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Faculty members in ODU's Philosophy program have strong backgrounds in liberal arts and the history of philosophy, especially the Catholic and Dominican intellectual tradition. 

Full-Time Philosophy Faculty

Besong, Brian
Brian Besong Faculty

Assistant Professor


Sansbury 241

  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • B.A., Calvin College

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Dougherty, Michael V.

Professor & Sr. Ruth Caspar Chair in Philosophy


Sansbury Hall, Room 242

  • Ph.D., Marquette University
  • M.A., Catholic University of America
  • B.A., The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

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Masek, Lawrence
Masek Lawrence

Associate Professor


Sansbury Hall, Room 240

  • Ph.D., Marquette University
  • M.A., Marquette University 
  • B.A., Boston College

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Arts & Letters Division