Philosophy faculty at 2017 ConvocationDepartment of Philosophy Faculty and Staff

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

Pedro Amaral Logic, Philosophy of Mind, Modern Philosophy MB 113  Before & after class

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

John Beversluis    MB 110 Th 12:30-1:45p

Tina Fernandes Botts Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Race, Feminist Philosophy, Ethics, Applied Ethics, Ethical Theory, Hermeneutics  MB 105 MWF 10-11

Carolyn Cusick Philosophy of Gender and Race, Epistemology, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Education MB 103  M 8-9, W 3:30-6:30

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  T 2-5, W 4-5, & Th 2-3

Veena Howard Asian Religious Traditions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism MB 109  MW 1-3

Sudarshan Kapoor   MB 113  Unlimited

Vadim Keyser Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, and Philosophy of Science Policy MB 107  MW 5-6, T 2-5

Robert Maldonado Religion, Hermeneutics, Feminism MB 112  Sabbatical

James Rocha Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Race, Feminist Philosophy MB 101  MWF 11-11:50, MW 2-2:50

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

TTh 11-12:15,
 WF 10:45-11:45

Terry Winant Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Feminism MB 108  MT 4-5, W 9:30-12:30

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