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Philosophy Student of Distinction

The Philosophy Department congratulates Daisy Underhill on being the 2020 Philosophy Student of Distinction!

Program of Exceptional Quality

The University's Undergraduate Academic Program Review Subcommittee has completed its review of Philosophy.  They have recommended that the B.A. degree in Philosophy be approved as a Program with Notation of Exceptional Quality.  This recommendation is offered without reservation in recognition of our specific areas of promise and excellence!


The Philosophy Department congratulates Dr. Veena Howard on her election to the Board of Trustees for the Parliament of the World's Religions. Read more about it here.

New Faculty:

In 2018, the Philosophy Department hired two new faculty members: Dr. Aldea Mulhern and Dr. Amine Tais. They will contribute to our Religious Studies Option. Please read more about Drs. Mulhern and Tais here.

In 2017, the Philosophy Department hired one new faculty member: Dr. Vadim Keyser. Dr. Keyser will specialize in Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, and Philosophy of Science Policy. Read more about Dr. Keyser here.

Dr. Andrew Fiala on Ethics

Andrew Fiala is a professor of philosophy and director of The Ethics Center at Fresno State. He writes a weekly column on ethics for The Fresno Bee. Here is a link to his columns.