Mike Popejoy

PITPI ShotI am currently teaching philosophy at Coconino Community College in Flagstaff, and plan to teach in the University Honors Program at Northern Arizona University in the Fall of 2016.  My philosophical interests are generally very broad, although I spend much of my time thinking about philosophy of nature, philosophy of religion, and the intersection of the two.  I approach philosophy from the ancient Greek perspective, as the study of how best to live, encompassing reflection on the whole human being, physical as well as mental.  My passions revolve around philosophy, the natural world, and long distance running.

Academic Background:  I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 2008 and studied at the Freie Universität Berlin through the support of a Fulbright Research Grant from 2008-2009.  I am c​​urrently finishing up my Ph.D. in philosophy at Purdue University.  From 2013-2015 I spent time as a Fellow in Philosophy at Harvard University working on issues in environmental philosophy.  I've worked with NAU's Philosophy in the Public Interest since moving to Flagstaff last year.

 

Mike's Upcoming SPEX Programs

Friendship and Nature, December 1-3, 2017.