Contact and Advising Information

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Contact Information

Philosophy Department  503-725-3524

Alex Sager, Chair 
asager@pdx.edu  503-725-9893

Noah Sharpsteen, Department Manager 
nesharps@pdx.edu  503-725-3565

1900 SW 4th Ave.
Fourth Avenue Building, Suite 175
Portland, OR 97201


PSU Philosophy alumni go on to work in a variety of different fields, careers, and pursue graduate education in many different fields. Our recent graduates are working in education, law, and public service, and can be found in some of the best grad programs and professional schools in North America. Contact the faculty below to start a conversation about your post-graduate careers, grad and professional school admissions, and general job-related advising. 

Alex Sager, Chair  asager@pdx.edu  
Noah Sharpsteen, Department Manager  nesharps@pdx.edu  
Graduate School in Philosophy: Dr. Angela Coventry  coventry@pdx.edu
Health and STEM-related fields: Dr. Bryan Cwik  cwik@pdx.edu
Careers in Law: Dr. R. Kevin Hill  hillrk@pdx.edu
General Advising: Language, Culture, and Meaning Pathway

Check out this Advising Video for more information about the Department and our services.

Click here for our 2020-2021 Program Guide. It contains our Major, Minor, and Honors Requirements, our schedule of classes for the 2020-2021 Academic Year, bios and representative courses of our core faculty, and course descriptions.

The Philosophy Major is part of the Language, Culture, and Meaning Pathway. Students in this pathway are assigned to a general advisor based on the last 2 digits of the PSU ID number. For general advising questions, email lcmadvising@pdx.edu. To make an appointment with an advisor, visit the Language, Culture, and Meaning Pathway website.