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Graduate Faculty

Deborah Cook
Dr. Cook has a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Ottawa and a Doctorat de 3e Cycle from the Sorbonne. Her specializations are in phenomenology, existentialism, critical theory, and poststructuralism.

Marcello Guarini
Dr. Guarini has his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario. His specializations are Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Science.

Hans V. Hansen, Department Head
Dr. Hansen received his B.A. from Lakehead University, his M.A. from the University of Manitoba and his PhD from Wayne State University. He specializes in Logic, Argumentation and Ethics.   

Catherine Hundleby
Dr. Hundleby has a Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario, M.A. from the University of Guelph, and B.A. from the University of Toronto. She specializes in feminist philosophy especially regarding problems of knowledge, and the significance of argumentation and science as vehicles for knowledge.  More about her work can be found at http://chundleby.com/

Radu Neculau, Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Neculau has a Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research in New York. His specializations are in Social and Political Philosophy and in 19th and 20th Century European Philosophy.

Jeff Noonan, Undergraduate Advisor
Dr. Noonan has a Ph.D. from McMaster University. His specializations are in Social and Political Philosophy and in Contemporary Continental Philosophy.  Review Dr. Noonan's Curriculum Vitae and his Short Essays.

Philip Rose
Dr. Rose has his Ph.D. from Queen's University. His specializations are in Environmental Philosophy, the Philosophy of Nature, and Metaphysics. 

Christopher Tindale
Dr. Tindale has his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo. His primary research interests are in Argumentation Theory and Informal Logic, Greek Philosophy, and Moral Issues.  Dr. Tindale is also the Director for the Centre for Research in Reasonng, Argumentation and Rhetoric. 

Undergraduate Faculty

The aforementioned graduate faculty are all members of undergraduate faculty as well.

David Guetter
Dr. Guetter has his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. His specializations are the History and Legacy of Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics (esp. Cosmology), and Ethics (esp. its relation to physics).

Mark Letteri
Dr. Letteri holds degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Waterloo and the University of Windsor.  Dr. Letteri's scholarly focus is Continental Philosophy, and he edits a book series on Existentialism, Hermeneutics, and Phenomenology.    

Brian MacPherson
Dr. MacPherson has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from McGill University.  Current and past research interests are the logic of belief, philosophy of logic, ethics of clinical research, and the intersection between biology and philosophy. Dr. MacPherson won the OPUS Teacher of the Year Award in 2015, and he won the OPUS Teacher of the Year Award in 2013.   

Katharine E. Parr
Professor Parr has a B.A., an M.A., and an M.Ed. from the University of Windsor. Her publications are in Informal Logic.

Andrea Sullivan-Clarke

Dr. Sullivan-Clarke is a first-generation college student who holds a PhD(2015) and MA(2009) from the University of Washington, and a BA(1999) from Oklahoma State University, all in Philosophy.

Adjunct Professors

Prof. William Conklin (Faculty of Law).
Prof. Douglas Walton (CRRAR).
Dr. Pierre Boulos (Computer Science, Teaching and Learning).

Professors Emeriti

John Anthony Blair
Professor Blair has a B.A. from McGill and an M.A. from the University of Michigan. His specializations are in Informal Logic, Argumentation Theory and Ethics.

Ralph H. Johnson
Dr. Johnson's B.A. is from Xavier, his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. His specializations are in Informal Logic, Argumentation Theory and in Foundations of Existentialism (Kierkegaard and Nietzsche).

Robert C. Pinto
Dr Pinto has his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. His work is in Informal Logic, Argumentation Theory, Epistemology and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind.

Sessional Instructors

Michael Kurak

Sandra Orsini

Department Secretaries

Terry Whelan (519) 253-3000 ext. 2317
twhelan@uwindsor.ca

 

Past Members of the Department

Harry A. Nielsen (Emeritus)
Dr. Nielsen received an B.A. from Rutgers, an M.A. from the University of Connecticut, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. His many publications include writings on Kierkegaard, Ethics, and on the Philosophy of Science. Dr. Nielsen passed away February 16, 2003.