Chair of Philosophy Department
Interim Chair of Psychology Department
Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Rocco J. Gennaro is the Philosophy Department Chairperson and a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern Indiana. He received his Ph.D. in 1991 at Syracuse University and had been at Indiana State University in Terre Haute for fourteen years before moving to Southern Indiana in 2009.
Dr. Gennaro's primary research and teaching interests are in Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science (especially consciousness), Metaphysics, Early Modern History of Philosophy, NeuroEthics, and Applied Ethics.
He has published nine books (as either sole author or editor) and over forty articles and book chapters in these areas. He has most recently published a book entitled The Consciousness Paradox: Consciousness, Concepts, and Higher-Order Thoughts (MIT Press, 2012), and edited an anthology entitled Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathologies and Theories of Consciousness (MIT Press, 2015). For the MIT Press links, click here and click here.
Dr. Gennaro also has a book entitled Consciousness (click) forthcoming with Routledge Press (2016), and is editing an anthology entitled The Routledge Handbook of Consciousness (forthcoming 2017).
Dr. Gennaro is also a co-editor (with Casey Harison) of The Who and Philosophy (Rowman & Littlefield: Lexington Press, 2016). Click here.
He is also the Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science area editor for the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (link here).
For a list of desired and posted articles see IEP entry list.