James Genone Faculty Portrait
James Genone, Ph.D., 
Professor of Social Sciences


  • Designed Minerva's Collegiate Accelerator curriculum and co-designed the Leadership Accelerator curriculum
  • Co-developed and oversaw the Minerva Schools at KGI general education Cornerstone courses
  • Coordinated the development of Minerva Schools at KGI upper-level courses
  • Co-author of four chapters in Building the Intentional University, MIT Press 2017
  • Co-editor, Singular Thought and Mental Files, Oxford University Press 2020
  • Published in American Philosophical Quarterly, Mind, Mind & Language, Philosophical Psychology, and Philosophy Compass
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University, Camden
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Franklin & Marshall College
  • Visiting Research Fellow at The Institute of Philosophy (University of London) and the RSSS School of Philosophy (Australia National University)
  • Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow, Introduction to the Humanities, Stanford University
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley

James Genone, Ph.D., is a Professor of Social Sciences at Minerva Schools at KGI and the Managing Director of Higher Education Innovation at Minerva Project. He oversees academic strategy, program design, and program delivery for Minerva’s higher education partnerships. He also works closely with Minerva’s Product Team to develop and refine the technology we use for curriculum design, instruction, and assessment of student learning. Previously he was Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Minerva Schools at KGI, where he oversaw the Cornerstone courses for the undergraduate general education program and coordinated curriculum development across colleges.

Before joining Minerva, Dr. Genone was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, Camden. His areas of expertise include the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, and he has both taught and engaged in research on topics such as the nature of sensory consciousness, semantic reference, personal identity, concept acquisition, and perceptual knowledge. Dr. Genone earned his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University.