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 may be held virtually. Please email the faculty member for information about how to reach them during posted office hours.

PHONE E-MAIL Office Hours

Department Chair

Kenneth Brown
PHIL Major Advisor


Use Calendly to schedule 30 minute meetings by Zoom or in person

Bldg. 47, Rm. 37B 805-756-2041
In Summer 2022 by appointment

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Francisco Fernflores

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

TR: 1:10 - 2:00 pm F. Fernflores TR Zoom Office Hours

F: 10:10 am - 12 pm F. Fernflores Friday Zoom Office Hours

Rachel Fernflores

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34R 805-756-2330 N/A in Spring 2022

Anya P. Foxen
Religious Studies Program Director and Minor Advisor

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34M


MW: 2 - 4 pm

Anya Foxen Zoom Office Hours

Eleanor Helms
PHIL Minor Advisor

Western Intellectual Traditions Minor Advisor

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34E 805-756-7295
TR: 12:10-1:50 pm

Ryan Jenkins
PHIL Major Advisor

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34Q 805-756-1224
MWR: 2:30-4pm in-person

Patrick Lin

Bldg. 47, Rm. 37C 805-756 2042
MW: 12-1pm

Stephen Lloyd-Moffett
Religious Studies Minor Advisor

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34N 805-756-2475
MW: 12:45-1:45 pm in-person
T: 9 - 10 am via Zoom

Todd R. Long

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34L 805-756-2015
TR: 4:15-4:45pm
W: 1:10-2pm

Joe Lynch

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34C 805-756-2064
MTWR: 4:10-5pm

Paul Miklowitz

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34C 805-756-2064
TR: 11 am - 12 pm 
W: 9 - 10 am

Jacob Sparks

Ethics Bowl Director

Bldg. 47

Rm. 34D


MW: 4:15-5:15 pm in-person

T: 1-2 pm via Zoom 

Jacob Sparks Zoom Office Hours

Robert Wallace

Bldg. 47

Rm. 34P

T: 2-5 in-person and via Zoom

Ava Thomas Wright

PHIL Major Advisor

Bldg. 47

Rm. 34B


M: 3-4pm

T: 12-2pm

Wright Zoom Office Hours

Dave Zoller

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34F 805-756-7295
MW: 2:10-3:50 pm 


Keith Abney

Bldg. 34 Rm. 236 805-756-2893
MW: 3-4:50 pm

Laura Andes

Bldg. 26M, Rm. 104 805-756-5174
M: 9-10 am via Zoom
W: 5-7 pm via Zoom
Jonathan Anomaly Bldg. 34, Rm. 236 W: 3-4pm in-person
Damien Barnes Bldg. 26M, Rm. 103 805-756-5167
M: 12-2:30 pm 

Adam benShea

Bldg. 26M, Rm. 104 805-756-5174
MW: 6-7 pm
TR: 3-4 pm
Linda Bomstad Bldg. 47, Rm. 34C 805-756-2064
TR: 1:10 - 2 pm via Zoom & in-person

Judith Cross

Bldg.26M, Rm. 105


M: 12:30-2pm

T: 4:10-5:30pm

W: 1:10-2pm

in person

Kyle Dickey Remote

F: 12-2 pm

Dickey Zoom Link

Jeremy Dickinson

Bldg. 26M, Rm. 105 805-756-5178
MTWR: 3-4 pm in person or via Zoom

Richard Graziano

Bldg. 26M, Rm. 103 805-756-5167
M: 10:30-11:30am
R: 9:30-11:30am
in person
Kevin Houser Bldg. 34 Rm. 236 805-756-2893

M: 2-3 pm

T: 1-3 pm

Houser Zoom Link

Brian Looper Bldg. 47, Rm. 26B 805-756-7192
R: 11:30-2:30pm

Daniel Story

Lecturer Representative

Bldg. 47, Rm. 26B 805-756-7192
TR: 10am-12pm
Sam Zahn Remote in Fall 2021
R: 2:10-4 pm (on Centennniel Green)
Available via Zoom by appt.
S. W. Ball (pending)  

A. C. W. Bethel


Linda Bomstad  

Charles Hagen  

Larry Houlgate  

Russell Lascola  

Judy Saltzman  
Tal Scriven  

Kendrick W. Walker  


Rebekah Swigger

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

MTR: 8am-5pm

Telework: WF: 8am-5pm

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