Faculty and Staff

Department Chair

Dale Turner

Dale Turner

Office: 1-302

Extension: 3571

E-Mail: dturner@cpp.edu

Winter 2017 office hours: Mondays 8:15-9:00, Tuesdays 10:00-2:00, Wednesdays 8:15-9:00 and 12:00-1:00, Fridays 8:15-9:00 and 12:00-1:00

Research areas:  informal logic and philosophy of education

Recent Scholarly Activities

  • “Existence Problems in Philosophy and Science,” Synthese, 190, 18 (December 2013):  4239-4259. Co-authored with Peter Ross.
  • "Revisiting Deep Disagreement," Informal Logic, 25, 1 (Winter 2005). Co-authored with Larry Wright.
  • "Sensibility Theory and Conservative Complacency," Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 86, 4 (December 2005):  544-555.  Co-authored with Peter Ross.

Department Staff

Sue Baird

Sue Baird, Administrative Support Assistant

Office: Department Office: 1 - 321

Extension: 4766

E-Mail: sebaird@cpp.edu

Continuing Faculty

David Adams

David Adams

Office: 1-320

Extension: 3574

E-Mail: dmadams@cpp.edu

Website: davidmadamsphd.com

Winter 2017 office hours: Tuesdays 2:00-4:00, Wednesdays 2:00-3:00, and Thursdays 2:00-4:00

Research areas:  bioethics and philosophy of law.

Recent Scholarly Activities

  • “Clinical Ethics Consultation and Physician Assisted Suicide,” In Jukka Varelius and Michael Cholbi (eds.)  New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia (Dordrecht: Springer; 2015).
  • “Belief and Death: Capital Punishment and the Competence-For-Execution Requirement,” Criminal Law and Philosophy 2014. DOI 10.1007/s11572-014-9293-6.     
  • “Ethics Expertise and Moral Authority: Is There A Difference?,” American Journal of Bioethics vol. 13 (2) 2013: 27-28.
  • “Investigational Drugs and the Desperately Ill,” APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine vol. 20 (1) 2012: 6-11.
  • Philosophical Problems in the Law, Fifth Edition (Boston: Wadsworth/Cengage.; 2012)

Cory Aragon

Office: 1-331

Extension: 3359

E-Mail: csaragaon@cpp.edu

Website: https://cpp.academia.edu/CorwinAragon

Winter 2017 office hours: Mondays 1:00-3:00, Wednesdays 1:00-3:00, Thursdays 12:00-3:00 

Research areas: social and political philosophy (including issues of global justice), normative ethics, feminist philosophy, critical philosophy of race

Recent Scholarly Activities

Papers presented

“Global Gender Justice and Epistemic Oppression: A Response to an Epistemic Dilemma,” presented at Philosophy Department Brown-Bag Series at Cal Poly Pomona, October 18, 2016

“Social(ist) Change in Action,” presented at 12th Biennial Radical Philosophy Association Conference at the University of Kentucky, November 10-12, 2016

“Social(ist) Change in Action,” presented at World Philosophy Day at Cal Poly Pomona, November 17, 2016

Works in progress

Seeking Justice in an Unjust World: Situating Responsibility for Injustice  (book-length manuscript)

“Agency, Complicity, and the Responsibility to Resist Structural Injustice,” Co-authored with Alison M. Jaggar

“Building a Case for Social Justice: Situating Case Studies in Nonideal Theory.” In Making the Case: Feminist and Critical Race Theorists Investigate Case Studies, edited by Heidi Grasswick and Nancy McHugh. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2017.

·    “Global Gender Justice and Epistemic Oppression: A Response to an Epistemic Dilemma” (paper submission accepted for peer-reviewed edited collection)

Michael J. Cholbi

Michael Cholbi

Office: 1 - 319B

Extension: 3845

E-Mail: mjcholbi@cpp.edu

Website: michael.cholbi.com

Winter 2017 office hours: Friday mornings, principally by appointment

Research areas:  theoretical ethics, applied ethics, and moral psychology

Recent Scholarly Activities (PhilPapers profile)


John Z Ding

Office: 1 - 328

Extension: 4660

E-Mail: zding@cpp.edu

Website: cpp.edu/~zding

Winter 2017 office hours: Tuesdays 12:50-2:50, Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 (online), and Thursdays 12:50-2:50

Research areas:  comparative philosophy, social and political philosophy, Asian philosophy

Recent Scholarly Activities

  • Mystical Symbolism and Dialetheist Cognitivism: The Transformastion of Truth-Falsehood (Zhen-Jia), Journal of East-West Thought, June, 2012
  • Bertrand Russell: The Philosopher of Al Philosophies, Jiuzhou Press, 2012
  • Self-Transformation and Moral Universalism: A comparative Study of Wang Yangming and Schleiermacher, Journal of East-West Thought, December, 2011
  • Some Thoughts on Studies of East-West Thought, Journal of East-West Thought, December, 2011

Katherine Gasdaglis

Office: 1-327

Extension: 4453

E-Mail: klgasdaglis@cpp.edu


Winter 2017 office hours: Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 and Thursdays 1:00-2:30

Research areas:  Kant's theoretical philosophy, philosophy of mind, feminist philosophy

Recent Scholarly Activities


Alex Madva

Office: 1-329

Extension: x3845

E-Mail: ammadva@cpp.edu

Website: alexmadva.com

Winter 2017 office hours: Tuesdays 5:10-7:00 and Fridays 11:30-1:00

Research areas:  Philosophy of mind and cognitiive science, philosophy of race and feminism, applied ethics (esp. prejudice and discrimination)

