Languages & Philosophy Announcements

Meet Ryan Jorgensen, Philosophy Graduate

“Learning to think critically and to engage with the world like a philosopher really changed my life and it has benefitted me both personally and professionally. I can confidently say that without the philosophy education that I received, I would not have been accepted to Berkeley Law. My analytical and writing skills improved tremendously because of the rigor of the curriculum and the mentorship of my professors. I learned how to understand and process complicated ideas and arguments and how to craft some of my own. These skills have proved invaluable in the study of law where everything is theoretical and gray. While the study of law is not easy by any stretch of the imagination, I would not have been nearly as prepared had I not studied philosophy. I continue to read and think about philosophy every single day.”

Placement Test: Do you have previous experience and/or coursework in a language and need to know the level into which you should enroll next semester? For placement test information, contact Jennilee Thayer at 435-586-7835 or

Office Hours

Department of Languages and Philosophy - Spring 2021

MONDAY – FRIDAY 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Jennilee Thayer
Administrative Asst.

Languages & Philosophy Professor's Office Hours - Spring 2021

  • Acosta, Junice: TR 230 -330 virtual, or by appt.
  • Bertoglio, Carlos: MWF 10-11 virtual, or by appt.
  • Ellefson, Gretchen:  MW 3-5, T 130-230, all virtual, or by appt.    
  • Fitzpatrick, Kirk: MWF 12-1 virtual, or by appt.
  • Leahy, Elise:
  • Jiang, Xiangping: F 9pm-11pm virtual, or by appt.
  • Perez, Rosa: virtual by appt.
  • Phillips,Kris: MW 4-530 virtual, T 10-12 office
  • Portaro, Iliana: virtual by appt.
  • Smith, Jason: virtual by appt.
  • Stinnett, Jason:  MW 1050-1150 virtual, or by appt.
  • Twitchell, Corey: MW 2-3, T 4-5, F 12-2 all virtual, or by appt.

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