Philosophy faculty at 2017 ConvocationDepartment of Philosophy Faculty and Staff

Name Email Role/Specialty Area Office Location Fall 2017 Office Hours
Sergio LaPorta Department Chair Music Building 102A TTh 2-3:30
Ruth Aparicio Department Administrative Assistant MB 102   

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

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

John Beversluis    MB 110 Th 2-3:15

Tina Fernandes Botts Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Race, Feminist Philosophy, Ethics, Applied Ethics, Ethical Theory, Hermeneutics  MB 105 MWF 2-3

Carolyn Cusick Philosophy of Gender and Race, Epistemology, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Education MB 103  M 2-4:30, W 8-9, 2-3:30

Andrew Fiala Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, War and Peace MB 114  MW 2-4

Thomas Higgins Contemporary Ethics and Cultural Theory MB 110  T 2-5, W 4-5, & by apt on Th 2-3

Veena Howard Asian Religious Traditions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism MB 109  MW 1:15-3:15

Sudarshan Kapoor   MB 113  Unlimited

Vadim Keyser Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, and Philosophy of Science Policy MB 107  T 2-4

Robert Maldonado Religion, Hermeneutics, Feminism MB 112  TTh 8:30-9:20

James Rocha Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Race, Feminist Philosophy MB 101  MW 12-2, F 12-1

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