Recent Student News

Professor Sarah Robins

Dr. Robins (University of Kansas) will provide two lectures as part of the Department of Philosophy's Distinguished Lecture series. Dr. Robins will give two talks. On April 7th she will give a talk entitled "The Memory Trace in Philosophy and Neuroscience" and on April 8th she will give a talk entitled "Why Philosophy Matters for the Mind-Brain Sciences". The April 7th talk will take place at 3:30pm in RSC 142. The April 8th talk will take place at 3:30 pm in CH 200. Both talks are free and open to the public.

The Philosophy Department is now receiving applications for its History of Philosophy Scholarship. Up to $2500 will be awarded, and applications are due by 5 pm on Friday, March 11. Click above for eligibility requirements and application instructions.

Curt Gridley

Philosophy alumnus Curt Gridley (class of 1980) and co-founder of Groover Labs was featured on the Shock Talk's Innovators podcast.

Macy Scholarship Flyer

If you're a philosophy major at WSU, you should consider applying for the Craig Macy Endowed Scholarship in Philosophy!  Applications are due November 8, 2021.

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Recent Faculty News

Professor Robert Feleppa serving as Grand Marshall for WSU's 2022 Spring Commencement.

Professor Robert Feleppa, who has been a member of WSU's Philosophy Department since 1980, retired following the Spring 2022 semester, and was granted Emeritus status.

Professor Patrick Bondy

Professor Patrick Bondy will deliver a Zoom lecture entitled "Can Rational Persuasion be Epistemically Paternalistic?" on April 8 at 2:00pm for the University of Windsor's Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric.

Dr. Radebaugh's talk, “Champlain Tower Collapse in Surfside Florida, 2021: The Canary in the Coal Mine?” will be delivered at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m on March 9 at Ahlberg Hall (Room 201). He will discuss the conundrum faced by the engineers who were charged with determining whether the building was safe or not. The event is free and open to the public.

Professor Susan Sterrett

WSU Philosophy Professor Susan Sterrett will deliver an invited keynote address at the 9th International Symposium on Scale Modeling.

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Alumni News

Zohreh Dalirian has been admitted to the Doctoral program in Education at Southeastern University (2021). 

LCDR Joseph M. Hatfield returned to his roots in the WSU Philosophy department to give talks on the philosophical significance and implications of the blockchain technology used in cryptocurrencies for Internet 3.0, and a philosophical analysis of state intelligence in democratic and authoritarian systems (2021). 

Lucy Petroucheva is a civic engagement manager at the Kansas Leadership Center (2021).

Courtney Minor is now enrolled in the PhD program in Philosophy at UCLA with 7 years of funding.  She's studying Philosophy of Law, Ethics, Political Philosophy, and Logic (2021).

Daniel Saunders finished his masters at York University and is now getting his PhD in Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. He's studying Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Science and Philosophy of Medicine (2020).

Tyler Hiebert is finishing his dissertation for a PhD in Communications at the Annenberg School of Communications, USC (2020). 

Curt Gridley and Tracy Hoover founded Groover Labs, a creative concept to market maker space in Wichita's Old Town Opportunity Zone (2019).

Alumni Spotlight


Photo of Hector CoreaHector Corea

Class of 2014


Wichita State University, Political Science and Philosophy double major (2014) 

UC Berkley Law School (2016)

Previous Employment: U.S. Army Reserve


Current Job Title: Associate Attorney, DLA Piper LLP.

Responsibilities include:

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