Staff

Note: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, staff in the Department of Philosophy will be working both at home and in the office in summer 2021. We expect to be back in the office full-time for Autumn Quarter 2021. If you want to get in contact with either of them, just email them!

The main office of the Department of Philosophy is in Stuart Hall 202 in the Main Quadrangle on campus. The office is open (currently virtually) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. (The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Fridays every year during July and August.) During those times, you will find at least one member of our staff on hand and available to be of assistance.

The departmental staff consists of two persons: the Department Administrator, William Weaver, and the Department Assistant, Jessica Barbaro. They are jointly responsible for the smooth functioning of the department at all times. They are both available to answer any questions you might have and to help direct you to specific faculty and/or graduate students who might be able to help you with any special concerns.

Department Administrator

William Weaver is the Department Administrator. He manages the department's graduate affairs, graduate admissions, departmental finances, the website and wikis, faculty and visitor searches, and data. He also provides support to current graduate students, visiting faculty, guest lecturers, the chair, and the faculty directors of the undergraduate and graduate programs. He works on departmental programming and is the main administrative contact between the department and other units throughout the University.

Outside of work, William writes essays and serves on the board of In These Times magazine.

Department Assistant

Jessica Barbaro is the Department’s Administrative Assistant and the main administrative contact for the undergraduate program in Philosophy. She helps to manage the day-to-day operation of the office, processes admissions and faculty search files, does recordkeeping, plans department events, and schedules courses. She is also Emeritus Professor Arnold Davidson's (fiorentina@uchicago.edu) primary departmental contact.