Faculty and Staff
Nick Baiamonte Instructor
Rich Booher Instructor
I have a broad and deep love of philosophy. Some of my particular passions are the history of philosophy (especially modern German philosophy), ethics, moral psychology, philosophy of emotion, aesthetics, and political philosophy. I enjoy having classes that are active, discussion-oriented, and in which students feel that the issues we are engaging with really matter.
Daniel Bunce Part-Time Faculty Instruct
Javier Galindo Instructor
Javy. W. Galindo has an eclectic teaching background that includes having instructed courses in philosophy, psychology, statistics, creative thinking, and even music. He enjoys incorporating humor, film, games, and various other teaching tools in class when possible. Additionally, Javy has a diverse educational background that consists of a master's degree specializing in East/West Philosophy and Religion from John F. Kennedy University, and both a master's and bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from UC San Diego. Javy is most well-known for being the author of The Power of Thinking Differently: An imaginative guide to creativity, change, and the discovery of new ideas. When he is not grading papers or implementing schemes for raising the world's happiness quotient, he can most likely be found running poorly on an uphill trail.
Anthony Hanson Part-Time Faculty Instruct
Trung Le Part-Time Faculty Instruct
I have been teaching at De Anza since the Fall of 2006. My areas of interest are social and political philosophy. I am the founder of Bay Area College Consulting (http://www.BayAreaCollegeConsulting.com), proving college counseling service to the general public and free of charge to my students.
Tono Ramirez Instructor
Thomas Vician Part-Time Faculty Instruct
Prior to coming to De Anza College in the fall of 1968, Professor Vician was a member of the philosophy departments at California State University, East Bay and the University of Nevada, Reno where he taught both undergraduate and graduate philosophy courses. Though trained in all aspects of his discipline, his special interests are in European Continental Philosophy (Existential Thought and Phenomenology), Epistemology (Hermeneutics), Philosophy of Science, and Moral Values (Ethics). He is particularly proud that three of his students earned the Doctor of Philosophy Degree, one of whom currently teaches at De Anza College, Dr. Daniel Bunce, another who is chairman of the Department of Philosophy at College of San Mateo, Dr. David Danielson, and the third who is in private practice, Dr. Dianne Zimmerman. Numerous other students have matriculated to Stanford, Santa Clara, UCLA, and U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Schools along with many students who have entered their professional careers in medicine, education, and business. Professor Vician had the unique opportunity to develop and fashion the Department of Philosophy as one of its original members when De Anza College was founded. He also was a member of the De Anza College soccer coaches during the 1990s when both the women and men teams each won the California State Championship two times and were in the final four eight out of ten years. He still competes on a soccer team in the California State Senior Olympics where he has won both Silver and Bronze Medals. He is still very enthused to engage in dialogue with his students in the courses he teaches each quarter at De Anza College.
- Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School and University Center - Philosophy
- M.T., Luther Theological Seminary - Exegesis and Systematic Theology
- B.A., Luther College - Classics, Classical Languages, and Ancient History
Wendy White Instructor
My teaching style is like an impassioned-improvisational-eclectic-jazz musician, only for those, who have not lost or want to unleash their childlike-wonder when it comes to ideas. I'd like to think that I present things to students; then, I listen and respond accordingly. In other words, I use a wide variety of tools and I like to mix things up based on the different learning styles. I try to come to where students are, and then, challenge them to go beyond. I occasionally step hard on students' intellectual toes. I generally use a thematic approach to whatever course material I am teaching; typically in the form of broad philosophical questions that have no absolute answers-only well-argued positions. I likewise structure the course so that students are well prepared to address whatever I am asking. I usually don't throw any surprises, since my objective is to encourage you to think beyond the obvious. I also generally try to present a spectrum of perspectives, at least the dominant view(s) in relation to an oppositional perspective(s). The core of my graduate training was in Critical Theory.
I am interested in world peace. I am interested in defining world peace. I am interested in contributing to world peace. I am interested in creating another world that is more inclusive and sustainable and fair and respects and honors our natural-biosphere (and that includes the diversity of human existence). My objective is to be the change I want to see in the world, so I am definitely a work-of-art in progress!
- PhD, University of California Santa Cruz - History of Consciousness
- BA, California State University at Dominguez Hills - Philosophy
- BA, California State University at Dominguez Hills - English Literature