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Galen Barry, Ph.D.

Galen Barry

Assistant Professor
Office: Spellman Hall, Second Floor
Phone: (914) 637-2765
Degrees: Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Virginia, 2015
MA, University of Virginia
BA, Oregon State University

Dr. Barry teaches courses in many areas of philosophy, including ethics and political philosophy. His research focuses on the history of philosophy, specifically the philosophy occurring in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. Before joining Iona in 2017, he was a visiting assistant professor at Old Dominion University and a Fulbright Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of São Paulo.

Alexander R. Eodice

Alexander R. Eodice

Chair, Philosophy Department

Professor of Philosophy

Office: Spellman Hall, Second Floor
Phone: (914) 633-2324
Degrees: Ph.D., Fordham University
MA, Fordham University

BA, Fordham University
Certificate, Managerial Leadership in Education, Harvard University

Professor Eodice regularly teaches courses in moral philosophy, philosophy of law, and philosophy of knowledge. During his time at Iona College, he has served as Chair of the Philosophy Department, Director of the Honors Program and, from 2001-2008, as Dean of the School of Arts and Science. His current research interests include the role of coercion in law, the nature of rationality, and the experience of pain.
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Michael Jordan, Ph.D.

Michael Jordan

Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Office: McSpedon Hall, First Floor
Phone: (914) 637-2718
Degrees: Ph.D., Philosophy, Rutgers University
MA, Philosophy, Rutgers University
BA, Philosophy, St. Peter’s College

Dr. Michael Jordan’s current research interests include free speech theory and ethics in technology.

Catherine Smith, Ph.D.

Catherine Smith

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Office: Spellman Hall, Second Floor
Phone: (914) 637-2714
Degrees: Ph.D., Cornell University

Dr. Catherine Smith teaches courses in philosophical business ethics. Her research interests are in Kant's ethics and in normative ethics more generally. She is particularly interested in questions surrounding self-respect.

James Stillwaggon, Ph.D.

James Stillwaggon

Phone: (914) 633-2079
Degrees: Ph.D., Philosophy and Education, Teachers College - Columbia University
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Hoger Instituut Wijsbegeerte, Scholar of Great Distinction, 1999-2000
BA, Philosophy, Loyola College

Dr. Stillwaggon teaches courses in aesthetics, philosophy of culture, ethics, logic, philosophy of childhood and philosophy of education. His research interests are in the areas of pedagogy of relation, psychoanalysis, Plato, Arendt and film.
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Alison Wai Yan Suen

Alison Wai Yan Suen

Assistant Professor
Office: Spellman Hall, Second Floor
Phone: (914) 637-2717
Degrees: Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
BA, University of Northern Iowa

Dr. Alison Suen teaches courses in moral philosophy, feminist philosophy, and Honors 201 seminar. Her research interests are primarily in the areas of animal ethics and feminist philosophy. She has published articles in philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism as well as Teaching Philosophy. Her monograph,The Speaking Animal, was published by Rowman and Littlefield International in 2015. Her edited book, Response Ethics, is also published by Rowman and Littlefield International (forthcoming). She has recently co-edited a special issue (forthcoming) at the Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture and Social Justice. Her current research is on the ethics of consumption.

Robyn R. Waller, Ph.D.

Robyn R. Waller

Assistant Professor
Office: Spellman Hall, Second Floor
Phone: (914) 637-2790
Degrees: Ph.D., Philosophy, Florida State University

Robyn R. Waller is a philosopher of mind and psychology with particular research interests in free will and neuroethics. Her most recent experience includes Visiting Professor of Psychology at Franklin and Marshall College, where she co-ran the Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind Program. She has also taught in the Philosophy Departments at King's College London and University of Alabama. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Florida State University in 2014.

Faculty Emeriti

James E. Giles, Ph.D.
William G. O'Neill
Christopher Perricone, Ph.D.

Student Success

"My major in philosophy has allowed me to learn new ways of thinking that will benefit me in the future as I enter into the world of non-profit service."

Kimberleigh Costanzo

Philosophy Major