Philosophy Program Faculty

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The Philosophy Program faculty focus on developing a student's critical and independent thinking skills. The theme that runs constant throughout all philosophy course offerings is that ideas matter, that is, human history can be defined in large part by the ideas that have been promulgated by philosophers. For example, the United States Constitution would not be what it is without the ideas of the great Greek philosopher Plato, the challenging English political philosophers Thomas Hobbes and John Locke, or the French philosopher Montesquieu. The twentieth century would certainly be different were it not for the ideas of two of the nineteenth century's most prominent philosophers, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Karl Marx. Critical thinking on moral issues is enhanced substantively by the ideas of influential philosophers such as Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, Bentham, and Mill. Consequently, members of the Philosophy Program, in developing a student's critical and independent thinking, seek to make clear to students the critically important connection between ideas and the interdependent world in which they live. We welcome you to the world of ideas and the ongoing human search for the nature and meaning of life.

Full Time

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Dr. Sarah Kenehan

Associate Professor of Philosophy/Chair
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Dr. Philip Jenkins

Associate Professor of Philosophy
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Dr. Aaron Simmons

Associate Professor of Philosophy
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Mary Ann Zimmer, ND, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Part Time

Caroline Andrews

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy

Carolyn Bonacci

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy

Charles Consagra

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy

Bryan Dewey

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy

Andy Giessman

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy & Religious Studies

Douglas Vanston

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy

David White

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy