Faculty

CLASSICS

Liane Houghtalin
Professor of Classics
(A.B., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.A., Ph.D., Bryn Mawr)
Greek and Roman archaeology, Greek and Latin languages and literatures, ancient numismatics
Trinkle 240, 540-654-1345, lhoughta@umw.edu
 Angela Gosetti-Murrayjohn Angela Pitts
Professor of Classics
(B.A., Ohio University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison)
Lyric poetry, Greek and Latin languages and literatures, Mindfulness
Trinkle 238, 540-654-1338, apitts2@umw.edu
  Joseph Romero
Professor of Classics
(B.A., Mary Washington College; Ph.D., Duke University)
Hellenistic Greek and Latin Literature, Literature’s Engagement with Philosophy, Semiotics
Trinkle 239, 540-654-1340, jromero@umw.edu, josephromero.org

 PHILOSOPHY

David Ambuel
Professor of Philosophy; Kurt F. Leidecker Chair of Asian Studies
(B.A., Northwestern University; M.A., Ludwig Maximilians Universität München; Ph.D., Northwestern University)
Ancient Greek philosophy, Indian and Asian philosophy, metaphysics, Kant
Trinkle 234, 540-654-1344, dambuel@umw.edu
 dr-%20matzke Jason Matzke
Associate Professor of Philosophy
(B.S., Ball State University; MAIS, Oregon State University; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University)
Ethics, Applied Ethics (Environmental and Medical), Philosophy of Law, Social and Political Philosophy
Trinkle 208, 540-654-1113, jmatzke@umw.edu
 Nina Mikhalevsky Nina Mikhalevsky
Acting Provost, Professor of Philosophy
(B.A., Boston University; M.A., Ph.D., Georgetown University)
Aesthetics, Ethics, Political and Social Theory, American Philosophy, History of Philosophy
GW Room 301, 540-654-1241; Trinkle B48, 540-654-1295, nmik@umw.edu
  Craig Vasey
Chairperson of Classics, Philosophy, & Religion; Professor of Philosophy 
(B.A., Towson State College; Doctorate, Université de Paris; Ph.D., Brown University)
Contemporary French and German philosophy, Marx, Nietzsche, feminism, race, phenomenology and existentialism
Trinkle 235, 540-654-1342, cvasey@umw.edu

 RELIGION

 
Mehdi Aminrazavi
Professor of Religion & Philosophy; Kurt F. Leidecker Chair of Asian Studies
(B.A., M.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., Temple University)
Medieval philosophy, Islamic philosophy, philosophy of religion, Eastern religions, metaphysics
Trinkle 237, 540-654-1341, maminraz@umw.edu
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Assistant Professor of Religion
(B.A., Colorado Christian University; M.T.S., Duke Divinity School; Ph.D. Drew University)
Early Christianity, Late Antiquity, Women’s and Gender Studies
Trinkle B46, 540-654-1343, jbarry@umw.edu , Humanities Commons site: https://hcommons.org/members/jennisifire/
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Daniel Hirshberg
Assistant Professor of Religion
(B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Naropa University; Ph.D., Harvard University)
Tibetan Buddhism, Contemplative Studies, Asian Religions, History of Religion, Hagiography
Trinkle B47, 540-654-1339, dhirshb@umw.edu
  Mary Beth Mathews
Associate Professor of Religion
(A.B., The College of William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia)
American and European Religious History, Christian Fundamentalism,and African American Religions
Trinkle 236, 540-654-1354, mmathews@umw.edu , marybethmathews.org

 EMERITI

  David Cain
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religion
(A.B., Princeton University; B.D., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University)
dcain@umw.edu
James Goehring
Professor Emeritus of Religion
(B.A., University of California at Berkeley; M.A., University of California at Santa Barbara; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School)
jgoehrin@umw.edu
Diane Hatch
Professor Emerita of Classics
(B.A. Sweetbriar College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina)
  Janet Wishner
Professor Emerita of Philosophy
(B.A., University of Leeds; M.A., Bedford College, University of London; Ph.D., University of Georgia)