Philosophy Department

Location and Hours

The Philosophy Department & Liberal Studies Humanities Programs

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Physical Location:

47 Exeter Street
Portland Campus

USM Mailing Address: 

University of Southern Maine
Philosophy Department
96 Falmouth St.
PO Box 9300
Portland, ME 04104-9300


Chair of Department

Chair/Prof. Jason Read


Office Hours:  Mondays/Wednesdays
                       1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
                       4:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Major Advising Coordinator

Email only:

Prof. Kathleen Wininger




Contact:  CAHS Deans Office

228 Deering Avenue

Anne Chuprevich, Administrative Specialist

P:  207-780-4221




Philosophy of Law Guest Lecturer

Lady Justice

Professor of Philosophy Robert Loudon welcomes guest lecturer Robert Ruffner, Esq. to speak in his Philosophy of Law (PHI 260) class. All USM students of philosophy and law are welcome to attend this lecture.

Thursday, November 19th at 2:45 in Luther Bonney #502, Portland Campus
Robert J. Ruffner, Esq. will be the Guest Lecturer in Professor Robert Louden’s Philosophy of Law class on November 19th at 2:45 in Luther Bonney #502. Ruffner, a trial attorney specializing in criminal defense, is a 1996 graduate of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. Mr. Ruffner began practicing in Maine in 1999 as a Domestic Violence prosecutor with the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office. He then joined the litigation firm of Friedman Babcock & Gaythwaite where he practiced insurance and criminal defense. Ruffner formed his own practice in 2001 to focus on Criminal Defense.

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