Brady Heiner Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register

Contact Information

California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831


Email: bheiner@fullerton.edu
Phone: 657-278-2950

 

 

Department Address

Titan Hall, TH-1123

Brady Heiner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Affiliated Faculty of African American Studies

Founder, Project Rebound

Degrees

2010, Ph.D., Philosophy, State University of New York, Stony Brook

2007, M.A., Philosophy, State University of New York, Stony Brook

2002, B.A., Modern Culture & Media (with honors), Brown University

Research Areas

Public Humanities, Political Theory, Critical Social & Legal Theory, Critical Philosophy of Race, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, 19th & 20th Century European Continental Philosophy, History of Western Philosophy (esp. Ancient to Augustine), Cultural Studies

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2022 Citizen of the Month Award, California State Senate, Senator Josh Newman (29th District)
  • 2021 California Nonprofit of the Year Award, Project Rebound at CSU Fullerton
  • Certificates of Recognition:
    • U. S. Congress
      • 2021 U.S. Representative Young Kim (CA 39th District)
    • California State Senate:
      • 2021, 2018  Senator Josh Newman (29th District)
      • 2021  Senator Ben Hueso (40th District)
      • 2020  Senator Nancy Skinner (9th District)
    • California State Assembly
      • 2022  Speaker of the Assembly, Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (63rd District)
      • 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017  Assemlymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (65th District)
      • 2021  Assemblymember Mark Stone (29th District)
    • Orange County
      • 2020  County Supervisor Doug Chaffey (4th District)
  • 2017  "100 Most Influential People" in Orange County Orange County Register
  • 2017  University Leadership Award – CSU Fullerton
  • 2017  Outstanding Untenured Faculty Award – College of Humanities & Social Sciences, CSU Fullerton
  • 2017  Dean’s Award for Faculty Scholarly Achievement – College of Humanities & Social Sciences, CSU Fullerton
  • 2009  Graduate Dean’s Fellowship for Professional Activities – State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • 2007  President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching – State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • 2002  Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence – The Italian School, Middlebury College
  • 2002  William A. Gaston Prize for Outstanding Honors Thesis – Brown University
  • 2002  Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award – Brown University
  • 2001  Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award – Brown University

Courses Regularly Taught

PHIL-100: Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL-315: Philosophical Writing & Argument
PHIL-320: Contemporary Moral Issues
PHIL-323: Existentialism
PHIL-345: Social & Political Philosophy
PHIL-382: Marx & Marxism
PHIL-383: Postmodernism
PHIL-410: Ethical Theory
PHIL-425: Phenomenology
PHIL-490: Senior Seminar in Philosophy

Publications

Selected Journal Articles

Book Chapters

Selected White Papers

Edited Journal Issue

Book Review

Presentations & Lectures

Grants & Special Projects

Project Rebound at CSU Fullerton 2021 California Nonprofit of the Year Award

 

Heiner was the Founding Executive Director and Chair (2019-23) of the CSU Project Rebound ConsortiumOpens in new window and the Founder and former Executive Director (2016-2022) of Project Rebound at CSU Fullerton, which is the recipient of the 2021 California Nonprofit of the Year Award for the 65th Assembly District. The mission of Project Rebound is to support the higher education and successful reintegration of the formerly incarcerated.

Under Heiner's leadership, the CSU Project Rebound Consortium was established and expanded into a state- and grant-funded network of 18 CSU campus programs designed to institute equitable access, build infrastructures of care, cultivate life-affirming communities of belonging, and provide basic needs and co-curricular supports for students with an incarceration experience.

In 2018, Project Rebound at CSU Fullerton established the John Irwin House, the first transformative housing community for formerly incarcerated university students in the nation, which the California State Assembly and State Senate have recognized, commended, and appropriated funding to replicate in other parts of the state.

Here is the CSU Project Rebound Consortium 2023 Annual ReportPDF File to the California State Legislature.

 

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