Department Chair

  • Jennifer McErlean
    Professor of Philosophy
    Siena Hall 414
    (518) 783-4129
    mcerlean@siena.edu



Faculty

Joshua Alexander, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Director of Cognitive Science

(Ph.D., Indiana University)

Research: Epistemology, Experimental Philosophy, Philosophical Psychology
Teaching: Philosophy and Knowledge, Philosophy of Science, Symbolic Logic

 

John Blanchard, Lecturer in Philosophy

(Ph.D., New School for Social Research)
Research: Plato, Aristotle, Nietzsche
Teaching: Ethics, Greek and Roman Philosophy, Philosophy of Nature, Philosophy and Reality

 

Raymond Boisvert, Professor of Philosophy

(Ph.D., Emory University)
Research: American Philosophy, Philosophy of Culture, Philosophy of Food
Teaching: Classic American Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

 

John Burkey, Professor of Philosophy

(Ph.D., Duquesne University)
Research: Existentialism, Phenomenology
Teaching: Philosophy and Reality, Existentialism, Phenomenology

 

Julian Davies, O.F.M., Professor of Philosophy

(Ph.D., Fordham University)
Research: Medieval Philosophy, Natural Theology, Philosophical Anthropology
Teaching: Early Modern Philosophy, Ethics, Medieval Philosophy, Philosophy and Reality

 

Jennifer McErlean, Professor of Philosophy and Departmental Chair

(Ph.D., University of Rochester)
Research: Environmental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Race
Teaching: Environmental Ethics, Ethics, Philosophy and Reality, Philosophy of Science

 

Karen Ng, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

(Ph.D., New School for Social Research)
Research: Modern Philosophy (especially Kant and Hegel), Continental Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy
Teaching: Early Modern Philosophy, Late Modern Philosophy, Philosophies of Love

 

Paul Santilli, Professor of Philosophy

(Ph.D., Boston College)
Research: Moral and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Film
Teaching: Ethics, Philosophy of Art, Philosophy of Law

 

Fanny Söderbäck, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

(Ph.D., New School for Social Research)
Research: Feminist Philosophy, 20th Century Continental Philosophy
Teaching: Ethics, Philosophy and the Feminine, Philosophy of Art, Philosophies of Love