Abdullah Basaran, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Hitit University of Turkey
B.A., Divinity, Ankara University, Turkey, 2006-2010
M.A., Philosophy, Stony Brook University, 2013-2015
Ph.D., Philosophy, Stony Brook University, 2020
He completed his dissertation, "Touching the Text, the Touching Text: The Carnal Hermeneutics of Reading," at Stony Brook University. His research is in the areas of phenomenology, philosophical hermeneutics, literary theory, postmodern theories and postmodern literature, medieval and contemporary Islamic thought.
Edoardo Bellando, Ph.D.
Laurea in Philosophy, 1979, University of Turin
M.A., Philosophy, 2008, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
After working 30 years for the United Nations in Nairobi and New York, Edoardo completed his dissertation, “’From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs’: what could it possibly mean, and what lies behind this Marxian principle?”, at Stony Brook University. He is grateful to the Philosophy Department for rejecting ageism, permitting him to resume in retirement his study of philosophy, begun as an undergraduate in Italy. He continues to study and write on philosophical issues.
Brendan T. Conuel, Ph.D.
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.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, The University of Scranton
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
th and 18
th centuries, with a focus upon Kant and his German predecessors
Alycia W. LaGuardia-LoBianco, Ph.D.
Stockdale 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.
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.
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.
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.