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 Spring 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).

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Department Chair

Kenneth Brown
PHIL Major Advisor

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

Summer: by appt.

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Francisco Fernflores

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

MW: 12-1pm (PHIL 321)

T: 1pm-2pm (PHIL 321)

R: 1-2pm (PHIL 241)

F: 10am-11am (PHIL 241)

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: 2-3pm

W: 2-3:30pm

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. 34Q 805-756-1224

MW: 2:10-3pm

R: 2:10-4pm

Patrick Lin

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

TR: 12-1:30pm

Stephen Lloyd-Moffett
Religious Studies Minor Advisor

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

N/A Spring

Todd R. Long

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

TR: 4:10pm-4:40pm

W: 1:10pm-2:30pm

Joe Lynch

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

MTWR: 2:10-3pm

Paul Miklowitz

Bldg. 47, Rm. 34C 805-756-2868 TR: 2-4pm
Tal Scriven Bldg. 47, Rm. 37C 805-756-2041 N/A Spring 2021

Jacob Sparks

Ethics Bowl Director

Bldg. 47

Rm. 34D

TBA TR: 2-3pm & 6-7pm
Robert Wallace

Bldg. 47

Rm. 34P

TBA T: 2-5pm

Ava Thomas Wright

PHIL Major Advisor

Bldg. 47

Rm. 34B

TBA TR: 4-5:30pm

Dave Zoller

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

M: 3:30pm-5:10pm

R: 4-5:50pm


Keith Abney

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

Laura Andes

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

T: 3:10-5pm

R: 6-7pm

Adam benShea

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

MW: 1-2pm & 6-7pm

Linda Bomstad Bldg. 47, Rm. 34C 805-756-2868 MW: 3:10-4pm

Judith Cross

Bldg.26M, Rm. 105


MTR: 4:10-5pm

W: 1:10-2pm

Jeremy Dickinson
Lecturer Representative

Bldg. 26M, Rm. 105 805-756-5178 MTWR: 7:10-8pm

Richard Graziano

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

M: 2:30-4:30pm

R: 11am-12:30pm

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

MW: 2-3pm

T: 1:30-3:30pm

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

M: 12-2pm (PHIL 313)

TW: 8:30am-9:30am (PHIL 231)

Daniel Story Bldg. 47, Rm. 34E 805-756-7295 T: 12:30-2:30pm

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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