Office: Braniff 326
Chad Engelland received his doctorate in philosophy from The Catholic University of America. His interests include the history of philosophy, phenomenology, epistemology, mind, and language.
Office: Augustine 103
William Frank, professor of philosophy, has taught at the University of Dallas since fall 1986. Among his special interests and competencies he counts the history of medieval philosophy, Duns Scotus, metaphysics, the philosophy of education, and contemporary Catholic philosophy.
Office: Braniff 340
Fr. James Lehrberger received his doctorate from the University of Dallas. His research interests include faith and reason, the philosophy of religion, and Saint Thomas Aquinas.
Office: Braniff 342
Christopher Mirus received his doctorate in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Notre Dame. He works in the areas of ancient philosophy, especially Aristotle, and philosophy of science. He is coordinator for the undergraduate concentration in History and Philosophy of Science.
Office: Braniff 330
Cynthia R. Nielsen has taught philosophy, ethics, and religion at the college and university level since 2005. Prior to her appointment at UD, she was a Catherine of Sienna Teaching Fellow at Villanova University, where she taught courses in the Ethics Program, Honors College, and the Peace and Justice Program.
Professor, Braniff Dean, and IPS Director
Office: Carpenter Hall, 1st floor
Joshua Parens received his doctorate from the University of Chicago. His research interests include Islamic and Jewish medieval philosophy, early modern philosophy, and political philosophy.
Professor and Department Chair
Office: Braniff 328
Philipp Rosemann has been at the University of Dallas since 1997. In recent years, his main interests have revolved mainly around the twelfth-century theologian Peter Lombard and his famous Book of Sentences; the book series he edits, Dallas Medieval Texts and Translations; and the task of rethinking the Christian tradition in light of the challenges of contemporary philosophy.
Office: Braniff 320
Dennis Sepper received his doctorate from the University of Chicago. His research interests include the philosophy of language, philosophy since 1600, and recent French and German thought.
Office: Braniff 338
Lance Simmons is interested in ethics, epistemology, and analytic philosophy. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his A.B. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is intrigued by possible connections between virtue ethics and epistemology.
Director, Philosophy & Letters and
Office: Braniff 326
Matthew Walz joined the Department of Philosophy in 2008. Previously he taught at Thomas Aquinas College in California and The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He received a B.A. in both Philosophy and Theology from Christendom College in Virginia in 1995, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America. He also serves as Director of Philosophy & Letters and Pre-Theologian Programs.
Office: Braniff 344
Robert E. Wood is currently professor of philosophy in the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas. He has published over eighty articles in aesthetics, metaphysics, and anthropology.