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Department News

Professor Mylan Engel is recipient of a 2018 Presidential Teaching Professorship.


Peter van Elswyk (M.A., 2012) will be assistant professor of philosophy at University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee in Fall 2018.


Junior philosophy major Maggie Hitchcock is recipient of the Austin Sawicki (M.A., 2006) Memorial Scholarship for 2018.


Brianna Campbell and Christopher Copan are co-winners of the 2018 C. Mason and Madeline Myers Graduate Philosophy Award for outstanding achievement in graduate study in philosophy.


Sayid Bnefsi (M.A., 2018) is the Philosophy Department's recipient of the Graduate School's 2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, in recognition of distinction in the area of scholarship.


Renee Jorgensen Bolinger (M.A., 2012) will be assistant professor at Princeton University in Fall 2019, with appointments in the Department of Politics and the University Center for Human Values.


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Upcoming Events

Katrina Sifferd, Elmhurst College

Arrest, Trial, and Punishment with the Aim of Enhancing Moral Agency

April 20, 2018
3:00 p.m., Holmes Student Center 505


Rafalson Essay Contest Winner

Christopher Copan, Northern Illinois University

How to Deal with Selfless Assertions

May 4, 2018
3:00 p.m., Holmes Student Center, University Suite

More about the Rafalson Contest >


Kevin Timpe, Calvin College

Disability, Virtue and Well-Being

September 28, 2018
3:00 p.m., TBA


Jennifer Lackey, Northwestern University

False Confessions and Testimonial Injustice

October 19, 2018
3:00 p.m., TBA


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Contact Us

Department of Philosophy
Northern Illinois University
Zulauf Hall 915
DeKalb, IL 60115
Fax: (815) 753-0543

Jessica Williams, Office Staff
Phone: (815) 753-0331
Email: jwilliams4@niu.edu

Jonie Barshinger, Office Manager
Phone: (815) 753-0333
Email: jonie@niu.edu

Undergraduate Advisor

Prof. Steve Daskal
Office: Zulauf 1026
Phone: (815) 753-6410
Email: sdaskal@niu.edu

Graduate Advisor

Prof. Lenny Clapp
Office: Zulauf 903
Phone: (815) 753-6414
Email: lclapp@niu.edu

Department Chair

David J. Buller
Phone: (815) 753-6299
Email: buller@niu.edu