Philosophy Faculty

    Peter A. Antich

      Assistant Professor of Philosophy

      Office: Casey Hall 19

      B.A. – University of Dallas (Philosophy)
      M.A. – University of Kentucky (Philosophy)
      Ph.D. – University of Kentucky (Philosophy)

      Peter Antich joined Dominican University in 2022. He teaches classes throughout Philosophy, from Logic to Medieval Philosophy to Bioethics. His research focuses on Phenomenology and the Philosophy of Perception and is centered around the way meaning emerges within our embodied, perceptual experience. His recent work has investigated the Philosophy of Race, in particular the way in which racialized or racist habits can permeate perception. Prior to joining Dominican, he taught at Trinity College (Hartford) and Marquette University.
      Peter recently published a book, Motivation and the Primacy of Perception: Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Knowledge (Ohio University Press, 2021), which took a Phenomenological approach to questions about the relation between knowledge and experience. He is currently working on another book on the Philosophy of Perception.
      Outside of teaching and research, Peter enjoys reading, baking, and playing (overly complicated!) board games.

        Kevin Hermberg

        Professor of Philosophy

          Phone: (845) 848-4010
          Office: Casey Hall 19

          B.A.– English: Fort Lewis College
          B.A.– Philosophy: Fort Lewis College
          M.A.– Philosophy: Marquette University
          Ph.D.– Philosophy: Marquette University

          Kevin Hermberg joined the faculty at Dominican University in 2007.  Professor Hermberg’s research focus on 20th and 21st century European Philosophy (especially phenomenology and existentialism), but he is especially interested in putting various traditions and disciplines into conversation with one another.  He works primarily at the intersections of analytic philosophy, continental philosophy, literature, and natural sciences.  Professor Hermberg’s teaching experiences and interests are similarly cross-disciplinary and include work in the natural sciences, literature, and  writing, in addition to philosophy.  Before joining the faculty at Dominican University, professor Hermberg taught at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Carthage College, and Marquette University.

          Professor Hermberg is founding editor (with Pol Vandevelde of Marquette University) of the book series, Issues in Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, published by Bloomsbury Academic Publishing. He is on the editorial board of American Association of Philosophy Teachers Studies in Pedagogy.  Dr. Hermberg is also actively involved with various groups and associations, including:

          See Professor Hermberg's Publications and Presentations


          • “Not Just Accommodating: Pedagogy Beyond the Archetypical” (with Rory Kraft), in Teaching Through Challenges: Preparation and Adaptability in the EDI Classroom. Rowman and Littlefield, 2020.
          • “Diversity Is Not Enough: The Importance of Inclusive Pedagogy” (with Melissa Jacquart, Rebecca Scott, Stephen Bloch-Schulman).  Teaching Philosophy, 2019.
          • Philosophy Through Teaching, Philosophy Documentation Center, 2014 (book co-edited with Emily Esch and Rory Kraft, Jr.).
          • Phenomenology and Virtue Ethics. Bloomsbury, 2013. (book co-edited with Paul Gyllenhammer).
          • Variations on Truth: Approaches in Contemporary Phenomenology. Continuum, 2011. (book co-edited with Pol Vandevelde).
          • “Phenomenology and Virtue Ethics: an Introduction” (chapter in Phenomenology and Virtue Ethics).
          • “Husserl’s (even more) Social Epistemology” (chapter in Variations on Truth: Approaches in Contemporary Phenomenology).
          • Husserl’s Phenomenology: Knowledge, Objectivity and Others. Continuum, 2006. (single authored book).

          Professor Hermberg has presented papers on the teaching of philosophy as well as on his scholarly research.  Recent presentations have been on a variety of topics, including:

          • Strategies for Pre-Emptively Smoothing [somewhat] the Waters of Gen. Ed. Revision (Association for General and Liberal Studies, St. Louis, MO)
          • Successful Gen. Ed. Curriculum Revision—One College’s Story, Process, and Strategies (Association for General and Liberal Studies, St. Louis, MO)
          • Inclusive Practices: Moving Beyond Accommodation of Neurodifferences, with Rory Kraft (AAPT International Workshop-Conference on Teaching Philosophy, Otterbein University)
          • Phenomenological Pedagogy: Teaching, Learning, and Affectivity (Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists, Duquesne University)
          • Social Justice in the Philosophy Classroom,” with Rory Kraft (AAPT International Workshop-Conference on Teaching Philosophy, North Carolina A&T State University).
          • Husserlian Interdependencies: Consciousness-Embodiment (Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists, Ramapo College, NJ)
          • Husserl and Others: A Pair of Pairings (State University of New York, New Paltz)
          • Plato’s Theory of Forms as a Guide to Living in the “Real World” (Association of Core Texts and Courses, Milwaukee, WI)
          • Husserl’s Social Epistemology (Collective Intentionality-VII conference, University of Basel, Switzerland)
          • Teaching God (and other “hot moments”) … issues and approaches (18th International Workshop-Conference on Teaching Philosophy, AAPT, Coastal Carolina University)
          • A non-defensive defense of philosophy (17th International Workshop-Conference on Teaching Philosophy, AAPT, University of Guelph, Canada)
          • Edmund Husserl and Social Epistemology (Conference on Phenomenology, Marquette University)
          • Phenomenology as Philosophy of Mind (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)
          • Taking the Humanities to the Public (Carthage College)
          • Utilizing Student Web Sites to Intertwine Breadth and Depth Our Courses (International Workshop-Conference on Teaching Philosophy, University of Toledo)
          • Wittgenstein’s Form of Life (Marquette University)
          • “Facticity and Transcendence in Husserlian Phenomenology: Intersections and Interdependencies” (Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists, Brock University, Canada).
          • “Living Well and Working Toward a More Just World: Plato as Guide and Motivator” (Colloquium of Dominican Universitys and Universities, Molloy College, NY).
          • “The Overlooked Others in Husserl’s Epistemology” (Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists, St. Louis University, MO).