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Philosophy and Religious Studies

Faculty and Staff


Department Chair

Matthew Altman, PhD, Department Chair and 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; Home Page, Specialties - Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, Epistemology

Cynthia Coe, PhD, Professor
LL 318; 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; 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


Nathan Carpenter, PhD, Lecturer
LL 344; Specialties - Ancient Greek Philosophy, Ethics

Michael Funke, PhD, Lecturer
Satelline instructor, no Ellensburg office; Specialties - Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Action, Moral Psychology

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

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


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


Emeritus Faculty

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