Casey Woodling - Coastal Carolina University
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Casey Woodling

Assistant Dean of Academic Outreach and Continuing Education/Senior Lecturer

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College of Graduate and Continuing Studies
Singleton Building 159

Office Hours
By appointment only

Mamy ny aina," a Malagasy proverb that expresses how sweet and precious life is.


Casey Woodling, Ph.D., is Assistant Dean of Academic Outreach and Continuing Education in the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Religious Studies. As Assistant Dean of Academic Outreach and Continuing Education, he oversees the work of the Office of Continuing Studies, which is part of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. The Office of Continuing Studies aims to connect the resources of the University with individuals and partners in the community seeking to expand their knowledge and professional skills. 

Dr. Woodling had the honor to serve as a Fulbright Scholar in Madagascar from 2016 to 2017 where he taught American studies, English, and philosophy at the University of Antananarivo. He also worked with students and teachers at the University of Antsiranana in the northern part of the island. During the Fulbright, he did research on the philosophy, thought, and language of Madagascar. His deep interest in Madagascar began when he and his wife served as Peace Corps Volunteers there from 2007 to 2009. Their primary responsibility was teaching English in the rural village of Ambatofinandrahana. In addition to these experiences in international education and outreach, he has a background in outreach from his days doing outreach and advocacy for the food stamp program with a non-profit in Nashville, TN. While in Nashville, Woodling also taught philosophy and ethics to students of diverse backgrounds at various institutions in the area. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Florida. Outside of his work for Coastal, he enjoys spending time with family, playing, coaching, and watching soccer, visiting the beautiful local beaches, and keeping up with world events. His favorite soccer club is FC Barcelona. 


Ph.D., University of Florida, 2011

Interesting Facts

Fulbright Scholarship to Madagascar, November 2016-July 2017

Coastal Carolina University’s College of Humanities and Fine Arts Distinguished Scholarship or Creative Endeavors Award for 2016-2017 


Papers are available at

“The Structure of Intentionality: Concepts, Intentional Objects, and the Reification Fallacy," Australasian Philosophical Review, forthcoming

"The Malagasy Ideal of Fihavanana and Western Ethics," Comparative Philosophy, 13 (2): 94-110, 2022

“Adverbialism, the many-property problem, and inference: reply to Grzankowski,” Philosophical Explorations, 24 (3): 312-342, 2021

“Content Externalism, Truth Conditions, and Truth Values,” Philosophia, 48 (2): 821-830, 2020

"Siméon Rajaona on Western ways of thinking and the authentic Malagasy mind," with Graziella Masindrazana and Zoly Rakotoniera, South African Journal of Philosophy, 37 (3): 347-360, 2018

"Knowledge Transmission and the Internalism-Externalism Debate about Content," Philosophia, 45(4): 1851-1861, 2017

"Malagasy Time Conceptions," Comparative Philosophy, 8 (1): 63-81, 2017

"Externalist Thought Experiments and Direction of Fit," Argumenta 3 (1): 139-156, 2016

"The Indispensability and Irreducibility of Intentional Objects," The Journal of Philosophical Research 41: 543-558, 2016

“The Limits of Adverbialism about Intentionality,” Inquiry 59 (5): 488-512, 2016

“Imagining Zombies,” Disputatio 38 (4): 107-116, 2014

Courses Taught at Coastal Carolina University

Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, Introduction to Logic, Business Ethics, and Philosophy of Mind

Research Areas

Malagasy Philosophy, Thought, and Culture; Intentionality in Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Language; Linguistic Relativity; Issues of Internalism and Externalism in Mind and Language; Concepts in Mind and Language; and Comparative Philosophy