Faculty & Staff
Mr. James M. Despres, Ph.D. (Candidate), M.A., B.S.
Mr. Despres joined the faculty in 2009, with interests in modern and contemporary philosophy, particularly phenomenology. He also has a deep philosophical interest in the thought of Plato, Aristotle, and the teleological conception of nature and the human person. He regularly teaches courses in the Philosophy of the Human Person, Ancient Philosophy, the thought of Plato and Aristotle, the Philosophy of Nature, Later Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, and electives in Phenomenology, and the Rise of Philosophical Atheism in the Modern Context. Mr. Despres first developed the Master of Arts in Philosophical Studies (MAPS) program. He is also the Director of the MAPS Program and the Acting Chair of the Department of Philosophy. He lives with his beautiful wife and three lovely children in an idyllic Philadelphia suburb.
|Ph.D Candidate||The Catholic University of America|
|M.A. in Philosophy||The Catholic University of America|
|B.S. in Physics||Merrimack College|
|Professor of Philosophy||St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, 2009 -|
|Lecturer||The Catholic University of America, 2005 - 2009|
|American Philosophical Association (APA)|
|American Catholic Philosophical Association (APCA)|
|Society for Phenomenology & Existential Philosophy (SPEP)|
Review of Walter Brogan's Heidegger and Aristotle: The Twofoldness of Being, The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomeological Philosophy VII (2007): 337-351. 2007
“The Un-Aristotelianism of Heidegger’s Aristotle,” 16th Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses, Rutgers University, April 15-18, 2010.
“What Did Heidegger Learn from Aristotle,” 17th Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses, Rutgers University, April 14-17, 2011.
Book Review Editor, The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, 2006-2012.
Director, Master of Arts in Philosophical Studies Program (MAPS)
MSCHE 5 Year Periodic Review Committee
Chari, Subcommittee on MSCHE Standards 1 (Mission and Goals) and 6 (Integrity).
Academic Review Committee, Graduate School of Theology
College Task Force Report, Faculty Committee
Summer Fellow, Princeton University, James Madison Program, Summer 2011
Aristotle Fellow, The School of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, 2010-2011
The National Catholic Honor Society Award and Recognition, Delta Epsilon Sigma Chapter, SCS Fall 2010