Faculty

 
Sam Liao

Sam Liao, Associate Professor

Professor Liao received his Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and his Master's and PhD degrees from the University of Michigan. His areas of interest include etiquette, race, decolonization, Mozi, punk rock, concepts, testimony, coffee, public philosophy, intuition, wisdom of crowds, and social structures of academia.

sliao@pugetsound.edu

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Sara Protasi

Sara Protasi, Associate Professor

Professor Protasi received her Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Università di Roma La Sapienza, a PhD in Philosophy from Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna, and a PhD in Philosophy, from Yale University. Her research is in moral psychology and ethics broadly construed. She is particularly interested in the emotions, their anatomy and role in ethics, and also has research interests in the history of philosophy and aesthetics.

sprotasi@pugetsound.edu

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Justin Tiehen

Justin Tiehen, Professor

Professor Tiehen received his Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on the philosophy of mind and metaphysics, with a special focus of mental causation, physicalism, and the normativity of the mental.

jtiehen@pugetsound.edu

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Ariela Tubert

Ariela Tubert, Professor and Chair

Professor Tubert received her Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Philosophy from New York University and her Master's and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research is in the areas of moral philosophy and action theory. She is primarily concerned with the connection between accounts of agency and free will and issues in meta-ethics and practical reason.

atubert@pugetsound.edu

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Ross Colebrook

Ross Colebrook, Adjunct Instructor

Ross Colebrook received a BA from American University, an MA from Texas A & M University and a PhD from City University of New York Graduate Center.  He researches the intersection of moral psychology, metaethics, and experiential philosophy. He is especially interested in how people conceive of their own morality, the psychological underpinnings of moral judgment, and whether right and wrong are objective and universal, or subjective and culturally relative. His most recent article, "The Irrationality of Folk Metaethics" appeared in the journal Philosophical Psychology. Having lived in New York City for the past ten years, he has taught philosophy at Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Medgar Evers College, Baruch College, St. Francis College, and New York University. Recently, he has been working on explaining the psychological processes and personality factors that cause people to label judgments 'moral' in the first place.

rcolebrook@pugetsound.edu

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Emeriti Faculty

 
William Beardsley

Professor William Beardsley 

Professor Beardsley received his Bachelor's degree from The Johns Hopkins University and his Master's and PhD degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. His areas of interest are in early modern philosophy, 19th century philosophy, and philosophy of mind.

wbeardsley@pugetsound.edu

Doug Cannon

Professor Douglas Cannon

Professor Cannon received his Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and his PhD degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His areas of interest include logic, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mathematics. He taught at Puget Sound from 1986 until 2016.

dcannon@pugetsound.edu

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Professor Paul Loeb

Professor Loeb received his Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and his PhD degree from the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include Nietzsche, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Film, and Posthumanism. He taught at Puget Sound from 1991 until 2015.

loeb@pugetsound.edu

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Staff

 
Tami Hulbert

Tami Hulbert, Administrative Support Coordinator

thulbert@pugetsound.edu