Meet Our Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

Dr. Michael Pakaluk

Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department
Dr. Michael Pakaluk
Education: A.B., Harvard University; M. Litt., University of Edinburgh; Ph.D., Harvard University.
Office: 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

Dr. Maria Fedoryka

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

Dr. Joseph Trabbic

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

Dr. Joseph Yarbrough

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

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.