Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Content

College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Jessica Wright, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy and Classics

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 210-458-6031
Office: MB 3.456
Office hours: Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 11AM - 12PM

About
  • Biography

    Jessica Wright is Assistant Professor of Classics and Medical Humanities at UTSA. She is a historian of the body. She studies representations of the brain and mental experience in the philosophical, medical, and theological texts of late antiquity. Although trained in the literature of Greek and Roman antiquity, she conducts her research in conversation with contemporary philosophy and history of science and medicine. She is currently writing a book titled The Care of the Brain in Early Christianity.

    When she is not immersed in the ancient world, she reads about the future and other alternate realities (she particularly recommends the work of N.K. Jemison and Octavia Butler). Before moving to San Antonio, she had lived in California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, China, and New Zealand. Originally she is from Yorkshire, England.      

    Degrees

    • Ph.D. in Classics, Princeton University (2016)
    • B.A. in Classics, Cambridge University (2008)

Serife Tekin , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy and Classics

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Office: MB 3.458
Office hours: Mon. & Fri. 1:00PM - 2:00PM Wed. 3:00PM - 4:00PM and by appt.

About
  • Biography

    Şerife Tekin was born in Turkey and she spent her childhood and adolescence on the Aegean coast hanging around the ruins of Ancient Greek Civilization. She likes to think that she is a philosopher because she stepped foot on the soils that the Greek gods, goddesses, and philosophers left their marks, inhaled the salty humid sea air they breathed in, and inhabited a sense of wonder that woke them up from the deepest sleeps everyday. She received her PhD in 2010 at York University in Toronto, with the dissertation, “Mad Narratives: Exploring Self-Constitutions Through the Diagnostic Looking Glass," following which she was a postdoctoral research fellow in Feminist Bioethics and Neuroethics at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Canada. After Dalhouise, she completed another postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for the Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to coming to UTSA, she was an assistant professor and the Director of Medical Humanities Minor at Daemen College, in Amherst, NY. Her research in Philosophy of Psychiatry is at the cusp of feminist approaches to Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind, and Ethics. In her work, she aims to expand psychiatric knowledge by supplementing existing scientific literature with a philosophical study of the first-person accounts of those with mental illness — a rich but rarely used resource. She uses philosophical tools to engage with the scientific and clinical literature on mental illness, philosophical literature on the self, and the ethical literature on what contributes to human flourishing and expand psychiatric knowledge that will ultimately lead to effective treatments of mental illness. It matters to her that her knowledge and skills have impact on real lives, whether in the classroom when she is teaching, or outside the classroom when she is mentoring. When she is not teaching or writing, she likes to run, ride her bike, cook, and see art.

    www.serifetekin.com

    Degrees

    Ph.D. in Philosophy, York University (2010).

    M.A. in Philosophy, University of Saskatchewan (2010).

    B.Sc. in Economics with minor in Philosophy, Middle East Technical University (2002).

Jessica Nowlin, Ph.D.

Lecturer II Classics
Department of Philosophy and Classics

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 210-458-8157
Office: MH 4.05.30 P
Office hours: Mon. Wed. & Fri. 1:00 to 1:50PM

Research area: Archaeology

About
  • Biography

    Jessica Nowlin is a Lecturer in Classics who is interested in the archaeology of the western Mediterranean during the 1st millennium BCE, methods of digital recording and preservation, and critical historiography of classical archaeology and art history.  She received her BA in Classics and Archaeology from the University of Texas at Austin, and her PhD in Archaeology in 2016 from the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology at Brown University. Her dissertation research was supported by a two-year Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. Her research focuses on the local acceptance, adaptation and transformation of imported objects and practices from the eastern Mediterranean by communities in mainland Italy and Sardinia.

     

    Dr. Nowlin has conducted archaeological fieldwork in Belize, Crimea, and in multiple regions in Italy (Basilicata, Calabria, Lazio and Sardinia). Currently, she is co-organizing the Sinis Archaeological Project, a pedestrian field survey near Oristano, with colleagues from the University of Michigan and SUNY Brockport. In addition to teaching courses within Classics, she works as a GIS Specialist with the Center for Archaeological Research at UTSA.

    Degrees

    • Ph.D. in Arhaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University (2016)
    • B.A. in Classics and Archaeology,The University of Texas at Austin (2007)

Leo Bannister , M.A.

