Professor of Philosophy and chair of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Department at Fransican Missionaries of Our Lady University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Damon Boria is associate professor of philosophy and chair of the Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Department at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is also chair of the Advisory Board for the University project titled REACH: Reflecting on Ethics and Catholic Healthcare. He has a B.A. in philosophy from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Purdue University in West Lafayette. His publications include articles on existential and environmental ethics, social philosophy, and philosophy of literature. His most recent research is largely focused on existentialism and ecology. He is currently serving as co-president of the North American Sartre Society.
At an institution with a niche in health care education, Damon regularly teaches the Ethical Issues in Health Care course. On a rotating basis, he also teaches Introduction to Philosophy, Logic and Critical Thinking, Current Moral Problems, and Existentialism. He finds teaching students to be the great joy of academic philosophy and looks to advance his understanding and teaching of philosophy as a way of life.
Damon lives in Baton Rouge with his wife and their two children. He enjoys soccer (playing, watching, coaching his kids’ teams) and—most of all—conversing, exploring, relaxing, travelling, and all the other things he does with his family.