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, Professor, PhD (2006), University of Michigan [2029]

SHAUN GALLAGHER, Professor, PhD (1980), Bryn Mawr College [2026]

MARY BETH MADER, Professor, PhD (1998), The University of Texas at Austin [2028]

MICHAEL MONAHAN, Associate Professor, PhD (2003), University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign [2030]

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

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

DEBORAH P. TOLLEFSEN, Professor, PhD (2002), The Ohio State University [2026]

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

DANIEL SMITH, Assistant Professor, PhD (2018) The Pennsylvania State University [2027]

LINDSEY STEWART, Associate Professor, PhD (2016), Pennsylvania State University [2029]

JAMES BAHOH, Assistant Professor, PhD (2016) Duquesne University [2029]


DAVID GRAY, Assistant Professor, PhD (2008), Harvard University

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


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

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

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

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

LEWIS GORDON, PhD (1993), Yale University [2027]

JON COGBURN, PhD (1999), The Ohio State University,  [2023]

JOEL KRUGER, PhD (2007), Purdue University, [2023] 

DRUCILLA CORNELL, J.D., (1981), UCLA Law School, [2023]

AILI BRESNAHAN, PhD (2012), Temple University, [2023] 

MICHAEL NAAS, Phd (1990), State University of New York at Stony Brook [2024]

KAREN NG, PhD (2013) New School for Social Research, New York City [2026]

LUVELL ANDERSON, PhD (2011), Rutgers University [2026]

GARRY L. HAGBERG, PhD (1982), University of Oregon [2026]

ERIK RIETVELD, PhD (2008), University of Amsterdam [2026]



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