Department of Philosophy


Department News

  • Congratulations to Conner Fastenau, who has received the 2021-2022 Myers Award for outstanding achievement in graduate study in philosophy. 
  • Philosophy major Keelyn Sarmiento discusses her experience as an NIU transfer student in a Huskie Spotlight interview.
  • 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

Department of Philosophy
Zulauf Hall 915

Melinda Davis, Office Administrator

Undergraduate Advisor
Prof. Steve Daskal
Zulauf 1026

Graduate Advisor
Prof. Lenny Clapp
Zulauf 903

Department Chair
Jason Hanna
Zulauf 902