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OFFICE

Name

Position

Office

Email

Matthew W. McKeon

Chair

503 SKH      

mckeonm@msu.edu

Lisa H. Schwartzman

Associate Chair & Director of the Graduate Program

500 SKH

lhschwar@msu.edu

Debra Nails

Undergraduate Program Director

501 SKH

nails@msu.edu

Faculty

Name

Title

Office

Email

Research Area

Kristie Dotson

Associate Professor

514 SKH

Epistemology 
Feminist Philosophy
Philosophy & Race 
Africana Philosophy

Stephen L. Esquith

Professor & 
Dean of RCAH

C210G SNY

Philosophy of Law 
Moral & Political Philosophy

Leonard Fleck

Professor

C202 E Fee

Philosophy & Ethics of Health Care 
Health Policy

Fred Gifford

Professor 

500 SKH

Philosophy of Science 
Philosophy & Ethics of Health Care Ethics & Development

Todd Hedrick

Associate Professor

519 SKH

Social & Political Philosophy
Critical Theory
Philosophy of Law

Hilde Lindemann

Professor

516 SKH

Feminist Philosophy 
Bioethics
Moral Psychology

Christian Lotz

Associate Professor

513 SKH

Continental Philosophy 
Aesthetics/Culture
German Idealism 
Critical Theory/Marxism

John McClendon

Professor

511 SKH

History of Philosophy 
Philosophy & Race
Social & Political Philosophy

Matthew W. McKeon

Associate Professor

509 SKH

Epistemology 
Logic & Philosophy of Language
Metaphysics 
Philosophy of Mathematics

Debra Nails

Professor

518 SKH

nails@msu.edu

Metaphysics 
Ancient Greek Philosophy
Early Modern Philosophy 

Jamie Lindemann Nelson

Professor

 

512 SKH

jlnelson@msu.edu

Ethics 
Philosophy & Ethics of Health Care

Michael O'Rourke

Professor

503 SKH

orourk51@msu.edu

Environmental Philosophy
Philosophy of Language Epistemology            
Philosophy of Action
Interdisciplinary Theory

Richard Peterson

Professor

503 SKH

Continental Philosophy 
Ethics
Philosophy & Race 
Social & Political Philosophy
Peace & Justice Studies

Frederick Rauscher

Associate Professor

501 SKH

Early Modern Philosophy
Ethics
German Idealism 
Kant
Political Philosophy

James E. Roper

Associate Professor

510 SKH

Philosophy of Science
Social & Political Philosophy
Business Ethics 

Lisa H. Schwartzman

Associate Professor

517 SKH

Ethics
Feminist Philosophy
Social & Political Philosophy

Daniel P. Steel

Associate Professor

507 SKH

Philosophy of Science
Logic                                 Philosophy of Environmental Science

Paul B. Thompson

Professor & Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food & Community Ethics

526 SKH

Agricultural Ethics
Environmental Philosophy
Philosophy of Technology 
Continental Philosophy

Tom Tomlinson

Professor

C223 E FEE

Ethics 
Philosophy & Ethics of Health Care

Sean Valles

Assistant Professor

E35 EHLM

Philosophy of Medicine
Philosophy of Biology

Kyle Powys Whyte

Assistant Professor & Timnick Chair in the Humanities

535 SKH

Environmental Justice
Climate Justice
American Indian Philosophy



 

Affiliated Faculty

Name

Title

Office

Email

Research Area

Kevin Elliot

Associate Professsor 31West Holmes kce@msu.edu
Philosophy of Science
Environmental Ethics
Research Ethics
Philosophy of Environmental Science

Matt Ferkany

Assistant Professor

332 Erickson

ferkany@msu.edu
Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Moral Education
Ann Mongoven

Assistant Professor

C221 E.Fee

Public Health Ethics         Health Care Justice  Democratic Deliberation on Bioethical Issues

Robert T. Pennock

Professor

W-35 Holmes

pennock5@msu.edu

Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Biology
Cognitive Science
Science & Ethics

Benjamin Pollock

Associate Professor

C727 Wells

Modern Jewish Philosophy
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Continental Thought
Philosophy of Religion
Gretel A. Van Wieren Assistant Professor

 C736 Wells

vanwie12@msu.edu
Environmental Ethics
Religion and Nature
Ecological Restoration
Children and Nature
Food Ethics

Post-doctoral Fellow

Name

Title

Office

Email

Research Area

Brian Robinson  Research Associate 520 SKH robi1015@msu.edu  Ethics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Science

 

 

Visiting Faculty

Name

Title

Office

Email

Research Area

John Grey

Visiting Professor

536 SKH

greyjohn@msu.edu

Early Modern Philosophy
Metaphysics & Epistemology

Sandra Harding

Distinguished Affiliate Professor

 

sharding@gseis.ucla.edu

Feminist Theory   
Postcolonial Theory Epistemology         
Philosophy of Science
Research Methodology

Emily Katz

Visiting Professor

520 SKH

ekatz@msu.edu

Ancient Philosophy

Instructors

Name

Title

Office

Email

Research Area

James Lambert

Instructor

506 SKH

Social & Political Philosophy

Office Staff

Name

Email

Office

Joy Franks            Administrative Assistant

franksj@msu.edu

504A SKH OFC # 355-4492 Fax # 432-1320

Patricia Miller            Graduate Secretary

sudorows@msu.edu

503 SKH OFC # 355-4490 Fax # 432-1320

Julie Eckinger

jeckinger@msu.edu

CARRS 131 Natural Resources OFC # 432-0317 Fax # 353-8994

Emeriti

Name

Email

Judith Andre andre@msu.edu
Peter Asquith asquith@msu.edu

Al Cafagna

cafagna@msu.edu

Marilyn Frye

fryem@msu.edu

 

   

Richard Hall

hallrj@msu.edu

Joseph Hanna

hanna@msu.edu

Donald Koch

koch@msu.edu

Rhoda Kotzin

kotzin@msu.edu

Charles McCracken

mccrack2@msu.edu

Bruce Miller

 

Ronald Suter

suteron@msu.edu

Hal Walsh

 

Barbara Abbott

 abbottb@msu.edu

Martin Benjamin

benjamin@msu.edu