The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is composed of eight full time faculty members with a variety of research interests:
Dr. Christopher Bache: Philosophical Implications of Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness, Reincarnation Theory, Transpersonal Psychology, Teaching and Collective Consciousness
Dr. Michael Jerryson: (PhD University of California, Santa Barbara): Intersections between identity and violence as well as the ways in which we associate religious identities with peace and violence.
Dr. Mustansir Mir , Director of the Center for Islamic Studies (PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor): Qur'anic Studies, Iqbal Studies
Dr. Deborah Mower (PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison): Philosophy of Mind/Psychology, Philosophy of Science, and Moral Psychology.
Dr. Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez (PhD Harvard University): (Director, Dr. James Dale Ethics Center): Ethics
Dr. Linda "Tess" Tessier (PhD Claremont Graduate School):
Dr. Alan Tomhave (PhD University of Missouri): Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics
Dr. Mark Vopat (PhD University of Western Ontario): Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Applied Ethics, Children's Rights.
Dr. Bruce Waller, Chair (PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill): Free Will and Responsibility, Ethics, Bioethics, Philosophy and Psychology, Legal Reasoning.
Dr. Victor Wan-Tatah (ThD Harvard University): (Director, Africana Studies Program):
Ms. Mary Dillingham
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Mr. Jeff Butts
Research Assistant, Center for Islamic Studies