Faculty & Staff

Tom Cook

Tom Cook

Professor of Philosophy


At Rollins since 1982. B.A. Johns Hopkins University; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.
Research interests: 17th century philosophy (esp. Spinoza); Philosophy of Mind; Moral Psychology.
Courses: Philosophy of Mind, History of Modern Philosophy; Logic; Philosophy in Literature.



Mario D'Amato


Mario D’Amato - Department Chair

Associate Professor of Religion


At Rollins since 2005.  B.A., Loyola University  Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.
Research interests: Buddhist Philosophy; Philosophy of Religion; Semiotics (Theory of Signs).
Courses: Asian Religions, Buddhist Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Psychological Theories of Religion, Religion and Film.


Yudit Greenberg

 Yudit Greenberg

George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Chair of Religion

Professor of Religion

Coordinator of Jewish Studies Program


Jewish Studies Program

At Rollins since 1986. B.A. California State University at Hayward, M.A., San Fransisco State University, Ph.D. Graduate Theological Union.
Research interests: The philosophy of Rosenzweig; Concepts of love, eros, the body, and forgiveness in Jewish thought.
Courses: Jewish Life and Thought; Religion and the Body; Women and Religion; Modern and Contemporary Jewish thought.


Margaret McLarenMargaret McLaren

George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Chair

Professor of Philosophy


Curriculum Vitae

At Rollins since 1992. B.Phil., Miami University (Ohio); M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University.
Research interests: Human Rights and Globalization: Feminist Theory and Gender Issues; 20th Century French Philosophy.
Courses: Women and Globalization; Gender, Rights, and Relativism; Feminist Theory; Foucault Seminar; Ethics.


Ryan MusgraveL. Ryan Musgrave

Associate Professor of Philosophy


At Rollins since 2002. B.A. with Honors Mary Washington College (VA); M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University.
Research Interests: Philosophy of Law, Social and Political Philosophy, Aesthetics, Feminist Theory.
Courses: Ethics (theoretical and applied); Aesthetics; Sociopolitical and Legal Philosophy; Feminist Philosophy.




Scott Rubarth

Scott Rubarth

George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Scholar in Classical Studies

Associate Professor of Classical Philosophy


Classical Studies

At Rollins since 1997. B.A. Los Angeles Baptist College; B.A., M.A., San Diego State University; Ph.D., Collaborative Program in Ancient & Medieval Philosophy, University of Toronto.
Research interests: Ancient Philosophy and Science, Stoicism, Philosophy of Media.
Courses: Early Western Philosophy, The Pursuit of the Good Life (Classsical Ethics), Argumentation and Media Manipulation.


Eric SmawEric Smaw

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Faculty Advisor - Debate Team

Pre-Law Advisor 


At Rollins since 2006.  B.A. Pennsylvania State University; M.A. in Philosophy of Science and African Philosophy Ohio University, M.A. in the History of Philosophy University of Kentucky, Ph.D., University of Kentucky.
Research Interests: Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy, Ethics, and Human Rights.
Courses: Logic, Philosophy of Science, African Philosophy, History of Philosophy (17th-19th Century).


erik.jpgErik Kenyon 

Visiting Assistant Professor in Classical Studies and Philosphy 


At Rollins since 2012. B.A, M.A. University of Vermont; M.A., PhD., Cornell University. Research Interests: Ancient Philosophy (Especially Hellenistic and Later); Late Antiquity; Dialogue genre; Augustine. Courses: Early Western Philosophy, Ethical Theory, Mythology, Latin (Intero & Lucretius), Religious Intolerance in Late Antiquity.




Todd FrenchTodd French

Assistant Professor of Religion


At Rollins since 2013.  B.A., Lipscomb University; M.Div., Union Theological Seminary; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Columbia University.
Research interests: Early Christianity, Byzantine Hagiography, Syriac, Islam, Mysticism, Gender, Poverty, and Extremes in Religion.
Courses: Christianity: Thought and Practice; Islam: History and Beliefs; New Testament; Sex, Violence, and Religion; Food, Poverty, Social Justice; Mysticism: East and West.



Dawn Ames

Dawn Ames

Administrative Assistant




Department of Philosophy & Religion

French House


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