Department Chair

  • Jennifer McErlean
    Professor of Philosophy
    Siena Hall 414
    (518) 783-4129

John Burkey Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy


John Burkey, Ph.D.
Siena Hall 418




John Burkey works out of the Continental traditions of phenomenology, existentialism, and hermeneutics. He has an abiding interest in the history of the concepts of soul-mind-subjectivity and more recent interests in postmodern philosophy of religion. He served as Chair of the Department for stretches of 3 and 7 years, chaired the College Core Curriculum Review, and directed the Siena Symposium on Living Philosophers 2009-10. After 25 years at Siena, he remains enthusiastic about educating undergraduates in the study of philosophy.