Robert C. Baker
I received my bachelor's degree in business administration in 1986 from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. I earned my master's degree in divinity from Concordia Seminary in 1998 and my master's in ethics from Creighton University in 2011. My current interests include ethics, healthcare ethics, and natural law.

Logan Baseley

Sarah Beach 

Amy Broadway | Synesthesia Research
Amy BroadwayI received a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in philosophy from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois. After teaching English in China, I received a professional writing certificate from University of Missouri-St. Louis and worked in the communications department at The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. I began the master's program at UMSL in January of 2012. I'm interested in philosophy of mind, moral psychology, well-being, and the good life.

Jeremy Compton

Thomas Costigon

Garrett Dimond

Jeffry Halbert
Jeffry HalbertI graduated from Webster University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a minor in philosophy. I also earned a Certificate in Practical and Interdisciplinary Ethics from Webster University. While I enjoy a wide range of philosophical topics, I am currently interested in focusing on applied ethics. Of specific concern are questions pertaining to environmental, political, religious and business ethics, and the necessary interrelation of those fields. My interest in philosophy stems from my belief that we can all be “more” than what we currently are. Granted, the definition of “more” can differ drastically from one person to the next, but the important part is that no matter who we are or what we are doing, we have the potential to learn, to grow and to do “more,” both for ourselves and the world around us. I believe it is the study of philosophy that provides us with the tools necessary to reach that potential. When I’m not trying to be “more,” I enjoy singing, going to see live music, reading, ice hockey and relaxing with my family—Miro (cat) and Parker (dog).

Shane Hughes
I hold undergraduate degrees in history and theology with minors in peace studies and gender and diversity studies from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. I am primarily interested in the history of philosophy, social and political philosophy, philosophical anthropology, and the intersection of eastern and western thought. What I really seek, however, is enlightenment, or perhaps just another excuse to think and read all day.

David Justice

Lavender McKittrick-Sweitzer

Curtis Metcalf
I earned my bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Denver. My current interests include philosophy of religion, philosophy of law, social and political philosophy and ethics. I began my college career studying psychology and history, but soon discovered that what I really loved about those disciplines were the philosophy of mind and the history of philosophy, respectively. My current interests have drifted some from my original interests, but there is no doubt that what initially drove me to philosophy was my realization of how much philosophy was being done (or not done) in those history and psychology courses.

Justin Ormsby

Scott Prather

Kevin Rice | Synesthesia Research
Kevin RiceI earned by bachelor's in philosophy (with honors) and psychology at Simpson College. My interests include phenomenology, cognitive science, and aesthetics. "Oh let the sun beat down upon my face/ Stars to fill my dreams/ I am a traveler of both time and space. To be where I have been."


Caleb Sanders