Faculty & Staff Directory


Miriam Byrd, Ph.D. University of Georgia (2001)

Associate Professor

Miriam Byrd

Research Interests: Ancient Philosophy, Plato

Charles Chiasson, Ph.D. Yale (1974)

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests: Archaic and Classical Greek Literature, Poetry, and Prose.

Martin Gallagher, MA, University of Oxford (2012) Major: Classical Archaeology

Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Steven Gellman, M.D. The University of Texas Medical Center in Houston (1979), M.F.A The Academy of Art University (2017)

Associate Professor of Practice

M.D., M.F.A.

steven gellman

Currently Teaching: Medical Humanities, Issues in American Healthcare thru Film, Clinical Medicine and the Human Experience, The Art of Diagnosing Disease in Humans, Independent Study in Medical Humanities, and Internship in Medical Humanities

Charles Hermes, Ph.D. Florida State University (2006)

Undergraduate Advisor and Lecturer

Charles Hermes

Research Interests: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind and Action, Philosophy of Science.

Shaun House, Ph.D. University of North Texas (2013)


shaun house

Research Interests: Philosophy of Martial Arts, Virtue Ethics, Business Ethics, Eastern Religious Philosophy, Race Criticism (Critical Race Theory), Distributive Justice, and Philosophy of Law

Michael McShane, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Medical Humanities

Michael McShane

Currently Teaching: HUMA 3300 Explores the ethical, historical, literary, philosophical, and religious dimensions of medicine or health. Includes instruction in art, cultural studies, economics, ethics, history, literature, medical anthropology, philosophy, religion and spiritual thought, science and technology, visual art, and writing.

Charles Nussbaum, Ph.D. Emory University (1988)

Professor Emeritus

Charles Nussbaum

Research Interests: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophical Psychology, Philosophy of Music, Philosophy of Literature

Luke Roelofs, PH.D. University of Toronto

Assistant Professor

Luke Roelofs

Sally Parker-Ryan, Ph.D. University of Sydney, Australia (2006)


Sally Parker Ryan

Research Interests: Metaphilosophy, Ordinary Language Philosophy, Early Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Wittgenstein

Eli Shupe, Ph.D. Rutgers University (2020)

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Eli Shupe smiling while wearing a dress blouse, glasses, and a pearl necklace.

Currently Teaching: Topics In Humanities, Biomedical Ethics, Topics In Bioethics

Kenneth Williford, Ph.D. University of Iowa (2003)

Professor and Chair

Kenneth Williford

Research Interests: Philosophy of Mind, Logic, Phenomenology, Cognitive Science, History of Modern Philosophy.


Martin Gallagher, MA, University of Oxford (2012) Major: Classical Archaeology

Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Felisha Hall

Office Assistant

Felisha Hall