Graduate Student Directory

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

Updated December 19, 2020

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

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

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

Alec Jefferson Chambers, BA, University at Buffalo
aleccham@buffalo.edu

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

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
ffranda@buffalo.edu

Interests: Ontology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language
Publications

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

Casey Hobbie, BA, University at Buffalo
caseyhob@buffalo.edu

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

Interests:  Kant, History of Philosophy, and Metaphysics

Robert Kelly, BA California State University, Northridge; MA University at Buffalo              
rkelly2@buffalo.edu  
Interests:  Metaphysics (Dispositions, Free Will, Action Theory); Philosophy of Medicine (Addiction, Disease); Applied Ontology

Sean Kermath, BA in Philosophy, University of Michigan, MA in Philosophy, Western Michigan University
seankerm@buffalo.edu
Interests: Political Philosophy, Ethics

Kiernan Johnson, BS in Health Analytics, D’Youville College
kj55@buffalo.edu

Interests: Applied Ontology, Logic

Austin Liebers, BA St. Lawrence University
aclieber@buffalo.edu
Interests: Metaethics, Metaphysics, and Aesthetics.

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

Michael Lynn/BS, Pennsylvania State University, JD, University of Illinois
mlynn@buffalo.edu

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

Interests: History of Philosophy

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

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

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

Interests:  Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, and Kant

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

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

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

Tobias Prey, BA, University at Buffalo
tobiasprey@buffalo.edu

Gloria Sanso, BA and MA in Philosophy, University of Turin, Italy
gsanso@buffalo.edu
Interests: Applied Ontology, Philosophy of Language

Alec Sculley, BA, University at Buffalo; MA in Philosophy, Western Michigan University
alecscul@buffalo.edu
Interests: Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy

Ali Sharaf, BA, University of Kuwait
alirhagh@buffalo.edu
Interests: Kant, Ethics, Eastern Philosophy

Bhavya Gopal Sharma, MA Philosophy, Central European University, Hungary; MA Social Entrepreneurship, TISS, India
bhavyago@buffalo.edu

Interests: Normative Ethics, Moral Psychology, Buddhism

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

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
jvajda@buffalo.edu

Interests: Early Modern, Metaphysics, Ethics

Joshua Vonderhaar, BA, New York University; MA , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
jvonderh@buffalo.edu

Interests: Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Finn Wilson, BA in Philosophy, D’Youville College
finnwils@buffalo.edu
Interests: Ancient and Early Modern Philosophy, Epistemology, Metaethics

Yusheng Xia, BA in Computer Science and MA in Philosophy, Shenzhen University, China
yushengx@buffalo.edu
Interests: History of Analytic Philosophy, Metaphysics