Faculty & Staff

headshot of Dr. Miriam  Schleifer McCormick
Professor of Philosophy
Chair, Department of Philosophy

Specialties:
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics of belief
  • Early modern philosophy
Contact:
(804) 289-8254
headshot of  Shelby  DeWalle
Administrative Coordinator
Contact:
(804) 289-8420
Professor of Philosophy
Richmond Professorship

Specialties:
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Logic
  • Philosophy in Science Fiction
Contact:
(804) 289-8733
Thomas Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus
Contact:
(804) 289-8735
headshot of Dr. David  Lefkowitz
Professor of Philosophy and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL)
Interdisciplinary Program Co-Coordinator, PPEL

Specialties:
  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Ethical Theory
  • Applied Ethics
Contact:
(804) 287-6805
headshot of  Brannon  McDaniel
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Specialties:
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Religion
Contact:
(804) 289-8784
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL), Coordinator, Law & Liberal Arts Minor

Specialties:
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Ancient Philosophy
Contact:
(804) 287-6087
headshot of Dr. Gary  Shapiro
Professor of Philosophy, Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus

Specialties:
  • European Philosophy since Kant
  • American Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Art
Contact:
headshot of Dr. Jeppe  von Platz
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Interdisciplinary Program Co-Coordinator, PPEL

Specialties:
  • Social and political philosophy
  • History of normative thought from Grotius to the present
Contact:
(804) 289-8413