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

Office hours for Fall 2021 may 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

Zoom office hours

Use Calendly to schedule private 15 minute meetings during office hours

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

M 11am - 12pm

T 1-3pm

W 11am - 12pm

All office hours by Zoom

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Francisco Fernflores

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

TR: 1-2pm (Zoom Link)

F: 10am-12pm (Zoom Link)

Rachel Fernflores

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

M: 12:30-1:30pm (Zoom Link)

T: 1:10am-2:00pm (Zoom Link)

Anya P. Foxen
Religious Studies Program Director and Minor Advisor

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34M

805-756-1221 MW: 2-4pm (Zoom Link)

Eleanor Helms
PHIL Minor Advisor

Western Intellectual Traditions Minor Advisor

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

TR: 2:05-3:45 (Zoom Link)

Ryan Jenkins
PHIL Major Advisor

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34Q 805-756-1224 N/A on Sabbatical

Patrick Lin

Bldg. 47, Rm. 37C 805-756 2042 TR: 2-4pm (Contact for Zoom Link)

Stephen Lloyd-Moffett
Religious Studies Minor Advisor

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

T: 9-10am (Zoom Link)

MW: 2:30-4pm in person

Todd R. Long

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

TR: 4:10-4:45pm (Zoom Link)

W: 1:10-3pm (Zoom Link)

Joe Lynch

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

MW: 1:10-2pm (Zoom Link)

T: 2:10-3pm (Zoom Link)

R: 4:10-5pm (Zoom Link)

Paul Miklowitz

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34C 805-756-2868 N/A in Fall 2021
Tal Scriven Bldg. 47, Rm. 37C 805-756-2041

TR: 8-9am

R: 11am-12pm All in person

Jacob Sparks

Ethics Bowl Director

Bldg. 47

Rm. 34D

TBA MW: 12:30-2pm (Zoom Link)
Robert Wallace

Bldg. 47

Rm. 34P

TBA T: 2-5pm in person or via Zoom

Ava Thomas Wright

PHIL Major Advisor

Bldg. 47

Rm. 34B


W: 2-4pm (Zoom Link)

T: 1-2pm (Zoom Link)

Dave Zoller

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

M: 10:10-11:20am (Zoom Link)

W: 9:10-11:20am (Zoom Link)


Keith Abney

Bldg. 34 Rm. 236 805-756-2893

MW: 11am-12pm 

T: 1-3pm 

Laura Andes

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

M: 4-5pm (Zoom Link)

T: 5-7pm (Zoom Link)

Damien Barnes Bldg. 26M, Rm. 103 805-756-5167

R: 2-4pm (Zoom Link)

Adam benShea

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

MW: 6-7pm (Zoom Link)

TR: 3-4pm (Zoom Link)

Linda Bomstad Bldg. 47, Rm. 34C 805-756-2868 N/A in Fall 2021

Judith Cross

Bldg.26M, Rm. 105


M: 5-7pm (Zoom Link)

TR: 12-1pm (Zoom Link)

Jeremy Dickinson

Bldg. 26M, Rm. 105 805-756-5178

TR: 2:10-4pm (Zoom Link)

Richard Graziano

Bldg. 26M, Rm. 103 805-756-5167

TR: 11:30am-1pm (Zoom Link)

W: 10:30-11:30am (Zoom Link)

Kevin Houser Bldg. 34 Rm. 236 805-756-2893

MW: 2-3pm in person

T 1:45-3:45 (Zoom Link)

Brian Looper Bldg. 47, Rm. 26B 805-756-7192 TR: 12:30-2pm (Zoom Link)

Daniel Story

Lecturer Representative

Bldg. 47, Rm. 26B 805-756-7192 TR: 9-11am (Zoom Link)
Sam Zahn Remote in Fall 2021 R: 3-5pm (Zoom Link)

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

MTR: 8am-5pm

Telework: WF: 8am-5pm

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