Philosophy faculty at 2017 ConvocationDepartment of Philosophy Faculty and Staff

Name Email Role/Specialty Area Office Location Fall 2018 Office Hours
Sergio LaPorta Department Chair Music Building 102A MW 12:30-2
Ruth Aparicio Department Administrative Assistant MB 102   

Mariana Anagnostopoulos Ancient Greek Philosophy, Ethics, Moral Psychology, Theory of Action MB 111 

T 2-3,   W 11-1

John Beversluis    MB 110 W 2-3:15

Tina Fernandes Botts Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Race, Feminist Philosophy, Ethics, Applied Ethics, Ethical Theory, Hermeneutics  MB 105 MW 3-4:30

Carolyn Cusick Philosophy of Gender and Race, Epistemology, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Education MB 103  MW 9-9:45, 5-630

Andrew Fiala Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, War and Peace MB 114  TTh 9:30-11

Thomas Higgins Contemporary Ethics and Cultural Theory MB 110  T 12:30-5,   Th 12:30-1:30                   (weeks class meets on campus)

Veena Howard Asian Religious Traditions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism MB 109  MW 10-12

Sudarshan Kapoor   MB 113  T 10-12

Vadim Keyser Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, and Philosophy of Science Policy MB 107 

T  3:30-6, 7:15-8,                 digital office hours: M 3-6


Robert Maldonado Religion, Hermeneutics, Feminism MB 112  TTh 8-9

Aldea Mulhern Anthropology of Religion; Performance, Practice, and Ethics; Food and Foodways; Judaism; Islam; Method and Theory MB 115 MW 3:30-4:30,   W 11-11:50

James Rocha Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Race, Feminist Philosophy MB 101  MW 9-9:50,   MWF 1-1:50

Negin Tahvildary Law, Peace Studies, Middle East Studies MB 110 

TTh 11-12,

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

MWF  10-11:30

Terry Winant Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Feminism MB 108  TW 3-4:30,   F 12-2

Emeritus Faculty

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