People

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  • Staff Graduate Advisor
- 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
  • South Hall 3432E
C. Anthony Anderson
  • Emeritus Professor of Philosophy

Research Interests

  • Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
Damien Barnes
  • Graduate Student in Residence
 
Research Interests

Early Modern Philosophy,
Action Theory,
Ancient Philosophy,
Ethics,
Philosophy of Religion,
Medieval Philosophy,
Buddhist Philosophy

 

  • SH 4431X
  • Associate 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
  • Graduate Student in Residence

 

Research Interests

Ancient Philosophy
Moral Psychology
Ethics

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  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Specialization: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Cognitive Science

  • Competences: Political Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy

  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

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

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Physics
  • Logic
  • Metaphysics
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  • Financial & Budget Coordinator
- Travel and miscellaneous reimbursements
- Lodging and airfare reservation
- Supplies and equipment procurement
- Maintenance requests
- Food and entertainment reimbursements
- Student assistant employment
- Time sheets and payroll for hourly employees
- Academic organization membership
- Honoraria
  • 805-893-7077
  • SH 3431F
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Metaphysics (Social Metaphysics)
  • Logic
  • Epistemology
  • 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
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • History of Philosophy
E. Sonny Elizondo
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Kant
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  • Graduate Student in Residence

 

Research Interests

Ancient Philosophy

 

Kevin Falvey
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Language
  • South Hall 5709
  • Associate 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 
  • SH 5721
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interest

Ancient Philosophy
Ethics
Philosophy of mind
Philosophy of action

Celine Geday
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Gender and Feminist Philosophy
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interest

Philosophy of Mathematics,
Philosophy of Science,
Philosophy of Language,
Logic

  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Political Philosophy
  • Classical Philosophy
  • South Hall 5706
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
Political Philosophy
Legal Philosophy
Ethics
Ancient philosophy
Jason Hanschmann
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Language
  • SH 5717
  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Department Co-Chair
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Action
  • Philosophy of Law
  • South Hall 5724
  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Vice Chair
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Modern Philosophy

  • 805-893-5452
  • South Hall 5710
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  • Graduate Student in Residence
Research Interests:
  • Normative Ethics
  • Metaethics
  • Responsibility
  • Wellbeing
  • Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Moral, Legal & Political philosophy
  • Environmental & Biomedical ethics
  • Philosophy of Mind & Cognitive Science
  • SASC Director
- 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
David King
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Cognitive Science
  • Ethics
  • 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

 

Rick Lamb
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Epistemology
  • Metaethics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Metaphysics
  • SH 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
- 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 listserve and alumni info

 

  • 805-893-3776
  • SH 3432C
Tim Mainwaring
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • 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
  • Lecturer

Metaphilosophy, Metaphysics, Ethics

Jordan Neidlinger
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Metaethics
  • Logic
  • 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
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  • Student Services Manager
- 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

 

  • 805-893-2708
  • SH 3432G
Charles Perkins
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Logic/Philosophy of Math
  • Metaphysics
  • History of Analytic Philosophy
  • SH 2432X
Seán Pierce
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Meta-ontology
  • Metaphysics
  • Ethics
  • Applied Ethics
  • Graduate Student in Residence

 

Research Interests

Epistemology,
Meta-Philosophy,
Ethics

  • Financial & Academic Services Manager
- 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
  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Metaphysics
  • South Hall 5714
Nathan Salmon
  • Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • South Hall 5712
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  1. Marxism
  2. Normative Ethics: Kantian Ethics
  3. Political Philosophy: Socialist Republicanism and Kant’s political philosophy. 
  4. Meta-Ethics. 

 

  • SH 5706
Edward Song
  • Lecturer

Not in residence Spring 2019

Research Interests

  • Moral and Political Philosophy
  • Alumni

Research Interests

  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Action Theory
  • Metaphysics
  • Graduate Student in Residence
 
Research Interests
 
Philosophy of Action, 
Philosophy of Mind, 
Aristotle, 
German Idealism & Phenomenology
  • Instructional Program Assistant
- Maintains various databases
- Serves as Textbook Coordinator
- Coordinates course evaluation process
- Oversees copiers and computer lab
- Orders office supplies
- Maintains mail room
- Makes parking arrangements
- Plans special events and student exams

 

  • Administrative Coordinator
- Website updates and questions
- Technical assistance (e.g., copiers, printers)
- Faculty email listings
- Keys
- Office supplies
- Door codes

 

  • South Hall 3431
  • Academic Personnel Coordinator
- 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
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  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Cognitive Science
Flavio Tisi
  • Graduate Student in Residence

Research Interests

  • Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of language
  • Social ontology
  • Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
  • Department Co-Chair
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • 805-893-3990
  • South Hall 5722
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  • Graduate Student in Residence

 

Research Interests

social and political philosophy,
feminist philosophy,
social epistemology

Aaron Zimmerman
  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Epistemology
  • Action Theory
  • Moral Psychology
  • Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Early Modern Philosophy