Current M.A. Students

Logan Baseley  lrb85f@mail.umsl.edu

Sarah Beach sbq39@mail.umsl.edu 

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Nyack College in NY. My primary research interests are epistemology, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language. I am also interested in metaethics and the philosophy of action. I enjoy thinking and writing about topics that lie in the intersection of these fields, such as the semantics of 'knows that', the influence of forces such as implicit bias on beliefs and behavior, and rationality constraints on intentions. My non-philosophical interests include long distance running, skiing, and traveling.

William Bell wlbtz7@mail.umsl.edu 

Amy Broadway albmb7@umsl.edu | 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 jmcf48@mail.umsl.edu

Thomas Costigan tjcyfd@mail.umsl.edu

Garrett Dimond ghdwy2@umsl.edu

John Dubuque jgdmcb@mail.umsl.edu

Jeffry Halbert jeffry.halbert@umsl.edu
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).

Michael Hicks mdhq5c@mail.umsl.edu

Shane Hughes shvff@umsl.edu
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 dcjwf4@mail.umsl.edu

Lavender McKittrick-Sweitzer  lmmrmd@mail.umsl.edu

Curtis Metcalf cjm2kf@umsl.edu
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.

Adam Nuske  ajnb57@mail.umsl.edu

Justin Ormsby  jtoc68@mail.umsl.edu

RC Patterson  rpc4b@mail.umsl.edu

Philip Powe  pap526@mail.umsl.edu

​I am a lifelong resident of the St. Louis Metro area and grew up on the East Side. I hold a Master of Arts in Intellectual History and Bachelor of Arts from SIUE. I have worked in a variety fields from sportswriter and broadcaster to pasteurizer/cheese cook at a dairy. My current interest is in the philosophy of mind (particularly memory and perception) and in the history of philosophy.

Scott Prather stpxb3@umsl.edu

Graham Renz grhb9@mail.umsl.edu

I earned my BS in Biology and Psychology at Rockhurst University (Kansas City) in 2012. After graduating I worked for two years doing policy analysis for local governments. My primary philosophical interests are metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and the history of philosophy (mostly ancient and later commentary traditions). I also enjoy yelling at people about topics in political philosophy and economics. In general, I think all good philosophy should know about old farts from thousands of years ago.

Kevin Rice krx84@umsl.edu | 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."

 

Elliott Risch emrggb@mail.umsl.edu

Tyler Ryan tjr398@mail.umsl.edu

Caleb Sanders crsdtb@umsl.edu

Ashton Snider ars5z6@mail.umsl.edu

Benjamin Wisniewski bnwnb9@mail.umsl.edu