DUANE M. VOSKUIL, PhD
Ph.D., University of
Missouri, Columbia, l969. Philosophy. Teaching Fellowships 1966 through
1969. Ph.D. GPA: 3.94.
Dissertation Title: “Whitehead’s Metaphysical Aesthetic,” Arthur
M.A., Emory University,
Atlanta, 1965. Philosophy, English minor. Full fellowship stipend
awarded towards master’s work, 1960. Thesis title: “An Analysis of
the Validity of the Rational Proofs for God’s Existence,” Charles Hartshorne, advisor.
B.F.A., University of
North Dakota, Grand Forks, cum laude, 1977. Visual arts major with
ceramics concentration. GPA: 3.85.
B.A., Hope College,
Holland Michigan, 1960. Double major: Philosophy and English.
Certification, University of Wisconsin--River Falls; Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, 1963. Renewed
for Life in North Dakota, 1974.
Fellowship, New School for Behavioral Studies, Center for Teaching and
Learning, University of North Dakota, 1971.
Chair, Department of
Philosophy, University of North Dakota, 1972-1975.
Founder and owner,
Voskuil Violins, Bismarck, North Dakota, 1983 to present. Construction,
repair and rental of violin family instruments.
Founder and President,
Solearth Corp., Bismarck, North Dakota, 1979 to 1989. Passive -solar, earth-shelter
home design and construction.
Dakota affiliate of NOCIRC, the National Organization of Circumcision
Information Resource Centers, 1991 to present.
President Elect, Board
of Directors, Dakota West Arts Council, 1991 to 1993.
Academy for the Arts, 1985 to 1987.
Board of Directors,
Bismarck Art and Galleries Association, Bismarck, North Dakota, 1984 to
1987. Long-range planning and education committees.
President, Board of
Directors and charter organizer for the Storefront Food Coop, Bismarck,
North Dakota, 1984 to 1988.
Director, Dakota West
Fine Arts Center, Bismarck, North Dakota, 1982-1983.
Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, University of
North Dakota, 1969-1977. Department Chair, 1972-1975.
Adjunct Professor of
Philosophy, Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND, 1988 to 1996.
Lecturer in theology/philosophy, University of Mary,
Instructor, Philosophy Department, University of Missouri,
Substitute Teacher, Various subjects: English, Art, Math,
Industrial Arts, French, etc.,
1986-1990, and 1996 to present.
Artist-in-Residence, Bismarck Public Schools, 1982-1983.
Visual Arts, 1977-1981, Sauk Prairie Schools, Prairie du
(Also taught a Wisconsin Teacher Inservice course: “Cancer in
English and German, 1965-1966, Cameron, Wisconsin.
English with Forensics, 1963-1964, Spring Valley,
Visual Art, English, Science, Physical Education,
1960-1961, Wyanet, Illinois.
Plains Institute of Theology (Western North Dakota):
Faculty, 1986 to 1993. (The Logic of Worship--Theology and
Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, Logic, History of
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Religion, Aesthetics,
Metaphysics, Epistemology, Independent Studies, Environmental Ethics,
UND Honors Colloquia:
Alfred North Whitehead, Introduction to Philosophy.
literary and artistic topics.
Dissertation and Thesis
Taught: English, German, visual arts, mathematics, general science.
the Mantra: Part/Whole Equivocation in the Category of the Ultimate.” Process Studies, 2001.
“Hartshorne, God and Metaphysics: How
the Cosmically Inclusive Personal Nexus and World
Interact Process Studies,
of Palmyre M.F. Oomen’s Recent Essays in Process Studies.” Process
Studies 28/1-2, Spring-Summer 1999.
and the Unsurpassable: A Gender-Conscious, Process Introduction to
Philosophy, 1999 (An Introduction to Philosophy
Genetic Cosmology to Genital Cosmetics: Origin Theories of the Righting
Rites of Male Circumcision,” >Circumcision,
a Virtual Journal, 1997, or
the Goddess to God,” The
Compleat Mother: The Magazine of Pregnancy, Birth and
Breastfeeding, 1994. Examination of the change from
female to male-centered metaphors
and explanatory mythologies.
God Is Not Free Not to Love,” Dialog,
Logic of Death,” Dialog,
Aims and Education,” Dacotah
Meaning’s Theistic Implications,” Dialog, 1975.
Philosophical Ideas in T. S. Eliot’s ‘Four Quartets’,” North Dakota Quarterly, 1972.
and Hume on Personal Identity,” Dianoia, 1969.
