Shelly Denkinger


Shelly is a philosopher and teacher with a special interest in ethics, media studies, and Asian philosophy. Shelly teaches humanities classes, Latin, and critical thinking at The Academy.

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Office Hours: Fridays, 2:45-3:30 p.m. 


Shelly helped found The Academy in 2016, bringing her passion for critical thinking and Socratic education as a foundational guide for how classes at The Academy are structured. Shelly earned her B.A. in Philosophy at New College and completed her M.A. and Ph.D. coursework and exams in Comparative Philosophy at the University of Hawai’i. Shelly teaches philosophy, ethics, and logic at Georgia Perimeter College and has led philosophy classes for homeschoolers from elementary school through high school for the last four years. Before moving to Atlanta in 2012, Shelly worked as an instructor and lecturer at the University of Hawai'i for ten years, teaching Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, Asian Philosophy, Ethical Theories, and other philosophy courses. She has also taught reading enrichment and critical thinking classes to elementary through high school students. In addition, she has organized, moderated, and presented papers at international philosophy conferences.