Instructor, Philosophy Program
Office: PC 3206H
- Courses Taught
- Educational History
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Hi! My name is Mrs. Barnhizer, and I am originally from Northern Michigan, lived in Boardman, OH for several years, and have lived in Erie, PA since 1994.
I love the great outdoors, and will swim in Lake Erie through October as long as the water temperature is not below 58 degrees! I also grew up sailing, and my Dad helped build a tall ship in Traverse City, MI, the schooner, MADELINE.
I have a great love for teaching, and strive to make all of my PHILOSOPHY courses relelvant to our society today. Indeed, anyone who takes the time to ask important questions, and who truly tries to answer them, is a philosopher. Thoughtful reflection helps us do our very best in life.
What really matters to you? Where do you want to go in life, and how are you going to get there? Is there an external world of physical objects outside of our thoughts and ideas? Do we have free will? Who is the moral person? What is the right thing to do? What is God like? What does it mean to be conscious? Will we ever create a conscious morally responsible robot?
Some of these questions have been asked for centuries. Others are new challenges to the philosophers. How might YOU respond to them? We explore these and other fascinating questions in my PHILOSOPHY courses!
* INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
* CRITCAL THINKING
* PHILOSOPHY OF GOD
* WOMAN: A PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUE
* CONTEMPORARY RELIGIOUS FIGURES
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY, B.A., PHILOSOPHY
BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY, M.A., PHILOSOPHY
YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY, SECONDARY CERTIFICATIO IN ENGLISH, LANGUAGE, ARTS
GANNON UNIVERSITY, GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN GERONTOLOGY
MERCYHURST UNIVERSITY, 2006 - PRESENT, PHILOSOPHY LECTURER
GANNON UNIVERSTIY, 2006 - PRESENT, PHILOSOPHY LECTURER
YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY, 1984 - 2007, PHILOSOPHY LECTURER
NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE, 1979 - 2003, PHILOSOPHY LECTURER
CO-DIRECTOR OF THE EVELYN LINCOLN INSTITUTE FOR ETHICS AND SOCIETY, MERCYHURST UNIVERSITY, 2012 - PRESENT