People

Michael Alvarez
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • History of Philosophy
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Political Philosophy
C. Anthony Anderson
  • Emeritus Professor of Philosophy

Research Interests

  • Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
Jeff Bagwell
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Logic
  • Epistemology
Marian Baker
  • Academic Personnel Coordinator

Duties - Philosophy Department

  • Personnel policy and procedures
  • Faculty recruitment and appointments
  • Ladder faculty merits, promotions, career steps, retentions, appraisals
  • Non-Senate faculty re-appointments, excellence reviews, merits
  • Payroll, additional compensation, and contracts
  • Sabbatical and other leaves
  • Donor acknowledgment
  • Faculty email list administrator
  • Visiting scholars
  • New faculty email, UCSBNetID, orientation
  • 805-893-7151
  • SH 3431B
Damien Barnes
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Logic
  • Language
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • South Hall 5720
Thomas Barrett
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Physics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Logic
Arnel Blake Batoon
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Language, Perception, and Science
  • History of Philosophy
  • South Hall 2432 W
Christopher Britton
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Linguistics
  • Cognitive Science
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Physics
  • Logic
  • South Hall 5631
Jon Charry
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Physics
  • Logic
  • Metaphysics
Christopher Cloos
  • Lecturer

Not in residence Winter 2020

Research Interests

  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • Social and Political Philosophy
Sherri Lynn Conklin
  • Recent Alumni

Moral Theory: Metaethics, Normative Ethics, & Moral Psychology

Areas of Compentence:

Applied Ethics (esp. Computers & Technology)

Action Theory

Epistemology

  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Metaphysics
  • Logic
  • Language
  • Epistemology
  • South Hall 5706
  • Emeritus Professor of Philosophy

Research Interests

  • Aesthetics
  • 18th-Century Philosophy
  • Emeritus Professor of Philosophy

Research Interests

  • Epistemology
  • Hume
  • Philosophical Psychology
Morgan Davies
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Physics
  • South Hall 5702
Kyle Dickey
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Language and Mind
  • Metaphysics
  • Logic
  • Instructional Program Assistant

Duties

  • Textbook and desk copy orders
  • Office hours listings
  • Keys
  • Mail boxes
  • Office supplies, business cards
  • Visitor parking arrangements
  • Teaching evaluations
  • Room and media equipment reservations
  • Technical assistance (e.g. copiers, printers)
  • Door codes
  • 893-7489
  • Front desk SH 3431
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • History of Philosophy
  • South Hall 5631
E. Sonny Elizondo
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Kant
Kevin Falvey
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Language
  • South Hall 5709
Pierre Fasula
  • Lecturer

Not in residence Winter 2020

Research Interests

  • Ethics
  • Social and Political Philosophy 
  • Philosophy of Language and Literature
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Action
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Economics. 
J. William Forgie
  • Emeritus Professor of Philosophy

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Epistemology
  • Wittgenstein
Wade Yang Fu
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Depiction
  • Mathematical Logic 
Celine Geday
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Gender and Feminist Philosophy
  • Moral Philosophy
Quentin Gee
  • Lecturer in Philosophy and Environmental Studies

Not in residence Winter 2020

Research Interests

  • Ethics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Applied Ethics
  • Metaphysics
  • Environmental Studies (energy, critical & quantitative thinking, climate change)
  • Bren Hall, Room 4005
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Political Philosophy
  • British Empiricism
  • South Hall 5631
Jason Hanschmann
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Language
  • South Hall 5717
Hanser
  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Department Co-Chair
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Action
  • Philosophy of Law
  • South Hall 5724
Colton Heiberg
  • Graduate Student in Residence
  • South Hall 5706
Thomas Holden
  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Vice Chair
  • Modern Philosophy

  • 805-893-5452
  • South Hall 5710
Steven Humphrey
  • Adjunct Professor of Philosophy

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Science
  • South Hall 5713
  • Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Moral, Legal & Political philosophy
  • Environmental & Biomedical ethics
  • Philosophy of Mind & Cognitive Science
Ryan Kelley
  • Financial and Budget Coordinator
  • (805)893-3475
  • 3431G South Hall
Sangsu Kim
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Normative Ethics
  • Military Ethics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Feminism
  • SH 5721
David King
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Metaphysics
  • Logic
  • SH 5721
  • Professor of Psychology

