Faculty and Staff


brendan cline, 2018-19 kay fellow
Brendan Matthew Cline
Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Philosophy and Neuroscience
781-736-2791 Rabb Graduate Center, 316
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm (and by appointment)

Expertise: Metaethics, moral psychology, environmental ethics.

robert greenberg
Robert Greenberg
Professor of Philosophy
781-736-2786 Rabb 311
Office Hours: On leave through spring 2020

Expertise: Metaphysics, history of philosophy, Kant.

eli hirsch
Eli Hirsch
Charles Goldman Professor of Philosophy
Undergraduate Adviser
781-736-2785 Rabb Graduate Center, 331
Office Hours: Friday, 2-4 p.m. (and by appointment)

Expertise: Metaphysics, epistemology, medical ethics. Personal website

berislav marusic
Berislav Marušić
Associate Professor of Philosophy
781-736-2696 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 109
Office Hours: On leave through spring 2020

Expertise: Epistemology, ethics, philosophy of mind. Personal website

jennifer marusic, associate professor of philosophy
Jennifer Marušić
Associate Professor of Philosophy
781-736-3515 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 112
Office Hours: On leave through spring 2020

Expertise: History and philosophy of science, epistemology, logic. Personal website

philosophy chair kathleen moran
Kathleen A. Moran
Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy
Acting Director of Graduate Studies, Philosophy
781-736-2695 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 111
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 2:00pm - 4:00pm (and by appointment)

Expertise: Immanuel Kant, moral philosophy, history of philosophy. Personal website

jerry samet
Jerry Samet
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Colloquium Co-chair
781-736-2783 Rabb Graduate Center, 305
Office Hours: On leave Spring 2020

Expertise: Philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, cognitive science, history of philosophy, philosophy of science.

umrao sethi, assistant professor
Umrao Sethi
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Colloquium Co-chair
781 736-2794 Rabb Graduate Center, 330
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Expertise: Philosophy of mind, metaphysics, early modern philosophy, metaphysics of perceptual experience and the nature of sensible qualities.

marion smiley
Marion Smiley
J.P. Morgan Chase Professor of Ethics
Honors Adviser, Philosophy
781-736-2792 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 110
Office Hours: Wednesday, 10:45 a.m.-noon; Thursday, 10:45 a.m.-noon and by appointment

Expertise: Moral, social and political philosophy.

andreas teuber
Andreas Teuber
Associate Professor of Philosophy
781-736-2787 Rabb Graduate Center, 306
Office Hours: Thursdays, 5:10pm - 6:00pm, and by appointment

Expertise: Political philosophy, moral philosophy, aesthetics, modern social theory, history of political thought, John Stuart Mill.

palle yourgrau
Palle Yourgrau
Harry A. Wolfson Professor of Philosophy
781-736-2782 Rabb Graduate Center, 332
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 5-5:45 p.m. (and by appointment)

Expertise: Philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of time, ancient Greek philosophy.

Affiliated Faculty

Associated Faculty


julie seeger
Julie Seeger
Academic Administrator
781-736-2789 Rabb Graduate Center, 303

Julie Seeger has served since 2004 as academic administrator for the philosophy department. Prior to joining Brandeis, she worked as a project manager at two computer software firms, Banta Integrated Media and Electronic Press Services Group.

Seeger is a graduate of Union College and holds a master's in philosophy from SUNY Binghamton. In 2010, she received the Lou Ennis Staff Award, presented annually to an administrator who demonstrates loyalty and dedication to the university and goes above and beyond the requirements of the job.