Faculty & Staff

Joel Martinez

Department Chair of Philosophy and Associate Professor of Philosophy
John R. Howard Hall
503-768-7735
Office Hours:

By appointment

Phillip Barron

Phillip Barron

Post-Doctoral Fellow
John R. Howard Hall
503-768-7469
Office Hours:

MWF 12-1p

Or by appointment

J.M. Fritzman

Associate Professor of Philosophy
John R. Howard Hall
503-768-7477
Office Hours:

MWF 8:30a-12p & M 3-4p

Or by appointment on TTH on Zoom

Eli Lichtenstein

Eli B. Lichtenstein

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
John R. Howard Hall
503-768-7284
Office Hours:

M 10:15-11:15a & W 11:15a-12:15p

Or by appointment

Portrait of Jay Odenbaugh by Nina Johnson

Jay Odenbaugh

James F. Miller Professor of Humanities
Philosophy of biology, environmental philosophy, philosophy of psychology
John R. Howard Hall
503-768-7377
Colin Patrick

Colin Patrick

Visiting Assistant Professor
John R. Howard Hall
503-768-7464
Office Hours:

MW 3:00-4:00p

Or by appointment

Staff

Claire Kodachi

Claire Kodachi

Administrative Coordinator
503-768-7450

 


Emeriti Faculty

 Sevin Koont

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

William A. Rottschaefer

William A. Rottschaefer
Professor Emeritus of Philosoophy
Email: rotts@lclark.edu

I earned a BA in the Classics and Philosophy with honors from St. Louis University. I then received an MA in philosophy also from St. Louis University writing my master’s thesis on “The Object of the Intellect in St. Thomas’ Commentary on Peter Lombard’s Book of the Sentences.” After teaching Latin and Mathematics in a high school for three years, I obtained a Licentiate in Sacred Theology, from St. Louis University. I then acquired a MS in physics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Finally, I earned a PhD in philosophy from Boston University, writing my dissertation on “Ordinary Knowledge in the Scientific Realism of Wilfrid Sellars,” under the direction of Abner Shimony.

My research has focused on the topics in philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, epistemology, metaphysics, the biological and psychological bases of moral agency, and the epistemic relationships between science and religion. I have published in a number of journals including Philosophy of Science, Biology and Philosophy, Behavior and Philosophy, The Journal of Consciousness Studies, The Southern Journal of Philosophy and Zygon. Cambridge University Press published my book, The Biology and Psychology of Moral Agency.

I was named the teacher of the year in 2002. I retired after the 2003 spring semester.

 

Nicholas D. Smith

Nicholas D. Smith

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Email: ndsmith@lclark.edu

I am the James F. Miller Professor of Humanities. Prior to 1999, I taught at Virginia Tech, the University of Hong Kong, and Michigan State University. I received my BA (High Honors) from the University of Rochester in 1971, and my PhD from Stanford in 1975. I am author, co-author, editor or co-editor of over 15 books, including Plato’s Socrates (with T. C. Brickhouse), which won the “Outstanding Academic Book for 1994” award from Choice. I am also the author of more than 80 journal, encyclopedia, or dictionary articles, reviews, and translations, including three of the translations of works by Plato and Pseudo-Plato that appear in the new Plato: Complete Works from Hackett. In 1985, I won the American Philological Association Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Classics.

During my free time, I like to hike, travel, cook (and eat!), and read fiction.

In Memoriam

John B. Harrington

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

Clayton Morgareidge

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

Rena J. Ratte

Professor Emerita of Philosophy