Dr. Westfall is a tenured Associate Professor of Philosophy. He has a PhD in philosophy, and his research is in aesthetics, philosophy of literature and film, philosophy and popular culture, and the history of Continental European philosophy (nineteenth century to present). He has taught undergraduate courses in philosophy at all levels, and his education, teaching experience, and scholarly research endeavors make him well qualified to teach in aesthetics, philosophy and culture (including PHIL 3313 Sports Ethics and the Philosophy of Sport and PHIL 3322 World Religions), and European philosophy (including existentialism, PHIL 2310 The Meaning of Life), as well as PHIL 4399 Directed Studies in Philosophy courses on various related topics.
2005-present, Assistant and Associate Professor of Philosophy, UHD.
Academic Scholarship/Research/Creative Endeavors:
Hannibal Lecter and Philosophy (editor; Open Court, forthcoming 2015). The Kierkegaardian Author: Authorship and Performance in Kierkegaard’s Literary and Dramatic Criticism (Walter de Gruyter, 2007).“Saving Abraham: Johannes de silentio and the Demonic Paradox,” Philosophy Today 48: 3 (2004), pp. 276-287.