CSULA Department of Philosophy Faculty and Staff

Talia Bettcher

Talia Bettcher Chair (Ph.D., UCLA)

feminist philosophy, transgender studies, queer theory, early modern philosophy   

E&T A423
(323) 343-4179
tbettch@calstatela.edu

Staff

Donna
Balderrama

E&T A432
(323) 343-4180
email

Kayley Vernallis

Kayley Vernallis, Associate Chair (Ph.D., UC Berkeley)
moral psychology, ethics, aesthetics, gender and sexuality, feminism, 19th and 20th century Continental philosophy
 
E&T A423
(323) 343-4947
kvernal@calstatela.edu

 

 • Full-Time Faculty

Mohammed Abed Mohammed Abed (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison)
ethics, social & political philosophy, classical Islamic philosophy
 
E&T A425
(323) 343-5695
mabed@calstatela.edu
Mark Balaguer Mark Balaguer (Ph.D., City University of New York)
metaphysics, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of language, metaethics, logic
 
E&T A424
(323) 343-4189
mbalagu@calstatela.edu
Sharon Bishop

Sharon Bishop, Emerita (Ph.D., Harvard University)
ethics, social & political philosophy, moral & philosophical psychology, feminist ethics

sbishop@calstatela.edu

In 2006, Professor Bishop co-founded and endowed the Ann Garry and Sharon Bishop Feminist Philosophy Lecture Series at Cal State LA.

Anna Carastathis

Anna Carastathis (Ph.D., McGill University)
feminist philosophy, critical race theory, postcolonial & anti-colonial thought, Marx & Marxism
 
Prof. Carastathis is on academic leave for the 2014-2015 academic year.

E&T A425
(323) 343-4180
acarast@calstatela.edu

Richard Dean Richard Dean (Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
moral theory, history of moral philosophy
 
E&T A412
(323) 343-4182
rdean@calstatela.edu
Foad Dizadji-Bahmani Foad Dizadji-Bahmani (Ph.D., London School of Economics)
philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of probability
 
ET A412
323-343-4176
fdizadj@calstatela.edu
Ann Garry

Ann Garry, Emerita (Ph.D., University of Maryland)
feminist philosophy, philosophical methods, epistemology, applied ethics
 
agarry@calstatela.edu

In 2006, Professor Garry co-founded and endowed the Ann Garry and Sharon Bishop Feminist Philosophy Lecture Series at Cal State LA.

Ricardo Gomez

Ricardo J. Gomez (Ph.D., Indiana University)
philosophy of science & technology, philosophy of mathematics, Kant, Latin American philosophy
 
E&T A412
(323) 343-4149
rgomez@calstatela.edu

In 2011, professor Gomez co-founded and endowed the Ricardo Gomez and Joseph Prabhu Fund for Lectures on Human Rights and Poverty, which sponsors a yearly lecture.

Henry Mendell Henry R. Mendell (Ph.D., Stanford University)
ancient philosophy, history of ancient mathematics and science, philosophy of science, metaphysics
 
E&T A422
(323) 343-4178
hmendell@calstatela.edu

David Pitt

David Pitt  (Ph.D., City University of New York)
philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, metaphysics
 
E&T A432
(323) 343-4192
dpitt@calstatela.edu

In the fall term 2014 Professor Pitt will be Visiting Professor in the Department of Philosophy and a Fellow at Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, as a Fulbright Scholar.

Joseph Prabhu

Joseph B. Prabhu (Ph.D., Boston University)
ethics, 19th and 20th century Continental philosophy, Indian and comparative philosophy, social and political philosophy, philosophy of religion
 
E&T A421
(323) 343-4177
jprabhu@calstatela.edu

In 2011, professor Prabhu co-founded the Ricardo Gomez and Joseph Prabhu Fund for Lectures on Human Rights and Poverty, which sponsors a yearly lecture.

Michael Shim Michael K. Shim Director of Graduate Studies (Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook)
20th century Continental philosophy (esp. phenomenology, Husserl), early modern philosophy (esp. Leibniz, rationalism, Kant), philosophy of mind, philosophy of language
 
E&T A422
(323) 343-5942
mshim@calstatela.edu
Emeriti: Thomas Annese, Donald Burrill, George Vick.

 • Lecturers

Bruce Atta Bruce Atta
 
E&T A221
(323) 343-6070
batta@calstatela.edu
Jay Conway Jay Conway (Ph.D., UC Riverside)
Continental philosophy (esp. Bergson, Deleuze, Sartre, Foucault, and Derrida); modern philosophy (esp. Spinoza and Hume); aesthetics; social-political philosophy
 
E&T A432
(323) 343-4180
jay.t.conway@gmail.com
Dirk Farner Dirk Farner (Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara)
ancient philosophy, history of philosophy
 
E&T A423
(323) 343-4180
dfarner@calstatela.edu
Ronald Houts Ronald Houts (Ph.D., UCLA)
critical thinking, logic, perception
 
E&T A414
(323) 343-4190
not email accessible
Keith Kaiser Keith Kaiser (Ph.D., UCLA)
metaphysics, philosophy of mind
 
E&T A424
(323) 343-4180
kkaiser@csulb.edu
Steven Levy Steven R. Levy (Ph.D., UCLA)
epistemology, metaphysics, logic, applied ethics
 
E&T A424
(323) 343-4180
steven.levy@mindspring.com
Sheila Price Sheila Price (M.A. Philosophy, M.A. Folklore & Mythology, UCLA)
recent philosophy, philosophy of religion, comparative religions, East Asian philosophy, environmental ethics
 
E&T A414
(323) 343-4187
sprice@calstatela.edu
Henry Talifer

Henry Talifer (J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law; Ph.D., USC)
philosophy of religion, existentialism, applied ethics

Professor Talifer passed away in August 2013, after teaching at Cal State LA for nine years. In 2006 he established the Ryan and Jack O'Shaughnessy Scholarship fund for MA students in philosophy. His wife, Lucille Hoffer Talifer, survives him, and continues to support the scholarship fund.