Faculty

Professorial

Valia Allori Valia Allori, Professor (Ph.D., Rutgers)
Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mathematics
vallori@niu.edu
   
Lenny Clapp Lenny Clapp, Professor (Ph.D., MIT)
Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award Winner, 2021
Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, History of Analytic Philosophy
lclapp@niu.edu
   
Steven Daskal Steven Daskal, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Michigan)
Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award Winner, 2015
Moral and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Action
sdaskal@niu.edu
   
Mylan Engel Jr. Mylan Engel Jr., Professor (Ph.D., Arizona)
Presidential Teaching Professor
Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award Winner, 2009
Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics, Thomas Reid, Animal Rights
mylan-engel@niu.edu
   
Alicia Finch Alicia Finch, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Notre Dame)
Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award Winner, 2020, Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award Winner, 2020
Metaphysics, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Feminist Philosophy
afinch@niu.edu
   
Carl Gillett Carl Gillett, Professor (Ph.D., Rutgers)
Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Religion
cgillett@niu.edu
   
Jason Hanna Jason Hanna, Professor (Ph.D., Colorado)
Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award Winner, 2016
Normative and Applied Ethics, Political Philosophy
jhanna@niu.edu
   
   
Craig Warmke Craig Warmke, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., UNC Chapel Hill)
Metaphysics, Philosophical Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics
warmke@niu.edu
   

Instructional

Nicoleta Apostol Nicoleta Apostol, Instructor (M.A., Northern Illinois University)
napostol@niu.edu
   
John Beaudoin John Beaudoin, Instructor (Ph.D., Iowa)
Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Law
jbeaudoin@niu.edu

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