Dr. Dennis Lunt

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Associate Professor

Office/Department: Philosophy, Humanities Program

Location: Bangsberg Hall 108

Phone: (218) 755-2737

Box #: 16

Email: dennis.lunt@bemidjistate.edu


I joined the Department of Humanities in 2014, after living and working in Ohio and Illinois. As one half of the Philosophy Program, I cover a lot of ground: ethics, political philosophy and the history of philosophy. Along with my colleagues, I mentor philosophy students into careers in education, law, politics, non-profits, the arts and other fields. Since 2015, I have served as co-director of the Leadership Studies Program and a variety of university committees.

My research deals with human rights, especially as it concerns health and protest. In addition to publishing and presenting on these topics, I serve on the Sanford Bemidji Bioethics Committee.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, cooking and nerdy board games.


Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
PhD in Philosophy, 2015

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
MA in Philosophy, 2009

Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH
BA in Philosophy, 2007


  • LEAD 3500, Theories and Contexts of Leadership
  • LEAD 4000, Capstone in Leadership Studies
  • PHIL 2220, Ethics
  • PHIL 2400, The American Mind
  • PHIL 2330, Philosophies of Nonviolence
  • PHIL 3310, Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL 3320, Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 3380, Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 4490, Close Readings in Philosophy
  • In Progress: Bioethics

Research Interests

  • Human rights
  • Bioethics
  • History of American philosophy
  • Nonviolence and protest
  • Pedagogy

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