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Philosophy

Faculty

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Philosophy

Address:
Anderson Hall 108
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383


Email: Rose Sykes, Department Secretary
Phone: 610-436-2841

Faculty

PHI Faculty 2016-2017

Margaret Betz

Academics
  • B.A., Villanova University
  • M.A., Boston College
  • Ph.D., Temple University
Specialization
  • Feminist Theory
  • (Early) 20th Century Continental Philosophy
  • Animal Ethics
  • Political Philosophy

Patrick Denehy

Academics
  • B.A., Clemson University
  • M.A., Temple University
  • Ph.D., Temple University
Specialization
  • Phenomenology (esp. Merleau-Ponty)
  • Pragmatism

Jina M. Fast

Academics
  • B.A., Villanova University
  • M.A., Temple University
  • Ph.D., Temple University
Specialization
  • Existentialism, Phenomenology
  • Contemporary and Post-Colonial Feminism
  • German Idealism
  • Applied Ethics

Daniel Forbes

Academics
  • B.A., Dickinson College
  • Ph.D., University of Georgia
Specialization
  • History of Philosophy
  • Spinoza
  • Metaphysics and Epistemology
  • Teaching Pedagogy

Kipp Gilmore-Clough

Academics
  • B.S.W., Messiah College (Grantham, PA)
  • M.S.W., Temple University
  • M.Div., Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., Temple University
Specialization
  • Religious Studies
  • Women and Religion
  • Religion and Culture
  • American Protestantism

Paul Harris

Academics
  • B.A., University of Hertfordshire (UK)
  • M.A., University of Essex (UK)
Specialization
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Moral Philosophy (Moral Psychology)
  • Philosophy of Religion

David Headman

Academics
  • B.A., Guilford College
  • M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
Specialization
  • Peace Studies
  • Ethics and Social Justice
  • Phenomenology of Religions
  • Ritual Theory

Steven James

Academics
  • B.A., University of Colorado--Boulder
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Specialization
  • Analytic Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Cognitive Science
  • Philosophy of Language

Dean J. Johnson

Academics
  • B.S., Manchester University
  • M.A.Th., Bethany Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., University of Denver and the Iliff School of Theology
Specialization
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Religion and Social Change
  • Religious and Theological Studies
  • Critical Whiteness Studies, Anti-Oppression Theory

Robert Main

Academics
  • B.A., University of Washington
  • M.A., Temple University
  • Ph.D., Temple University
Specialization
  • American Pragmatism
  • Aesthetics
  • Philosophy of Culture

Joshua Mason

Academics
  • B.A., University of Oregon
  • M.A., Loyola Marymount University
  • Ph.D., University of Hawaii
Specialization
  • Asian Philosophy
  • Comparative Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Hermeneutics

Charlotte Moore

Academics
  • B.A., Integral Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies 
  • B.A., Philosophy & Religion, San Francisco State University 
  • M.A., Philosophy, West Chester University
Specialization
  • East Asian Buddhism
  • New Religious Movements
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Phenomenology of Religion

Jea Sophia Oh

Academics
  • M.A., Austin Presbyterian Seminary
  • S.T.M., Yale Divinity School
  • M.Phil., Drew University
  • Ph.D., Drew University
Specialization
  • Asian Philosophy and Religions
  • Comparative Theology and Ethics
  • Religion and Ecology/Environmental Ethics
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Postmodern/Postcolonial Theories

Rónké Òké

Academics
  • B.A., Spelman College
  • M.A., University of Memphis
  • Ph.D., Penn State University
Specialization
  • Critical Philosophy of Race
  • Africana Philosophy
  • Existentialism & Phenomenology (Fanon, Levinas & Sartre)
  • Social & Political Philosophy

Matthew Pierlott

Academics
  • B.A., University of Scranton
  • Ph.D., Marquette University
Specialization
  • Philosophy of Freedom
  • Business Ethics

Ed Pollitt

Academics
  • B.A., Rutgers University-Camden
  • M.A., West Chester University
Specialization
  • History of Philosophy
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Animal Rights and Welfare

Ruth Porritt

Academics
  • B.A., John Carroll University
  • M.A., Purdue University
  • Ph.D., Purdue University
Specialization
  • Aesthetics
  • Literary Theory
  • Feminist Thought
  • Ethics

Helen Daley Schroepfer

Academics
  • B.S., College of St. Benedict
  • M.A., Ecumenical Institute, St. Mary's Seminary
  • Ph.D., Temple University
Specialization
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Religion and Ethics
  • Contemporary Continental Thought
  • Feminist/Womanist Thought

Cassie Striblen

Academics
  • B.A., Ohio University
  • M.A., University of Cincinnati
  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Specialization
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Moral Psychology
  • Feminist Philosophy

Rebecca Subar

Academics
  • B.A., Barnard College
  • M.P.A., Harvard University
Specialization
  • Peace and Conflict Theory
  • Negotiation Theory and Practice
  • Israeli/Palestinian Conflict
  • Organizational Development

Barbara Tournier

Academics
  • B.S., St. Joseph's College
  • M.S.N., Gwynedd-Mercy College
  • M.Be. (Bioethics), University of Pennsylvania
Specialization
  • Nursing
  • Bioethics
  • Clinical Research

I. Larry Udell

Academics
  • B.A., Ohio State University
  • M.A., Ohio State University
  • Ph.D., Ohio State University
Specialization
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Philosophy of Economics
  • Philosophy of Law

Joan Woolfrey

Academics
  • B.S., North Dakota State University
  • M.A., New School for Social Research
  • Ph.D., University of Oregon
Specialization
  • Ethical Theory
  • Bioethics
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Feminist Thought

John C. Zak

Academics
  • B.A., Duquesne University
  • M.A., The Catholic University of America
  • ABD, The Catholic University of America
Specialization
  • Ancient and Medieval Ethics
  • Husserlian Phenomenology

Emeriti

George Claghorn

Paul Streveler

Fred Struckmeyer

Thomas Platt

Other Retired Faculty

Frank Hoffman

W. Steve Croddy

Paul Banyacski