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 three levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, and (3) External.

Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Full or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one external graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.


REMY A. DEBES, Associate Professor, PhD (2006), University of Michigan [2024]

VERENA ERLENBUSCH, Assistant Professor, PhD (2012), University of Sussex [2021]

SHAUN GALLAGHER, Professor, PhD (1980), Bryn Mawr College [2020]

BILL LAWSON, Full Professor, PhD (1980), The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill [2021]

MARY BETH MADER, Professor, PhD (1998), The University of Texas at Austin [2022]

MICHAEL MONAHAN, Associate Professor, PhD (2003), University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign [2023]

THOMAS NENON, Professor, PhD (1983), The University of Freiburg, Germany [2025]

KAS SAGHAFI, Associate Professor, PhD (2002), DePaul University [2025]

JOHN TIENSON, Professor, PhD (1970), The University of Illinois [2019]

DEBORAH P. TOLLEFSEN, Professor, PhD (2002), The Ohio State University [2020]

SOMOGY VARGA, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), JWG University of Frankfurt [2025]


DAVID GRAY, Assistant Professor, PhD (2008), Harvard University [2023]

TIMOTHY D. ROCHE, Associate Professor, PhD (1984), University of California at Davis [2020]

LINDSEY STEWART, Assistant Professor, PhD (2016), The University of Pennsylvania [2023]

DANIEL SMITH, Associate Professor, PhD (2018) The Pennsylvania State University [2025]


LUVELL ANDERSON, PhD (2011), Rutgers University [2022]

DANIEL T. DEVEREUX, PhD (1972), University of Chicago [2019]

GARRY L. HAGBERG, PhD (1982), University of Oregon [2022]

LEONARD HARRIS, PhD (1974), Cornell University [2019]

ERIK RIETVELD, PhD (2008), University of Amsterdam [2021]

RODNEY C. ROBERTS, PhD (1997), University of Wisconsin-Madison [2019]

LAURENCE THOMAS, PhD (1976), University of Pittsburgh [2019]


TALIE BETTCHER, PhD (1999) University of California, Los Angeles [2023]

STEPHAN BLATTI, Associate Professor, PhD (2008), University of Oxford [2021]

KRISTIE DOTSON, PhD (2008), University of Memphis [2019]

DAVID MORRIS, PhD (1997), University of Toronto [2019]

ALBERT NEWEN, PhD (1994), University of Bielefeld [2020]

DAN ZAHAVI, PhD (1994), Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium [2019]

PAUL TAYLOR, PhD (1997), Rutgers University [2023]

LEWIS GORDON, PhD (1993), Yale University [2023]

NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.

*Adjunct teaching only status no longer requires the submission of the Graduate Faculty Status application.*