Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018

Distinguished Professor

Casey, Edward S., Ph.D., 1967, Northwestern University: Aesthetics; phenomenology; philosophy of psychology.[1]


Crease, Robert, Ph.D., 1987, Columbia University: Philosophy of science; aesthetics.

Dilworth, David, Ph.D., 1963, Fordham University; Ph.D., 1970, Columbia University: History of philosophy, East Asian languages and cultures.

Miller, Clyde Lee[2], Ph.D., 1974, Yale University: History of philosophy.

Rawlinson, Mary C., Ph.D., 1978, Northwestern University: 19th-century philosophy; Hegel; contemporary French philosophy; aesthetics and literary theory; bioethics.[3]

Simpson, Lorenzo[4], Ph.D., 1978, Yale University: Contemporary continental philosophy (hermeneutics and critical theory); philosophy of the social sciences; philosophy of science and technology; neopragmatism and post-analytic philosophy; philosophy and race.

Associate Professors

Cormier, Harvey J., Ph.D., 1992 Harvard University: American philosophy; William James and pragmatism; philosophy and culture; philosophy of biology; philosophy of race.

Craig, Megan, Ph.D., 2006, New School of Social Research: Ethics; aesthetics; pragmatism; phenomenolgy; Levinas.

De Laurentis, Allegra, Ph.D., 1982, University of Frankfurt: Greek philosophy; Hegel.

Edwards, Jeffrey B., Ph.D., 1987, Universität Marburg, Germany: History of philosophy; Kant; modern philosophy.

Mar, Gary[5], Ph.D., 1985, University of California, Los Angeles: Logic; philosophy of mathematics; contemporary analytic philosophy; philosophy of religion.

O’Byrne, Anne, Ph.D, 1999, Vanderbilt University: 20th-century and contemporary European philosophy; political philosophy.

Assistant Professors

Jackson, Gabrielle, Ph.D., 2011, Harvard University: phenomenology; philosophy of mind; cognitive science; feminist philosophy.

Kim, Alan, Ph.D., Ph.D., 2001, McGill University: Ancient Greek philosophy; German philosophy.

Platt, Andrew, Ph.D., 2010, University of Massachusetts, Amherst: history of 17th and 18th century philosophy; social-political philosophy; philosophy of religion.

Emeritus Faculty

Allison, David B., Ph.D., 1974, Pennsylvania State University: Contemporary European philosophy.

Grim, Patrick[6], B. Phil., 1975, University of St. Andrews, Scotland; Ph.D., 1976, Boston University: Logic; ethics; computer modeling; contemporary analytic philosophy.

Ihde, Don, Ph.D., 1964, Boston University: Phenomenology; philosophy of technology; hermeneutics.

Kittay, Eva, Ph.D., 1978, City University of New York: Philosophy of language; philosophy and literature; feminism.

Manchester, Peter, Ph.D., 1972, Graduate Theological Union: Greek philosophy; Heidegger.

Nolan, Rita, Ph.D., 1965, University of Pennsylvania: foundations of cognitive science; philosophy of art; philosophy of language.

Simon, Michael A., Ph.D., 1967, Harvard University: Social philosophy; philosophy of biological and social science; philosophy of mind; philosophy of law.

Spector, Marshall, Ph.D., 1963, Johns Hopkins University: Philosophy of science; philosophy of technology; environmental issues.

Welton, Donn[7], Ph.D., 1973, Southern Illinois University: Phenomenology and epistemology; philosophical psychology; Contemporary German philosophy..

Williams, Peter[8], Emeritus, Ph.D., 1973, Harvard University: Philosophy of law; ethics

Number of teaching, graduate, and research assistants, Fall 2016: 27

[1] Joint Appointment in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature.  Recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

[2] Recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1980

[3] Joint Appointments in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, Women’s and Gender Studies, and The College of Business. Recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1984.

[4] Recipient of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award, 1990; University of Richmond’s Distinguished Educator Award, 1984

[5] Joint appointment with Linguistics, Chancellor’s and President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1993; Pew Scholar’s Award, 1995; Outstanding Professor Award from the Alumni Association, 1995; Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in University Service, 2015.

[6] Recipient of the State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1988

[7] Recipient of President’s and Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity, 2005

[8] Recipient of the State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1978