Philosophy Faculty

Faculty

 


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Mark Painter, Ph.D.

Professor
E-mail: mpainter@misericordia.edu
Phone: 570-674-6738

Education

Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1993
M.A., University of North Texas
B.A., The Evergreen State College

Areas of Specialization

  • Metaethics
  • History of Moral Philosophy
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Kant and Hegel

Office
316 Walsh Hall


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Matthew Swanson, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Chair

Matthew Swanson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
E-mail: mswanson@misericordia.edu
Phone: 570-674-6775

Education

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1995

 

Areas of Specialization

  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • 19th Century Philosophy
  • Ethics and Existentialism

Office
320 Mercy Hall


 

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Melanie Shepherd, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Melanie Shepherd, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
E-mail: mshepherd@misericordia.edu
Phone: 570-674-6456

Education

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2007
B.A., Hanover College

Areas of Specialization

  • History of Philosophy
  • 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy

Office
329 Mercy Hall

Recent Publications

  • "On the Difficult Case of Loving Life: Plato's Symposium and Nietzsche's Eternal Recurrence," British Journal for the History of Philosophy 26.3 (2018): 519-539

http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/FHqqZKyQZC9IU5dmAAZX/full

  • "Myth, Perspective, and Affirmation in Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy," History of European Ideas 44.5 (2018): 575-589

https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/ii4MpR3VBnIfdurUfA6h/full

  • "Let Us Return to Herr Nietzsche: On Health and Revaluation," Journal of Nietzsche Studies 50.1 (Spring 2019): 125-148

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George Shea

George W. Shea, IV, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
E-mail: gshea@misericordia.edu
Phone: 570-674-8169

Education

Ph.D., Duquesne University, 2015
M.A., Georgia State University
B.S., Towson University

Areas of Specialization

  • Contemporary European Philosophy
  • Post-Metaphysical Philosophy
  • Critical Social Theory
  • History of Philosophy

Office
370 Mercy Hall

 


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Kriszta Sajber, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor
Email: ksajber@misericordia.edu
Phone: 570-674-6448

Education:

Ph.D., Stony Brook University, The State University of New York
M.A., Stony Brook University, The State University of New York
B.A., Reed College

Areas of Specialization

  • 20th Century German and French Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mental Illness
  • Philosophy of Embodiment
  • Medical Humanities

Office

341 Mercy Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

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