Faculty

Dr. Michael D. Barnwell

Associate Professor, Director of University Honors Program

Phone:
716.286.8637
Fax:
716.286.8308
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 359
Fax:
716.286.8308

Dr. Barnwell joined the department in fall of 2005. He has a dual Ph.D. in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Yale University. His primary fields of study are medieval philosophy and philosophy of religion, with accompanying interests in ancient philosophy, action theory and theology.  Dr. Barnwell's book, The Problem of Negligent...

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Dr. Alexander U. Bertland

Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Philosophy

Phone:
716.286.8633
Fax:
716.286.8308
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 357
Fax:
716.286.8308

Dr. Bertland joined the NU philosophy department in 2006 after teaching for many years at Hastings College in Nebraska.   He started investigating the work of Giambattista Vico as an undergraduate and continues to study his writings.  However, he also explores a variety of topics in Early Modern Philosophy and Contemporary...

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Dr. James J. Delaney

Professor, Rose Bente Lee-Ostapenko Endowed Director of Professional Ethics

Phone:
716.286.8640
Fax:
716.286.8308
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 319
Fax:
716.286.8308

Dr. Delaney joined the Philosophy Department in 2004 after receiving his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo that same year. He works primarily in normative ethics, with related interests in the history of philosophy and biomedical ethics. He has published articles in the American Catholic Philosophical Association's...

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Dr. John Keller

Associate Professor

Phone:
716.286.8639
Fax:
716.286.8308
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 356
Fax:
716.286.8308

Professor Keller joined the department in the fall of 2009. His Ph.D. is from the University of Notre Dame, and his primary areas of specialization are metaphysics and philosophy of language. He also has interests in epistemology, moral philosophy, philosophy of mind and the philosophy of logic, math and religion. Focus...

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Dr. Abigail L. Levin

Associate Professor

Phone:
716.286.8363
Fax:
716.286.8308
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 318
Fax:
716.286.8308

Dr. Levin joined the philosophy department in 2007. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy (2007), as well as a J.D (2000), both from the University of Toronto. Dr. Levin's primary research interests are in political philosophy, animal ethics, and feminism. She also teaches and conducts research in eastern philosophy and environmental ethics. Her...

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Dr. Stephen D. Petersen

Associate Professor

Phone:
716.286.8638
Fax:
716.286.8308
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall Room 355
Fax:
716.286.8308

Dr. Petersen joined the philosophy department in 2006, after a postdoctoral position at Kalamazoo College.  He received his PhD from the University of Michigan.  His specialties are in the philosophy of mind, epistemology, and the philosophical aspects of cognitive science.  Related areas of interest include logic, the philosophy of science,...

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