Faculty

 (left-right): Michael Szlachta, Louis Groarke, Douglas Al-Maini, William Sweet (Chair), and Steven Baldner
  Missing from photo: Lu-Vada Dunford and Pierre-Luc Boudreault

The Department of Philosophy at St. Francis Xavier University is located at Nicholson Tower, 7th Floor. 

Administrative Assistant: Janice Munroe, Nicholson Tower Room 609, jmunroe@stfx.ca / phil@stfx.ca, or (902)-867-4983


William Sweet (Chair), D.E.A., (Sorbonne, Paris), Ph.D. (Ottawa), D.Th (South Africa), D.Phil. (Saint Paul), FRSC, Email: wsweet @ stfx.ca; Phone: (902) 867-2341
Fields of expertise: Political and Legal Philosophy, Intercultural Philosophy, Philosophical Theology, 19th and 20th Century Anglo-American Philosophy, Bio-Medical Ethics. Location: Nicholson Tower, Room 708

Douglas Al-Maini, Ph.D. (Guelph), Email: dalmaini @ stfx.ca. Phone: (902) 867-4693
Fields of expertise: Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Human Nature. Location: Nicholson Tower, Room 710

Steve Baldner, M.S.L. (Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto), Email: sbaldner@ stfx.ca; Phone: (902) 867-2115
Fields of expertise: Mediaeval Philosophy, Thomas Aquinas, Philosophy of Human Nature. Location: Nicholson Tower, Room 706

Lu-Vada Dunford,  B.A. (British Columbia), M.A., ABD (Toronto), Email: ldunford@stfx.ca   Phone: (902) 867-3387
Field of expertise: Contemporary and Early Modern Political Philosophy, especially War, Terrorism, and Military Ethics; Bioethics, Pragmatism, and Korean Philosophy.  Location: Nicholson Tower, Room 709

Louis F. Groarke, B.A. (Colorado State), M.A., Ph.D. (Waterloo), Email: lgroarke @ stfx.ca; Phone: (902) 867-3611
Fields of expertise: Ethics, Applied Ethics, Political Philosophy, Aesthetics, Argumentation Theory, History of Philosophy, Aristotle. Location: Nicholson Tower, Room 705

Michael Szlachta,  B.A., Ph.D. (Toronto), Email: mszlacht @ stfx.ca; Phone: (902) 867-2119
Field of expertise: Medieval Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy and Ethics. Location: Nicholson Tower, Room 703

 

 

Part-Time Faculty

Pierre-Luc Boudreault, D.C.S. (Diploma of College Studies) (Cegep Ste-Foy); B.A. and M.A. (Université Laval); Ph.D. (Western University
Phone: (902) 867-2445  Email: pboudrea@stfx.ca
Field of expertise: Ancient Philosophy.  Location: Nicholson Tower, Room 610

Paul Curry, B.A. (St. Francis Xavier), M.A. and Ph.D. (Ottawa)
Phone: (902) 867-3611, Email: pcurry@stfx.ca
Field of expertise: Health Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy.    Location:  Nicholson Tower, Room 705

 

Retired Faculty

Christopher Byrne, M.A. (Heidelberg), B.A. Ph.D.(Toronto), Associate Professor (retired) Email: cbyrne@stfx.ca
Field of expertise: Ancient Philosophy, especially Aristotle's Natural Philosophy; Ethics; Modern Philosophy 

Edward A. Carty, M.A., M.Litt. (Glasgow), Associate Professor (retired); 
Email: ecarty@stfx.ca

Fields of expertise: Philosophy of Science, Modern Philosophy (1600-1800). Location: Nicholson Tower, Room 704