Lecturer I in Philosophy
Department of Philosophy and Classics

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 210-458-8158
Office: MH 4.05.30B
Office hours: Mon. & Wed. 8:00AM - 9:30AM and by appt.

Research area: Autonomy of the Child and Philosophy of Religion

About
  • Biography

    Leo Bannister husband, father, retired OEF and OIF combat veteran, and professor, was born and raised in San Antonio Texas. His ancestry can be traced back to José Francisco Ruiz who was one of only two native Texans to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence. While he himself did not know it at the time he was brought up in a home that set the foundation for what would later become one of his greatest passions, philosophy. This groundwork festered with not much direction for years while he served in the Army questioning everything all the while seeking greater purpose and meaning. It wasn’t until he met his wife, his guiding light, that the quest seemed to take shape. She helped him though his combat injuries after his return from Iraq and gave him the confidence and support to move forward after retirement and get his graduate degree in Applied Philosophy and Ethics from Texas State University. He finds his inspiration for such ideas as the autonomy of the child by observing his wife and children throughout their day to day life. Since 2014 he has served as a judge for the Annual Texas Regional Ethics Bowl at St. Mary’s University. He has been teaching since 2015 and loves to see the evolution in others as they grow beyond wondering what Philosophy is to discovering the wonders that  Philosophy holds.

    Degrees

    M.A. in Applied Philosophy and Ethics, Texas State University, (2015)

    B.S. in Philosophy, University of the Incarnate Word, (2013)

    Primary Leadership Development Course, Ft. Polk NC, (2007)

Jude Okpala, Ph.D.

Lecturer II in Humanities
Department of Philosophy and Classics

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 210-458-8156
Office: MH 4.05.30J
Office hours: By appt.

Research area: Literary Theory, African Literature, and Logic

About
  • Biography

    Jude is originally from Nigeria. He studied English Literature and Philosophy with graduate degrees from Howard University. His research covers literary theory, African Literature, Logic and the interface between philosophy and literature.  He has extensively studied Igbo Metaphysics in Chinua Achebe and Ethical Imagination in Ben Okri. Presently, he is working on the new aesthetics in Nigerian Literature.

    Degrees

    •  Ph.D. in English, Howard University (2000).
    • M.A. in Philosophy, Howard University (1993).
    • B.A. in Philosophy, Bigard Memorial Seminary, Nigeria - Affilate of Urban University (1989).

Andrew Helms, Ph.D.

Lecturer II Classics
Department of Philosophy and Classics

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 210-458-5357
Office: MH 4.05.30Q
Office hours: Mon. Wed. & Fri. 11:00AM - 12:00PM and by appt.

Research area: Medieval Metaphysics, Natural Philosophy, Philosophy of Religon

About
  • Biography

    Andrew Helms completed his doctoral work in medieval philosophy, at the University of Notre Dame in 2016. He also holds an MA in philosophy from Texas A & M University.  Andrew’s research interests are in medieval metaphysics, natural philosophy, and philosophy of religion, and in the reception of Aristotle and Plato among the medieval scholastic philosophers.  Andrew’s non-academic interests include violin music, water-color painting, and good fantasy literature. 

    Degrees

    • Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Notre Dame (2016).
    • M.A. in Philosophy, Texas A&M University (2009).
    • B.A. in Philosophy, Union University (2007).

Jonathan MacLellan, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer
Department of Philosophy and Classics

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 210-458-8155
Office: MH 4.05.30 G
Office hours: Mon. Wed. & Fri. 11:00AM - 12:00PM and by appt.

About

Abraham Graber, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Director of Medical Humanities
Department of Philosophy and Classics

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 210-458-7721
Office: MH 4.05.30H
Office hours: Tues. 10:00AM - 11:30AM Thurs. 12:45PM - 2:15PM & by appt.

About
  • Degrees

    • Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Iowa (2013)
    • M.A. in Philosophy, University of Iowa (2011)
    • B.A. in Philosophy, Carleton College (2008)

James Robert Adair, Jr., Ph.D.

Associate Director, Undergraduate Studies Support & Technology Services; Lecturer II
Department of Philosophy and Classics

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: (210) 458-6216
Office: UH4 1.402A
Office hours: By Appt.

