Liberal Studies-Humanities

Kathleen Wininger PhD

Professor of Philosophy

Office Location

Luther Bonney 253, Portland Campus



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy (Ethics and Aesthetics)
  • M. A. in Philosophy (Logic and History of Philosophy)
  • B. A. in Philosophy
  • B. A. in Art History


Professor K. J. Wininger received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Temple University with a dissertation exploring Nietzsche’s theories of art, methodology, and ethics.  Her Undergraduate degrees are from Southern Connecticut State University with majors in both Philosophy and Art History. As an undergraduate she studied at Philosophy at Yale University and Art History in Austria, Germany, and Italy. 

Professor Wininger’s areas of interest in Philosophy are Continental Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Film, Social Ethics, Feminism, and PostColonial Thought, esp. African and African-American Philosophy.    

Courses taught include:

PHI 112E Introduction to Philosophy: Sex Love and Friendship, PHI 220 Philosophy of Art and Visual Culture, PHI 221 Philosophy of Film, PHI 225 Philosophical Psychology, PHI 245 Africa, Social Justice & Exile, and PHI 312 Gender in African Literature & Film