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Philosophy and Religious Studies

College of Arts and Humanities

Faculty and Staff


Department Chair

Jeffrey Dippman

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

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

Gary Bartlett, PhD, Professor
LL316; Specialties - Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, Epistemology
Cynthia Coe

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


Michael Goerger

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

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


Clayton Bohnet, PhD, Lecturer
LL337D; Specialties - Continental Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Philosophy of Art
Michael Funke

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

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

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

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

Karen Turcotte

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


R. Lynn Thompson

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


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