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Department News

Jeremy Shipley (M.A., philosophy, 2006), currently assistant professor of philosophy at Volunteer State Community College, has been named President of the Tennessee Philosophical Association.


John Pindel (B.S., philosophy, 2016), is featured in NIU Today.


Evan Dutmer (B.A., 2012), who is currently finishing his Ph.D. in philosophy at Northwestern University, will be a full-time, tenure-track Instructor in Latin at the Culver Academies in fall 2018.


Professor Mylan Engel is recipient of a 2018 Presidential Teaching Professorship.


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Upcoming Events

12th Annual Northern Graduate Philosophy Conference

Keynote Speaker:
David Manley, University of Michigan

Personal Identity and Population Ethics

November 9, 2018
3:00 p.m., Holmes Student Center, University Suite

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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 1026
Phone: (815) 753-6410
Email: sdaskal@niu.edu

Graduate Advisor

Prof. Lenny Clapp
Office: Zulauf 903
Phone: (815) 753-6414
Email: lclapp@niu.edu

Department Chair

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