Cal State LA 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



E&T A432
(323) 343-4180

Kayley Vernallis

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


 Full-Time Faculty

  Mohammed Abed (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Moral Philosophy; Social & Political Philosophy.
(323) 343-5695
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
Richard Dean Richard Dean (Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
moral theory, history of moral philosophy
E&T A412
(323) 343-4182
Foad Dizadji-Bahmani Foad Dizadji-Bahmani (Ph.D., London School of Economics)
philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of probability
ET A412
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

David Pitt

David Pitt  Director of Graduate Studies (Ph.D., City University of New York)
philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, metaphysics
E&T A432
(323) 343-4192

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

Michael Shim Michael K. Shim (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
Emeriti: Thomas Annese, Sharon Bishop, Donald Burrill, Ann Garry, Ricardo Gomez, George Vick.


Bruce Atta Bruce Atta
epistemology, metaphysics, applied ethics
E&T A221
(323) 343-6070
Jay Conway Jay Conway (Ph.D., UC Riverside)
history of philosophy (esp. Modern and 19th/20th century European), the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, social & political philosophy, feminist philosophy
E&T A432
(323) 343-4180
Dirk Farner Dirk Farner (Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara)
ancient philosophy, history of philosophy
E&T A423
(323) 343-4180
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
Steven Levy Steven R. Levy (Ph.D., UCLA)
epistemology, metaphysics, logic, applied ethics
E&T A424
(323) 343-4180
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