Office Contact Information

Department of Philosophy & Religion
Central Michigan University
288 Anspach Hall
Mt.Pleasant, MI 48859
Telephone: (989) 774-3444
Fax: (989) 774-2830

Office hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Philosophy program coordinator:

Prof. Andrew Blom
Office: Anspach 301P


Andrew Blom (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago). Social and Political Philosophy, History of Ethics and Political Philosophy, Philosophy and Peace and Conflict

Brian Coleman (Ph.D., Purdue University). Ethical Theory, History of Philosophy (Modern Period), Applied Ethics

Gary Fuller (B. Litt., Oxford University). Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Music, Personal Identity

Matthew Katz (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania). Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Epistemology

Heather Kendrick (Ph.D., Michigan State University). Ethical theory, Kant, early modern philosophy, Applied Ethics (especially animal treatment issues)

Hope May (Ph.D., Michigan State University. J.D., Michigan State University College of Law, magna cum laude). Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Ancient Philosophy (especially Socrates and Aristotle), International Criminal Law,  Jurisprudence (Philosophy of Law). Dr. May is the Director of the CMU Center for International Ethics. 

Robert Noggle (Ph.D., The University of Illinois at Chicago). Moral theory (and its relation to human nature and the nature of persons), moral psychology (esp. personal autonomy and moral development), the moral status of children, business ethics

Mark Shelton (Ph.D., Harvard University). Ethics, Political Philosophy, Kant, and Hegel

Joshua Smith (Ph.D., The Ohio State University). Epistemology

Robert Stecker (Ph.D., MIT). Aesthetics, Philosophy of Literature, Philosophy of Language, Ethics, History of Modern Philosophy


Office Staff

Betty LewisBetty Lewis, Executive Secretary
Interests: I have always been curious about the differences in people's beliefs. What is in our background, education, and experiences which might have helped us come to those differences in beliefs. This concerns all types of things: religion, politics, etc. Understanding these things helps us to know and get along with other people. It makes us more tolerant.
Other Interests: Outside interests include gardening, camping, sewing, and other types of needlework. I am interested in volunteer work to help the plight of children and animals. I do small dog rescue work.

Emeriti Faculty

Joyce HenricksProfessor Emerita (Ph.D., University of Michigan). Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Feminist Theory 

John Wright, Professor Emeritus (Ph.D., York University, Toronto). Early Modern Philosophy including David Hume, John Locke, Rene Descartes, Nicolas Malebranche, and Thomas Reid ‚Äč