Relation of Transmutation and Omniscience in Whitehead’s Cosmology,”
North Country, 1975, poem.
Ipsa,” Dianoia, 1968, poem.
Nighthawk,” a short story about operating a pea-cutter, and poem, “Unnamed,”
poem, Opus, 1959.
Deep,” poem, Opus, 1958.
the Violin Fingerboard Material,”
Catgut Acoustical Society
Improved Violin Plate Bending Jig,” Catgut Acoustical Society Journal,
tuning for the violin maker,” Catgut
Acoustical Society Journal, Nov. l993. Republished
on the internet, 1997 at:
I Hate Women?” The Compleat
Mother: The Magazine of Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding,
Fall 1992. Psychological and philosophical reflections on
the effect of patriarchy and its negative
influence on child-rearing.
Art,” North Dakota Arts and
Crafts Council Bulletin, 1976.
or Miseducation,” Saturday
Review, 12/16/67, letter.
“Circumcision: Origin of Its Cosmetic Necessity.” Part
of a panel on Genital Integrity and the
Language of Policy and Practice in Maternity Care for the Association
for Pre- and Perinatal
Psychology and Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1998,
a General Theory of Violin Eigenmode Tuning.” International Symposium
on Musical Acoustics 1998. Leavenworth, Washington, 1998.
“NonConsensual Ritual Genital Mutilation: Cultural Bias
and Legal Remedies.” Presentation at
the American Anthropological Association’s Annual Convention. Part of
a panel discussing
Policies and the Body: Perspectives on Cross-Cultural Body
Modifications, Wash., DC, 1997.
Genetic Cosmology to Genital Cosmetics: Origin Theories of the Righting
Rites of Male
International Symposium on Circumcision, University of Maryland,1994.
Ontological Argument: What Anselm Did and Did Not Establish, or So That
is What a
Philosophical Proposition is All About,” at the North Dakota
Association of Philosophy and
Religion, Jamestown, North Dakota, 1994.
philosophy with Chinese philosophers at eight Chinese universities in
and Shanghai, 1993.
“Sexual Abuse Begins with
Routine Infant Circumcision,” at the North Dakota Alliance for
Sexual Abuse Prevention and Treatment, Fargo, ND, 1992.
original poetry at North Dakota’s Centennial celebration, 1989.
Metaphysical Logic of Quant(um)ization and Its Suggestiveness for
Conceptualization,” at the Minnesota-Dakota’s Academy of Science
North Dakota, 1976.
View of Personal Identity and God’s Relationship to the World.” A
Moorhead State University, Philosophy Department, Moorhead, Minnesota,
“The Logic of
Death.” A paper given at the Spring Conference on Religion, Luther
Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1975. Was also a participant in a panel
“Whitehead’s Relevance to Theological Issues.”
Metaphysical Foundations of Aesthetic Judgment.” Presentation at a
Fine Arts Seminar, University of North Dakota, 1975 and 1977.
Environmental Ethic.” Lecture at the American Audubon Society, Grand
Forks, North Dakota, 1972.
on various topics on aesthetics, science and theology at Unitarian
Fellowships, Bismarck, Fargo and Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1973 to present.
Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Violin
Testing Procedures: A Laboratory Manual.
Art and Science of Solearth Construction.
Can Make Sense: A New Analysis of the Logic of Verbals and
ART EXHIBITIONS and JUROR
for annual visual arts exhibit, “Festival of the Arts,” Bismarck,
of Wisconsin, Baraboo: “Annual Area Art Instructor’s Exhibit,”
ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, 1979
North Dakota Traveling Art Exhibition, “Menhir,” Mixed-media
of ND Art Gallery, Grand Forks: Sculpture,
ceramics, prints, 1976.
Charles Hartshorne, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy,
University of Texas, Austin, deceased.
Robert Mullins, Former Professor of Philosophy, University of
North Dakota, Grand Forks, retired.
Jon Martinson, Former Dean of University Parallel,
Bismarck State College, Bismarck, North Dakota.
Donald Miller, Chairman, Ceramics Department, University
of ND, Grand Forks.
Jacqueline McElroy, Former Associate Art Professor and
Chair of the Department of Visual Arts,
and Assistant Dean, College of Fine Arts, University of North Dakota.
Carleen M Hutchens, Executive Director of >The New Violin Family, Former
Executive Director of the international Catgut Acoustical Society,
violin maker, researcher and world-wide lecturer.
Paul Manulik, Principal Violist, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Suzuki
instructor and owner of Tertis
model viola made 1983, and a 16 1/2” viola made in 1995.
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