Dr. Joseph Bien

Dr. Joseph Bien strengthened the Philosophy community at Mizzou during his roughly 40 years of teaching at the university.

Dr. Bien earned his Bachelors and Master’s degrees at Xavier University. He earned his Doctorate in Philosophy at the University of Paris-Sorbonne in 1968.

Andrew Melnyk

Many students would have difficulty navigating the rules, regulations, and requirements of campus life without the help of academic advisers. This spring, students in the College of Arts and Science tapped in the Department of Philosophy as their favorite academic adviser.

It is our pleasure to inform that Dr. Ariew's Research Board Application, "Darwin, Statistics and Evolution", was approved for funding at the February Board meeting.

It is our pleasure to inform that Dr. Heckel's Research Board Application,"What Makes a Philosophical Interlocutor (In)appropriate", was approved for funding at the February Board meeting.Congratulations Dr. Marta Heckel on winning the UM System's Research Board Grant. 

Stacey Andreasen won Arts & Science Staff Appreciation Award!

Congratulations to Stacey Andreasen, who won the A&S Staff Appreciation Award! Stacey is Bussiness Support Specialist for Philosophy and efficiently handles the Departments of Philosophy, German& Russian Studies and Romance Languages and Literatures. 
We know it’s not easy and we appreciate all your efforts.

Marta Heckel

Marta Heckel has joined the Philosophy Department as an assistant professor.  Her specialization is ancient western philosophy, especially Plato.  

She earned her Ph.D. in 2017 at Cornell University and served there as the Philosophical Review Visiting Lecturer during 2017–2018.  We are delighted to have her on board and bid her a warm welcome!  

University of Missouri alumnus Joseph Bartzel has been named one of 21 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2018 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Incoming Grad Students 2018.

Paul Hamilton has successfully passed the oral defense of his dissertation, "Resisting the Nudge." Congratulations, Paul!