Current Graduate Students


Reginald Adogamhe, M.A. Student


Andy Ashenden, Ph.D. Student


Felix Breitbarth, M.A. Student


Connor Borchert, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Human Person, Singularity, Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Metaphysics, Ethics

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy; Theology, Xavier University; M.A. in Philosophy, Loyola Marymount University


Christian Boyd, Ph.D. Student


Peter Burgess, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Phenomenology (esp. Husserl), Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy, Roosevelt University; M.A. Philosophy, Marquette University



Karolyn Burns, Ph.D. Student


Roy Chamorro, M.A. Student


Juniper Colwell, Ph.D. Student


Ayala Edouard, M.A. Student


Melady Elifritz, Ph.D. Student


Elizabeth Flamm, Ph.D. Student


Matthew Friesner, M.A. Student


Dana Fritz, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Phenomenology (esp. Heidegger), Sartre’s Existentialism, connection between Heidegger and Karol Wojtyla, Personhood (esp. in light of disabilities), Ethics and Disabilities

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy; Sociology, Eastern Kentucky University; M.A. Humanities, University of Chicago


Trevor Gullion, Ph.D. Student


Thomas J. Hansberger, Ph.D. Student

Interests: German Idealism, Phenomenology

Past Education: B.A. History; Philosophy, University of Chicago; M.A. Philosophy, Loyola University - Chicago


Joseph Hausman, M.A. Student


Albertus Joni, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Christian philosophy, hermeneutics, digital ethics

Past Education: Bachelor: Pontifical Faculty of Theology Wedhabakti, Indonesia - Master of Humanities: Universitas Sanata Dharma - Indonesia


Thomas Kader, M.A. Student


Bentley Kennedy-Stone, Ph.D. Student


Sarah Kizuk, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Social/Political; Feminism; Emotions and Affect; Settler Colonialism; Early Modern

Past Education: BA Concordia University (Montréal, Canada), MA Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada)



Sterling Knox, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Turtle Island Philosophy, Social-Political, Philosophy of Race, Ernst Cassirer, and Heidegger

Past Education: Bemidji State Alum


Nick Korchowsky, M.A. Student

Interests: Philosophical Anthropology, Ethics, Moral Psychology, Metaphysics

Past Education: BA Philosophy, Eastern University


Seth Kreeger, M.A. Student


John Laufenberg, M.A. Student


Fr. Andrew Linn, Ph.D. Student


Philip T.L. Mack, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Philosophy of Race and Racism, Latin American Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Classical American Pragmatism, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Art

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy, Ripon College; M.A. Philosophy, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee


Keisha Martin, Ph.D. Student


Kevin McKevitt, Ph.D. Student


Rachel McNealis, Ph.D Student


E. R. Meeks, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Forgiveness, Suffering, Moral Philosophy, and Applied Ethics

Past Education: Eestern Carolina University: B.A. Philosophy and Religion, Trinity College Dublin: M. Phil. Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation


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Mehrzad Moin, Ph.D. Student

Interests: 19th and 20th Century Continental; Phenomenology and Existentialism; Value Theory.

Past Education: M.A. Philosophy, Marquette University; B.A. Philosophy, Oklahoma State University


Jorge Montiel, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Latino/a and Latin American Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Phenomenology (Husserl, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty), Post-Colonialism

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy, Northeastern Illinois University


Jeremiah Noonan, Ph.D. Student


Rory O'Donnell, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Plato, Neoplatonism, Metaphysics, Aquinas

Past Education: BA Philosophy and Theology- Christendom College MA Philosophy Loyola Marymount University



Adam Plute, M.A. Student


Robert Powers, Ph.D Student


Cameron Roman, Ph.D. Student


Timothy Rothhaar, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Phenomenology (Marion, Levinas), Existentialism (Kierkegaard, Marcel), Continental Philosophy of Religion

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy, Duquesne University; M.A. Philosophy, Franciscan University of Steubenville


Bob Riordan, Ph.D. Student

Interests: My philosophical interests include existentialism, philosophy of mind, and ethics. My personal interests include mountain biking, alpine skiing, kayaking, and backpacking

Past Education: B.A. Saint Olaf College; M.A. University of Chicago


Mark Schulz, Ph.D. Student


Jeffery Smeland, Ph.D. Student


Philip Sutherland, S.J., Ph.D. Student

Interests: Ancient, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, social/political

Past Education: MA Philospohy, Loyola University Chicago, MDiv and STL, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry


Nathaniel Taylor, Ph.D. Student


Jacob Terneus, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

Past Education: BA Liberal Arts, Wyoming Catholic College MA, Classics, University of Kentucky


John Tigatiga, M.A. Student

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Dustin Trampe, Ph.D. Student

Interests: History; historicity and reason; philosophical hermeneutics; disagreement

Past Education: BA UW-Milwaukee MA Theology Marquette


Domonique Turnipseed, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Social & Political Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Critical Race Theory

Past Education: BA-Columbia International University(Humanities), MA Columbia International University (Theological Studies), MA Biola University (Philosophy), MA Biola University (Theological Studies) 



Shaila Wadhwani, Ph.D. Student

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Nathan Wiley, M.A. Student

Interests: Gilles Deleuze, Practical Philosophy, Global Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Critical Theory, Ethics, Education, Democracy.

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy, Geneva College; Alma Mater Europaea University & the Global Center for Advanced Studies.

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Marisola Xhelili Ciaccio, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Social and Political Philosophy, Personal Identity, Moral Psychology, Virtue Ethics

Past Education: B.A. Government; Philosophy, Skidmore College


Xuan Yang, M.A. Student

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Brett Yardley, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Social Epistemology/Testimony | Arabic/Latin Medieval Philosophy | Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions

Past Education: BA University of Georgia, MA Columbia International University