Faculty / Staff

Philosophy & Religious Studies Faculty

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies prides itself on having quality faculty who excel at both teaching and research. With decades of combined teaching and research experience we offer a faculty with diverse backgrounds and experiences in the disciplines of philosophy and religious studies. 


Philosophy & Religious Studies Staff

Dr. Steven Fesmire

Dr. Paul Brian Thomas

Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Professor of Philosophy


Dr. Fesmire's office is located in the department suite, Hemphill Hall 4201. He is available to assist with all matters relating to the department, especially to advise students who hold interest in the department's major and minor programs of study

Ms. Trena Fields

Ms. Trena Fields

Administrative Assistant for Philosophy and Religious Studies
RU Station Box 6943

Ms. Fields's office is located in Hemphill Hall room 4112, inside the Department of English office suite. She is available to assist with general administrative matters relating to the department.

For appointments with faculty members, please visit the department's main reception area in Hemphill Hall suite 4202.