Dorothea Olkowski
Dorothea Olkowski, PhD Dorothea Olkowski, BA, SUNY Binghampton (Philosophy), MA, PhD, Duquensne University. Dorthea Olkowski is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and Director of the Cognitive Studies Minor. She is the former Chair of the Dept. of Philosophy and former Director of Women's Studies. Specializing in feminist theory, phenomenology and contemporary French philosophy, she has been a Fellow at the University of Western Ontario, Rotman Institute of Philosophy and Science and the Australian National University in Canberra. Her publications include Gilles Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation (University of California Press,1999) and Resistance, Flight, Creation, Feminist Enactments of French Philosophy (Cornell, 2000), as well as Feminist Interpretations of Merleau-Ponty (with Gail Weiss, Penn State University Press, 2006) and The Universal (In the Realm of the Sensible) Edinburgh University Press and Columbia University Press, 2007. Her most recent books, Time in Feminist Phenomenology (with Christina Schües and Helen Fielding) and Postmodern Philosophy and the Scientific Turn, are both forthcoming from Indiana University Press.
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Email: dolkowsk@uccs.edu
Office Phone: (719) 255-4086
Office: CoH 2039
Mary Ann Cutter


Mary Ann CutterMary Ann Cutter
holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Georgetown University through the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Program. She is the author of numerous publications on the philosophy of disease and bioethical topics, including AIDS, genetics, death and dying, and women’s health care. In 1997, Professor Cutter received a university-wide Service Award for her work in developing genetic protection legislation for the State of Colorado. She serves on numerous ethics boards on local, regional, state, national, and international organizations.

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Email: mcutter@uccs.edu
Office Phone: (719) 255-4088
Office: CoH 2035
Raphael Sassower

SassowerRaphael Sassower received his MA and PhD from Boston University and his BAs in economics and philosophy from Lake Forest College. His areas of prime interest are postmodern technoscience as applied to all the sciences and cultural studies. He has published in the areas of economic and medical theory and methodology, science and technology, postmodernism, education, aesthetics, and Popperian philosophy.
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Email: rsassowe@uccs.edu
Office Phone: (719) 255-4090
Office: CoH 2031

Rex Welshon

WelshonRex Welshon B.A, Colorado State University, M.A., Ph.D, Philosophy, Brown University;  His areas of specialization are philosophy of mind, philosophy of neuroscience, and the work of Friedrich Nietzsche. He is a past Fulbright Fellow (2008-2009) and Visiting Professor at Brown (1997). His publications include Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Consciousness (Acumen (2011)); Nietzsche's Philosophy (Acumen (2004)); Nietzsche's Perspectivism (Illinois (2000), co-authored with Steve Hales), and numerous articles on philosophy of mind, event ontology, philosophy of language, and Nietzsche's philosophy. His most recent book, This Uncanny Animal: Nietzsche's Metapsychology, will be published next year by Palgrave-Macmillan. He has been Associate Dean of the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences since 2001.
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Email: rwelshon@uccs.edu
Office Phone: (719) 255-4059
Office: CoH 2025A

Sonja Tanner

TannerSonja Tanner M.A, Ph.D the New School for Social Research, BA, History, and BA, Gender Studies, University of California at Irvine. Her areas of specialization are Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy, and Ethics. The classes she teaches include Ancient Philosophy, Hellenistic Philosophy, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, Introduction to Philosophy, and Ethics. Her current research interests include imagination in ancient Greek thought and the comedic dimensions of Platonic dialogues.

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Email: stanner@uccs.edu
Office Phone: (719) 255-4085
Office: CoH 2041

Lorraine Arangno
Lorraine Arangno Lorraine Marie Arangno, MA, University of Georgia, PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder. She served on the Medical Ethics Committee at Rose Medical Center, Denver, CO, and the St. Francis Ethics Committee in Colorado Springs, CO. She also served on the Chancellor's Advisory Committee at UCCS, and now serves as a member of the Student Retention Program. Among other things she is the author of A Critical Thinking Workbook: Formal and Informal Logic, second edition (Kendall and Hunt publishers) and she is currently working on A Philosophical Journey into Ethics (Kendall and Hunt 2015). She has authored several articles including, Pleasure: The Choice of Hercules (European Journal of Philosophy, 2013), Transcendence of the Imminent (Mercer University Law Review), The Technological Imperative: A Commentary on Baby Fae (Rose Medical Center), and has co-authored the article, A Conceptual Map for Ethical Reductivism (presently under review at Synthese). Current interests and research include: the ethical standing of foster care children; the humane treatment of animals destined for slaughterhouses; the concept of personhood in non-human animals; and the philosophical principles involved in the "Freedom to Roam" initiative.