About
Publications
  • Degrees

    • Ph.D. (concentration in biblical textual criticism), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas (1992)
    • M.A. (Department of Ancient Near Eastern Studies), University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (1993)
    • M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1985)
    • B.A. Hons. (Department of Semitic Languages and Cultures), University of Stellenbosch (1989)
    • B.S. in Computer and Information Sciences (Math minor), Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas (1980)
  • Recent Publications

    • “Life Under a Fickle Sun: Solar Images in the Hebrew Bible,” article included in Wendy Barker Festschrift (forthcoming 2014).
    • “Fundamentals of the Faith,” short story (2011), and other poems, short prose, and book and museum reviews published in Voices de la Luna: A Quarterly Poetry & Arts Magazine (2010-present).
    • Introducing Christianity. London: Routledge, 2008. “Technology and the Transmission of the Biblical Text,” SBL Forum (April 2004).
    • “Creating and Maintaining a Premier Electronic Journal,” in Bible and Computer: The Stellenbosch AIBI-6 Conference. Proceedings of the Association Internationale Bible et Informatique “From Alpha to Byte.” University of Stellenbosch 17-21 July, 2000. Leiden: Brill, 2002.
    • “In Memoriam Dominique Barthélemy,” Bulletin of the International Organization of Septuagint and Cognate Studies 34 (2001): 34-36.

Eve A. Browning, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Philosophy and Classics; Professor
Department of Philosophy and Classics

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: (210) 458-6031
Office: MH 4.05.30 D
Office hours: Mon. & Wed. 12:00PM -2:00PM and by appt.

Research area: Ancient Philosophy, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Popular Culture, Classical Studies, Philosophies of Animal Intelligence

About
  • Biography

    Eve A. Browning is very happy to have joined the UTSA Department of Philosophy & Classics in Fall 2014 and become a Roadrunner.  She grew up in Florida and attended the University of Florida for undergrad, and University of California San Diego for grad school.  Later she joined the Philosophy faculty of the University of Minnesota Duluth and learned the dire meaning of the phrase, "Winter is coming."  She has published in the areas of ancient philosophy, ethics, feminist philosophy, popular culture, classical studies, and philosophies of animal intelligence.  Her hobbies include running, horseback-riding, playing the violin, and singing in choirs.  She is pictured here with her very kind horse, Gentle John.

    Degrees

    • Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of California, San Diego (1979)
    • B.A. in Philosophy and Literature, University of Florida (1973)

Joshua Thurow, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Graduate Advisor of Record
Department of Philosophy and Classics

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 210-458-5352
Office: MH 4.05.30 E
Office hours: Mon. & Wed. 2:00PM - 3:00PM Thurs. 3:00 - 5:00PM

Research area: Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion

About
Teaching
Research
Publications
  • Biography

    Dr. Thurow was born, raised, and educated in Wisconsin.  He's still getting used to living without snow and seasons.  Having philosophical conversations with students and seeing them grow their skills over time are his favorite parts of teaching.  In addition to his philosophical interests, he is an avid reader of various genres (including fiction, poetry, and theology), and he enjoys playing sports and following Wisconsin sports teams, playing boardgames, and spending time with his wife and kids.

    Degrees

    • Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin - Madison (2007)
    • M.A. in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin - Madison (2004)
    • B.S. in Astronomy/Physics and Philosophy, University of Wisconsin - Madison (1999)
  • Recent Courses

    Teaching Topics

    • Basic Philosophical Problems
    • Contemporary Moral Issues
    • Approaches to Knowledge and Reality
    • Contemporary Analytic Philosophy
    • Issues and Movements in 20th century Philosophy
    • Personal Identity and Resurrection
  • Research in Progress

    Current Research Areas

    • Explanations of a priori knowledge
    • The nature of intuition and its relationship to the a priori
    • Basic beliefs and the nature of defeat
    • The value of truth
    • The cognitive science of religion
    • The doctrine of the atonement
    • Collective responsibility
  • Recent Publications

    Loading papers from Joshua, Joshua C. Thurow's profile... (Click here if the papers don't load.)

Alistair Welchman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy and Classics

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: (210) 458-7215
Office: MH 4.05.30 M
Office hours: Tues. & Thurs. 11:15AM -12:45PM and by appt.

