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Dr. Prakash Chenjeri
Professor – Philosophy Chair
Phd, MA, BA, Bangalore University; MA, University of Southern Mississippi
Prakash Chenjeri is professor of philosophy. He teaches courses in the areas of political philosophy, history of philosophy, philosophy of science, seminars in science and democracy, science and religion. He is also an affiliated faculty in the university’s Honors College. He has a PhD from Bangalore University and his research interests include the role of scientific literacy in democracy, epistemological issues at the interface of science and religion, political philosophy, and the idea of public reason and democracy. When he is not in the classroom, Prakash is involved in various community activities, including running the Friends of Philosophy group, a monthly meeting primarily for the community, and serving on the Ethics Board at Ashland Community Hospital.
Office: Central 253
Dr. Devora Shapiro
PhD, University of Minnesota; BA, Johns Hopkins, Philosophy; MA, Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Tennessee
Dr. Devora Shapiro is Associate Professor of Philosophy, and serves as affiliated faculty for SOU’s GSWS program. She earned her BA from Johns Hopkins University, an MA in Clinical Medical Ethics from the University of Tennessee, and her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota. She specializes in philosophy of science, feminist epistemology, and philosophy of medicine. Her previous work has centered around the articulation of non-propositional accounts of experiential knowledge, as well as critiques of the political and epistemic value of “objectivity”. Her current work focuses on applying intersectional theory within the context of medical diagnosis and pharmaceutical trials, as well as in the philosophy of epidemiology. In her spare time Dr. Shapiro negotiates collective bargaining agreements, designs things, and does the kind of ballroom dancing that one can win at. Additionally, she can often be found at music venues, but only the questionable sort, and listening to music, but only the superior sort.
Office: Central 246
Dr. Justin L. Harmon
PhD, University of Kentucky; MA, Philosophy, University of Houston; BA, Philosophy, University of Houston
Dr. Justin L. Harmon teaches a variety of courses in philosophy, including philosophy of art, ancient Greek philosophy, existentialism, philosophy of religion, and environmental philosophy. He has a PhD in philosophy from the University of Kentucky and specializes in 20th and 21st century European philosophy, aesthetics, and posthumanism. His recent research has focused on hermeneutics, materialist “proto-ethics,” and speculative realism. Outside of teaching and researching, Justin enjoys composing and performing experimental electronic music, participating in community radio, hiking with his Australian Cattle Dogs, and watching Houston Astros baseball.
Office: Central 248
Contact the Philosophy Program
SOU Philosophy Program
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520
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