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Brendan T. Conuel, Ph.D. 

Photo Adjunct Professor of Philosophy,  St. John's University

B.A., University Honors, Astrophysics/Religion, 2010, Wesleyan University
Ph.D., Philosophy, 2019, Stony Brook University

Brendan is an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at St. John's University. He completed his dissertation, “The Event of Mind,” at Stony Brook University where he was a Graduate Council Fellow. His research is primarily in the areas of Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics, and Whitehead, with some work branching out into Philosophy of Mathematics, Women's Studies, Psychoanalysis, and Nietzsche.


Christopher E. Fremaux, Ph.D.

Photo Assistant Professor of Philosophy, The University of Scranton

B.A.,  Summa Cum Laude, Philosophy and Theology, 2009, St. Mary’s University
M.A.,  Summa Cum Laude, Philosophy, 2012, Boston College
Ph.D., Philosophy, 2020, Stony Brook University

Christopher is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He completed his dissertation, “Autonomy, Perfection, and God’s Will in Kant and the German Enlightenment,” at Stony Brook University, where he was awarded the Graduate Council Fellowship and the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student. His research focuses on moral philosophy in the 17 th and 18 th centuries, with a focus upon Kant and his German predecessors
and contemporaries.


Alycia W. LaGuardia-LoBianco, Ph.D.

Alycia LaGuardiaStockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, United States Naval Academy
B.A.,   Summa Cum Laude,   Philosophy, 2011, Stony Brook University
Ph.D. University of Connecticut,  Philosophy,  2018

Alycia is a 2018-2019 Resident Ethics Fellow in the Stockdale Center for Ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy. She completed her dissertation, “Suffering and Self-Sabotage in Ethical Life,” at the University of Connecticut, where she was a 2017-2018 Dissertation Fellow at the Humanities Institute. Her research is in the areas of Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, and Philosophy and Psychiatry with influences from Chinese and Indian Philosophies as well as Existentialism.




Philip J. Nelson, Ph.D.

Photo Lecturer, Purchase College
Lecturer, Stony Brook University, Computer Science

B.A., Highest Distinction, English, 2011,  Penn State Harrisburg
M.A., Philosophy, 2013, University of Oregon
Ph.D. Philosophy, 2020, Stony Brook University

Phillip is currently lecturing for Purchase College in the Philosophy department as well as Stony Brook University in the Computer Science department. He completed his dissertation, “War & Responsibility: A Political Phenomenology,” at Stony Brook University. His research is in the areas of Ethics, Social Political Philosophy, and the Philosophy of War. He teaches courses in Existentialism, History of Philosophy, Critical Thinking/Logic, and Philosophy of Technology.


Ali M. Mohsen, Ph.D.

Photo Associate Professor, Santa Monica College

PhD, Stony Brook University, Philosophy, 2018
MA, California State University, Los Angeles, Philosophy, 2010
BA, California State University, Northridge, Philosophy, 2008

Ali joined the faculty at Santa Monica College in 2016. He teaches courses on ancient Greek philosophy, the philosophy of technology, the philosophy of humor, and critical thinking. Ali and his colleagues are collaborating on a new critical thinking curriculum that aims to promote equity and civic agency. 


Daniel Ucko, Ph.D.

H Ucko Photo American Physical Society, Editorial Office

MSci, Physics, 1997, University College London, UK
PhD,  Physics, 2001, University College London, UK
PhD, Philosophy, 2020, Stony Brook University

After post-doctoral research in physics at the University of Birmingham, UK, Daniel is now an Associate Editor at  Physical Review Letters , the flagship journal of the American Physical Society. He completed his dissertation "Peer Review: Objectivity, Anonymity, Trust" in 2020. His research is in the area of scholarly publishing and negotiations with objectivity.