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Dennis Lunt

Dennis Lunt
Associate Professor


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.

Open Field

Professional Affiliations

Research Interests

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


  • 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


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