Professor Timothy J. Chatman
Tim spent a year at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and completed his master’s degree in Philosophy at the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis with a thesis on Nietzsche’s philosophical method. He is fluent in English, French, and Spanish, and he has studied a couple other languages. He has been admitted to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Philosophy as a Way of Life Project and is a member of the American Philosophical Association, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, the American Association of Philosophy Teachers, and the American Academy of Religion. He has a special interest in constructive responses to difference and diversity and how philosophy can contribute to a more flourishing society. The courses he teaches include Introduction to Philosophy (regular and honors sections), Critical Thinking, Cultural Diversity, History of Modern Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy, and Philosophy of Religion. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in Religion (Philosophy of Religion and Theology) at Claremont Graduate University. At Cerritos College, he is an advisor to the Philosophy Club and founded the Spanish Philosophy Group (SPG), which read and discussed texts in both English and Spanish.