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Department of Philosophy


Some notable alumni of the Philosophy Department at Lehman College:

Lewis Gordon, University of Connecticut

Lewis Gordon graduated from Lehman College as a Lehman Scholar with a B.A. in philosophy. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He completed his PhD in philosophy at Yale University. He has taught at Brown University, Purdue University, and Temple University. Professor Gordon works in the areas of Africana philosophy, philosophy of culture, philosophy of human and life sciences, phenomenology and philosophy of existence, social and political philosophy, philosophy of education, and philosophy of religion and Afro-Jewish Studies. He is Ongoing Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Government at the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica and President Emeritus of the Caribbean Philosophical Association. Click here to listen to Dr. Gordon's keynote addess at Lehman College's Phi Beta Kappa induction. His website is here.

Rosamond Rhodes, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Rosamond Rhodes graduated from City College with a BA in philosopy and then completed her MA in philosophy at Lehman College. She completed her PhD in philosophy at the Graduate Center at CUNY. She is professor of Medical Education and Director of Bioethics Education at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. There she oversees the medical ethics curriculum for students in all four years of medical school, for house staff in eleven residency programs, for graduate post-doctoral fellows in the biomedical sciences, and for students in the genetics counseling program. She directs a program of faculty medical ethics education and collaborates with faculty members on a variety of research projects. Professor Rhodes serves as a member of Mount Sinai's Ethics Committee and IACUC. Dr. Rhodes is also Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her website is here.

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