​Faculty Research

 Philosophy Faculty Research

Dr. Chris Diehm
diehmChris Diehm came to UWSP in 2005 and has served as coordinator of the Environmental Ethics program since 2006.
Dr. Charles Joshua Horn
hornJoshua Horn's research interests include the History of Modern Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, and Social and Political Philosophy.  He also maintains an active interest in connecting philosophy to issues in popular culture--especially video games.
​Dr. Dôna Warren
warrenWinner of the 2009 Regents Teaching Excellence Award, Dôna Warren comes from a long line of educators and is interested in anything having to do with teaching. She has a special passion for issues surrounding the teaching of critical thinking and symbolic logic.

 Religious Studies Faculty Research

Dr. Alice Keefe
Picture of Dr. KeefeAlice A. Keefe is a scholar of women and religion with focus on the gender symbolism in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).  Her book,  Women's Body and the Social Body in Hosea 1-2 (Sheffield, 2001)  sets forth a new approach to the interpretation of Hosea's famous marriage metaphor.   Prof. Keefe also has published in the area of Buddhist-Christian dialogue and has served as book review editor for the journal of Buddhist Christian Studies.  Her most recent published essay is "Tending the Fire of Anger:  A Feminist Defense of a Much Maligned Emotion" which appears in Buddhist Christian Studies 39 (2019).  ​
Dr. Shanny Luft
Shanny Luft teaches in the areas of American religious history, Judaism, Christianity, and religion and popular culture. He is currently writing on the topics of Christians and cinema, religion and video games, and the Devil in popular culture.
​Dr. Luke Whitmore
Luke WhitmoreLuke Whitmore maintains interests in geography, phenomenology, place, pilgrimage, Shaivism, Himalayan studies, anthropology of religion, South Asian religions, Hinduism, Judaism, ecology, development, myth, and visual culture. His recent book Mountain, Water, Rock, God: Understanding Kedarnath in the Twenty-First Century (University of California Press, 2018) examines how people have experienced the Himalayan Hindu shrine of Kedarnath before and after the disastrous flooding of 2013.
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