Amy Kind, Director

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Amy Kind (she/her/hers) joined the CMC faculty in 1997 and began her directorship of the Gould Center in 2018. Currently the Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy, she has previously served as Chair of the Department of Philosophy (2009 - 2012) and Associate Dean of the Faculty (2005 - 2008). At CMC, she teaches classes in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and logic. Her research interests lie broadly in the philosophy of mind, though most of her published work has concerned issues relating either to the imagination or to phenomenal consciousness.  She has edited three books: Knowledge Through Imagination (co-edited with Peter Kung), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Imaginationand Philosophy of Mind in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries.  She has also written a short introductory textbook, Persons and Personal Identity (Polity Press).


Janna Shwaiko, Administrative Assistant

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Janna Shwaiko recently moved to Upland from Rockford, Illinois, where she was an administrative assistant at Rock Valley College for more than 15 years.