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January 17, 2013
Congratulations to the Philosophy majors and minors who made the Dean's List:
  • Sarah Cramb
  • Nicholas Cirranello
  • Dane Jensen
  • Steven Coventry
  • Joshua Caban
  • Brian Metz
  • Jamie Reese
  • Anthony Ruiz
  • Meghan Clearie
  • Jonathan Gavilanes
  • Austin McKale
June 26, 2013

Congratulations to the Philosophy majors and minors who made the Dean's List:

  • Kevin Gialanella
  • Gerald Brunell
  • Kim Cocuzza
  • Connor Daly
  • Nicholas Cirranello
  • Jonathan Gavilanes
  • Scott Cramb
  • Wes Bundenthal
  • Gina Rodriguez
  • Anthony Ruiz

February 15, 2013

Congratulations to the Philosophy majors and minors who made the Dean's List:

  • Ian Anderson
  • Tioga Anderson
  • Gerald Brunell
  • Joshua Caban
  • John Christmann
  • Kim Cocuzza
  • Connor Daly
  • William Hagan
  • Elliot Hernandez
  • Dane Jensen
  • Dana Reese
  • Gina Rodriguez

February 13, 2012

Congratulations to the Philosophy majors and minors who made the Dean's List:

  • Kim Cocuzza
  • Richard Freer
  • Leo Behe
  • Ian Anderson
  • Tioga Anderson
  • Kyle Chapel
  • Dominick Stuccio
  • Gabrielle Squartino
  • Dana Reese
  • Ryan Kassis

June 16, 2011

Congratulations to the Philosophy majors and minors who made the Dean's List:

  • Kyle Chapel
  • Dana Reese
  • Gabrielle Squartino
  • Richard Freer
  • Ian Anderson
  • Tioga Anderson
  • Kim Cocuzza
  • Oliver Trojak
  • Joe Bolger
  • David Mariaschin
  • Ryan Cassis
  • Christopher Macias

March 28, 2011

Congratulations again to Dr. Niemoczynski, this time on accepting a new tenure-track job at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.


March 26, 2011

Congratulations to ESU Philosophy major Mayla Billips on the presentation of her paper "Altruism: Being a Good Neighbor - Martin Luther King, Jr." at the Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, held at Moravian College.


March 24, 2011

Congratulations to ESU Philosophy alumnus Leon Niemoczynski ('01) on the publication of his book, Charles Sanders Peirce and a Religious Metaphysics of Nature (Rowman & Littlefield).


January 24, 2011

Congratulations to our majors and minors who made the Dean's List:

  • Tim Campbell
  • Joe Bolger
  • Oliver Trojak
  • Michael Keane
  • Richard Freer
  • Gerald Brunell
  • Ian Anderson
  • Tioga Anderson
  • David Mariaschin
  • Kyle Chapel
  • Dana Reese
  • Gabrielle Squartino
  • Cody Magill
  • Zachary Rutledge
  • Ryan Cassis
  • John Paul Kohl
  • Sarah Crumb
  • Timothy Sheehan

This term 58.3% of our majors made the Dean's List


July 15, 2010

Congratulations to Professor Storm Heter on his promotion to Associate Professor.


May 27, 2010

Congratulations to our majors and minors who made the Dean's List:

  • Adam Del Vecchio
  • Michael Keane
  • Derek Horn
  • Timothy Campbell
  • Joe Bolger
  • Chris Miller
  • David Mariaschin
  • Kyle Chapel
  • Oliver Trojak
  • Dana Reese
  • Gabrielle Squartino
  • Arthur Dalton
  • Ryan Kassis
  • Sarah Cramb

This list is 44% of our majors and minors.


May 15, 2010

Congratulations to our graduating majors:

  • Adam Del Vecchio
  • Christopher Miller
  • John McMaster

April 21, 2010

Congratulations to ESU Philosophy alumnus Eric Schumacher on finishing his Ph.D. at New School University. Dr. Schumacher's thesis is entitled "Logos as Radical Analogy: Locating the Structure of Analogy in Aristotle's 'Physics' Alpha."


January 23, 2010

Congratulations to the Philosophy majors and minors who made the Fall 2009 Deans' List

  • Adam Del Vecchio
  • Derek Horn
  • Christopher Miller
  • Michael Keane
  • David Mariaschin
  • Kyle Chapel
  • Dana Reese
  • Timothy Campbell
  • Ryan Kassis

July 15, 2009

Congratulations to Professor Peter Pruim on his promotion to Professor


May 20, 2009

Congratulations to the Philosophy majors and minors who made the Dean's List:

  • Adam Del Vecchio
  • Christopher Miller
  • Nathan Fitzgerald
  • Carl Tolino III
  • David Mariaschin
  • Daniel Prendergast
  • Samantha Thomas

May 15, 2009

Congratulations to Professor T Storm Heter on being awarded tenure.


Febrary 2, 2009

Congratulations to the Philosophy majors and minors who made the Dean's List:

  • Adam del Vecchio
  • Nathan Fitzgerald
  • David Mariaschin
  • Christopher Miller
  • Daniel Prendergast
  • Carl Tolino III

December 5, 2008

Congratulations to ESU Philosophy alumnus Leon Niemoczynski on the successful defence of his Ph.D. thesis, "The Sacred Depths of Nature: An Ontology of the Possible in the Philosophy of Peirce and Heidegger" at the University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale.


June 3, 2008

Congratulations to the Philosophy majors and minors who made the Dean's List:

  • Adam del Vecchio
  • Stephen Meglio
  • Carl Tolino
  • Sanchelle Charles
  • Anthony Smith

January 24, 2008

Congratulations to Philosophy majors and minors who made the Dean's List:

  • Arthur Dalton
  • Adam Del Vecchio
  • Braden Lininger
  • David Mariaschin
  • Cassandra Sweeney

September 19, 2007

Congratulations to Professor Tim Connolly on the successful defence of his Ph.D. thesis, "Change in Plato's Middle Dialogues", at SUNY Buffalo.


