Dr. John M. DePoe

Associate Professor of Philosophy


  • Ph.D., University of Iowa (Philosophy)
  • M.A., Western Michigan University (Philosophy)
  • M.A., Hardin-Simmons University (Religion)
  • B.A., Hardin-Simmons University (Philosophy)

Dr. DePoe joined Marywood's philosophy department in 2011. His areas of research include epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion. He has published in journals such as Philosophical Studies, Philosophia Christi, Acta Analytica, and others. Currently, he is pursuing a number of interests for research. In epistemology, he is working on the implications of distinguishing conceptual awareness from non-conceptual awareness, especially as it pertains to the epistemology of sense perception. In philosophy of religion, he is working on a number of papers related to topics like religious epistemology and the evidential evaluation of miraculous claims.

When Dr. DePoe is not immersed in philosophy, he enjoys spending time with his wife, three children, and dog. He has been known to be a sci-fi geek with strong interests in Star Trek, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. (Dr. DePoe is also a contributor to the book, Futurama and Philosophy.) Visit Dr. DePoe's website at: https://sites.google.com/a/maryu.marywood.edu/john-depoe-philosophy/home

Recent Published Work:


  • Intro to Philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Symbolic Logic