Steven G. Affeldt (2011)
Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Director of The McDevitt Center for Creativity and Innovation. B.A., The University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Harvard University.
Steven Affeldt's research explores intersections of ethics, social/political philosophy, and aesthetics. Drawing on a wide range of figures—including Plato, Augustine, Rousseau, Kant, Emerson, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, and Wittgenstein—he works to show how philosophy and philosophical texts may be redemptive: possessed of the power to inspire, inform, and effect liberating transformations of both individuals and societies. He has published highly influential articles on Rousseau, Wittgenstein, and Stanley Cavell and is Director of the McDevitt Center for Creativity and Innovation at Le Moyne. He enjoys teaching in virtually any area of philosophy and at all levels.
Lynne Arnault (1984)
Associate Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Smith College; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.
Thomas Brockelman (1994)
Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook.
Thomas Brockelman is the author of Zižek and Heidegger: The Question Concerning Techno-capitalism (Continuum, 2008), The Frame and the Mirror: on Collage and the Postmodern (Northwestern UP, 2001), and numerous articles in architectural theory, aesthetics and psychoanalytic theory. His research interests include modern and postmodern studies and critical theory. Beyond his duties in Le Moyne’s Core curriculum and the program in Integral Honors, he teaches departmental courses in philosophy and technology, Freud and philosophy, aesthetics and the history of philosophy.
Thomas Brockelman's website
William Day (1997)
Associate Professor of Philosophy. B.A., St. John's College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University.
William Day writes on aesthetics and moral perfectionist thought, with particular focus on the work of Wittgenstein, Cavell, Emerson, and Confucian thinkers. He is contributing co-editor (with Victor J. Krebs) of Seeing Wittgenstein Anew (Cambridge UP, 2010). Other publications include articles and book chapters on jazz and on film. He teaches courses in the philosophy of art, American philosophy, theory of knowledge, and the philosophy of language, as well as in the core and integral honors curriculums. When attending meetings of the American Society for Aesthetics he transmogrifies into the pianist for their resident jazz group Aesthetic Attitude.
William Day's curriculum vitae
William Day's web page at Academia.edu
C. Tabor Fisher (2002)
Associate Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Taylor University; M.A., Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., SUNY Binghamton.
Tabor Fisher researches philosophy of space in relation to social justice, focusing especially on questions of race, gender, sexuality, and class. She is a contributor to What Is a City? Rethinking the Urban after Hurricane Katrina (University of Georgia, 2008) and has written about space, oppression, and resistance in the works of Plato and Locke. Along with upper division courses on space, ethics, and location, Tabor enjoys teaching incoming students in Philosophical Foundations, including teaching in the CLAS Act Learning Community and the Le Moyne Scholars Institute for outstanding high school students. If you have questions about Phi Sigma Tau (the philosophy honor society), Tabor is the person to see, speak to or email.
Robert Flower (1973)
Associate Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Syracuse University.
Michael Kagan (1988)
Associate Professor of Philosophy. A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Washington University; M.A., Hebrew Union College.
Michael Kagan's website
Irene Liu (2005)
Associate Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., University of Chicago.
Irene Liu specializes in ancient Greek philosophy, with a particular emphasis on the Hellenistic period. She teaches courses in the history of philosophy and ancient Chinese thought.
Karmen MacKendrick (1999)
Professor of Philosophy. B.A., University of Colorado; Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook.
Karmen MacKendrick combines philosophy with theology, cultural studies, and literary theory to pursue her fascinations with language and all things somatic. She is the author of Divine Enticement: Theological Seductions (Fordham UP, 2012), Fragmentation and Memory (Fordham UP, 2008), Word Made Skin (Fordham UP, 2004), Immemorial Silence (SUNY Press, 2001), counterpleasures (SUNY Press, 1999), and (with Virginai Burrus and Mark D. Jordan) Seducing Augustine (Fordham UP, 2010), along with various articles on related subjects. She teaches core classes (PHL 101, 201, and 409), philosophy electives, and Honors courses. Karmen was awarded the Joseph C. Georg Endowed Professorship for 2009-2012.
Karmen MacKendrick's website
Cavin Robinson (2011)
Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.A., The Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Ph.D., DePaul University.
