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 Fall 2020 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: 12:30-2:30pm
W: 11am - 12pm
& by appt.

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Francisco Fernflores

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

MT: 2-3pm

R: 2-3pm (PHIL 321 only) 

R: 3-4pm (PHIL 241 only)

Rachel Fernflores

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

T: 2:10-3:30pm

R: 11:10am-12pm 

F: 10:10-11am

Anya P. Foxen
Religious Studies Program Director and Minor Advisor

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34M


TR: 2-3pm 

W: 2-3:30pm

Eleanor Helms
PHIL Minor Advisor

Western Intellectual Traditions Minor Advisor

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

MW: 3-4:15pm

Ryan Jenkins
PHIL Major Advisor

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34P 805-756-1224 MTW: 12-1pm

Patrick Lin

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

TR: 12:10-1pm

Stephen Lloyd-Moffett
Religious Studies Minor Advisor

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

T: 9-11am

MW: 11:30am-12pm (RELS 201) 

R: 6-7pm (RELS 310)

Todd R. Long

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

TR: 4:10-4:40pm W: 1:10-2:45pm

Joe Lynch

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

MW: 2-4pm

Paul Miklowitz

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34B 805-756-2868

N/A in Fall

Tal Scriven Bldg. 47, Rm. 37C 805-756-2041 TR: 12-2pm
Jacob Sparks

Bldg. TBA


TBA M: 2-3pm T: 4-5pm
Robert Wallace

Bldg. TBA


TBA F: 2-5pm

Ava Wright

PHIL Major Advisor

Bldg. TBA



MW: 2-3pm

R: 12-1pm via Slack

Dave Zoller

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

R: 10:10-11am 

F: 12-2:50pm


Keith Abney

Bldg. 34 Rm. 236 805-756-7039

MTW: 3:10-4pm

Laura Andes

Bldg. 26M, Rm. 104 805-756-5174 T: 4:15-5:45pm

W: 3:30-4pm

W: 6-6:30pm

R: 6-6:30pm

Adam benShea

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

MW: 1-2pm 

MW: 6-7pm by appt. only

Linda Bomstad Bldg. 47, Rm. 34B 805-756-2868

N/A in Fall

John Caravello F: 10am-12pm
Tom Costigan R: 10am-12pm

Judith Cross

Bldg.26M, Rm. 105


M: 4:10-5:30pm

T: 1:10-2pm 

W: 2:10-3:30pm

Jeremy Dickinson
Lecturer Representative

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

MTWR: 6:10-7pm

Richard Graziano

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

M: 3:15-4:15pm  WR:11am-12:30pm

Kevin Houser Bldg. 34 Rm. 236 805-756-7039

T: 2:15-4:15pm 

W: 2-4pm

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

MW: 12:10-1pm 

R: 9-10am

Zachary I. Rentz
Ethics Bowl Director
Bldg. 47, Rm. 34Q 805-756-2893


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

T: 12:30-2:30pm W: 9:30-11am

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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