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Cameron BucknerCameron Buckner, Associate Professor
509 Agnes Arnold Hall

B.A., B.S. Texas Tech University
Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington
Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence

D. Justin Coates

D. Justin Coates , Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
(713) 743-3010
504 Agnes Arnold Hall

Ph.D. University of California, Riverside 2012
Ethics, Philosophy of Action

James W. Garson

James W. Garson , Professor
(713) 743-3205
502 Agnes Arnold Hall

B.A., Haverford College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Logic, Modal Logic, Formal Semantics, Computational Linguistics, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Mathematics

Helen Hattab

Helen Hattab , Professor
(713) 743-4147
507 Agnes Arnold Hall

B.A., Trenton State College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Early Modern Philosophy, Renaissance Philosophy, Renaissance and Early Modern Science, Medieval Philosophy


Yael Rebecca Loewenstein, Assistant Professor
(713) 743-7322
516 Agnes Arnold Hall

Ph.D. University of Arizona
Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language

Christy Mag Uidhir

Christy Mag Uidhir , Associate Professor
(713) 743-4458
510 Agnes Arnold Hall

Ph.D. Rutgers University
Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind


Luis R. G. Oliveira , Assistant Professor 
(713) 743-7357
505 Agnes Arnold Hall

Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Amherst
Epistemology, Ethics, Metaethics, Philosophy of Religion

David K. Phillips

David K. Phillips, Professor and Chair
(713) 743-3120
511 Agnes Arnold Hall

B.A., Oxford
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University
Ethics, History of Ethics

Tamler Sommers

Tamler Sommers , Professor and Undergraduate Advisor
(713) 743-3032
514 Agnes Arnold Hall

B.A. (English), University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. (Philosophy), Duke University
Ethics, Moral Psychology, Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Josh Weisberg

Josh Weisberg , Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Admissions
(713) 743-3200
515 Agnes Arnold Hall

B.A., New York University
M.A., Ph.D., City University of New York
Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science

Claudia Yau

Claudia Yau, Assistant Professor 
B.A., Wellesley College
Ph.D., Princeton University 

Instructors and Affiliate Faculty

Edwin Aiman

Edwin Aiman, Instructor
654 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-3632

Nick Drapela

Nick Drapela, Lecturer 


Curtis Haaga, Instructor
654 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-3632

Theresa Hickey

Theresa Hickey, Instructor 

Johanna Luttrell

Johanna Luttrell, Post-Doctoral Visiting Scholar, Political Philosophy
Hobby Center for Public Policy
320 McElhinney Hall & 516 Agnes Arnold Hall

Ph.D., University of Oregon 2013
B.A., DePaul University

Iain Morrison

Iain Morrison, Instructional Assistant Professor (Honors College)
204c M.D. Anderson Memorial Library
(713) 743- 9022

Emeritus Faculty

  • William H. Austin , Professor Emeritus B.A., Wesleyan University; B.D. Yale University; Ph. D., Yale University
    Philosophy of Religion, Inductive Logic and Decision Theory
  • Cynthia A. Freeland,  Moores Professor Emeritus
    B.A., Michigan State University
    M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
    Aesthetics, Ancient Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

    Gregory A. Brown , Professor Emeritus B.A. University of Hawaii, M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland
    History of Early Modern Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science 

  • Anne Jaap Jacobson, Professor Emeritus B.A., University of California at Berkeley, B.Phil., D.Phil., Oxford University
    Philosophy of Mind, History of Modern Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics, Epistemology 

  • Bredo C. Johnsen, Professor Emeritus B.A., Wayne State University, Ph.D., Harvard University
    Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

  • William N. Nelson , Professor Emeritus
    B.A., Harvard University, Ph.D., Cornell University
    Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law




Bobbie Sue Schindler, Academic Advisor
518 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-4145 


P. Daisy Soto, Administrative Coordinator
513 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-3010 


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