All full-time faculty hold doctoral degrees in philosophy with specializations covering all major fields of the discipline. Due to this diversity of competencies, we can offer an extensive range of courses.

From the ancients to the moderns, from the West to the East, from the continental existentialists to the English and American analytic philosophers, you will find a professor to help you develop and deepen your understanding.

Dr. Mark Boespflug
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Expertise

  • Epistemology
  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Religion

Education

  • Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Colorado, 2020
  • M.A., Philosophy, Biola University, 2013
  • B.A., Philosophy, Geneva College, 2005

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Dr. Justin McBrayer
Professor of Philosophy

Expertise:

  • Applied ethics
  • Epistemology
  • History of philosophy
  • Logic
  • Metaethics
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Undercutting (undermining) defeaters of moral beliefs

Education:

  • Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Missouri, 2008
  • M.A., Philosophy, University of Missouri, 2005
  • M.A., Philosophy, University of Montana, 2003
  • B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies, Berry College, 1998

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Dr. Erich Mark Riesen
Visiting Assistant Professor

Areas of expertise:

  • Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
  • Military Ethics
  • Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy – University of Colorado Boulder, 2022
  • M.A. in Philosophy – Northern Illinois University, 2015
  • B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy – University of San Diego, 2012

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Dr. Sarah Roberts-Cady
Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean of Curriculum

Expertise

  • Critical thinking about ethics
  • Political philosophy
  • Theories of justice
  • Medical ethics

Education

  • Ph.D., Purdue University, 2000
  • B.A., Linfield College, 1994

2023 Curriculum Vitae

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Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Dugald Owen
Professor of Philosophy
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Dr. Reyes Garcia
Professor of Philosophy
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Dr. Will Coe
Professor of Philosophy
coe_w@fortlewis.edu