Department Chair, and
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Ann A. Pang-White received her B.A. in Philosophy from Tung-Hai University in Taiwan. She graduated with first-place honors in1986. She came to the U.S. in 1989, received her M.A. in Philosophy (1991) from the University of South Carolina at Columbia, and her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Marquette University (1997). She joined the Philosophy Department at the University of Scranton in 1997. She was a faculty moderator of Philosophy Honor Society from 2001-2010. During her tenure at this capacity, she has launched the popular series of Philosophy Cafe at local coffee houses to bring philosophy to the city and the city to philosophy. She started the undergraduate journal Discourse that publishes winning essays of the annual paper contest and short creative pieces. In 2011, she is elected as a member of the Executive Council of the National Headquarter of Phi Sigma Tau (National Honor Society of Philosophy). Her research interests include Augustine, Medieval Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, and Comparative Philosophy. In addition to book chapters and translations, her work has also appeared in Medieval Philosophy and Theology, Revue d' Etudes Augustiniennes et Patristiques, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, The Modern Schoolman, The Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, The Journal of Chinese Religion, The Journal of Early Christian Studies, and The Review of Metaphysics. In recent years, her research and teaching have incorporated interdisciplinary interests, particularly at the intersection of Chinese philosophy and Western theories on metaphysics, ethics, political philosophy, and women. Dr. Pang-White has played an instrumental role in guiding and developing the University’s new concentration in Asian Studies. Most recently, she received the 2010 Provost’s Award in Excellence in Advancing Global Learning. She currently serves as the Director of Asian Studies and the Chair of the Philosophy Department. For additional information, see here.