Faculty Directory

Philosophy Faculty


Maria Botero, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

B.A. Universidad Javeriana; M.A., Ph.D. York University

Areas of interest: Philosophy of Psychology, Primatology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, and Ethics

CHSS 348

(936) 294-2462


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Charles R. Carlson, PH. D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

B.A. in Philosophy, Religion, and Government/International Affairs, Augustana College; M.A. University of Toledo; M.S. in Biology, Texas A&M; Ph. D. Texas A&M

Areas of interest:Philosophy of Biology, Ethics, American Philosophy, German Idealism, Modern Philosophy, History, and Philosophy of Science

CHSS 340

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Frank K. Fair, Ph.D.


A.B. Xavier University, Cincinnati; M.A. Boston College; Ph.D. University of Georgia

Areas of interest: Logic and Philosophy of Science, Critical Thinking Theory and Pedagogy, Theories of Evolution and Human Cooperation, and Philosophy for Children

CHSS 365

(936) 294-1509

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S. West Gurley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

B.A. Austin College; M.A. University of New Mexico; Ph D. University of South Florida

Areas of interest: History of 19th and 20th Century Continental European Philosophy, Existentialism, Aesthetics, Philosophy in Film and Literature, Postmodernism, Hermeneutics, and Phenomenology

CHSS 358

(936) 294-3779

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Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin

Assistant Professor

BA University of Michigan; MA Boston College; PhD University of California, Riverside

Areas of interest: Ethics, Philosophy of Action, Death and Meaning of Life

CHSS 356

(936) 294-3585


Glenn M. Sanford, Ph.D.

Professor, Program Coordinator

B.A. The College of Wooster; Ph.D. Duke University; J.D. University of Houston Law Center

Areas of interest: Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science, Environmental and Natural Resources Law, and Public Policy, Administrative Law, History of Biology, Logic, Critical Thinking, Philosophy of Law, and Genetics and Law

CHSS 359

(936) 294-1510

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David Wright, Ph. D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

B.A. in Philosophy and English, Bethel College; M.A. Ohio University; M.A. in History, Texas A&M; Ph. D. Texas A&M

Areas of interest: Normative Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy,and John Stuart Mill

CHSS 357

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Professor Emeritus


Richard A. Cording, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., Ph.D. University of Missouri

Areas of interest: History of Philosophy, Existentialism, Death and Dying

CHSS 339

(936) 294-4662

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Adjunct Faculty & Lecturers


Alan C. Clune, Ph.D


B.S. Worcester Polytechnic Institute; M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D. Suny at Buffalo (State University, New York)

Areas of interest: Animals and Ethics, Applied Ethics/Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Critical Thinking, and Philosophy of Science

CHSS 349

(936) 294-4327

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Joseph M. Magee, Ph.D.


B.A. Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology; M.A., Ph.D. University of Saint Thomas

Areas of interest: Philosophy of Religion, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and Philosophy of Mind

CHSS 360

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Thomas Brommage, Ph. D.


B.A. Manhattanville College;M.A. University of South Florida; Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies - Emphasis Standpoint Epistemology; Ph. D. University of South Florida

Areas of interest: History of Analytic Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Logic, Philosophy of Language, History of Modern Philosophy, Feminist Theory, and Philosophy of Humor

CHSS 347


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