There are four full-time members of the department: Rob Stufflebeam, Frank Schalow, Chris Surprenant, and Mark Phillips. Some former full-time members of the department such as Ed Johnson teach from time to time. Below you will find links to their contact information, a brief biography, what research interests they have, what courses they teach, and links to their syllabi.

If you have specific questions for any of the Philosophy faculty or about their courses, please feel free contact them.

StufflebeamRobert Stufflebeam, Ph.D.
Department Chair

LA 385

Areas of Research: Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Science (especially neuroscience), and Logic.

Dr. Stufflebeam's Faculty website

LA 391

Areas of Interest: Pragmatism, Evolutionary Psychology, as well as the concept of God.


StufflebeamFrank Schalow, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
University Research Professor

LA 383

Areas of Specialization: 19th and 20th century German thought, Phenomenology, and Continental Philosophy.


SurprenantChris W. Surprenant, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

LA 387

Areas of Specialization: History of Philosophy (Ancient and Early Modern, especially Kant), Moral Philosophy, and Political Philosophy


Edward JohnsonEdward R. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

LA 395

Areas of Specialization: ancient western and eastern thought (Greece, China, India), to applied ethics (including environmental ethics, bio-ethics, criminal justice ethics, business ethics), to Philosophy of education, and Philosophy of technology.


Donald HanksDonald K. Hanks, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus


Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Religion, Philosophical Psychology, and Logic.


Carolyn MorilloCarolyn R. Morillo, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Areas of Interest and Research: ethical theory, environmental ethics (coupled at the time with active participation in the Orleans Audubon Society), theory of knowledge, and naturalized theories of motivation, moral motivation, and intrinsic value, grounded in developing neuropsychological theories concerning reward centers in the brain.