Graduate Student Directory

PHI Abstract.

On this page is the directory listing of our current graduate students.

To update your listing, please contact:

Elizabeth Lesny.

Elizabeth Lesny

Graduate Administrator

136A Park Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-2970; Fax: (716) 645-6139


Alexander Anderson, BA, MA, Philosophy, Franciscan University of Steubenville

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

Carter-Beau Benson, BA, University at Buffalo
Interests: Epistemology and Metaphilosophy  

Botan Dolun, BSc, University of Florida; MA Bogazici University, Turkey
Interests: Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Action, Metaethics

Francesco Franda, Joint BA, University of Bologna, Italy, and University of Burgundy, France; MA, University of Bologna, Italy

Interests: Social Ontology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Applied Ontology

Ali Hasanzadeh, BA Philosophy BS Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Interests: Philosophy of Physics, Space-Time, Metaphysics, Applied Ontology

Shane Hemmer, BA SUNY Fredonia; MA University at Buffalo
Interests: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Bioethics, Epistemology

Katrina Johnson, BA Philosophy, Politics, Economics, SUNY College at Oswego, Oswego, NY

Hyemi Jun, BA Philosophy, Soongsil University, Seoul, S. Korea
Interests: Ethics, Political Philosophy, Korean Philosophy

Sean Kermath, BA in Philosophy, University of Michigan, MA in Philosophy, Western Michigan University
Interests: Political Philosophy, Ethics

Noah Kim, BA Political Science, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; MA Philosophy, Biola University, La Mirada, CA
Interests: Ethics, Political Philosophy, and History of Philosophy


Austin Liebers, BA St. Lawrence University
Interests: Metaethics, Metaphysics, and Aesthetics.

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

Fiona McMurtry, BA Philosophy Political Economy, MA Philosophy, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Joshua Merlo, BA, MA, Franciscan University of Steubenville, MA University at Buffalo

Interests: History of Philosophy (Medieval and Modern), Philosophy of Religion

Eric Merrell, BA, Juniata College

Interests:  Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, and Kant

Emanuel Mora-Moreno, BA Whitman College, MA Yale University, MDiv/STM Union Theological Seminary
Interests:  History of Philosophy, Ancient (Plato, Aristotle), Early Modern (esp. Spinoza, Hume) Kant, Hegel, American Pragmatism (esp. Neo-Pragmatism)

Cameron More, BA Philosophy Classics History, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY

Harjeet Parmar, BA Clark University               
Interests: Philosophy of Language and Mind

Andrew Pfeuffer, BA LaRoche College; MA Franciscan University of Steubenville

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

Gloria Sanso, BA and MA in Philosophy, University of Turin, Italy
Interests: Applied Ontology, Philosophy of Language

Alec Sculley, BA, University at Buffalo; MA in Philosophy, Western Michigan University
Interests: Applied Philosophy, Ethics, Social Philosophy

Thanos Spiliotakaras, MScR University of Edinburgh, BA, University of Athen

Interests: Kant, Hegel, Aesthetics, 19th and 20th century Continental Philosophy

Jonathan Vajda, BA in psychology and philosophy, Central Michigan University; MA in religion, Westminster Theological Seminary; MA in philosophy, Western Michigan

Interests: Early Modern, Metaphysics, Ethics

Joshua Vonderhaar, BA, New York University; MA , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Interests: Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Finn Wilson, BA in Philosophy, D’Youville College
Interests: Social Ontology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Applied Ontology

Peihong (Karl) Xie, BA Philosophy, MA Philosophy of Science and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Interests: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science

Tiankui Zeng, BS Economics, MA Philosophy, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Updated October 14, 2021