Current Graduate Students

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Daniel Adsett, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Phenomenology, Continental Philosophy of Religion, Ontology

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy, St. Thomas University; M.A., Memorial University

 

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Nathan Blackerby, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Mediaeval Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Logic

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy; Linguistics, The University of Akron

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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

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Alexander Bozzo, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Religion

Past Education: BA Philosophy, Taylor University

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Peter Burgess, Ph.D. Student

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

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

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Drew Dumaine, Ph.D. Student

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Kimberly Engels, Ph.D. Student

Interests: French Philosophy, Applied Ethics

Past Education: B.A. Religion; Philosophy, Luther College

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Jennifer Fenton, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy; Music, Geneva College; M.A. Philosophy, University at Buffalo, SUNY

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Tyler Friedman, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Phenomenology, Post-Kantian German Thought, Philosophy of Art

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy; Entrepreneurship, Miami University; M.A. Philosophy, Texas A&M

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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

 David

David H. Gordon, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Philosophy of Mind, Evolutionary Theory, Biology, Continental and Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Religion, Environmental Ethics

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy, Washington & Lee University; MA Theology, University of Notre Dame; M.A. Philosophy, University of Montana

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Russell Hamer, Ph.D. Student

Interests: History of Philosophy, Kierkegaard, Popular Culture, Video Games

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy; Creative Writing, University of Tulsa

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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

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D.J. Hobbs, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Theories of Value, German Philosophy

Past Education: B.A. Religion & Philosophy; M.A. Philosophy, University of Memphis, English Literature, Christian Brothers University

 Jered

Jered Janes, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Phenomenology, Philosophy of Mind, 19-20th Century German Philosophy

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy and the History of Mathematics, St. John’s College

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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

 Jennifer

Jennifer Marra, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Philosophy of Humor, Philosophy of Culture, German Philosophy, Socio-Political Philosophy

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy, Metropolitan State University of Denver

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Shaun Miller, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Philosophy of Sex, Love and Relationships, Irigaray, Schopenhauer, Sartre

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy; Physics, Utah State University

 Jorge

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

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Matthew Nowachek, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Kierkegaard, Existentialism, Phenomenology, Ethics, Cultural Studies

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy; History; Theology, Bethel University, Schloss Mittersill Study Centre

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Nicholas Oschman, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Medieval Arabic Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Kant

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy; Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University

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Matthew Peters, Ph.D. Student

Interests: 19th and 20th Century German Philosophy

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Traci Phillipson, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Medieval Philosophy, Arabic/Islamic Philosophy, Ethics

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy; English, Nazareth College of Rochester

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Stephen Plecnik, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Logic, Ancient Philosophy

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy, Belmont Abbey College

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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

 Jennifer

Jennifer Soerensen, Ph.D. Student

Interests: German Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Existentialism, Ethics, Ancient Philosophy

Past Education: B.S. Biology; Philosophy, Gordon College; M.A. Philosophy, Loyola Marymount University

 Timothy

Timothy F. Stolz Jr., MA Student

Interests: Political/Legal Philosophy, 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Leo Strauss, Carl Schmitt, Existentialism, Anti-Psychiatry, Counter-Enlightenment, Western Esoteric Philosophy, Hegel

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy; Political Science, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

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Gregory Trotter, Ph.D. Student

Interests: 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Phenomenology, Aesthetics, Freudian-Lacanian Psychoanalysis, Social and Political Philosophy

Past Education: B.A. Philosophy, College of Charleston; M.A. Philosophy, Loyola University – Chicago

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Damon Watson, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics

Past Education: B.A. Mathematics; Philosophy, University of Nebraska – Kearney

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Robert K. Whitaker, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Philosophy of Religion, Epistemology, Meta-Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, Feminism, Philosophical Theology

 Clark

W. Clark Wolf, Ph.D. Student

Interests: German Idealism (esp. Hegel), Phenomenology, Metaphilosophy

 Marisola

Marisola Xhelili, Ph.D. Student

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

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

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Brett Yardley, Ph.D. Student

Interests: Philosophy of Religion, Philosophical Theology, Epistemology, Ethics