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Faculty of the URI Philosophy Department


Tenure Stream Faculty

Cheryl Foster, Professor, Ph.D. Edinburgh. Specialties: Aesthetics,Environmental Philosophy, Epistemology, 19th Century Philosophy.
Lippitt 300F. (401) 874-4022.

Galen Johnson, Professor and Chair, Ph.D. Boston University. Specialties: Phenomenology, Recent French Philosophy (especially Merleau-Ponty), Aesthetics, American Philosophy.
Chafee 228. (401) 874-4790.

Katrin Jomaa, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington. Specialties: Islamic Religion and Politics.
Washburn 303. (401) 874-4056.

William H. Krieger, Associate Professor, Ph.D. Claremont Graduate Univ. Specialties: History & Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Archaeology, Archaeological Theory.
Chafee 226. (401) 874-2812.

Zahra Meghani, Associate Professor, Ph.D. Michigan State. Specialties: Ethics, Bioethics, Feminist Theory.
Chafee 225. (401) 874-2208.

Eske Møllgaard, Associate Professor, Ph.D. Harvard. Specialties: Eastern Philosophies, Comparative Philosophy, Continental Philosophy.
Chafee 224. (401) 874-4441.

John Peterson, Professor, Ph.D. Indiana. Specialties: Epistemology, Logic.
Chafee 227. (401) 874-2224

Fritz Wenisch, prof., PhD. Salzburg. Specialties: Value Theory, Ethics, Phenomenology.
Chafee 231. (401) 874-2226.


Full Time Lecturers

William Bartels, Lecturer, Ph.D. Rice.  Specialties: Philosophy of Religion.
Chafee 171. (401) 874-4493

Craig Nichols Lecturer, Ph.D. Boston University. Specialties: Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Interpretation.
Chafee 173. (401) 874 2418

David Prentiss, Lecturer, Ph.D. Brown.  Specialties: Ethics, Professional Ethics.
Chafee 172. (401) 874-2422

Alessandro Tomasi, Lecturer, Ph.D. New School University, NYC. Specialties: 20th century Continental philosophy, philosophy of technology, ethics, social and political philosophy. Chafee 175.


Adjunct Instructors

Charles Chaves Instructor, Ph.D. Salve Regina University. Chafee 186

Daehler Hayes, Instructor, MDiv. Harvard Divinity School.Chafee 185

Lyle Mook, Instructor, MDiv. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Chafee 185

Pragati Sharma, Instructor, J.D. Suffolk University.

Paul Swift, Instructor, Ph.D. Duquesne University

Bethany Vaccaro, Instructor. Chafee 186

Rachel Walshe, Instructor, M.A., Oxford University


Emeriti Faculty

Stephen D. Schwarz, prof. emeritus of philosophy, PhD. Harvard. Specialties: Existentialism, Ethics, Metaphysics.

Donald J. Zeyl, prof. emeritus of philosophy, PhD. Harvard. Specialties: Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion.


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