Philosophy Faculty

    Kevin Hermberg

    Associate Professor of Philosophy

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

    Kevin Hermberg joined the faculty at Dominican College 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 College, 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 also actively involved with various groups and associations, including:


    • Book, coedited with Paul Gyllenhammer: Phenomenology and Virtue Ethics (Bloomsbury, 2013)
    • Book, coedited with Pol Vandevelde: Variations on Truth: Approaches in Contemporary Phenomenology (Continuum, 2011)
    • Chapter in book: “Husserl’s (even more) Social Epistemology” (in Variations on Truth, Continuum, 2011)
    • Book, single author: Husserl’s Phenomenology: Knowledge, Objectivity, and Others (Continuum, 2007)

    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:

    • 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)