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Email: larangno@uccs.edu
Office Phone: (719) 255-4084
Office: CoH 2043
Mary Jane Sullivan
Mary Jane Sullivan
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Email: msulliva@uccs.edu
Office Phone: (719) 255-4072
Office: CoH 2031

Patrick Yarnell
Patrick Yarnell Patrick Yarnell


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Email: pyarnell@uccs.edu
Office Phone: (719) 255-4085
Office: CoH 2038
Jeff Scholes Jeff Schoels
Jeff Scholes Jeff's Areas of interest include Christianity and Political Economy, Material Religion and Culture, and Religion and Sports.

 
 
 
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Email: jscholes@uccs.edu
Office Phone: (719) 255-4089
Office: COH 2033

Erik Hanson
HansonErik Hanson holds a BA, University of Colorado, Boulder; an MA, Ancient Philosophy, Bristol University; an MPhil, Kings College London; and his PhD from Purdue University. Erik specializes in Philosophy of Religion and Nineteenth Century Philosophy, particularly Kant, Kierkegaard, and German Idealism. However, he is also interested in Existentialism, Virtue Theory, and Philosophy and Technology. He is currently researching Kierkegaard’s theory of the self and absolute moral categories.

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Email: ehanson2@uccs.edu
Office Phone: (719) 255-4084
Office: CoH 2043



Allison Postell

PostellAllison Postell completed her at BA at Saint Norbert College, in De Pere, WI, and both her MA and PhD at the University of Dallas. Her dissertation focused on how the elementary structures of human thought lead to an understanding of human nature and normative action.

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Email: apostell@uccs.edu
Office Phone: (719) 255-4010
Office: CoH 1005  
Jennifer Jensen

JensenJennifer Jensen received her PhD from the University of Notre Dame in 2008.  Her primary areas of interest are metaphysics, free will, and philosophy of religion.  She also has interests in applied ethics, especially the ethics of assistance.  She began teaching at UCCS in the spring of 2011.  She teaches Critical Thinking.

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Email: jjensen@uccs.edu
Office Phone: (719) 255-4072
Office: CoH 2033 
Geoffrey Ashton

AshtonGeoffrey Ashton holds a B.A., Loyola Marymount University (Philosophy, Spanish), 1999; M.A., University of Chicago (South Asian Languages and Civilizations), 2004; M.A., Ph.D., University of Hawai‘i (Philosophy), 2011. Geoff has studied Sanskrit and Thai and conducted research at numerous institutions of higher learning in Asia, including Deccan College (Pune, India), the Jñāna-Pravaha Institute (Varanasi, India), Chiang Mai University (Chiang Mai, Thailand), and Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand). His areas of specialization include Indian philosophy, Buddhist philosophy, philosophy of religion, and aesthetics. Geoff is currently working on a book that examines Indian models of soteriology through developments in philosophical aesthetics. A separate project of his explores the interrelation between Buddhist meditation practices and social engagement in the writings of the 20th century Thai Buddhist philosopher, Buddhadāsa.

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Email: gashton@uccs.edu
Office Phone: Contact Philosophy Dept.
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Joseph Kuzma

KuzmaJoseph Kuzma  Joseph Kuzma holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Warwick (England). His primary research interests are in 19th and Twentieth Century European philosophy, modernist poetics, the philosophy of psychoanalysis, and phenomenology.

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Email: joseph.d.kuzma@gmail.com
Office Phone: (719) 255-4072
Office: CoH 2038
Fred Bender (Emeritus)

BenderFred Bender  was hired in 1984, not only to chair the Department, but also to plan its future course and to develop faculty, curriculum, and a major and a minor program. His areas of teaching and scholarship include Environmental Philosophy, Comparative Religions, and Chinese and Indian Philosophy. His work in the area of non-western history of philosophy has become an organic part of the Department’s curriculum. Professor Bender was hired as a Full Professor in the Department. Professor Bender retired in May 2011 and received the honor of Professor Emeritus status at UCCS.



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