Philosophy faculty at 2017 ConvocationDepartment of Philosophy Faculty and Staff

Name Email Role/Specialty Area Office Location Spring 2019 Office Hours
Kathy Adams Department Chair MB 102a  
Ruth Aparicio Department Administrative Assistant MB 102   

Mariana Anagnostopoulos Ancient Greek Philosophy, Ethics, Moral Psychology, Theory of Action MB 111  TuTh 1:30-2:45

Tina Fernandes Botts Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Race, Feminist Philosophy, Ethics, Applied Ethics, Ethical Theory, Hermeneutics NG 142b  M 11-12, WF 2:30-3:30

Carolyn Cusick Philosophy of Gender and Race, Epistemology, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Education MB 103  MW 3:30-5

Andrew Fiala Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, War and Peace MB 114  TTh 12:30-2

Thomas Higgins Contemporary Ethics and Cultural Theory MB 110  MW 5-7 Zoom, TuTh 11-12:15, W 3:15-5:15 (weeks class meets on campus)

Veena Howard Asian Religious Traditions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism MB 109  MW 11-12:40

Sudarshan Kapoor   MB 113  T 3-4

Vadim Keyser Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, and Philosophy of Science Policy MB 107  M  4:50-6:50, Tu 3:30-5:30, F 3-6 (F via digital)


Robert Maldonado Religion, Hermeneutics, Feminism MB 112  TuTh 11-12, W 1-1:50

Aldea Mulhern Anthropology of Religion; Performance, Practice, and Ethics; Food and Foodways; Judaism; Islam; Method and Theory MB 115 MW 1-2:30

James Rocha Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Race, Feminist Philosophy MB 101  M 10-11, W 9-11, F 1-3

Negin Tahvildary Law, Peace Studies, Middle East Studies MB 110  TuTh 2-3:15

M. Amine Tais Comparative Religion (Judaism, Christianity, Islam); Religion and Reform; Religion and Feminism; Religion and Secularism; Religion and Violence; Religious Extremism; Islamic Intellectual History; Modern Islamic Thought; Qur'anic Studies MB 113 M,W, F  10-11:30
Terry Winant Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Feminism MB 108  M,Tu,W,Th2-3:15

Emeritus Faculty

Pedro Amaral  (1987-2018)

  • University of Pittsburgh B.A., Ph.D.
  • Research Interests: Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Cognitive Science, History of Philosophy (especially Modern), Rationalism 

Karen Bell            (1987-2011)  

  • Boston University A.B.; University of Kansas M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
  • Research Interests: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Philosophy of Law

Ann E. Berliner   (1984-2015)

  • Goddard College B.A.; California State University, Sonoma M.A.; Graduate Theological Union Ph.D.
  • Research Interests: Indian Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Comparative Religion

Donald Blakeley (1989-2008)

  • California State University, Fresno B.A.; University of Hawaii M.A., Ph.D.
  • Research Interests: Comparative (Asian/Western), Ancient Greek and Roman, Philosophy of Religion, Chinese Philosophy

Hague Foster     (1966-1998)

  • University of Chicago B.A., Ph.D.
  • Research Interests:  Social Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Marxism

Warren Kessler (1968-2007)

  • Rutgers University B.A.; University of Wisconsin M.A., Ph.D.
  • Research Interests: Ethics, Social Philosophy, Political Philosophy 

Jack Pitt             (1957-1997)

  • Sir George Williams College B.S.; McGill University B.A., M.A.; Yale University Ph.D.
  • Research Interests: Marxism 

James Slinger    (1969-2003)

  •  University of Wisconsin B.S., Ph.D.
  • Research Interests: Logic, Philosophy of Language, Epistemology

James Smith      (1959-1966; 1969-1991)

  • University of Southern California B.A.; Brown University M.A., Ph.D.
  • Research Interests:  Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Social Philosophy