Research area: Contemporary European Thought, Nineteenth Century German Philosophy, Border Ethics, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, Kant

About
Teaching
Research
Publications
Additional Information
  • Biography

    I am originally from the United Kingdom, from a small town that no one’s heard of in what is statistically attested to be the most boring county in the UK, Hertfordshire. But I won a scholarship to the University of Wisconsin Madison, met my future partner and here we now are (she teaches philosophy at Trinity) with our two kids. When I haven’t been doing philosophy, I used to program computers for a living. And when I’m not earning a living, I like to play the piano, even though my son now plays better than me!

    Degrees

    • M.S. in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems, University of Sussex (Distinction) (1998)
    • Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Warwick (1996)
    • B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, Christ Church, Oxford (Hons.) (1988)
  • Recent Courses

    • HUM 3013: History of Ideas (Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011)
    • HUM 3063:  The Modern World (Fall 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2012)
    • PHI 1043: Critical Thinking (Fall 2013)
    • PHI 2013: Basic Philosophical Problems (Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2013)
    • PHI 2043: Introductory Logic (Spring 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012)
    • PHI 2123: Contemporary Moral Issues (Spring 2007)
    • PHI 2123: Moral Issues: Engineering Ethics (Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010)
    • PHI 2123: Moral Issues: Border Ethics (Fall 2011)
    • PHI 3053: Philosophy of Art (Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2013)
    • PHI 3213: Ethics(Fall 2007)
    • PHI 3343: Issues and Movements: Heideggerianism (Spring 2009)
    • PHI 3343: Issues and Movements: Phenomenology & Ethics (Spring 2010)
    • PHI 3403: Philosophy in Literature (Spring 2008)
    • PHI 4123: Contemporary Continental Philosophy (Spring 2007, Spring 2012, Spring 2013)
    • PHI 4973: Senior Seminar: Kant’s Critical Philosophy (Fall 2010)
    • PHI 4973: Senior Seminar: Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Freud (Spring 2013)
    • PHI 4973: Senior Seminar: Topics in Logic (Fall 2013)
    • Various Independent Studies on Contemporary European Political Thought, Contemporary French Ontology, Nietzsche’s Genealogy and Advanced Logic.
  • Research in Progress

    My training is in contemporary French philosophy, especially Gilles Deleuze. But this French thought is so steeped in its German antecedents that I have been increasingly drawn into working on them, Kant, Maimon, Schopenhauer and Schelling in particular. Professor Judith Norman (Trinity University) and I have been working on translating Schopenhauer's major work, The World as Will and Representation for a number of years for Cambridge University Press (Volume 1 came out in 2010, and Volume 2 is--finally!--in proofs as I write this). Since moving to San Antonio I’ve also become  interested in normative issues, especially Border Ethics, which led to my edited collection Politics of Religion/Religions of Politics (Springer 2014) and right now I’m working on Schopenhauer's theory of compassion as the ultimate moral virtue as well as normative issues in Deleuze and Badiou.

    Occasionally I make forays into the philosophy of embodied cognitive science, often in collaboration with Professor William Short (Classics, formerly UTSA and from fall 2017 University of Exeter in the United Kingdom).

    .

  • Recent Publications

    • ‘The Art of Willing: The Impact of Kant’s Aesthetics on Schopenhauer’s Conception of the Will’ in Stefano Bacin, Alfredo Ferrarin, Claudio La Rocca and Margit Ruffing (eds.) Kant und die Philosophie in weltbürgerlicher Absicht (Berlin: de Gruyter 2013), Vol. 5, pp. 639-50
    • ‘Heidegger among the Robots’ Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy/Revue canadienne de philosophie continentale Vol. 17, No. 1 (Spring/Printemps 2013), pp. 229-249
    • ‘The Question of Romanticism’ in Alison Stone (ed.) The Edinburgh Critical History of Philosophy: Volume 5—The Nineteenth Century (Edinburgh University Press/Columbia University Press 2011), pp. 47-68 [co-written with Judith Norman]
    • ‘Unacknowledged Harms’ Global Virtue Ethics Review Vol. 6, No. 2 (2011), pp. 20-54
    •  ‘Creating the Past: Schelling’s Ages of the WorldJournal for the Philosophy of History 4 (2010) 23-43 [co-written with Judith Norman]
    • ‘Deleuze’s Post-Critical Metaphysics’ Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy/Revue canadienne de philosophie continentale, Vol. 13, No. 2 (Fall 2009), pp. 25-54
    • ‘Schopenhauer and Asian Thought’ on Matthias Koßler (Herausgeber) Schopenhauer und die Philosophien Asiens (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag 2008) in Journal of Indo-European Studies Vol. 37, Nos. 1 & 2 (Spring/Summer 2009), pp. 26-43 [invited review article subject to editorial review]
    • ‘Deleuze and Deep Ecology’ in Bernd Herzogenrath (ed.) An (Un)easy Alliance: Thinking the Environment with Deleuze/Guattari (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press 2008), pp. 116-138
  • Forthcoming Translation and Edited Collection:

