Faculty & Staff in Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy & Religion Office Information
Department Chair: Andrew Mills
Location: Towers Hall 320, 1 S. Grove St.
Hours: Monday – Friday (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Contact: Patti Welch, Academic Administrative Assistant
Professor & Department Chair
Andrew Mills arrived at Otterbein in 1999 and since that time has taught a wide range of courses in Philosophy, Integrative Studies, Senior Year Experience, First Year Seminars, and Honors. His teaching interests are wide ranging--everything from logic to Socrates to Existentialism. He has a strong interest in the history of philosophy (especially the classical period in Greece and Rome and the early modern period in Europe), in environmental philosophy, and in the philosophy of happiness & well-being. He has…
Stephanie Patridge spends most of her time thinking about moral evaluation in imaginative contexts such as artworks, jokes, video games, and pornography, with a special focus on issues that pertain to race and gender. She teaches classes in ethics, philosophy of art, philosophy of race, and human rights. Dr. Patridge is also the Coordinator Liaison to the Arts and Humanities departments at Otterbein.
Alexander Rocklin received his PhD in the History of Religions from the University of Chicago. His work examines the politics of the category religion in the interactive making of Hinduism, Islam, and Afro-Atlantic religions in the colonial Caribbean. His first book, The Regulation of Religion and the Making of Hinduism in Colonial Trinidad, released in spring of 2019 from the University of North Carolina Press, looks at the role of the category religion in the regulation of the lives of Indian…
Part Time Faculty in Religion & Philosophy