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Department Information

Department Chair: Wayne Wright

Department Office: McIntosh Humanities Building (MHB), Rm 917

Telephone: (562) 985‑4331


FAX: (562) 985‑7135


Faculty: Patrick Dieveney, Alex Klein, Marcy Lascano, Lawrence Nolan, Jason Raibley, Max Rosenkrantz, Julie Van Camp (Emerita), Charles Wallis, Nellie Wieland, Cory Wright, Wayne Wright


  • Undergraduate: Marcy Lascano
  • Graduate: Cory Wright
  • Pre-Law: Julie Van Camp

Administrative Support Coordinator: Clarice Ross

Career Possibilities

Educator • Lawyer • Theologian • Diplomat • Politician • Writer • Researcher • Lobbyist • Missionary • Peace Corps Worker • Foreign Service Officer • Fund Raiser/Development Officer • Journalist • Social Worker • Sales Representative • Management Trainee • Claim Adjuster • Literary Critic • Program Specialist • Grant Writer (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see Various entry-level positions in business and industry are available for graduates regardless of academic discipline.


The Department's Center for Applied Ethics brings guest speakers to the campus and sponsors conferences, research, and new courses in medical ethics and business ethics. The Department's Center for the Advancement of Philosophy in Schools (CAPS) places advanced philosophy students into area schools to promote philosophy for children. The Department houses the Cognititve Science Group, an interdisciplinary collaborative project that encourages a wide range of research and instructional resource development such as talks, conferences, and courses. The group is currently participating in the development of an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in Cognitive Science.