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Dr. Frank Scalambrino 


Affiliate Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy
Location: Braniff 330
Office Phone: 972-721-5338


Dr. Frank Scalambrino has dedicated years of his life to working for non-profit mental health organizations in administrative and direct service provision capacities.  Prior to completing his Ph.D. in 2011, Dr. Scalambrino began teaching introductory level courses with an M.A. in philosophy; hence, he has a decade of university level teaching experience.  He has been recognized for teaching excellence in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Texas.  He has taught graduate level courses in the History & Systems of Psychology, Early Modern Philosophy, Existential & Humanistic Psychotherapy, and a seminar on Martin Heidegger’s Being & Time.

Dr. Scalambrino specializes in the philosophy of psychology and the history of philosophy.  He has taught in both philosophy and psychology departments, and has presented his work internationally.  His current research includes an examination into the theoretical choice points between the philosophical systems of St. Thomas Aquinas and Immanuel Kant.  And, he continues to examine the work of contemporary continental figures such as Martin Heidegger and Gilles Deleuze.  In his free time he enjoys viewing art, walking, yoga, and haiku poetry, especially the work of Bashō.


Ph.D., (Philosophy), Duquesne University, 2011 Dissertation: Non-Being & Memory: A critique of pure difference in Derrida & Deleuze
M.A., (Philosophy), Kent State University, 2003 Thesis: Psychotherapy: Speaking Philosophically
B.A., (Psychology), Kenyon College, 1998

Recent Courses

Phi 3311 Philosophy of Being
Philosophy of Religion
Sem: Heidegger’s Being & Time
History & Systems of Psychology
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Logic
Principles of Thinking
Basic Philosophical Questions
Philosophical Roots of Psychology
Phi 4336-01 Ethics

Spring 2015 Courses

Phi 3345-01 From Modern to Postmodern
Phi 3345-02 From Modern to Postmodern
Phi 5332-01 Philosophy of Technology

Spring 2015 Office Hours

Monday 3:00-4:00 PM
Wednesday 3:00-4:00 PM
Friday 3:00-4:00 PM
Or by appointment

Selected Publications

“Samsara and Nirvana,” in Encyclopedia of Psychology & Religion, ed. David A. Leeming, Kathryn Madden, and Stanton Marlan (New York: Springer, 2010), 2:814–19.

 “Mnemo-Psychography: The Origin of Mind and the Problem of Biological Memory Storage,” in Origins of Mind, ed. L. Swan (New York: Springer, 2012), 327–39.

“Tales of the Mighty Tautologists?,” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 2 (2012): 83–97.

Review of Introduction to Philosophy: Thinking and Poetizing by Martin Heidegger, trans. Phillip Jacques Braunstein. Philosophy in Review 23:4 (2013): 294–6.

Review of Perception beyond Inference, ed. L. Albertazzi, G. J. van Tonder, and D. Vishwanath. Philosophical Psychology (Feb. 2013). DOI:10.1080/09515089.2013.773478. 


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