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Department of Philosophy Affiliate Faculty


Dr. Tad DeLay
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



tdelay1@msudenver.edu

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Affiliate Faculty

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CN

Office Number:
303

Campus Box Number:
49

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Ronald Filardi
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



rfilardi@msudenver.edu

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Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
303

Campus Box Number:
49

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Shannon Finnegan
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



sfinneg3@msudenver.edu

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Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
303

Campus Box Number:
49

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Dr. Mark Flory
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



mflory@msudenver.edu

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Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
303

Campus Box Number:
49

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Bio:

Ph.D., Philosophy, Theology, Cultural Theory, University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology Joint Ph.D. Program

M.A., Historical Theology, Iliff School of Theology

B.A., Philosophy, University of Colorado at Denver
-Double Minor in Anthropology and Psychology
-Honors in Humanities 



Dr. Anthony Giambusso
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



giambuss@msudenver.edu

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Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
303

Campus Box Number:
49

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Dr. Alex Hughes
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



ahughe32@msudenver.edu

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Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
303

Campus Box Number:
49

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John Kennedy
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



kennejoh@msudenver.edu

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Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
303

Campus Box Number:
49

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Dr. Alex Kohav

Dr. Alex Kohav
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



akohav@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
303

Campus Box Number:
49

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For student feedback about Alex's classes, see http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=1707886.

Apart from lectures and direct readings of great philosophical classics, Dr. Kohav typically engages his classes in a Socratic-style dialogue. While attempting to uncover some meaning or truth, students' mental muscles have a chance to develop and grow. The class environment is friendly, often humorous, and focused on big issues relevant---and sometimes seemingly irrelevant---to one's life, as is philosophy itself. Critical thinking gets a chance to be fully engaged, as students learn in what way is philosophy different from all other disciplines and from folk philosophy.

Alex is a founding member of the Descartes Society, in which he currently serves as the Treasurer (2013-present). He is a philosopher working at the convergence of metaphysics, phenomenology, epistemology, and philosophies of mind, language, and religion. His current research engages topics such as agency, self-consciousness, metaphysics of being and the self, categorization, and mystical alteration of consciousness. 

Prior to MSU Denver, Dr. Kohav has taught courses on consciousness at the Liverpool John Moores University in the UK. He is the editor of a forthcoming multidisciplinary volume, "Mysticism: Twenty-First-Century Perspectives." 



Dr. Julia Levin
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



jlevin9@msudenver.edu

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Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
CN 303

Campus Box Number:
49

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Dr. Albert McClure
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



amcclu14@msudenver.edu

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Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
303

Campus Box Number:
49

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Dr. Jared Nieft
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



jnieft@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
303

Campus Box Number:
49

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My academic training includes concentrations in Theology, Philosophy and Cultural Theory, with specialized training in Critical Theory and German idealist and Romantic philosophy. My dissertation, “F. W. J. Schelling’s Ages of the World: Acting out of Time” as well as a paper I recently prepared for publication entitled, “The Voice that Crieth in the Wilderness: Toni Morrison and F. W. J. Schelling’s Primordial Longing,” combine these areas of research interest with Toni Morrison’s 1987 novel, Beloved, exploring how Morrison’s analysis of slavery, trauma and time parallels the problems and dilemmas of Schelling’s Freiheitschrift (1809) and 1813 draft of Die Weltalter. In both papers, I explore how Morrison and Schelling respond to the trauma of loss and aborted life.

The aim of these projects and my current research is to develop interdisciplinary connections that positively link philosophy to the concerns and developments of our modern cultural life and to explore how these connections can provide a meaningful way for philosophy to constructively respond to the questions and problems of our time. 



Dr. Evgeni Pavlov
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



epavlov@msudenver.edu

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Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CC

Office Number:
303

Campus Box Number:
49

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Dr. Sean Petranovich
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



spetran1@msudenver.edu

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Affiliate Faculty

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Office Number:
303

Campus Box Number:
49

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Thomas Schulte
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



tschult7@msudenver.edu

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Affiliate Faculty

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Office Number:
303

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Dr. Bill Simpson

Dr. William Simpson
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



simpsonw@msudenver.edu

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Affiliate Faculty

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CN

Office Number:
303

Campus Box Number:
49

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Bio:

Dr. Simpson is interested in Ancient Philosophy, Jurisprudence, Philosophy of Mind and Language.

 

Education:

B.A., Southern Illinois University, 1985
M.A., California State University, 1989
M.A., University of Colorado, 1993
Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1995
LLB, University of London (England), 2011 



Dr. Matthew Skene
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



mskene@msudenver.edu

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Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
303

Campus Box Number:
49

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Dr. Alan Sumler
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



asumler@msudenver.edu

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Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
303

Campus Box Number:
49

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Bill VanDusen
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



vandusen@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
303

Campus Box Number:
49

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Amanda Wahlstrom
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



awahlstr@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
303

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Amanda Wahlstrom has lived in six countries, and taught in five. Her interests in comparative theology evolved at Oxford University, where she studied with comparative theologians Keith Ward and Francis Clooney. Her thesis investigated concepts of suffering in the Vaisnava Hindu text, the Bhagavata Purana. She likes exploring contemporary relevance in teachings and traditions of old. As a teacher, she aims to learn from her students at least as much as she teaches.

 

B. Soc. Sci. University of Cape Town, South Africa

M. St. University of Oxford, U.K.

 

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49

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Dr. Melinda Wilding
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



mwilding@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
303

Campus Box Number:
49

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Dr. Andrew Yost
Affiliate Faculty


3036150900



dyost4@msudenver.edu

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Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
303

Campus Box Number:
49

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Bio:

Andrew received his PhD in the study of religion from the University of Denver. He also holds a JD from Suffolk University and practices law. Andrew’s interests include (a) the philosophy of love, (b) philosophy and the law, (c) the “theological turn” in continental philosophy, (d) phenomenology, (d) the history of ideas, and (e) religious mysticism. When not teaching philosophy, Andrew loves to speak French, read classics, write short stories, play board games, and workout. He's travelled extensively across Europe, Asia, and America but his true passion lies in the classroom, exploring philosophical ideas with a group of eager students. 



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