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Randall Auxier

Professor, Communications and Philosophy

Randall Auxier

Phone: 618-453-1882
Office: COMM 2242
email: personalist61@gmail.com

Randall Auxier was educated in the philosophy departments of the University of Memphis (B.A. 1986 and M.A. 1988) and Emory University (MA 1991 and Ph.D, 1992). His specialization in semiotics and symbol theory prepared him for a career spanning from extensive work in logic and metaphysics to popular culture and ...read full profile >>

Matthew J. Brown

Professor; Jo Ann and Donald N. Boydston Chair of American Philosophy; Director, Center for Dewey Studies

Matthew J. Brown specializes in Pragmatism and American Philosophy (esp. John Dewey), 19th and 20th Century Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Cognitive Science, Comics Studies. He is the author of Science and Moral Imagination: A New Ideal for Values in Science (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020), which ...read full profile >>

Alfred Frankowski

Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies

Alfred Frankowski

Phone: 618.453.7435
Office: Faner, Room 3026
email: alfred.frankowski@siu.edu

Alfred Frankowski specializes in Critical Philosophy of Race, African American and Africana Philosophy, Aesthetics, Post-Colonialism and Critical Genocide Studies. He also specializes in19th and 20th Century European Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy and Contemporary Global Political Philosophy. He ...read full profile >>

Nicholas Guardiano

Alwin C. Carus Archivist and Professor of Philosophy, Library Affairs

Nicholas Guardiano

Office: Morris Library 124C
Email: nguardia@siu.edu

PhD, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2014.MA, The New School, 2009. BS, SUNY Stony Brook, 2002. My areas of expertise are American transcendentalism and pragmatism, metaphysics, aesthetics, philosophy of nature, and semiotics. My research, teaching, and archival work aim to address legacy ideas as they ...read full profile >>

Robert Hahn

Professor; Director, Ancient Legacies Program

Robert Hahn

Phone: 618-453-7438
Office: Faner, Room 3034
email: hahnr@siu.edu

Education Ph.D., Philosophy, Yale University, May 1976M. Phil., Philosophy, Yale University, May 1975M.A., Philosophy, Yale University, December 1975 Professional Experience 2002-present: Professor of Philosophy, Southern Illinois; University at Carbondale1988-2001: Associate Professor of Philosophy1982-1988: ...read full profile >>

Joseph L. Smith, Ph.D., LL.M.

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Philosophy

Joseph L. Smith

Phone: (618) 453-7145
Fax: (618) 453-7131
Office: Faner 4032
Email: smithjl@siu.edu
Office Hours: By appointment

Dr. Joseph L. Smith has a joint appointment as an Assistant Professor in the School of Africana and Multicultural Studies, and the School of History and Philosophy. Smith received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2020), an LL.M. in International Economic Law from Xiamen ...read full profile >>

Kenneth Stikkers

Professor, Philosophy & Africana Studies

Kenneth Stikkers

Phone: 618.453.7433
Office: Faner, Room 3022
email: kstikker@siu.edu

Kenneth Stikkers earned his PhD at DePaul University and arrived at SIUC in 1997. Previously he was Professor of Philosophy at Seattle University. He has also been a visiting professor at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa, Mexico, the University of Warsaw, the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, and ...read full profile >>

Andrew Youpa

Professor; Program Coordinator, and Interim Associate Provost for Academic Programs

Andrew Youpa

Phone: 618.453.3161
Office: Faner, Room 3040
email: ayoupa@siu.edu

I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2002 from the University of California, Irvine. I joined the faculty in the Department of Philosophy at SIUC as an Assistant Professor in 2003. In 2010, I received the Outstanding Faculty Member Teaching in the University Core Curriculum Award. In 2020, I earned promotion to ...read full profile >>