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Randall Auxier

Professor, Communications and Philosophy

Randall Auxier

Phone: 618.453.1882
Office: COMM 2242
email: personalist61@gmail.com

Special Interests: Symbol theory and semiotics, Philosophy of communication, History of Rhetoric and Philosophy, Popular culture. Ph.D., Emory University, 1992

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 has a background in 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy and Contemporary Political Philosophy. He publishes articles on cultural ...read full profile >>

Nicholas Guardiano

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

Nicholas Guardiano

Phone: 618-453-1499
Email: nguardia@siu.edu

Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Interests: Philosophy of nature, Transcendentalism, the Hudson River School, and other American philosophers and artists

Robert Hahn

Professor; Director, Ancient Legacies Program

Robert Hahn

Phone: 618.453.7438
Office: Faner, Room 3034
email: hahnr@siu.edu

Ancient Philosophy, History of Modern Philosophy, Logic, Ethics, history and philosophy of science. Broad interests in the history of ancient and modern astronomy and physics, ancient technologies, the contributions of ancient Egypt and monumental architecture to early Greek philosophy and cosmology, ancient ...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

Philosophy of economics and sociology, contemporary continental philosophy (Scheler, Foucault), American philosophy (Puritanism, James, African American), ethics, social/political philosophy. Author of Utopian Visions Past, Present and Future: Rethinking the Ethical Foundations of Economy; Economics as Moral ...read full profile >>

Andrew Youpa

Professor; Program Coordinator, and Associate Dean for Student and Curricular Affairs

Andrew Youpa

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

Areas of specialization: Spinoza, Early Modern philosophy, Modern Moral philosophy. Ph.D., University of California, Irvine 2011 Outstanding Faculty Teaching in the Core Award Curriculum Vitae