Curriculum Vitae

Department of Philosophy
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway
Box 455028
Las Vegas, NV  89154-5028

email: shandonguthrie AT

Vocational Posts:


Doctoral Thesis:

A New Metaphysics of Christian Demonology: Psychodynamic Immaterialism
Director:  Dr. Lloyd Strickland

Research Interests/Specialties:

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • The Coherence of Theism
  • Existentialism
  • Biblical Studies
  • Protestant Theology/History
  • Ethics

Papers and Publications:

  • Contributing chapter (“Angels, Early Theories”) to Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Religion, ed. by Charles Taliaferro and Stewart Goetz (Wiley-Blackwell; forthcoming)
  • Forthcoming: “Why Doesn’t God Heal Amputees?”
  • Forthcoming: “Can There Be a Natural Diabology?: On the Prospect of whether there can be Arguments for the Existence of the Devil”
  • Forthcoming: "The Devil Can't Wear Prada: Philosophy, Demonology, and Paranormal Activity"
  • Forthcoming: “The Implausibility of a Diabolical Theodicy:  On the Prospect of Going Forward with a Defense of God’s Existence from the Problem of Natural Evil in a Pre-Human World” (Philosophia Christi).
  • Forthcoming: “Christian Demonology: A New Philosophical Perspective,” in Philosophical Perspectives of Demonology, ed. by Robert Arp and Benjamin McGraw (Routledge, 2017).
  • 2016: “Can Demons Do the Extraordinary, Or Is It All In Your Head?” (paper read at the pacific regional division of the Society of Christian Philosophers).
  • 2015: “The Implausibility of a Diabolical Theodicy” (paper read at the mid-western regional division of the Evangelical Philosophical Association).
  • 2002: "Rationalism and the Historical Mind-Body Controversy," Quodlibet (Volume IV, Number 2-3).

Membership in Professional Organizations:

  • Society of Christian Philosophers
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • American Philosophical Association

Awards Received:

  • 1997:  The International Honour Society’s Certificate of Outstanding Scholastic Achievement

Courses Taught:

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Logic & Critical Thinking
  • Ethics
  • American Philosophy
  • The Meaning of Life
  • Introduction to Philosophy

      In my areas of expertise, I try to bring to the table both dynamic and integrative teaching methods that combine both a dispassionate, analytical approach with a passionate, constructive outcome.  And I always concern myself with ways others can improve and clarify personal thinking in their own endeavors.