Michael Taber, Chair
240 895 4900
Penny Shissler, Office Clerk
240 895 2159
The department offers a major and minor in Philosophy and a major and minor in Religious Studies. As an active and energetic department, we are committed towards an intercultural, international and interdisciplinary understanding of the world. We teach across the traditional fields of philosophy and religious studies, and beyond the cultural divides of East and West. Departmental faculty likes to teach in a variety of venues (Nitze Program; Women, Gender and Sexuality; Environmental Studies; Asian Studies; African and African Diaspora Studies), to take students on study tours (Greece, Germany/Poland, India, Thailand, and, in the future, England and Israel), and to bring questions of global relevance to the campus communities through scheduling events with renowned speakers and activists.
Faculty & Staff
Faculty in the department hold Ph.D.s in Philosophy and in Religious Studies but are committed to reach beyond disciplinary boundaries towards a multi-cultural, interdisciplinary understanding of the world; we teach across the traditional fields of philosophy and religious studies, and beyond the cultural divides of East and West, like in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Environmental Studies, Asian Studies, and the Nitze Scholars Program), The faculty of the department also cross literal boundaries by taking students on study tours to places like Greece, India, and Thailand. In addition to our regular disciplinary courses, these demonstrate our commitment to exploring new ways of showing students the worlds of philosophy and of religion.
Office: Margaret Brent Hall 205
Phone: (240) 895-4219
For the fall 2014 semester, Skramz Geist is teaching two sections of Philosophy 120--INtroduction to Ethics
Office: Margaret Brent Hall 204
Phone: Office clerk: (240) 895-2159