June 13, 2007

Congratulations to Philosophy majors and minors who made the Dean's List:

  • Jonathan Blevins
  • Arthur Dalton
  • Michael Jackiewicz
  • Braden Lininger
  • Tom Rath
  • Anthony Smith
  • Carl Tolino

May 12, 2007

Congratulations to graduating Philosophy majors:

  • Jonathan Blevins
  • Michael Jackiewicz
  • Kevin Polak
  • Tom Rath

Congratulations too to our graduating Philosophy minor:

  • Christian Geirsson

April 13, 2007

The Philosophy and Religious Studies Department is pleased to announce the hiring of a new faculty member. Timothy Connolly is a specialist in Ancient Greek and Chinese Philosophy. As well as sections of PHIL 110 GE: Introduction to Philosophy, he will be teaching PHIL 251 GE: Ancient Philosophy in the Fall, and PHIL 212 GE: Eastern Philosophy and PHIL 353: Medieval Philosophy in the Spring.


April 14, 2007

Professor T Storm Heter is giving the keynote address at the Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania.


June 7, 2006

Congratulations to Philosophy Majors who made the Dean's List:

  • Lauren Scott
  • Sara Fiorot

May 11, 2006

Congratulations to our graduating Philosophy Majors:

  • Lauren Scott
  • Sara Fiorot
  • Judyta Zarach
  • John Renna

March 20, 2006

A new course has been approved: PHIL 419: 20th Century French Philosophy. We hope to be able to offer it next year.


January 25, 2006

Congratulations to Philosophy majors Lauren Scott, Sara Fiorot and Stephen Meglio, and Philosophy minor Michael Jackiewicz, for making the Fall 2005 Dean's List.


December 1, 2005

Dr. George Thompson, Jr., professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, recently received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pa., where he served as an adjunct professor for the past 25 years teaching weekend classes. Last spring, Dr. Thompson also received the ESU Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) Outstanding Service Award as well as a recognition award from the university's Office of Disability Services. He was also named International Professor of the Year for 2005 by the International Biographical Center of Cambridge, England and recently added as adjunct professor of Union Institute and University in Cincinnati. Ohio, serving on the doctoral committee in interdisciplinary studies as approved by the Ohio Board of Regents.


November 12, 2005

Philosophy Major John Renna presented his paper, "Heidegger and Science Fiction Films" at the West Chester Undergraduate Philosophy Conference.


June 6, 2005

Congratulations to the following Philosophy Majors who have made the Dean's List for Spring '05:

  • Raymond Baratta
  • Sara Fiorot
  • William Gutmann
  • John Renna
  • Lauren Scott

The following Philosophy Minors also made the Dean's List:

  • James Boswell
  • Michael Jackiewicz

May 31, 2005

The Department is please to announce the hiring of Dr. T Storm Heter as our new full-time, continuing faculty member. Dr. Heter has worked here as an adjunct for the past two years. Dr. Heter wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on Sartre's political thinking at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


March 15, 2005

The Department will be moving effective May 23. Our new Philosophy Building is at 428 Normal St. We hope to be able to host many stimulating activities in our new location.


January 10, 2005

The Department would like to welcome our new part-time instructor, Dr. John Wise. Dr. Wise comes to us from the University of California, Irvine.


January 10, 2005

Congratulations to those Philosophy majors who made the Dean's List for Fall '04:

  • John Campo
  • Nathan Jefcoat

December 16, 2004

Congratulations to ESU Philosophy alumnus Leon Niemoczynski on the successful defence of his West Chester University MA thesis on the analysis of technology by Nietzsche, Heidegger, Juenger and Freyer.


December 13, 2004

Congratulations to Dr. Storm Heter & Dr. Kate Bullard on the birth of their daughter, Miriam Frances Heter


June 1, 2004

Congratulations to those Philosophy majors who made the Dean's List for Spring '04:

  • John Campo
  • Jason Van Strander
  • Judyta Zarach

May 14th, 2004

Dr. Thomas Eshelman is retiring after 35 years at ESU. Dr. Eshelman has taught Ancient and Medieval philosophy for us, as well as courses in Eastern Philosophy, World Religions and others. The Department wishes Dr. Eshelman well on his retirement.


May 8, 2004

Congratulations to Philosophy Majors Danielle Lamina (summa cum laude) and Adam Guida (cum laude) on their graduation from ESU.


May 6, 2004

Congratulations to ESU Philosophy alumnus Thomas Sparrow on the successful defence of his West Chester University MA thesis on Heidegger's poetics.


April 3, 2004

There was a great deal of ESU input at the Annual Conference of the SSHE Interdisciplinary Association of Philosophy and Religious Studies, held at Cheyney University. Professor Storm Heter presented his paper, "Sartrean Ethics and Obligations to Others: Between Kant and Hegel," and moderated a session. Professor Eric Schumacher, who did much to help organize the conference, also moderated two sessions. Two ESU Philosophy alumni presented papers: Timothy Volz presented "Buddhism and the Provisional Nature of Conceptual Models" and Peter Prell presented "From the Beginning Not a Thing Is." Another ESU Philosophy alumnus, Leon Niemocynski, moderated a session.

Sarah Cramb

Nicholas Cirranello

Dane Jensen

Steven Coventry

Joshua Caban

Brian Metz

Jamie Reese

Anthony Ruiz

Meghan Clearie

Jonathan Gavilanes

Austin McKale