Department of Philosophy

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Department News

  • Congratulations to Russell Guilbault (M.A., 2021) for receiving the Graduate School’s Outstanding Graduate Student Award, in recognition of exceptional achievement in research and scholarly activity.
  • In an interview with NIU Today, alumnus Jim Morris (’72) explains how his NIU philosophy degree prepared him for a successful career in advertising. Morris is the author of Badvertising: An Exposé of Insipid, Insufferable, Ineffective Advertising
  • Congratulations to senior philosophy major DeVonté Fuller, who has received a 2021 Deans’ Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Prof. Lenny Clapp has received a 2021 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, marking the second consecutive year in which a philosophy faculty member has won this university-wide award.

Contact Us

The philosophy department office remains open, but hours vary. If you need in-person service, please call first.

Department of Philosophy
Zulauf Hall 915

Melinda Davis, Office Administrator
ldavis@niu.edu
815-753-0333

Undergraduate Advisor
Prof. Steve Daskal
Zulauf 1026
sdaskal@niu.edu

Graduate Advisor
Prof. Lenny Clapp
Zulauf 903
lclapp@niu.edu

Department Chair
Jason Hanna
Zulauf 902
jhanna@niu.edu