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Each of our talented faculty members offers you unique expertise combined with a wealth of practical experience. They have expertise in the field of philosophy and in the art of teaching. Their research interests are varied, having delved into topics such as metaphysics, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, modern philosophy, philosophy of religion, ethics, history of 20th-century analytic philosophy, philosophy of logic and aesthetics.

Click on each of our faculty member's profiles below to learn more about their experience, publications, awards and contact information.

Department Chair

  • Dr. Arcides Gonzalez

    Assistant Professor



  • Dr. Razak Abedalla


    Dr. Abedalla is a Fulbright Scholar and has been working in the field of languages and cultural More

  • Dr. Craig Fox

    Associate Professor and Associate Director of the University Honors Program

    Dr. Fox began studying philosophy accidentally in college, and he's been doing it ever since. More

  • Dr. Cassandra L. Kuba

    Associate Professor and Chief Forensic Anthropologist

    Dr. Kuba is a biological anthropologist, focusing on the study of the human skeleton More

  • Dr. Elizabeth A. Larsen

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Larsen is director of sociology and coordinator of the Global Online master’s degree More

  • Dr. John P. Nass Jr.


    Dr. Nass is a native of Michigan. His education is in Anthropology and Archaeology   More

  • Dr. Mariana Pensa

    Assistant Professor

      Dr. Mariana Pensa completed her undergraduate degree at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, in More

  • Dr. Joel Press

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Press' primary research interests include the philosophy of science and the philosophy of More

  • Dr. Mary M. Randall

    Assistant Professor


  • Dr. Beverly Ross

    Instructor and Director of the Serene Leadership Institute at Cal U

    Dr. Ross has a Ph.D. in International Psychology and completed graduate work in Sociology and More

  • Dr. Nancy J. Shaffer

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Nancy Shaffer has been a professor of philosophy at California University of Pennsylvania More

  • Dr. Emily M. Sweitzer


    Dr. Sweitzer is a nationally certified school psychologist and is certified as a K-12 principal in More