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.
After teaching in Texas, Dr. Bien began teaching at the University of Missouri in 1979. He chaired the Philosophy Department for 15 years and served as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Philosophy Department for eight years.