Philosophy and Religious Studies

Faculty and Staff


Department Chair

Matthew Altman, PhD, Department Chair and
Associate Professor
LL337A, 509/963-2839; Home Page, Specialties - Kant, Applied Ethics, Nineteenth-Century Philosophy, Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Art


Gary Bartlett, PhD, Associate Professor
LL316, 509/963-2047; Home Page, Specialties - Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, Epistemology

Cynthia Coe, PhD, Professor
LL 318, 509/963-2008; Home Page, Specialties - Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy


Jeffrey Dippmann, PhD, Professor and Director of Asia/Pacific Studies
LL 337C, 509/963-1830; Home Page, Specialties - Asian Religion and Philosophy, Daoism, Buddhist Philosophy, World Religions

Asia/Pacific Studies webpage

Michael Goerger, PhD, Assistant Professor
LL 346, 509/963-1358; Specialties - Ethical Theory, Ancient Greco-Roman Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

Lily Vuong, PhD, Assistant Professor
LL 337B, 509/963-1820; Specialties - Early Judaism; Early Christianity; New Testament Apocrypha; Feminist Theory


M. Lee Carpenter, PhD, Lecturer
LL 344, 509/963-1840; Specialties - Ancient Greek Philosophy, Ethics

Michael Fletcher, PhD, Lecturer
LL 347, 5096/963-1557; Specialties - History of Modern Philosophy (Kant), Philosophy of Mind

Michael Hundley, PhD, Lecturer
LL 345, 509/963-2007; Specialties - World Religion, Ancient Religions, Hebrew Bible

Karen Turcotte, MA Senior Lecturer
LL 337D, 509/963-1842; Specialties - Comparative Religions, Religion of India, Philosophies of India


R. Lynn Thompson, Secretary Senior
LL 337, 509/963-1818


Emeritus Faculty