Graduate Student Directory

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

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 Action, Moral Psychology, 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

Hector Guzman-Orozco, BA California State, San Bernardino; MA California State, Los Angeles
hectorgu@buffalo.edu

Interests: Philosophy of Language

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

Jon Houston, BA University of Illinois
jonhoust@buffalo.edu
Interests: Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Biology

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

Jacqueline Kumar, BA, MA Brock University, Canada
jkumar2@buffalo.edu

Interests: Ethics, Moral Conduct

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

Interests: Moral Psychology, Nietzsche

Danielle Limbaugh, JD, BA University at Buffalo
dzs@buffalo.edu
Interests: Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Ethics, Metaphysics

David Limbaugh, BA Auburn University; MA Biola University
dglimbau@buffalo.edu
Interests: Metaphysics, Free Will, Bioethics, and Philosophy of Religion.

Shih-Yun Liu, BA Chang Gung University, Taiwan; MA National Central University, Taiwan
shihyunl@buffalo.edu
Interests: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Immanuel Kant

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

Stephen McAndrew, BA Trinity College, Dublin Ireland; JD University at Buffalo
smcandrew@mcandrewlegal.com
Interests: Philosophy of Law, Ethics, Business Ethics

Conor McMahon, BA Rochester Institute of Technology
conormcm@buffalo.edu
Interests: Philosophy of Language, Epistomology

Sean McNamara, BA SUNY Oswego
seanmcna@buffalo.edu
Interests: Ethical Theory, History of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Hume 

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

Interests: History of Philosophy

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

Interests: Aquinas, Leibniz, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion

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

Interests:  Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, and Kant

Yuichi Minemura, BS Nihon University; MA Cal State, Los Angeles
minemura@buffalo.edu
Interests: Bioethics, Metaphysics, Ontology

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

Michael Moran, BA Manhattanville College; MA University at Buffalo
mpmoran4@buffalo.edu
Interests: Virtue Theory, Philosophy of Friendship & Information Ethics

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, Environmental Philosophy, Climate Ethics

J. Neil Otte, BA University of Kansas; MA Stony Brook University
jeffotte@buffalo.edu
Interests: Moral Psychology, Experimental Philosophy, Applied Ontology, Cognitive Science, Early Modern, and Aesthetics

Seong Soo Park, BA/MA Sungkyunkwan University
seongsoo@buffalo.edu

Interest: Philosophy of language, Logic, Meta-ethics, Metaphysics

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

Paul Poenicke, BA Hillsdale College; MA Virginia Polytechnic Institute
paulpoen@buffalo.edu
Interests: Epistemology, Social-Political Philosophy, Asian Philosophy

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

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

Interests: Hegel, German Idealism, Marx, Lukacs, Adorno, 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