Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Peter Gratton

Peter Gratton

Ph.D (DePaul)
Office: AA3102
Telephone: (709) 864-8335
Email: pgratton@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Contemporary political philosophy
Contemporary European philosophy
Africana philosophy
Philosophies of race and gender
Metaphysics of space and time

Dr. Shannon Hoff

Shannon Hoff

Undergraduate Liaison

Ph.D (Stony Brook University)
Office: AA3105
Telephone: (709) 864-8341
Email: shoff@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Feminist Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
19th and 20th Century European Philosophy

Dr. James Scott Johnston

Scott Johnston

Graduate Coordinator
Ph.D (University of Illnois at Urbana-Champaign)
Office: ED5002 & AA3066
Telephone: (709) 864-6924 & (709) 864-3754
Email: sjohnston12@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Education
Ethics and Political Philosophy
American Philosophy
Pragmatism, John Dewey
Continental and Analytic Philosophy in Conversation

Dr. Joël Madore

Joel Madore

Ph.D Essex
Office: AA3094
Telephone: (709) 864 -8340
Email: joel.madore@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Politcal Philosophy
Contemporary French Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion

Dr. Sean McGrath


Departmental Chair
Ph.D (Toronto)
Office: AA3069
Telephone: (709) 864-2668
Email: sjoseph.mcgrath@gmail.com

Link to website

Areas of Specialization: Metaphysics
German Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion

Dr. Seamus O'Neill

Seamus ONeill

Ph.D (Dalhousie, Classics)
Office: AA3100
Telephone: (709) 864-8332
Email: sjoneill@mun.ca

Link to website

Areas of Specialization: Ancient Philosophy
Medieval Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion

Dr. Sumangali (Suma) Rajiva

Suma Rajiva

Ph.D (Toronto)
Office: AA3107
Telephone: (709) 864-8307
Email: srajiva@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Kant
Early Modern philosophy
Descartes to Hume

Dr. Arthur Sullivan

Arthur Sullivan

Ph.D (Queens)
Office: AA3105
Telephone: (709) 864-8333
Email: arthurs@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Language and Mind

Dr. Peter Trnka

Peter Trnka

Ph.D (Toronto)
Office: AA3067
Telephone: (709) 864-8338
Email: ptrnka@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Epistemology
Ethics and Politics
Philosophy of Science
Spinoza, Hume, Marx, Deleuze, Foucault, and Negri

Departmental Administrative Assistant

Ann Marie Gushue

Administrative Assistant

Office: AA 3069
Telephone: (709) 864-8336
Email: agushue@mun.ca

Cross-Appointed Faculty

Dr. Jennifer Flynn

jennifer flynn

Ph.D (University of Virginia)
Office: HSC2855
Telephone: (709) 777-2043
Email: jflynn@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Health Ethics

Dr. Christopher Kaposy

Chris Kaposy

Program Coordinator, Master of Health Ethics program
Ph.D (SUNY, Stony Brook)
Office: HSC2830
Telephone: (709) 864-3375
Email: christopher.kaposy@med.mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Cognitive Disability and Prenatal Testing
Ethics and Infectious Diseases
Vaccine Ethics
Ethics of Research in Pregnancy
Public Health Ethics

Dr. Walter Okshevsky

Ph.D (Toronto, O.I.S.E.)
Office: E-3060
Telephone: (709) 737-7613
Email: wokshevs@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Critical thinking and Rationality
The Nature of Moral and Ethical Argument
Philosophical Aspects of Policy Studies and Schooling
Moral Education
The Theory and Practice of Liberal Education
Hermeneutics and Critical Theory in Education

Dr. Daryl Pullman


Ph.D (Waterloo)
Office: HSC2932
Telephone: (709) 777-6220
Email: dpullman@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Research Ethics
Ethics and Aging
Issues Related to Genetic Research and Therapy
Human Dignity and Moral Epistemology


Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Richard Singleton

Rick Singleton

Director of Student Programs, Queen's College
M.Div. King's, (W.Ont.)
D.Min. (Graduate Theological Foundation, Indiana)
Office: Queen's College
Telephone: (709) 753-0116
Email: queens@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Pastoral Care & Counseling for the Grieving and Bereaved