    • Arthur Schopenhauer The World as Will and Representation, Vol. 2 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)
    • Alistair Welchman (ed.) Politics of Religion/Religions of Politics (Springer)

    Articles in Under Contract and Submission

    • ‘Deleuze and Schopenhauer’ in Craig Lundy and Daniella Voss (eds) Deleuze and Post-Kantian Thought (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, under contract)
    • ‘Schopenhauer’s Moral Philosophy’ in Jens Timmerman and Sacha Golob (eds) The Cambridge History of Moral Philosophy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, under contract)
    • [33%] ‘Deleuze: Sense and Nonsense’ in Tom Froese and Massimiliano Cappuccio (eds) Making Sense of Non-Sense: Enactive Cognition and Sense-Making Theories Facing the Uncanny (Palgrave Macmillan: under contract) [with William Short and Wilson Shearin]
    • ‘Schelling’s Moral Argument for a Metaphysics of Contingency’ in Emilio Corriero (ed) Schelling’s Realism and the Philosophy of Nature (aAccedemia Press, Turin, Italy, under contract)
    • ‘Schelling and Schopenhauer on Evil’ in Douglas Hedley, Chad Meister and Charles Taliaferro (eds.) The History of Evil in the 18th and 19th Centuries (Acumen Press under contract)
    • ‘Introduction’ to Alistair Welchman (ed.) Politics of Religion/Religions of Politics (Springer under contract)
    • ‘Border Sovereignty’ in Alistair Welchman (ed.) Politics of Religion/Religions of Politics (Springer)
    • ‘The Concept of Eternity in Modern European Thought’ in Yitzhak Melamed (ed.) Eternity (Oxford University Press)

    Links

Susan Gelb Rosenberg, M.A.

Lecturer in Classics
Department of Philosophy and Classics

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: (210) 458-8160
Office: MH 4.05.30R
Office hours: Mon. Wed. & Fri. 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Research area: Roman Provincial Studies, Roman Archaeology and History, Ancient Architecture, Latin Literature and the Representation of Architectural Space

About
  • Biography

    Susan Gelb Rosenberg is a specialist in Roman archaeology and has excavated at sites in Italy, Jordan, Israel, and Tunisia. She has her MA in Latin literature from the University of Texas at Austin where she also did her doctorate work on second century CE Roman architecture in Jordan and Syria.

    Degrees

    • Ph.D. in Classics, expected January 2010 (University of Texas at Austin)

Oak DeBerg, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Philosophy
Department of Philosophy and Classics

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: (210) 458-7881
Office: MH 4.05.30 K
Office hours: Mon. & Tues. 2:00PM - 3:45PM and by appt

About
  • Biography

    Retired from the military after a 30-year career in the United States Air Force (USAF). Service included commanding an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) missile launch facility, original engineering research on advanced crew systems, aerodynamic considerations in air-to-air combat, developing unmanned aerial vehicle clandestine flight profiles, and determining ICBM basing requirements. Also served as executive secretary to the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (academic and industry advisors to the Secretary of the Air Force and the USAF Chief of Staff). Served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as technical and scientific advisor to several presidential and secretary sponsored panels concerning MX (aka Peacekeeper ICBM) basing issues. Later, appointed as arms control advisor for, and delegate to, several treaty negotiations with the Soviet Union (specifically, START and INF). In the twilight of career, was assistant chief-of-staff for a USAF major air command.                                 


