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L & L Building Room 337
(509) 963-1818

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Department Chair

Jeffrey Dippman portrait

Jeffrey Dippmann, PhD, Department Chair and Professor
LL 337C, (509) 963-3172; Specialties - Asian Religion and Philosophy, Daoism, Buddhist Philosophy, World Religions

Asia/Pacific Studies webpage


Matthew Altman portrait

Matthew Altman, PhD, Professor
LL337A, (509) 963-2839; Specialties - Kant, Applied Ethics, Nineteenth-Century Philosophy, Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Art
Gary Bartlett portrait

Gary Bartlett, PhD, Professor
LL316; (509) 963-2824; Specialties - Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, Epistemology
Cynthia Coe portrait

Cynthia Coe, PhD, Professor
LL 318; Specialties - Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy


Michael Goerger portrait

Michael Goerger, PhD, Associate Professor
LL 346; (509) 963-2041; Specialties - Ethical Theory, Ancient Greco-Roman Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy
Lily Vuong portrait

Lily Vuong, PhD, Associate Professor
LL 337B, 509/963-1973; Specialties - Early Judaism; Early Christianity; New Testament Apocrypha; Feminist Theory


Lauren Nuckols portrait

Lauren Nuckols, PhD, Lecturer
LL344; Specialties - Ethics, Pragmatism, Environmental Philosophy
David Schwan Portrait

David Schwan, PhD, Lecturer
LL347; Specialties - Ethics, Philosophy of Emotion, Moral Psychology

Karen Turcotte portrait

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



Hillary Matson, Secretary Senior
LL 337, (509) 963-1818



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