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James Stieb

James Stieb, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of English and Philosophy
Office: 5016 MacAlister Hall


  • BA, Liberal Arts, St. John's College
  • BA, Philosophy, University of Colorado Boulder
  • MA, Philosophy, Temple University
  • PhD, Philosophy, Temple University


I am currently an Adjunct Associate Professor of Philosophy at Drexel University. I have nearly 15 years of experience teaching Professional Ethics, Ethics, Logic and Critical Reasoning and received my undergraduate degree in liberal arts from St. John’s College, in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and my doctoral degree in philosophy from Temple University. My current research interests include work on professionalism, engineering ethics, and intellectual heritage. I recently authored an article titled “Understanding Engineering Professionalism: A Reflection on the Rights of Engineers” which appeared in Science and Engineering Ethics.

Favorite Authors and/or Books: Ayn Rand, John Fowles, J.M. Coetzee

Favorite Musical Artists: Muse, Radiohead, Mozart, Citizen Cope

Personal Interests and Hobbies: video games, comic books

Favorite TV Show: Fringe, Battlestar Galactica, Dexter, Torchwood, Dr. Who, Breaking Bad

One thing that makes me smile is: kittens.

A Pet Peeve: paperwork.

One hidden talent is: painting.

One reason I like my job is: lack of paperwork.