Research Interests

  • Social Cognition
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Philosophy
Dan Korman
  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Director of Graduate Studies
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Language

 

Blake Kyler
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Kantian Ethics
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Early Modern/Modern Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • South Hall 5702
Rick Lamb
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Epistemology
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Science
  • South Hall 5720
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Language
Yuchen Li
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Political Philosophy
  • Social Ontology
  • Ethics
  • Metaethics
  • Staff Undergraduate Advisor

Duties

  • Undergraduate student major, minor, and program advising
  • Undergraduate student petitions for major requirements
  • Approval codes
  • University and department undergrad awards
  • Course scheduling and wait-lists
  • Seminar room scheduling (COURSES only)
  • Undergrad listserv

Make an advising appointment here!

  • 805-893-3776
  • SH 3432C
  • SASC Director

Duties

  • All management functions related to the operations of administrative support and services of the SASC (Student Services and Academic Services units) provided to South Hall HFA departments and programs in the areas of Academic Personnel, Financial/Budget, Student Services, Contract and Grant administration, Purchasing, IT, Space, Development and Alumni Relations, Safety, Policy and Procedures, etc.

  • 805-893-3237
  • SH 3431H
Tim Mainwaring
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • South Hall 5702
Rene Marchington
  • Staff Graduate Advisor

Duties

  • Graduate student recruitment and admissions
  • Graduate student progress checks
  • Graduate student advising
  • TA coordinator: recruitment, payroll, fee remissions
  • Graduate committee consultant
  • Student awards
  • Graduate stipends
  • Block grant/graduate funding support
  • Graduate email list administrator
  • (805)893-7490
  • SH 3432E
  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Moral philosophy (especially moral responsibility and ethics)
  • Feminism
Richard McKirahan
  • Visiting Professor

Research Interests

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Greek Intellectual History
Christopher McMahon
  • Emeritus Professor of Philosophy
  • Political and Social Philosophy
  • Moral Philosophy
David Mokriski
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Metaphilosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Ethics
Jordan Neidlinger
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Metaethics
  • Logic
  • South Hall 5719
  • Associate Professor of Political Science

Research Interests

  • Political Philosophy
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Perception
  • Epistemology
  • History of Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • South Hall 5706
Charles Perkins
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Logic/Philosophy of Math
  • Metaphysics
  • Analytic Feminism
  • South Hall 5721
Seán Pierce
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Meta-ontology
  • Metaphysics
  • Ethics
  • Applied Ethics
Reid Wolfe Randall
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • Ancient Philosophy
Zachary Rentz
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Hume
  • Modern Philosophy
  • History of Political Philosophy
  • South Hall 5718
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Metaphysics
  • South Hall 5714
Nathan Salmon
  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • South Hall 5712
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Metaethics
  • Normative Ethics
  • Philosophy of Minds 

 

  • South Hall 5631
Edward Song
  • Lecturer

Not in residence Spring 2019

Research Interests

  • Moral and Political Philosophy
Martin Stokes
  • SASC Manager
  • Student Services Unit

Duties

  • Managerial oversight of Student Services Unit of the SASC
  • Student services policy and procedures
  • Curriculum planning and course scheduling
  • TA/Associate/Reader appointments and payroll
  • Student services staff supervisor
  • 893-2708
  • SH 3432G
  • Alumni

Research Interests

  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Action Theory
  • Metaphysics
Flavio Tisi
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of language
  • Social ontology
Stephen Troxel
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Mind
  • Metaethics
  • Metaphilosophy
  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Department Co-Chair
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • 805-893-3990
  • South Hall 5722
  • Manager
  • SASC (Financial & Academic Personnel Services Unit)

Duties

  • Managerial oversight of Academic Services Unit of the SASC
  • Financial and academic personnel policy and procedures
  • Academic appointments and payroll
  • Financial/academic personnel staff supervisor
  • 805-893-3864
  • SH 3431C
Jon Winterbottom
  • Lecturer

Not in residence Winter 2020

Research Interests

  • Ethics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Law 
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Environmental Philosophy
Aaron Zimmerman
  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Graduate Program Admissions Officer
  • Diversity Officer
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Epistemology
  • Action Theory
  • Moral Psychology
  • Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Early Modern Philosophy