Warren G. Frisina
Dean of Honors College, Associate Professor of Religion
Degrees: PHD, 1987, Univ Chicago; MA, 1979, Univ Chicago; BA, 1976, SUNY Coll Purchase
Warren G. Frisina, (chair), Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, came to Hofstra in 1997 from a position as acting Executive Director of the American Academy of Religion, the world's largest learned society for scholars of religion. He earned the Ph.D. from the University of Chicago where he did work in theology, philosophy and Chinese intellectual history. He has published widely in the areas of American pragmatism, Neo-Confucianism and the academic study of religion. Contemporary theories of knowledge, metaphysics, Chinese philosophical and religious thought, and comparative philosophy and religion are among his current research and teaching interests. He is especially interested in the implications of recent work in cognitive psychology for our understanding of knowledge and the mind. His book, The Unity of Knowledge and Action: Toward a Nonrepresentational Theory of Knowledge, was published in 2002 by SUNY Press. He has taught at Rice University,the University of Houston and Emory University.