People of PPEL

Core Faculty


Jeff Carroll

  • Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy
  • Email:
  • Address: 308 Shatzel Hall

Kevin Vallier

  • Position: Program Director & Associate Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-7221
  • Email:
  • Address: 310 Shatzel Hall
Brandon Warmke

Brandon Warmke

  • Position: Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Phone: (419)-372-7142
  • Email:
  • Address: 311 Shatzel Hall

Michael Weber

  • Position: Chair of the Philosophy Department & Associate Professor
  • Phone: (419) 372-7209
  • Email:
  • Address: 307 Shatzel Hall

Affiliated Graduate Students

Brandon Long

Brandon Long

  • Position: MA Student, Graduate Research Assistant
  • Email:
  • Address: 330 Shatzel Hall

Brandon is interested in the intersection of PPEL and Bioethics. He explores how deliberative democratic governance can provide valuable insights into the ethics and governance of research and clinical practices.

Sam Morkal-Williams

Sam Morkal-Williams

  • Position: Ph.D Student, Graduate Research Assistant
  • Phone: (419)-372-7217
  • Email:
  • Address: 331 Shatzel Hall

Sam received his BA in Philosophy in 2018 from Warren Wilson College near Asheville, NC. His primary interests in philosophy lie in political philosophy, with a recent interest in John Dewey's democratic theory and its relevance for public reason liberalism. Outside of philosophy, Sam enjoys cycling, running, cooking, and reading science fiction.

Updated: 09/26/2023 07:30PM