Religious Studies Program

The Cal Poly Philosophy Department houses a Religious Studies program with a wide variety of courses in GE and a Religious Studies minor.

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Between the Species

Between the Species online journal logoAn online philosophy journal about the relationship between humans and animals.
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Ethics Group

Cal Poly's Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group focuses on the implications and impact of emerging sciences and technologies.
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Faculty & Staff

ALL office hours for Winter 2021 will be held virtually. Please email the faculty member for information about how to reach them during posted office hours. You may also check the new Philosophy Student Collaboration Canvas site for Zoom or other links to faculty office hours in Philosophy Student Canvas site (link requires Portal authentication).

PHONE E-MAIL Office Hours

Department Chair

Kenneth Brown
PHIL Major Advisor

Bldg. 47, Rm. 37B 805-756-2041

M: 11am - 12pm

T: 1pm-2pm
& by appt.

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Francisco Fernflores

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34A 805-756-2044

MW: 10:10am- 11am (PHIL 230)

R: 2pm-3pm

F: 10am-11am (PHIL 439)

Rachel Fernflores

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34R 805-756-2330

T: 12:30pm-2pm

R: 9:30am-11am

F: 11am-11:30am

Anya P. Foxen
Religious Studies Program Director and Minor Advisor

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34M


TR: 2pm-3pm

W: 2pm-3:30pm

Eleanor Helms
PHIL Minor Advisor

Western Intellectual Traditions Minor Advisor

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34E 805-756-7295

MW: 12:10pm-1:50pm

Ryan Jenkins
PHIL Major Advisor

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34P 805-756-1224

MW: 12pm-1pm

T: 12pm-2pm

Patrick Lin

Bldg. 47, Rm. 37C 805-756 2042

MW: 12pm-1:30pm

Stephen Lloyd-Moffett
Religious Studies Minor Advisor

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34N 805-756-2475

T: 9am-11am

W: 1pm-2pm (RELS 201-01)

W: 3pm-4pm (RELS 201-02)

Todd R. Long

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34L 805-756-2015

TR: 4:10pm-4:40pm

W: 1:10pm-2:45pm

Joe Lynch

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34C 805-756-2064

N/A Winter 2021

Paul Miklowitz

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34B 805-756-2868 TR: 10am-12pm
Tal Scriven Bldg. 47, Rm. 37C 805-756-2041 TR: 11am-12:40pm
Jacob Sparks

Bldg. TBA


TBA TR: 2pm-3pm
Robert Wallace

Bldg. TBA


TBA T: 2pm-5pm & by appt.

Ava Wright

PHIL Major Advisor

Bldg. TBA


TBA TR: 4pm-6pm

Dave Zoller

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34F 805-756-7295

M: 3:30pm-5:10pm

R: 10:10am-11:50am & by appt.


Keith Abney

Bldg. 34 Rm. 236 805-756-7039 MTW: 3pm-4:10pm

Laura Andes

Bldg. 26M, Rm. 104 805-756-5174

M: 3:10pm-5pm

W: 1:30pm-2pm 

W: 6pm-6:30pm

Adam benShea

Bldg. 26M, Rm. 104 805-756-5174

MW: 3pm-4pm

MW: 8pm-9pm & by appt.

Linda Bomstad Bldg. 47, Rm. 34B 805-756-2868 MW: 3:10pm-4pm
John Caravello  
Tom Costigan  

Judith Cross

Bldg.26M, Rm. 105


MR: 4pm-5pm


Jeremy Dickinson
Lecturer Representative

Bldg. 26M, Rm. 105 805-756-5178 TR: 7:30pm-8:30pm

Richard Graziano

Bldg. 26M, Rm. 103 805-756-5167  
Kevin Houser Bldg. 34 Rm. 236 805-756-7039

T: 1pm-2:30pm

W: 2pm-3:30pm & by appt.

Brian Looper Bldg. 47, Rm. 34E 805-756-7295 TW: 8:30am-9:30am
Zachary I. Rentz
Ethics Bowl Director
Bldg. 47, Rm. 34Q 805-756-2893  
Daniel Story Bldg. 47, Rm. 34E 805-756-7295 T: 12:30pm-2:30pm

Emeritus Faculty

S. W. Ball (pending)  

A. C. W. Bethel


Linda Bomstad  

Charles Hagen  

Larry Houlgate  

Russell Lascola  

Judy Saltzman  

Kendrick W. Walker  


Rebekah Swigger

Bldg 47, Rm. 37A 805-756-2041 M-R: 7:30am-5pm, F: 8am-12pm

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