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  • Tushar Irani

    Faculty Director for MMUF


    Associate Professor of Letters
    Associate Professor of Philosophy
    Associate Professor, Education Studies

    BA Colgate University
    PHD Northwestern University

    Tushar Irani's research focuses on Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. He is the author of Plato on the Value of Philosophy: The Art of Argument in the Gorgias and Phaedrus (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and the co-editor of the recent volume of essays, Philosophy as a Way of Life: Historical, Contemporary, and Pedagogical Perspectives (Wiley, 2020). Irani holds a joint appointment at Wesleyan in the Department of Philosophy and the College of Letters. Beginning in the spring of 2021, he will be serving as Director of the College of Letters. In addition to his work on Plato, he has interests in questions of philosophical method, philosophy as a way of life, the history and practice of rhetoric, Ancient Greek and Roman literature, and the history of ethics (especially virtue ethics). For his professional website, see here.

  • April Ruiz (she/ella)

    Administrative Coordinator


    Dean for Academic Equity, Inclusion & Success

    BA Yale University
    PHD University of St Andrews

    Additional programs:  First Things First (FTF), Wesleyan Math & Science Scholars (WesMaSS), Upward Bound programs, McNair Program, Student Ombuds