Meet Our Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

Michael Pakaluk, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department
Michael Pakaluk, Ph.D.
Education: A.B., Harvard University; M. Litt., University of Edinburgh; Ph.D., Harvard University.
Office: Henkels Academic Bldg. 2048
Office Phone: (239) 348-4704
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Barry David, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Barry David, Ph.D.
Education: B.A., University of King's College, Dalhousie University; M.A., Carleton University; Ph.D., University of Toronto (Centre for Medieval Studies)
Office: Academic Bldg 3046
Office Phone: (239) 280-2534

Maria Fedoryka, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Maria Fedoryka, Ph.D.
Education: B.A., Christendom College; M.A., Ph.D., International Academy of Philosphy, Liechtenstein (Sabbatical leave 2011-2012).
Office: Henkels Academic Bldg. 3047
Office Phone: (239) 280-2531
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Joseph Trabbic, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Joseph Trabbic, Ph.D.
Education: B.A., University of Dallas; M.A., Ph.D. Fordham University.
Office: Henkels Academic Bldg. 3049
Office Phone: (239) 280-1647
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Joseph Yarbrough, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Classics and Philosophy, Chair of the Classics Department
Joseph Yarbrough, Ph.D.
Education: B.A., Valparaiso University; M.St., University of Oxford;  Ph.D., Cornell University
Office: Henkels Academic Bldg. 2051
Office Phone: (239) 280-1627
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Janice Chik Breidenbach, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Janice Chik Breidenbach, Ph.D.
Education: A.B., Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Musical Performance, Princeton University; M.A., Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D, Philosophy, University of St Andrews, UK
Office: Henkels Academic Bldg. 2014B
Office Phone: (239) 280-1572
Fax: (239) 280-1637

About Our Faculty

Dr. Michael Pakaluk is an internationally recognized expert on the philosophy of Aristotle and especially Aristotle’s ethics.  A member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, his articles are frequently seen in Catholic publications.  He has been a visiting professor at Brown University and the Catholic University of America.  He was a Marshall scholar at the University of Edinburgh and received his A.B. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Dr. Barry David specializes in the philosophy of St. Augustine and is working on a book on that philosopher, bishop, and saint, as well as another book on a neo-platonic treatise, Liber de Causis.  His doctorate is from the distinguished program in classical and medieval philosophy at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Maria Fedoryka is currently working on a book on the philosophy of gender, love, and marriage.  As a speaker on those subjects, she is much in demand, and her course on The Philosophy of Love is one of the most popular philosophy courses in the university. She is an expert on the philosophical movement known as “personalism.”  Her doctorate is from the famed International Academy of Philosophy in Lichtenstein.

Dr. Joseph Trabbic received his Ph.D. from Fordham University under the renowned teacher, Fr. Joseph Koterski, SJ, in the area of “onto-theology” and has since worked on topics in the philosophy of religion and continental Catholic philosophy.  A popular and admired teacher himself, Trabbic’s translations for Zenit of the Pope’s homilies and Angelus addresses have been appreciated by millions of readers.