Recent Scholarly Activities

  • "Stereotypes, Conceptual Centrality, and Gender Bias: An Empirical Investigation" (forthcoming), with Guillermo del Pinal and Kevin Reuter, Ratio
  • “Stereotypes, Prejudice, and the Taxonomy of the Implicit Social Mind,” co-authored with Michael Brownstein, Noûs (2017).
  • “A Plea for Anti-Anti-Individualism: How Oversimple Psychology Misleads Social Policy,” Ergo 27:3 (2016)
  • Implicit Bias and Latina/os in Philosophy,” (Forthcoming), Special Issue of the APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, eds. Caroline Arruda and Amy Reed-Sandoval.
  • “Why Implicit Attitudes Are (Probably) not Beliefs,” (2016), Synthese, 193, 2659–2684. 
  • “Virtue, Social Knowledge, and Implicit Bias,” (2016), In Implicit Bias and Philosophy, Volume 1: Metaphysics and Epistemology, eds. Jennifer Saul and Michael Brownstein, Oxford, peer-reviewed.         
  • “The Normativity of Automaticity,” (September 2012), with Michael Brownstein, Mind and Language, 27:4, 410-434.
  • “Ethical Automaticity,” (March 2012), with Michael Brownstein, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 42:1, 67-97.

Peter Ross

Peter Ross

Office: 1 - 325

Extension: 3036


Website: cpp.edu/~pwross

Winter 2017 office hours: Mondays 12:00-1:00 and Wednesdays 12:00-1:00

Research areas:  philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and cognitive science

Recent Scholarly Activities

  • "Phenomenal Externalism's Explanatory Power," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, forthcoming.
  • "What the Mind-Independence of Colour Requires," forthcoming in M. Silva (ed.), How Colour Matters for Philosophy (Springer)
  • “Spectrum Inversion,” forthcoming in The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Colour, edited by Derek Brown and Fiona Macpherson.
  • “Primary and Secondary Qualities,” The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Perception, editor Mohan Matthen, Oxford University Press, 2015, 405-421.
  • “Existence Problems in Philosophy and Science,” Synthese, 190, 18 (December 2013):  4239-4259. Co-authored with Dale Turner.   
  • "Perceived Colors and Perceived Locations: A Problem for Color Subjectivism," American Philosophical Quarterly, 49, 2 (April 2012):  125-138.
  • Review of The Senses: Classic and Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives, editor Fiona Macpherson, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2011.08.24.


Part-Time Faculty Information

Fidel Arnecillo

Office: 5-207

Extension: 3847

E-Mail: faarnecillo@cpp.edu

Winter 2017 office hours: Mondays 7:15-7:55, Wednesdays 7:15-7:55, and Fridays 7:15-7:55

David Chadd

Office: 1-319A

Extension: 3847

E-Mail: dchadd@linkline.com

Winter 2017 office hours: Mondays 1:00-2:00 and Wednesdays 12:00-2:00

Gwendolyn Dolske

Office: 1-319

Extension: 4591

E-Mail: gmdolske@cpp.edu

Winter 2017 office hours: Wednesdays 9:15-11:00

Scott Galloway

Office: 1-329A

Extension: 3847

E-Mail: sgalloway@fullerton.edu

Winter 2017 office hours: Tuesdays 2:00-3:00

Darryl Henry

Office: 5-205

Extension: 3847

E-Mail: dlhenry@cpp.edu

Winter 2017 office hours: Wednesdays 6:00-8:00

Lowell Herr

Office: 1-319

Extension: 4591

E-Mail: lherr@cpp.edu

Winter 2017 office hours: Tuesdays 3:00-4:50 and Thursdays 3:00-4:50

Tom Keith

Office: 1-319

Extension: 4591

E-Mail: americanphilos@aol.com

Winter 2017 office hours: Mondays 7:00-7:55, Wednesdays 7:00-7:55, and Fridays 7:00-7:55

Gwynn Markle

Office: 1-319

Extension: 4591

E-Mail: gamarkle@cpp.edu

Winter 2017 office hours: Tuesdays 11:30-12:50 and Thursdays 11:30-12:50

Grant Marler

Office: 1-319

Extension: 4591


Winter 2017 office hours: Mondays 9:00-10:00, Tuesdays 11:00-12:00, Wednesdays 1:30-2:30, Thursdays 3:10-4:10, Fridays 9:00-10:00

Mandy Mitchell

Office: 5-207 

Extension: 3164

E-Mail: memitchell@cpp.edu

Winter 2017 office hours: Tuesdays 1:30-2:50 and Thursdays 1:30-2:50

Alex Novack

Office: 5-207



Winter 2017 office hours: Mondays 10:30-11:30

Stephen Parise

Office: 5-205

Extension: 4453


Linda Reardan

Office: 5-205


E-Mail: lreardan@roadrunner.comlereardan@cpp.edu

Winter 2017 office hours:  Mondays 8:55-9:15 and 10:35-10:55, Wednesdays  8:55-9:15 and 10:35-10:55, and Fridays  8:55-9:15 and 10:35-10:55

Adam Stowell

Office: 5-207


E-Mail: philosurfer@gmail.com

Winter 2017 office hours: Mondays 10:30-11:30 and Wednesdays 10:30-11:30