Graduate Student Directory

UB North Campus

This directory is a listing of our current graduate students.

Alexander Anderson, BA, MA, Philosophy, Franciscan University of Steubenville
asa22@buffalo.edu

Interests:   Philosophy of Science, Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy, and Metaphysics

Ram Batta, MBA, Albany Medical College, BS, Union College
rambatta@buffalo.edu
Interests: Biomedical ethics

Carter-Beau Benson, BA, University at Buffalo
carterbe@buffalo.edu
Interests: Epistemology and Metaphilosophy 

Federico Borsotti, MA, Universita degli studi di Milano
fborsott@buffalo.edu

Interests: Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Logic, Epistemology

Uriah Burke, BA, California State University Bakersfield
uriahbur@buffalo.edu
Interests: Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science

Botan Dolun, BSc, University of Florida; MA Bogazici University, Turkey
botandol@buffalo.edu

Interests: Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Action, Metaethics

Brian Donohue, BA/MA, Franciscan University of Steubenville
bd26@buffalo.edu
Interests: Ontology, Social Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Clint Dowland, BA, University of Tennessee at Martin; MA University at Buffalo
stuartdo@buffalo.edu
Interests: Metaphysics, Bioethics, Philosophy of Mind, and Philosophy of Language

Hajhosseini Faegheh, BA Philosophy, University of Tehran
faeghehh@buffalo.edu

Interests: History of Philosophy, Existentialism (Heidegger), German Idealism, Religious Studies

Francesco Franda, Joint BA, University of Bologna, Italy, and University of Burgundy, France; MA, University of Bologna, Italy
ffranda@buffalo.edu

Interests: Ontology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language
Publications

David Hahn, BA SUNY Fredonia; MA University of Toledo
davidhah@buffalo.edu
Interests: Political Philosophy

Shane Hemmer, BA SUNY Fredonia; MA University at Buffalo
shanehem@buffalo.edu
Interests: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Bioethics, Epistemology

Daniel Kelly, BA, MA, EdM University at Buffalo
dpkelly3@buffalo.edu

Interests:  Kant, History of Philosophy, and Metaphysics

Patrick Kelly, BA Santa Clara University; MA University at Buffalo
pnkelly@buffalo.edu
Interests: Epistemology, American Pragmation, Philosophy of Mind

Robert Kelly, BA California State University, Northridge; MA University at Buffalo              
rkelly2@buffalo.edu  
Interests: Free Will and Moral Responsibility, Experimental Philosophy, Metaethics
Publications

Joonhwan Lee, BA, MA Korea University
leejoonh@buffalo.edu

Interests: Moral Psychology, Nietzsche

Austin Liebers, BA St. Lawrence University
aclieber@buffalo.edu
Interests: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Ta-Yuan (Scott) Luan, BSc, MSc Stanford, JD George Washington Law School
scottlua@buffalo.edu
Interests: Theory of Artifacts, Ontology, Philosophy of Law

Zihe Luo, BA University of Illinois, Chicago
ziheluo@buffalo.edu
Interests: Social Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Simulation

Stephen McAndrew, BA, Trinity College, Dublin Ireland; MA, JD, University at Buffalo
smcandrew@mcandrewlegal.com
Interests: Social and Political Philosophy; Business Ethics

Conor McMahon, BA, Canisius College
conormcm@buffalo.edu
Interests: Philosophy of Language, Epistomology

Angela Menditto, BA/BS, Misericordia University
agmendit@buffalo.edu

Interests: History of Philosophy

Joshua Merlo, BA, MA, Franciscan University of Steubenville
jmerlo@buffalo.edu

Interests: Aquinas, Leibniz, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion

Eric Merrell, BA, Juniata College
ericmerr@buffalo.edu

Interests:  Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, and Kant

Jacob Monaghan, BA University of Rhode Island; MA, Philosophy, University at Buffalo
jakemona@buffalo.edu
Interests: Political Philosophy, Bioethics, Policing
Publications

Justin Murray, BA, MA San Diego State University
jmurray9@buffalo.edu
Interests: Virtue Ethics, Comparative Philosophy, Applied Philosophy

Ariane Nomikos, BA, Fordham University
arianeno@buffalo.edu
Interests: Aesthetics, Ethics, Environmental Philosophy
Publications

J. Neil Otte, BA University of Kansas; MA Stony Brook University
jeffotte@buffalo.edu
Interests: Applied Ontology, Empirical Moral Psychology, Meta-ethics

Harjeet Parmar, BA Clark University                       
harjeetp@buffalo.edu  
Interests: Philosophy of Language and Mind

Andrew Pfeuffer, BA LaRoche College; MA Franciscan University of Steubenville
ajpfeuff@buffalo.edu

Interests: Kant, Rationalism, Modern Philosophy, Bioethics, Ethics, Philosophy of Medicine, and Philosophy of Science

Patrick Ray, BS Washington State University; BA/MA University of Idaho
plray@buffalo.edu
Interests: Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science

Ali Sharaf, BA, University of Kuwait
alirhagh@buffalo.edu

Interests: Kant, Ethics, Eastern Philosophy

Bhavya Gopal Sharma, MA Social Entrepreneurship: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India; MA Philosophy, Central European University, Hungary
bhavyago@buffalo.edu

Interests: Consciousness, Eastern Philosophies (Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism), Ethics, Mysticism

Thanos Spiliotakaras, MScR University of Edinburgh, BA, University of Athens
aspiliot@buffalo.edu

Interests: Hegel, German Idealism, Marxism, Aesthetics, Critical Theory

Jonathan Vajda, BA in psychology and philosophy, Central Michigan University; MA in religion, Westminster Theological Seminary; MA in philosophy, Western Michigan
jvajda@buffalo.edu

Interests: Early Modern, Metaphysics, Ethics