Full Time Faculty

Craig Agule

Title: Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Education: B.A., University of Virginia; J.D., University of Virginia School of Law; M.A. University College London; Ph.D. University of California, San Diego
Areas of Special Interest: Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law, Ethics, Medical and Engineering Ethics, Logic
Email: craig.agule@rutgers.edu
Phone: (856) 745-6745
Office: 429 Cooper Street, Room 302

Margaret Betz
Undgraduate Program Coordinator

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy
Education: B.A., Villanova University; M.A. Boston College; Ph.D. Temple University
Areas of Special Interest: Applied Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Feminist Theory, Hannah Arendt, Animal Ethics, Environmental Ethics
Email: margbetz@camden.rutgers.edu
Phone: (856) 225-6275
Office: 429 Cooper Street, Room 306

Stuart Charme

Stuart Z. Charmé

Title:  Professor of Religion
Education: B.A., Columbia University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Chicago
Areas of Special Interest: Psychology of Religion, Religious and Ethnic Identity, Gender and Religion, Contemporary Jewish Life
Email: scharme@camden.rutgers.edu
Phone: (856) 225-6237
Office: 429 Cooper Street, Room 300
Website: https://charme.camden.rutgers.edu/

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Eric Chwang

Title: Associate Professor of Philosophy and Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Ethics, Health, and Society
Education: B.A., Philosophy, Cornell University; M.A. and Ph.D. Philosophy, Princeton University, M.D. Baylor College of Medicine
Areas of Special Interest: Normative Ethics, Bioethics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Science, Logic, Political Philosophy, Decision Theory
Phone: (856) 745-6233
: 429 Cooper Street, Room 301

Nicole Karapanagiotis 

Nicole Karapanagiotis

Title: Assistant Professor of Religion
Education: B.A., Religion, University of Florida, B.S., Psychology, University of Florida, M.A. and Ph.D., Religious Studies, Indiana University
Areas of Special Interest: Devotional Hinduisms, Theistic Vedanta Philosophies, Method and Theory in Religion, Ritual Theory, Religion and Technology, Religious Studies Pedagogy 
Email: nicole.karapanagiotis@rutgers.edu
Phone: (856) 225-6574
Office: 429 Cooper Street, Room 303
Website: http://www.nicole-karapanagiotis.com

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John Wall

Title: Chair – Professor of Religion (Joint Appointment in Childhood Studies)
Education: B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago
Areas of Special Interest: Ethical Theory, Ethics and Poetics, Religious Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Continental Philosophy, Post-Structuralism, Childhood Studies, Children’s Rights
Email: johnwall@camden.rutgers.edu
Phone: (856) 745-6532
Office: 429 Cooper Street, Room 305
Website: https://johnwall.camden.rutgers.edu/

Part Time Lecturers 

Kenneth Banner

Areas of Special Interest: Early Judaism and Christianity
Email: banner@camden.rutgers.edu

Dan Dalmonte

Education: Temple University, Ph.D. candidate, Philosophy
Areas of Special Interest: Free Will, Kant and German Idealism, American Transcendentalism, W.E.B. Du Bois, Philosophy and Science Fiction
Email: tuf42914@temple.edu


Patrick Denehy

Education: Temple University, Ph.D. in Philosophy
Areas of Special Interest: Phenomenology (esp. Maurice Merleau-Ponty), Pragmatism (esp. John McDowell), Philosophy of Mind
Email: pdenehy@temple.edu

Michael Gentzel

Education: Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D. in Philosophy
Areas of Special Interest: Biomedical Ethics, Ethical Theory
Email: lalovareigns@aol.com

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Kipp Gilmore-Clough

Education: Temple University, Ph.D. in Religion
Areas of Special Interest: American Religion, Religion and Culture, and American Protestantism
Email: gg555@camden.rutgers.edu

Mahdi Ibn-Ziyad

Education: Union Institute Graduate School, Ph.D. in Religio-Ethical Theory and Educational Philosophy
Areas of Special Interest: Africana Thought, Religious and Social Philosophy
Email: ziyad@camden.rutgers.edu

Patrick McCauley

Patrick McCauley

Education: University of Iowa, Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology and Literature
Areas of Special Interest: Immanuel Kant, Philosophical Theology, Religion and Science, Religion and Literature
Email: McCauleyP@chc.edu

Robert Miller

Robert Miller

Education: Temple University, Ph.D. in African American Studies, Literature and History
Areas of Special Interest: Religion, Race, and Politics; author of nine award winning children’s books on the role of African Americans in settling the ‘Old West’; writer, producer, and director of plays for theater in New York and Philadelphia.
Email: 1828.1@earthlink.net


Stephen O’Hanlon

Education: Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD; London School of Economics, MA Philosophy
Areas of Special Interest: Philosophy of Law
Email: sohanlo@temple.edu

Elliot Ratzman

Education: Ph.D. Princeton University, Department of Religion
Areas of Special Interest: Modern Jewish Thought, Interreligious Encounters, Race and Religion, Comparative Religious Ethics, Religion and Social Justice, Religion and Existentialism
Email: elratzman@gmail.com

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Austin Rooney

Education: Temple University, Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy
Areas of Special Interest: Ancient Philosophy, Philosophical Psychology, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art
Email: austin.rooney@temple.edu


Bryan Sacks

Education: Rutgers University, Ph.D. Candidate in Media Studies
Areas of Special Interest: 
Email: bksacks@yahoo.com

Greg Salyer

Greg Salyer

Education: Emory University, Ph.D. in Literary Theory
Areas of Special Interest: Native American Literature, Contemporary Fiction, and Literature and Religion
Email: greg.salyer@rutgers.edu

Ed Young

Education: Penn State University, M.A. in Philosophy
Areas of Special Interest: 
Email: profyoung@verizon.net



Sharon A. Smith 

Email: sas548@camden.rutgers.edu 
Phone: (856) 225-6080
Fax: (856) 225-6602
Office: 429 Cooper St., Room 109