Department of Philosophy Faculty and Staff

Name Email Role/Specialty Area Office Location  
Robert Maldonado Department Chair MB 102A  
Ruth Aparicio Department Administrative Assistant MB 102   

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

Tina Botts Philosophy of Law, Hermeneutics, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Race NG 142B On Research Leave

Carolyn Cusick Philosophy of Gender and Race, Epistemology, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Education MB 103   

Andrew Fiala Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, War and Peace MB 114   

Thomas Higgins Contemporary Ethics and Cultural Theory MB 110   

Veena Howard Asian Religious Traditions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism MB 109   

Sudarshan Kapoor   MB 110  

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


Robert Maldonado Religion, Hermeneutics, Feminism MB 112   

Aldea Mulhern Anthropology of Religion; Performance, Practice, and Ethics; Food and Foodways; Judaism; Islam; Method and Theory MB 105  

James Rocha Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Race, Feminist Philosophy MB 101   

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

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  
Terry Winant Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Feminism MB 108   

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