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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

Curriculum Vitae
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CHSS Room 348
(936) 294-2462


Diana Buccafurni-Huber, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

H.B.S. Oregon State University
Ph.D. University of Utah

Areas of interest: Biomedical Ethics, Contemporary Moral Issues, Animal Rights, Death and Dying, and End of Life Ethics

Curriculum Vitae

CHSS Room 356
(936) 294-3585


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

Curriculum Vitae

CHSS Room 365
(936) 294-1509
West Gurley


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

Curriculum Vitae

CHSS Room 358
(936) 294-3779



Glenn M. Sanford, Ph.D.

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 & Natural Resources Law, and Public Policy, Administrative Law, History of Biology, Logic, Critical Thinking, Philosophy of Law, and Genetics and Law

Curriculum Vitae

CHSS Room 359
(936) 294-1510


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  

Curriculum Vitae
CHSS Room 357





Richard A. Cording, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Curriculum Vitae

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

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

CHSS Room 339
(936) 294-4662




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

Curriculum Vitae

CHSS Room 349
(936) 294-4327

Joseph M. Magee


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

Curriculum Vitae
CHSS Room 360

Thomas Brommage, Ph. D.


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

Curriculum Vitae
CHSS Room 347

Phuc Luu, M.A.


Phuc Luu, M.A.

B.S. in Psychology and Christianity, Houston Baptist University
M. Div. George W. Truett Theological Seminary
M.A. in Philosophy, University of St. Thomas
Ph. D. in Medieval Studies expected 2014, University of St. Thomas

Areas of interest: History of Philosophy, Medieval Studies, and Critical Thinking

Curriculum Vitae
CHSS Room 360


Don Self, Ph. D.

B.S. in Chemistry, Furman University
B.A. Furman University
M.A., Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Areas of interest:  Cognitive moral development theory and its application to the field of health care

Curriculum Vitae
CHSS Room 360

Charles R. Carlson, Ph.D.


Charles R. Carlson, PH. D.
CHSS Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy

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

Curriculum Vitae
CHSS 340



Rhonda Reddoch


Rhonda Reddoch
Department Secretary

CHSS Room 390 D
(936) 294-3552

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