Department of Philosophy

Fred Bender Portrait

Fred Bender, Ph.D. (Emeritus)


Department of Philosophy

Professional Summary

Fred 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.