the paper first with our writing group.  The meetings are conducted as requested. 

Chair: Bob Bishop (


Job Search Committee 

Description: The Job Search Committee organizes a regular group that workshops application materials and will organize a couple stand-alone workshops for important pieces of the application process. 

Chair: Marshall Thompson (



Description: The social committee organizes and executes social functions for the PGSA, which is historically a department picnic held each semester at The Rez. 

Chair: Lauren Willson (

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