Professor Yenter received his BA in Philosophy and History from Bethel University (MN), and his PhD in Philosophy from Yale University. He has taught at the University of Mississippi since 2012, where he is Associate Professor of Philosophy. His research focuses on underrepresented figures in seventeenth and eighteenth century European philosophy, such as Anne Conway, Samuel Clarke, and Mary Astell. He also publishes on issues at the intersection of philosophy and media studies. His teaching models collaborative approaches to research and learning, encouraging students to develop and pursue their own questions about the world around them.
Professor Yenter began serving as the SMBHC’s Interim Associate Dean for Capstone in January 2022.