Dr. Robert Stufflebeam

Associate Professor and Chair

Dr. Robert StufflebeamOffice: LA 385
Phone: (504) 280-7473
Email: rstuffle@uno.edu

Rob Stufflebeam received his B.A. from George Mason University, then his A.M. and Ph.D. from the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology (PNP) Program at Washington University in St. Louis.

His main areas of research are Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Science (especially neuroscience), and Logic.

He has authored numerous articles exploring the fundamental concepts of representation and computation and their relation to computational systems and the brain. Through grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF-CCLI #0127561) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH-SEP #1R25RR020425-01A1), he has created a great deal of content for online instruction in cognitive science for The Mind Project. Chief among his content is Introduction to neurons, synapses, action potentials, and neurotransmission, which on Google ranks #2 out of 25.7 million results for 'neurons'. As a Flash developer, he has created dozens of animations of neuropsychological processes, illusions, and psychological experiments to support several textbooks in psychology, biopsychology, and neuroscience.

Besides being Chair of the department, he serves on the university's Distance Learning Task Force and is the Liberal Arts representative to the Faculty Senate Distance Learning Committee. He is also the department webmaster.

Courses Taught

PHIL 1000: Introduction to Philosophy 
PHIL 1050: Reasoning
PHIL 1101: Introduction to Logic 
PHIL 2201: Ethics 
PHIL 2411: Philosophy of Language
PHIL 2450: Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 3001: Senior Honors Thesis
PHIL 3030: Individual Senior Seminar

 

PHIL 3095: Special Topics in Philosophy
PHIL 3101: Advanced Logic
PHIL 3332: British Empiricism & the 18th Century
PHIL 3400: Metaphysics
PHIL 3422: Analytic Philosophy
PHIL 3430: Philosophy of the Natural Sciences
PHIL 3450: Philosophical Psychology
PHIL 4250: Philosophy of Art