Galen Barry, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Galen Barry
Spellman Hall, Second Floor
(914) 637-2765 (914) 637-2765


  • Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Virginia, 2015
  • MA, University of Virginia
  • BA, Oregon State University

Professor Barry joined the Iona faculty in 2017. Prior to Iona, he was a Fulbright Post-doctoral Scholar at the University of São Paulo. His research has focused on the history of European philosophy, especially on Baruch Spinoza, but more recently has moved into how philosophy fits within higher education and society more generally. In this spirit, he will return to Brazil starting in summer 2022 to do a Fulbright project on public philosophy at the Federal University of Paraíba.

Professor Barry teaches a wide variety of philosophy classes at Iona. In addition to core classes in value theory, he also teaches courses on the history of modern philosophy, philosophy of human nature, logic, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of mind. He hopes to add a course on public philosophy soon.