Faculty & Research

Full-Time Faculty

 James Connelly James Connelly

  Senior Lecturer

  B.A. (University of Alberta), M.A. (University of Saskatchewan), Ph.D. (York)

  Office: Rm 175, Trent Durham, Phone: (905) 435-5102 x. 5056,

  Email:  jamesconnelly@trentu.ca

  Research Interests: Wittgenstein; Russell; History of Analytic Philosophy;

  Philosophy of Language


Leo Groarke

Professor; Trent University President and Vice-Chancellor
B.A. (Calgary), M.A. (Calgary), Ph.D. (Western)

Research Interests: Ancient Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy; Informal Logic; Argumentation Theory





Michael HicksonMichael Hickson

Associate Professor
Ph.D. (Western)

Office: EC N 113, Phone: (705) 748-1011 x 7278, Email:  michaelhickson@trentu.ca, michaelhickson.net

Research Interests: Early Modern Philosophy; Epistemology (especially skepticism); Ethics




Moira Howes

Associate Professor
B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.

Office: GCS 347,  Phone: (705) 748-1011 x 7108, Email: mhowes@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Philosophy of Science (especially biology); Epistemology; Metaphysics; Practical Reasoning




Douglas McDermidDouglas McDermid

B.A. (Western), M.A., Ph.D. (Brown)

Office: CC G13, Phone: (705) 748-1011 x 7099, Email:  dmcdermi@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Metaphysics; Epistemology; Modern Philosophy




Kathryn Norlock

Associate Professor; Kenneth Mark Drain Endowed Chair in Ethics
Ph.D. (Wisconsin-Madison)

Office: EC N 119, Phone: (705) 748-1011 x 7449, Email: kathrynnorlock@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Ethics; Feminist philosophy; Environmental philosophy; Sociopolitical issues




Byron Stoyles

Associate Professor; Department Chair
B.A. (Huron University College), M.A., Ph.D. (Western)

Office:  EC S118.4, Phone: (705)748-1011 x6040, Email: byronstoyles@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Ancient Philosophy; Ethical Theory; Applied Ethics; Death and end-of-life issues





Limited Term Appointments (2018-19)

Amanda Bryant

Assistant Professor


Sasa Stankovic

Assistant Professor


Michael Walschots

Assistant Professor


Professors Emeriti

Constantin V. Boundas


M.A., Ph.D. (Purdue)


John W. Burbidge



Robert Carter



David Gallop



Professor Christine McKinnon

Christine McKinnon

Professor Emeritus
B.A. (McGill), B.Phil., D.Phil. (Oxford)


Research Interests: Moral Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind; Wittgenstein




Michael Neumann


Lionel Rubinoff








Academic Administrative Assistant

Kathy Axcell