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Department News

The ever-enthusiastic Varun Ravikumar (M.A., expected 2019) is in the Huskie Spotlight.


Professor Mylan Engel Jr. is in the Huskie Spotlight for his 2018 Presidential Teaching Professor Award.


Wi-Phi, an open-access source of educational videos in philosophy co-directed by Professor Geoff Pynn, just received a $250,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Congratulations to John Hill (M.A., expected 2019) for being selected recipient of the 2019 Myers Award for outstanding graduate student.


Jeremy Shipley (M.A., philosophy, 2006), currently assistant professor of philosophy at Volunteer State Community College, has been named President of the Tennessee Philosophical Association.


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Upcoming Events

Sara Bernstein, University of Notre Dame

Could a Middle Level Be the Most Fundamental?

March 1, 2019
3:00 p.m., Holmes Student Center, University Suite


Fabrizio Cariani, Northwestern University

Future Orientation

April 5, 2019
3:00 p.m., LaTourette 201


Ruth Groff, Saint Louis University

The Devil is in the Categories: Metaphysics and Social Theory

April 12, 2019
3:00 p.m., Campus Life Building, Room 100


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Contact Us

Department of Philosophy
Northern Illinois University
Zulauf Hall 915
DeKalb, IL 60115
Fax: (815) 753-0543

Jessica Williams, Office Staff
Phone: (815) 753-0331
Email: jwilliams4@niu.edu

Jonie Barshinger, Office Manager
Phone: (815) 753-0333
Email: jonie@niu.edu

Undergraduate Advisor

Prof. Steve Daskal
Office: Zulauf 1026
Phone: (815) 753-6410
Email: sdaskal@niu.edu

Graduate Advisor

Prof. Lenny Clapp
Office: Zulauf 903
Phone: (815) 753-6414
Email: lclapp@niu.edu

Department Chair

David J. Buller
Phone: (815) 753-6299
Email: buller@niu.edu