Dr. John Russon

John Russon

Ph.D (University of Toronto)
Email: jrusson@uoguelph.ca

Areas of Specialization: Hegel, Ancient Philosophy, Phenomenology 

Dr. Jens Soentgen


Areas of Specialization: Phenomenology, Chemistry, Political Ecology

Dr. Uwe Voigt

Uwe Voigt

Ph.D (Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg)
Email: uwe.voigt@phil.uni-augsburg.de

Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Nature, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

Dr. Stefanie Voigt

Stefanie Voigt

Founder of the Business Aesthetics Academy
Ph.D (Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg)
Email: stefanie.n.voigt@gmx.de

Areas of Specialization: Philosophical and Psychological Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind, Cultural Science, History of Ideas, Art Education


Contractual Instructors


Kyla Bruff

Kyla Bruff

Office: AA3066
Telephone: (709) 864-8336
Email: kyla.bruff@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Political Philosophy
German Idealism
Frankfurt School

Dr. Craig Cramm

Craig Cramm

Ph.D (Dominican University College)
Office: AA3102
Telephone: (709) 864-8336
Email: cgcramm@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Environmental Philosophy
French Philosophy

Dr. Raymond Critch

Ray Critch

Ph.D (Edinburgh)
Telephone: (709) 864-8336
Email: raymond.critch@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Ethics (including metaethics)
Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Law

Dr. Jay Foster

Jay Foster

Coordinator, Master of Philosophy in Humanities Program
Ph.D (Toronto)
Office: A3101
Telephone: (709) 864-8336
Email: ajfoster@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Science

Dr. Stephen Gardner

Steve Gardner

Ph.D (Ottawa)
Office: Enter Location
Telephone: (709) 864-8336
Email: sgardner@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Logic
Philosophy of Mathematics
The 20th Century Anglo-American tradition
Philosophy of Biology and Bioethics

Jenina MacGillivray

Office: AA3101
Telephone: (709) 864-8336
Email: jeninam@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Film

Aaron O'Brien

aaron obrein

Office: AA3101
Telephone: (709) 864-8336
Email: v65ajob@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Existentialism
Environmental Philosophy

Gil Shalev

Gil Shalev

Office: AA3066
Telephone: (709) 864-8336
Email: gshalev@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Early Modern Philosophy

David Tracey

David Tracey

Office: AA-3067
Email: dlt172@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Deleuze and Guattari, psychoanalysis, phenomenology, Nietzsche

Vahid Jafarzadehdarzi


Office: AA-3067 
Email: vj6843@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Kant, Hegel, Philosophy of Life, Skepticism, Romanticism, Deconstruction and Islamic philosophy

Retired Faculty 

Floy Doull

Floy Doull

M.A. (St. John's U.)
On faculty 1967-2002

Areas of Specialization: History of Modern Philosophy
Logic (classical and modern)
St. Augustine

Dr. Peter Harris

S.T.D. (Gregorian University)
Office: AA2062
Telephone: (709) 864-8966
Home Phone: (709) 335-2505
Email: pharris@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Religion

Dr. Francis 'Lin' Jackson

Lin Jackson

Drs. (Utrecht)
On faculty 1965-93; Dept Head 1971-81

Areas of Specialization: German Idealism
Nietzsche, Existentialism
North American Philosophy
Contemporary Ethical Issues

Dr. Tyrone Lai

Tyrone Lai

Email: tlai@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Science and Technology

Dr. Vance D. Maxwell

Vance Maxwell

Ph.D (Toronto)
Email: vmaxwell@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization:rEthics

Dr. John A. Scott

John Scott

Honorary Research Professor
Ph.D (Edinburgh)
Office: AA2062
Telephone: (709) 864-8336
Home Phone: (709) 895-3256
Email: jascott@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Ancient Philosophy

Dr. Evan Simpson

Evan Simpson

Honorary Research Professor
Ph.D (Duke)
Office: AA2062
Telephone: (709) 864-8966
Email: esimpson@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Moral Philosophy
Political and Social Philosophy
Philosophy of Mind including Philosophy of the Emotions

Dr. Antoinette (Toni) Stafford

Toni Stafford

Ph.D (Edinburgh)
Office: AA3103
Telephone: (709) 864-8341
Email: stafford@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Existentialism,
19th century German Idealism

Dr. David L. Thompson


Ph.D (Louvain)
Office: AA2062
Telephone: (709) 864-8336
Email: davidt@mun.ca

Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Human Sciences