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Photo of Janet Stemwedel Janet D. Stemwedel, Chair
Ph.D., (Philosophy) Stanford; Ph.D., (Chemistry) Stanford

Philosophy of Science (esp. Chemical Theory and Practice), Metaphysics (esp. Causation), other interests: Ethics of Science, History of Science, Feminist Philosophy of Science
Photo of Laura Plunkett Laura Plunkett
Department Administrator

 

Full-Time Faculty

No Photo Karin Brown
Ph.D., Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York

Ethics and Political Theory, Feminist Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy
No Photo Rebecca Chan
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame; J.D., University of Colorado - Boulder

Metaphysics, Metaethics, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Religion
Photo of Peter Hadreas Peter J. Hadreas
Ph.D., University of California - Berkeley

Phenomenology, Aristotle, Greek philosophy, Philosophy of Music, Philosophy of Economics, Business Ethics, Merleau-Ponty, 20th and 21st Century Continental Philosophy
Photo of Tom Leddy Thomas W. Leddy
Ph.D., Boston University

Philosophy of Art, Aesthetics, Ancient Philosophy, Plato, Nietzsche
No Photo Tommy L. Lott
Ph.D., University of California - Los Angeles

Modern Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, African American Philosophy and Film/Media and Cultural Studies
Photo of Rita Manning Rita C. Manning
Ph.D., University of California - Riverside

Ethics, Political Philosophy, Feminism
No Photo Bo Mou
Ph.D., University of Rochester

Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Chinese Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy
Photo of Carlos Sanchez Carlos Alberto Sanchez
Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Phenomenology, Existentialism, Social and Political, History of Mexican Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy
Photo of Bill Shaw William H. Shaw
Ph.D., London School of Economics

Economics, Political and Social Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Science and Social Science, Marx
Photo of Daniel Susser Daniel Susser 
Ph.D., Stony Brook University

Philosophy of Technology, Applied Ethics (esp. Information Ethics), Social and Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy
Photo of Anand Vaidya Anand Jayprakash Vaidya
Ph.D., University of California - Santa Barbara

Epistemology (esp. intuition, perception, and modality), Philosophy of Mind, Critical Thinking, Comparative Philosophy (esp. Classical Indian and Analytic Philosophy)

 

Affiliated Faculty

No Photo Chánh Phan (Humanities)
Ph.D., University of Chicago

Political Philosophy and Asian Philosophies, The Chou I Ching, Tao Te Ching


 

Adjunct Faculty

No Photo  Fern Alberts
M.A., San José State University
No Photo  Paul Bashaw
M.A., San José State University

Epistemology, Ethics
No Photo Lisa Bernasconi
M.A., San José State University

Ethics, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics
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Javier Cardoza-Kon
M.A. (Great Books), St. John's College
Ph.D., University of California-Santa Cruz

20th Century Continental/ European philosophy.Technology and politics, deconstruction, Indigenous Science and Native American Philosophy. 

Photo of Noah Friedman-Biglin  Noah Friedman-Biglin
Ph.D., Joint Programme in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews and the University of Stirling

History of Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics
Photo of Jan Giddings  Janet Giddings
M.A., University of San Francisco

Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, Ethics, and Gambling
No Photo Trevor Gullion
M.A., San José State University 
No Photo  Tim Johnston
Ph.D., Stony Brook University

Philosophy and Aging, Feminist and Queer Theory, 20th Century French Philosophy, Care Ethics
No Photo  Michael Jordan
M.A., San José State University

Ethics, Phenomenology, and Existentialism
No Photo  Anthony W. Korsund
M.A., Philosophy & M.Ed., Educational Counseling, San Jose State University
 
Asian Philosophy (in particular Japanese Zen), Buddhist Ethics, Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology & Existentialism; Education, and Counseling Theory.
Photo of Jim Lindahl  James Lindahl
Ph.D., University of Western Ontario

Philosophy of Social Science, Cross-cultural criticism, Philosophical Issues in Anthropology (ethics of representation and translation theory)
Photo of Tony Nguyen  Tony Nguyen
M.A., San José State University
Photo of Nathan Osborne  Nathan Osborne
M.A., San José State University

Existentialism and Critical Theory
No Photo Krupa Patel
M.A., San José State University 
Photo of George Pinto  George J. Pinto
M.A., London School of Economics, M.A., San Jose State University; Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Business and Professional Ethics
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Casey Smith
M.A., San José State University

Philosophy of Expertise, Experimental Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion, and Logic

No Photo  Elizabeth Sonnier
Ph.D., Fordham, New York City's Jesuit University

Philosophy of Science, Process Philosophy, Logic, and French Phenomenology and Existentialism
Photo of John Wilhelmsson  John C. Wilhelmsson
M.A., San José State University

Ethics, Phenomenology, and Edith Stein
Photo of Dan Williamson Dan C. Williamson
Ph.D., University of California - Riverside

Continental Philosophies with a specialization in Foucault, Postmodernism and Gender Studies; emphasis on ethics in various registers and corresponding interests in American Studies 
No Photo Kyle Yrigoyen
M.A., San José State University 

 

Emeritus Faculty 

 

In Memoriam