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Department News

Prof. Mylan Engel received a Service-Learning Faculty Fellowship to offer a new course on The Philosophy of Food in Spring 2017.


David Clark and Caley Howland are co-winners of the 2017 C. Mason and Madeline Myers Graduate Philosophy Award for outstanding achievement in graduate study in philosophy.


Senior major David Lorenzo won the 2016 Illinois Philosophical Association Undergraduate Student Essay Contest for his essay "Non-Sensitivity to Character Flaws: Not a Threat to the Traditional Account of Right Action."


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Upcoming Events

Northern Graduate Philosophy Conference 

October 13-14, 2017
Holmes Student Center, University Suite

Keynote Speaker
Eva Kittay, Stony Brook University

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Kapitan Memorial Conference 

October 20, 2017
Holmes Student Center, University Suite

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Illinois Philosophical Association Conference 

October 21-22, 2017
Holmes Student Center

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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 922
Phone: (815) 753-6410
Email: sdaskal@niu.edu

Graduate Advisor

Prof. Geoff Pynn
Office: Zulauf 924
Phone: (815) 753-6414
Email: gpynn@niu.edu

Department Chair

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