Philosophy (323) 343-4180

Mark Balaguer
Associate Professor of Philosophy; Ph.D., City University of New York Graduate Center
Contact: (323) 343-4189

Professor Balaguer’s areas of interest are philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, metaphysics, free will, and logic.

Sharon Bishop
Professor of Philosophy; Ph.D., Harvard University, Ph.D., Wright Institute-Los Angeles
Contact: (323) 343-4180

Dr. Bishop’s specialties are ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophical psychology and feminism.

Jennifer Faust
Associate Professor of Philosophy; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
Contact: (323) 343-4286

Jennifer Faust’s expertise is theory of knowledge, with areas of concentration in philosophy of science, inductive logic and the epistemology of religion.

Ann Garry
Professor of Philosophy; Ph.D., University of Maryland
Contact: (323) 343-4176

Dr. Garry’s fields of specialization include contemporary moral issues, feminist philosophy and 20th Century philosophy. She has served on the California Council for the Humanities and on committees for the American Philosophical Association and the Society for Women in Philosophy. Professor Garry has authored a work entitled Women, Knowledge and Reality. She received Cal State L.A.’s 1990-91 Outstanding Professor Award.

Ricardo J. Gomez
Professor of Philosophy; Ph.D., Indiana University
Contact: (323) 343-4189

Dr. Gomez’s areas of interest include philosophy of science and technology, Kant, and Latin American philosophy. He has received the Distinguished Scholar Award in 1997, the Konex Prize in 1996, and the Cal State L.A. Outstanding Professor Award for 1995-96.

Manyul Im
Associate Professor of Philosophy; Ph.D., University of Michigan
Contact: (323) 343-4180

Dr. Im’s areas of interest include East Asian philosophy and religion; Confucianism; and ethical theory.

David Pitt
Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Ph.D., City University of New York Graduate Center
Contact: (323) 343-4182

Dr. Pitt specializes in the following fields: philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and metaphysics. He also has interests in the philosophy of linguistics, formal semantics, and the philosophy of music.

Joseph Prabhu
Professor of Philosophy; Ph.D., Boston University
Contact: (323) 343-4177

Dr. Prabhu’s research interests are in comparative philosophy and religions, mainly Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism, moral and social philosophy, globalization and the encounter of religions, the philosophy of culture, human rights, issues of global peace and justice, and the philosophy of the social sciences, especially economics. He is the author of The Intercultural Challenge of Raimon Panikkar (Orbis Books) and the forthcoming Hegel and the Dark Face of Modernity. He is also co-editor of Revisions, a quarterly journal of religion, philosophy, psychology and spirituality. He is a visiting professor of Religious Studies at UC Berkeley. He has also taught at UC Santa Barbara, and universities in Japan and India. In addition, he has been a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University.