DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review
of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues. The University maintains
six levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, (3) Adjunct, (4) Adjunct
Research Co-Mentor, (5) Affiliate, and (6) Adjunct Teaching.
Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Adjunct Research
Co-Mentor members may serve as co-chair of a master's or doctoral committee. Full
or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one adjunct or affiliate
graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.
Teaching adjunct members may not serve on graduate committees.
PLESHETTE DeARMITT, Assistant Professor,PhD (2006), DePaul University 
REMY A. DEBES, Associate Professor, PhD (2006), University of Michigan 
BILL LAWSON, Full Professor, PhD (1980), The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 
MARY BETH MADER, Associate Professor, PhD (1998), The University of Texas at Austin 
THOMAS NENON, Professor and Interim Provost, PhD (1983), The University of Freiburg, Germany 
KAS SAGHAFI, Associate Professor, PhD (2002), DePaul University 
JOHN TIENSON, Professor, PhD (1970), The University of Illinois 
DEBORAH P. TOLLEFSEN, Associate Professor, PhD (2002), The Ohio State University 
SOMOGY VARGA, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), JWG University of Frankfurt 
LUVELL ANDERSON, Assistant Professor, PhD (2011), Rutgers University 
STEPHAN BLATTI, Assistant Professor, PhD (2008), University of Oxford 
VERENA ERLENBUSCH, Assistant Professor, PhD (2012), University of Sussex 
HOKE ROBINSON, Professor, PhD (1978), State University of New York at Stony Brook 
TIMOTHY D. ROCHE, Associate Professor, PhD (1984), University of California at Davis 
SEBASTIAN LUFT, PhD (1998), Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal, Germany 
VALENTINE MOULARD-LEONARD, PhD (2003), University of Memphis 
LASZIO TENGLEYI, PhD (1986), Lorand Eotvos University, Hungary 
ADJUNCT TEACHING MEMBERS
BRYAN SMYTH, Assistant Professor, PhD (2006), McGill University 
ADJUNCT RESEARCH CO-MENTOR
NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.