    After leaving the USAF, pursued interests that could not be developed while on active duty. Obtained certification as a financial planner (loves fiddling with numbers) and taught folks to fly (became a flight instructor years earlier as a benefit of the GI Bill). Finally, decided to follow his second love, i.e. philosophy, history and science. Obtained doctorate in philosophy from Texas A&M University. Academic areas are military philosophy, ethics, political philosophy, animal rights, and philosophy of science.

                                                     

    Married to his first love, Joellen, they have been a team for over fifty-six years.

    Degrees

    • Ph.D., Philosophy, Texas A&M University
    • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology
    • B.A., Philosophy, University of Texas at San Antonio
    • B.S., Chemistry, University of California (Berkeley)

Xunwu Chen, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy and Classics

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: (210) 458-7881
Office: MH 4.05.30 L
Office hours: Tues. & Thurs. 11:30AM - 12:45PM

About
Teaching
Publications
  • Degrees

    • Ph.D. In Philosophy, Fordham University
  • Recent Courses

    • 20th Century Continental Philosophy
    • Asian Philosophy
    • Contemporary Moral Issues
    • World Religions
    • Philosophy of Art
    • Basic Philosophical Problems
    • Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
    • Philosophy in Literature
  • Recent Publications

    • Justice, Humanity And Social Toleration 2008. Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield.
    • On The Life And Thought Of Habermas 2008. Zhongshan University Press.
    • Being And Authenticity 2004. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi.

Michael Almeida, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Philosophy and Classics

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: (210) 458-7748
Office: MH 4.02.30
Office hours: Mon. Wed. & Fri. 2:30PM - 4:00PM and by appt.

About
Teaching
Research
Publications
  • Biography

    Personal Website

    Degrees

    • The Ohio State University, Ph.D.
    • Bridgewater State University, B.A.
  • Recent Courses

    Undergraduate and graduate teaching in metaphysics, ethics, logic, and philosophy of religion.

  • Research in Progress

    Forthcoming papers on  'Best Worlds and Multiverses' for Klaas Kraay (ed.), God and the Multiverse: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Perspectives,  'Unrestricted Actualization, Libertarian Freedom and Morally Perfect Worlds', for Kevin Timpe (ed.) Libertarianism and Free Will: The Interplay of Religious Belief and Free Will (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 'Skeptical Theism and Undercutting Defeaters', for T. Dougherty and J. McBrayer (eds.) New Essays on Skeptical Theism (Oxford: Oxford University Press).  Monograph, Worlds God Could Create, aims to show that theodical responses to the problem of evil are neither successful nor necessary.

  • Recent Publications

    Recently published Freedom, God, and Worlds (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012) and The Metaphysics of Perfect Beings (London: Routledge, 2008). Published in, among other places, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Analysis, Philosophical Studies, Philosophia, The Monist, Erkenntnis, Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Faith and Philosophy, Oxford Handbook of Free Will, Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, Theoria, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, and Religious Studies.

Jill Graper Hernandez, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy and Classics

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: (210) 458-5191
Office: GSR 2.210A.1
Office hours: Thurs. 3:00PM - 6:00PM and by appt.

Research area: Ethics, Early Modern Philosophy, Existentialism

About
Teaching
Research
Publications
  • Biography

    Dr. Hernandez earned her PhD in philosophy from the University of Memphis and her MA from Texas A&M.  She won an 8-month National Endowment for Humanities Faculty Award in 2014 as well as the President's Distinguished Achievement Award in Research and Teaching. When she is not working, she can usually be found hanging out with her amazing husband Gustavo and two beautiful girls, Allie and Sofie.

  • Recent Courses

    Dr. Hernandez regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in ethics and the history of philosophy, as well as seminars in advanced ethical problems, feminist ethics, and existential literature.

  • Research in Progress

    Dr. Hernandez is currently writing a book on responses to the problem of evil from the perspective of early modern female scholars.  Additionally, she is working on various articles which focus on integrity, shared obligations, the second-personal problem of theodicy, existential treatments of the problem of evil, and the Knobe effect in ethics.

  • Recent Publications

    Dr. Hernandez recently won the Robert B. Papazian International Prize in Ethics for her International Journal of Philosophical Studies article, "The Integrity Objection, Reloaded".  She is the author of a monograph, Gabriel Marcel's Ethics of Hope, and the editor of The New Intuitionism.  Her articles have appeared in top journals, including Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, The Journal of Religion, Sophia, and The International Journal of Philosophy of Religion.