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Humanities at Mercy College

The Department of Humanities teaches students to deal critically and creatively with complex, imperfect information. Students work to understand others through the similarities and differences in languages, histories and cultures.  

Most importantly the department prepares you to ask and attempt to answer thorny questions and to form new insights about humanity as a whole.  

 

  

Diverse group of students in class.

The department offers courses in Philosophy, Religion, History, American Government, and Seminar courses (Critical Inquiry and Junior Seminar) with the goal of supporting students on their journey towards becoming responsible citizens in an increasingly complex world.  

Students will have opportunities to pursue careers in history, education, business, law, paralegal work as well as be prepared for further education in graduate school or doctoral programs.

Full-Time Faculty

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Benjamin Abelson Assistant Professor
Philosophy
babelson@mercy.edu
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Jude Aguwa Professor
Religion
JAguwa@mercy.edu
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Austin Dacey Assistant Professor
Seminars
adacey@MERCY.EDU
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K. Patrick Fazioli Associate Professor
Seminars

Co-Director, Honors Program
kfazioli@mercy.edu
Saul Fisher
Saul Fisher Associate Provost for Research, Grants, and Academic Initiatives

Visiting Associate Professor
Philosophy
sfisher@mercy.edu
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Soonyi Lee Assistant Professor
History
slee42@mercy.edu
Dr. Maureen MacLeod
Maureen MacLeod Assistant Professor
History
mmacleod@mercy.edu
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Andrés Matías-Ortiz Assistant Professor
History

Associate Dean, School of Liberal Arts
amatiasortiz@mercy.edu

Part-Time Faculty

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Marta Anna Ambroziak Adjunct Instructor
Religion
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Michael Begun Adjunct Instructor
Philosophy
mbegun@mercy.edu
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Sam Ben-Meir Adjunct Assistant Professor
Philosophy
sbenmeir@mercy.edu
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Jewelle Bickel Adjunct Instructor
Religion
jbickel@mercy.edu

Faculty Emeritae/i

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Roger Gocking Professor Emeritus
History
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Ann Grow Professor Emerita
Philosophy
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Theodore Rosenof Professor Emeritus
History
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Peter Slater Professor Emeritus
History

Programs Offered

Undergraduate Programs