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Program Mission

The mission of the SMSU philosophy program is to promote the intellectual virtues that are at the core of liberal education. Chief among these is the notion that respect for oneself and others entails an honest and rigorous examination of core beliefs. The program focuses on the development of critical thinking skills, the capacity for moral reasoning, and an appreciation of the breadth and importance of the history of philosophical inquiry. Collectively, these outcomes prepare all students to pursue an examined life.

Contact Information

Office: Bellows Academic (BA) 221
Phone: 507-537-7155

Academic Support: LeeAnn Teig
E-mail: LeeAnn.Teig@smsu.edu

Faculty

Stewart Day (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University)
E-mail: Stewart.Day@smsu.edu
Phone: 537-6015
Office: BA 108

Brett Gaul (Ph.D., The University of Iowa)
E-mail: Brett.Gaul@smsu.edu
Phone: 537-7141
Office: BA 104

Maureen Sander-Staudt (Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder)
E-mail: Maureen.Sander-Staudt@smsu.edu
Phone: 537-6810
Office: BA 106

Adjunct Faculty

Lori Witthaus
E-mail: Lori.Witthaus@smsu.edu

Emeritus Faculty

Hugh Curtler (Ph.D. Northwestern University)

 

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Registrar Pat Carmody is the 2017 Cowain Award Winner, and will receive a special medal during Commencement exercises May 6.

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Dr. Dene Kay Thomas, president of Fort Lewis College and an SMSU alumna, is this year's Commencement speaker

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