Professor of Philosophy

Contact Info

Office: Cleveland 302
Phone: (540) 568-4236
Fax: (540) 568-8072


B.A. Eastern Illinois Univerity (Summa Cum Laude)
M.A. University of Wisconsin at Madison
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin at Madison


Dr. Veltman specializes in ethical and political philosophy and regularly teaches upper-level courses in moral theory and political philosophy, in addition to introductory courses in philosophy and ethical reasoning.


Dr. Veltman is currently writing a book on a question of whether we have an epistemic responsibility of attentiveness to the suffering of others. She recently published a book on meaningful work and remains interested in the philosophy of work, as well as in the broader issue of moral agency amid oppression. In the past, she has also published articles on the philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir, the question of influence between Beauvoir and Sartre, and the concepts of freedom and transcendence in existentialism, among other topics.

Select Publications:

Andrea Veltman, Meaningful Work (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).

Andrea Veltman, "Is Meaningful Work Available to All People?" in Philosophy and Social Criticism, Volume 41: Number 7 (2015).

Andrea Veltman and Mark Piper, editors, Autonomy, Oppression and Gender (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).

Andrea Veltman, “Autonomy and Oppression at Work,” in Autonomy, Oppression and Gender, eds. Andrea Veltman and Mark Piper (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).

Andrea Veltman, “Aristotle and Kant on Self-disclosure in Friendship” in Ancient and Medieval Concepts of Friendship, edited by Suzanne Stern-Gillet and Gary Gurtler (SUNY Press, 2014).

“Simone de Beauvoir and Hannah Arendt on Labor” in Hypatia, Volume 25: Number 1 (Winter 2010).

Andrea Veltman and Kathryn Norlock, editors, Evil, Political Violence and Forgiveness: Essays in Honor of Claudia Card (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009).

Andrea Veltman and Kathryn Norlock, editors, Oppression and Moral Agency, Special Issue of Hypatia, Volume 24: Issue 1 (Winter 2009).

Andrea Veltman, editor, Social and Political Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2008).

Andrea Veltman, “The Concept of Transcendence in Beauvoir and Sartre” in Beauvoir and Sartre: The Riddle of Influence, edited by Christine Daigle and Jacob Golomb (Indiana University Press, 2008).

Andrea Veltman, “Transcendence and Immanence in the Ethics of Simone de Beauvoir” in The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir: Critical Essays, edited by Margaret Simons (Indiana University Press, 2006).

Andrea Veltman, “The Justice of the Ordinary Citizen in Plato’s Republic” in Polis: A Journal of Ancient Greek Political Thought, Volume 22: Number 1 (Spring 2005).

Andrea Veltman, “The Sisyphean Torture of Housework” in Hypatia, Volume 19: Number 3 (Summer 2004).

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