Department of Philosophy


Department News

  • Congratulations to philosophy M.A. student Keith Lui, whose essay “The Value of Majoring in Philosophy” was selected for a Jan Kiergaard Award. The Kiergaard Award recognizes the best essays written in select NIU composition courses.
  • Congratulations to senior philosophy major Chelsie Verstraete, who has received a 2022 Deans’ Award in recognition of outstanding scholarship and contributions to the university community.
  • M.A. student Nick Piedmont has been selected as the winner of the 2022 JoAnne Rafalson Memorial Essay Contest for his paper, “Equivocating the Norms of Assertion.” Congratulations, Nick, on a job well done!
  • In a recent interview on Engaged Philosophy, Professor Mylan Engel discussed the use of service learning and civic engagement projects in philosophy courses.
  • Congratulations to M.A. student Lixing Miao, who has received the Graduate School’s Outstanding Graduate Student Award, in recognition of exceptional achievement in research and scholarly activity

Contact Us

Department of Philosophy
Zulauf Hall 915

Melinda Davis, Office Administrator

Undergraduate Advisor
Prof. Steve Daskal
Zulauf 1026

Graduate Advisor
Prof. Carl Gillett
Zulauf 904

Department Chair
Jason Hanna
Zulauf 902