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Faculty & Staff


Jeffrey Bernstein

Professor, Department Chair
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Fields: Modern European philosophy, classical German philosophy and Jewish Thought  
Office: Smith 520 Phone: (508) 793 2499
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Frances Maughan-Brown


Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Boston College
Office: Smith 519 Phone: (508) 793 3453 





Lawrence Cahoone

On Leave Fall 2020

Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Fields: Recent European philosophy, American philosophy, social and political philosophy, metaphysics and natural science  
Office: Smith 517 Phone: (508) 793 2460
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Predrag Cicovacki

Ph.D., University of Rochester
Fields: Kant, Dostoevsky, Schweitzer, Gandhi; Problems of evil and violence; Theories of Values  
Office: Smith 518 Phone: (508) 793 2467
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Christopher A. Dustin

On leave


Ph.D., Yale University
Fields: Ancient Philosophy (Plato and Aristotle), Continental Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy (Thoreau), Philosophy of Art and Architecture
Office: Smith 504 Phone: (508) 793 3396
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Kendy Hess

Brake-Smith Associate Professor in Social Philosophy and Ethics
Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder
Fields: Ethics; applied ethics (business, professional, and environmental); environmental philosophy; philosophy of the mind; Nietzsche  
Office: Smith 523 Phone: (508) 793 2574
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John Manoussakis

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Boston College
Fields: Philosophy of Religion, Phenomenology (in particular Heidegger and Marion), Ancient Greek Philosophy (especially Plato and the Neo-Platonic Tradition), Patristics, and Psychoanalysis  
Office: Smith 526 Phone: (508) 793 3717
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May Sim

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Fields: Ancient Philosophy (Plato & Aristotle), Asian Philosophy (Confucianism & Daoism), ethics, metaphysics and human rights  
Office: Smith 522 Phone: (508) 793 2508
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William E. Stempsey S.J.

M.D., State University of New York, Buffalo, Ph.D., Georgetown University
Fields: philosophy of medicine, medical ethics, moral philosophy  
Office: Smith 521 Phone: (508) 793 2469
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Karsten R. Stueber

Ph.D., University of Tübingen
Fields: Philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and psychology, philosophy of social science, meta-ethics, and Wittgenstein  
Office: Smith 524 Phone: (508) 793 3395
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John Bunke

Visiting Lecturer
Office:  Smith Hall 506  Phone:  (508) 793-2367





Brianna Ouellette

Academic Administrative Coordinator for Philosophy and Religious Studies
Office: Smith 403 Phone: (508) 793 2468