Faculty & Staff


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Jeffrey Bernstein

Professor, Department Chair
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Fields: Spinoza, German Philosophy, and Jewish Thought
Office: Smith 520 Phone: (508) 793 2499
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Devin Gouvêa

Assistant Professor 
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Email: dgouvea@holycross.edu
Office: Smith Hall 506
Phone: (508) 793-2907



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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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Frances Maughan-Brown

Ph.D., Boston College
Fields: Aesthetics, 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Kierkegaard, Feminism
Email: fmaughan@holycross.edu
Office: Smith 519 Phone: (508) 793-3453
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Omar Quiñonez

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Assistant Professor 
Ph.D., Emory University
Fields: Nineteenth-century philosophy, German Idealism (Hegel and Schelling), Marx and Marxism, Critical Theory, continental philosophy (Malabou, Badiou, Meillassoux).
Office: Smith 518  Phone: 508-793-2467
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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 Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Toronto
Fields: metaphysics, philosophy of language, epistemology
Email: jmbunke@holycross.edu
Office:  Smith Hall 504  Phone:  (508) 793-2367


Andrew Jussaume

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Visiting Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Duquesne University
Fields: German Idealism (Schelling), Existentialism, Metaphysics
Office: Smith Hall 523   Phone: (508) 793-3717



Katherine Barrett

Academic Administrative Coordinator
Departments of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Office: Smith Hall 403  Phone: 508-793-3404 
PO Box: 43A  


Faculty Emeriti

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Lawrence Cahoone

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Fields: Recent European philosophy, American philosophy, social and political philosophy, metaphysics and natural science 
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Predrag Cicovacki

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Rochester
Fields: Kant, Dostoevsky, Schweitzer, Gandhi; Problems of evil and violence; Theories of Values
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