Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Ellen Miller, Ph.D.

Miller’s areas of scholarly research include Philosophy of Art, Continental Philosophy, Feminist Theory (especially Feminist Ethics and Philosophy of Religion) and Ethics. At Rowan she teaches courses in Informal Logic, Ethics, Philosophy and Gender, and Social and Political Philosophy. For more information about her research, publications and current courses, see her Bio.

Matthew Lund, Ph.D.

Lund's areas of scholarly research include Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, and the Philosophy of Psychology/ Cognitive Science. He also has interest in the History of Science, the Philosophy of Art and Literature, and Nietzsche. At Rowan he teaches Philosophy of Science, Symbolic Logic, Metalogic, Introduction to Philosophy, and Epistemology.

Dianne C. Ashton, Ph.D.

Ashton's areas of scholarly research include American Judaism, women and Judaism, and religious life in America. She is currently the Editor of the scholarly journal, American Jewish History.

Nathan Bauer, Ph.D.

Bauer received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Chicago in 2008. Much of his current research concerns Kant, both as a prominent figure in the history of philosophy and as a relevant guide to contemporary issues in epistemology and ethics. His broader interests include modern

David Clowney, Ph.D.

When not playing blues and Jazz harmonica, Clowney teaches and does scholarly research in the areas of ethics (including environmental and business ethics), aesthetics, philosophy of religion, and logic.

Jim Grace, Ph.D.

Grace's areas of scholary research and teaching include the sociology of religion, with a focus on New Testament and other early Christian writings. He has just completed a manuscript entitled, FindingJesus On Your Own.

Edward Kazarian, Ph.D.

Kazarian's research is focused on 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Philosophy, especially the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Michel Foucault, and François Laruelle, and the relationship between philosophy and psychoanalysis during that period. He also interested in modern European thought, its relation to the history of European colonization, and the anti- and post-colonial movements that arose in response to it.

Bruce Paternoster, Ph.D.

Bruce Paternoster received his Ph.D. in 1973. After a brief period as Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, Camden, he returned to his native state of Indiana to teach at the University of Evansville. Remaining at UE for fourteen years, Paternoster left as Department Chair in 1990 to become the first full-time...

Julia Pizzuto-Pomaco, Ph.D.

Julia Pizzuto-Pomaco received her Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from University of St. Andrews, Scotland. She has Master's and Bachelor's Degrees in Social Work from Temple University and a Master's in Divinity from Eastern Seminary (now Palmer of Eastern University). She has taught in graduate and undergraduate programs for over 15 years in a variety of fields including...

Youru (Charlie) Wang, Ph.D.

Wang’s research interests include the re-interpretation of Chinese Buddhist, especially Chan/Zen, thought and early Daoist thought in contemporary contexts, and the comparative study and dialogue between Western postmodern and Chinese thought. He is the author of L

Abe Witonsky, Ph.D.

Witonsky's areas of scholarly research are in philosophy of mind and logic of everyday reasoning. At Rowan he has taught Philosophy of Mind, Introduction to Philosophy, Logic of Everyday Reasoning, Symbolic Logic, Philosophy of Religion, and Philosophy of Law.