Cavin Robinson’s interdisciplinary areas of research include early modern political thought, socioeconomic disparity, and narratology. He is interested primarily in the early modern roots of modern political sovereignty and the rational political subject. His research investigates the manner in which early modern Western narratives played a role in the formation of social norms that govern modern identity politics and continue to bolster modern socioeconomic disparity. He is currently working on a book which identifies African American slave narratives as both critiques and exemplars of early modern political philosophic work on freedom, justice, and identity formation.
Mario Sáenz (Chair) (1989)
Professor of Philosophy. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University.
Mario Sáenz's work focuses mainly on late modern Latin American and Continental European philosophy. His publications include The Identity of Liberation in Latin American Thought (Lexington, 1999) and (as editor) Latin American Perspectives on Globalization (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003) as well as articles on René Descartes, Jürgen Habermas, Karl Marx, Rigoberta Menchú, Leopoldo Zea, and Enrique Dussel. Sáenz has presented his work at universities and conferences in the U.S., Cuba, Kenya, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Mexico, and Venezuela. Sáenz's scholarship has resulted in several academic honors, including being named Le Moyne College Scholar of the Year in 2000 and being awarded the Joseph C. Georg Endowed Professorship for 2006-2009.
Mario Sáenz's website
Jonathan Schonsheck (1978)
Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Valparaiso University; M.A., University of Dayton; M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University.
Ludger Viefhues-Bailey (2010)
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Gender, and Culture. Ärztliche Vorprüfung, University of Düsseldorf; B.A., Hochschule für Philosophie (München); M.Div., Philosophisch Theologische Hochschule St. Georgen (Frankfurt/Main); M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University.
Ludger Viefhues-Bailey's work integrates philosophical modes of analysis with those pertaining to gender and cultural studies. He is the author of Between a Man and a Woman? Why Conservatives Oppose Same-Sex Marriage (Columbia UP, 2010) and Beyond the Philosopher’s Fear. A Cavellian Reading of Gender, Origin, and Religion in Modern Skepticism (Ashgate 2007). Currently he is working on a book entitled No Separation. How Religion Makes the Secular Nation State. Ludger is the Director of the Gender and Women's Studies Program at Le Moyne. He serves as co-chair (with Joseph Prabhu) of the philosophy of religion section of the American Academy of Religion. Before coming to Le Moyne he was associate professor for Methods and Theory in the Study of Religion at Yale University, where he taught from 2002-10.
Ludger Viefhues-Bailey's website
Richard Cocks (2002)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.A., M.A. (hons), University of Canterbury; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati.
Amber E. George (2009)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.A., SUNY Cortland; M.A., Ph.D., SUNY Binghamton.
Mary Giegengack-Jureller (1996)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.A., College of New Rochelle; Ph.D., Georgetown University.
John Hartung (2006)
Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy. B.A., Belhaven College; M.S., University of Mississippi.
Max Malikow (1998)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.S., University of Nebraska; M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; M.Div., Th.D., Boston University of Theology.
Charles F. Maxfield (2003)
Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy. B.A., SUNY Potsdam; M.A., Ohio University.
John Monteleone (2011)
Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy. B.A., Knox College; Ph.D. candidate, Syracuse University.
Edward F. Mooney (2002)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy (also Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Syracuse University). B.A., Oberlin College; Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara.
Edward Mooney's website
Jeremy Pierce (2003)
Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy. B.A., Brown University; Ph.D. candidate, Syracuse University.
Elizabeth Purcell (2011)
Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy. B.A., University of Dallas; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D. candidate, Boston College.
Eugene B. Young (2010)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Syracuse University; Ph.D., Emory University.
Thomas V. Curley (1966)
Professor Emeritus of Education and Philosophy. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University.
Katherine Rose Hanley (1961)
Professor Emerita of Philosophy. B.A., Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart; Ph.B., Ph.L., Ph.D., University of Louvain.
Charles J. Kelly (1968)
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy. B.A., Manhattan College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.
Robert E. O'Brien, S.J. (1975)
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy. B.A., Ph.L., S.T.L., Woodstock College; Ph.D., University of Louvain.