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) 225-6745
Office: 429 Cooper Street, Room 302

Margaret Betz

Title: Undergraduate Program Coordinator, and 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: Director of Masters in Liberal Studies, and 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

Title: Department Chair and Associate 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: South Asian Religions, Religion & Marketing, Digital Religion, and Religious Studies Pedagogy
Email: nicole.karapanagiotis@rutgers.edu
Phone: (856) 225-6574
Office: 429 Cooper Street, Room 303
Website: https://www.nicole-karapanagiotis.com/

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John Wall

Title: 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


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: patrick.denehy@rutgers.edu


Michael Gentzel

Education: Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D. in Philosophy
Areas of Special Interest: Biomedical Ethics, Ethical Theory

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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

Han Li

Education: Brown University, Ph.D. in Philosophy
Areas of Special Interest: Epistemology (traditional and formal), Ethics, Logic, Philosophy of Science
Email: han_li@alumni.brown.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.


Stephen O’Hanlon

Education: Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD; London School of Economics, MA Philosophy
Areas of Special Interest: Philosophy of Law

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

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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: ar1198@camden.rutgers.edu


Bryan Sacks

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

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


Nathan C. Walker

Education: Columbia University, Ed.D. in First Amendment Law
Areas of Special Interest: religious literacy, law, education, First Amendment, human rights, empathy, happiness, resilience
Email: nate.walker@rutgers.edu

Ed Young

Education: Penn State University, M.A. in Philosophy
Areas of Special Interest: 



Sharon A. Smith 

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