The Department of Philosophy is an internationally recognized community of scholars and students, known widely for its specialization in, and contributions to, moral philosophy, broadly construed. That includes metaethics, normative ethics, applied ethics, political philosophy and aesthetics. Undergraduate students may earn a B.A. in philosophy, and graduate students may earn a Masters or Ph.D. in the Department's Applied Philosophy program.  The Department is committed to providing the highest quality of education for students as well as to increasing the body of philosophical knowledge.

News & Information

Employment Opportunities in Philosophy at BGSU

Adjunct positions starting Fall 2014

Dr. Albert Dzur

Dr. Albert Dzur, is to present at Keeble College, Oxford University at the Howard League conference on penal reform.

New Faculty Member Fall 2014

We welcome our new full-time instructor, Dr. Michael Wiitala, who joins us from the University of Kentucky.

Three long-serving faculty members retired

In the summer of 2013, Professors Michael Bradie, Fred Miller and Jeffrey Paul retired. They will be sorely missed, but we hope to see them around the department in their new instantiations. 

Bradley Gabbard

One of our ABD graduate students and full-time instructors passed away in May 2013.  Our deepest sympathies are with his family and friends.

Raymond G. Frey

Emeritus Professor Raymond G. Frey passed away on November 8, 2012. To see tributes to and shared memories of him, visit his web page here.

Bob Goodwin

Former BGSU Philosophy faculty member and Department Chair Bob Goodwin passed away in 2012. Our thoughts are with his family.

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Faculty Highlights

Student Highlights


April 17-18, 2015
Workshop on

"The Scope of Religious Exemptions"

See Call for Papers here

A Bowling Green Workshop in Applied Ethics and Public PolicyWorkshop Homepage

Studying Philosophy at BGSU

Department Chair

Michael Weber
307 Shatzel Hall,
Tel: 419-372-7209
Fax: 419-372-8191

Director of Graduate Admissions

Sara Worley
315 Shatzel Hall,
Tel: 419-372-2899
Fax: 419-372-8191

General Enquiries

Margy DeLuca, Department Secretary
Department of Philosophy,
305 Shatzel Hall,
Bowling Green State University,
Bowling Green,
OH 43403-0216

Phone: 419-372-2117
Fax: 419-372-8191

Director of Graduate Studies

Sara Worley
315 Shatzel Hall,
Tel: 419-372-2899
Fax: 419-372-8191

Undergraduate Advisor

Ian Young
309 Shatzel Hall,
Tel: 419-372-9365
Fax: 419-372-8191