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Faculty Directory

  Name Research Areas Contact
Chad Engelland, Ph.D. Chad Engelland, Ph.D.
Professor, Philosophy Department
Mind and language, phenomenology and metaphysics, philosophical anthropology
Braniff 342
William Frank, Ph.D. William Frank, Ph.D.
Professor, Philosophy Department
Medieval philosophy, Duns Scotus, the philosophy of education
Augustine Hall 103
Sr. Elinor Gardner, O.P. Elinor Gardner, O.P.
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department
Ethics, Thomas Aquinas
Braniff 330
Angela Knobel PhD Angela Knobel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Philosophy Department
Virtue Ethics, Thomas Aquinas’s Moral Philosophy, Applied Ethics
Braniff 344
Fr. James J. Lehrberger, O. Cist. James Lehrberger, O. Cist.
Associate Professor, Philosophy Department
Faith and Reason, Philosophy of Religion, Thomas Aquinas
Braniff 340
Christopher V. Mirus, Ph.D. Christopher Mirus, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Coordinator, History & Philosophy of Science Concentration, Philosophy Department
Aristotle, metaphysics, philosophy of nature, philosophy of science
Braniff 336
Cynthia Nielsen, Ph.D. Cynthia Nielsen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Philosophy Department
Philosophical Hermeneutics (esp. Gadamer), Philosophy of Music, Aesthetics, Social Philosophy, Critical Theory (esp. Adorno)
Braniff 326
Joshua S. Parens, Ph.D. Joshua Parens, Ph.D.
Dean, Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Director, Institute of Philosophic Studies, Philosophy Graduate Director, Professor of Philosophy and Politics, Philosophy Department
Islamic and Jewish medieval philosophy, early modern philosophy, and political philosophy
Braniff Graduate Building, 1st floor
Jonathan J. Sanford, Ph.D. Jonathan Sanford, Ph.D.
President, Professor of Philosophy, Philosophy Department
Ethics, Catholic Higher Education, Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
Cardinal Farrell Hall, 3rd floor
Dennis L. Sepper, Ph.D. Dennis Sepper, Ph.D.
Professor, Philosophy Department; Dept. of Human Sciences Chair, Human Sciences Department
philosophy of language, philosophy since 1600, and recent French and German thought.
Braniff 320
Lance Simmons, Ph.D. Lance Simmons, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Philosophy Department
Ethics, epistemology, and analytic philosophy
Braniff Graduate Building #328
Matthew D. Walz, Ph.D. Matthew Walz, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Director, Philosophy & Letters and Pre-Theologian Programs, Associate Professor, Philosophy Department
Medieval philosophy, ancient philosophy, and philosophical anthropology
Braniff 322
Robert Wood, Ph.D. Robert Wood (Bob), Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus (retired), Philosophy Department
Aesthetics, anthropology, metaphysics

Affiliated Faculty

Name Title Email
Mario Delucchi Wojtyla Fellow
Jordan Matteoli Wojtyla Fellow
Marcus Otte Affiliate Assistant Professor
Daniel Steele Wojtyla Fellow
Matthew Wilde Wojtyla Fellow

Adjunct Faculty

Name Title Email
Jameson Cockerell Adjunct Instructor
Jesse Cone Adjunct Instructor
Josiah Duran Adjunct Instructor
John James Adjunct Instructor
John Kaisersatt Adjunct Instructor
Dolan Kay Adjunct Instructor
Michael Vendsel, Ph.D. Adjunct Instructor