Faculty Profile

Lisa Dolling

DEAN, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, PHILOSOPHY
Building: Peirce
Room: 308
Phone: 201.216.5405
Fax: 201.216.8245
Email: ldolling@stevens.edu
School:  College of Arts & Letters
Department:  Philosophy / CAL 105 / The Freshman Experience
Program:  Philosophy
Education

Dr. Lisa M. Dolling earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, M.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Manhattanville College. She also holds a Certificate of Completion from the Higher Institute of Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). Her area of expertise is the Philosophy of Science—particularly quantum theory—with special attention to the relationship between science and the humanities. She currently serves as Associate Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology. Before coming to Stevens, Dolling was Associate Professor of Philosophy and Executive Director of the University Honors Program at St. John’s University (NYC) where she also directed the program in Science and Religion. She is the editor/co-editor of five books including Tests of Time: Readings in the Development of Physical Theory (Princeton University Press) and the author of articles on topics including scientific theory, epistemology, and the philosophy of education.

Research

Philosophy of science, philosophy of quantum physics, hermeneutics, aesthetics, feminism, women philosophers, the philosophy of literature, and the philosophy of education.

General Information

Professor Dolling wrote her dissertation on the philosophical writings of quantum physicist Niels Bohr, a work she is revising and expanding for publication. In addition to her specialty in the philosophy of science, her main interests are hermeneutics, aesthetics, feminism, women philosophers, the philosophy of literature, and the philosophy of education. Her publications include the book The Tests of Time: Readings in the Development of Physical Theory (Princeton University Press) as well as articles on Hermeneutics, Epistemology, and the philosophers Hans-Georg Gadamer, Karl Jaspers, Edith Stein and Ayn Rand. She is currently writing about the similarities between science and aesthetics, as well as researching a book-length project that examines the work of 19th century ecologist, linguist, and polymath George Perkins Marsh. 


Professor Dolling comes to Stevens from St. John's University, where in addition to teaching philosophy, she served as Executive Director of the University Honors Program, Director of the Women's Studies Program and Coordinator of the Science and Religion project. In addition to her dream of writing the next "Critique of Pure Reason," Professor Dolling's aspirations include learning to cook like Jacques Pepin and play the blues like Eric Clapton.

Professional Societies

American Philosophical Association

Philosophy of Science Association

New York Society for Women in Philosophy

 

Courses
  • HPL 111 Philosophy I: Theories of Human Nature
  • HPL 112 Science and Metaphysics
  • HPL 346 Modern Philosophy
  • HPL 348 Aesthetics
  • HPL 350 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • HPL 368 Philosophy of Science
  • HPL 369 Science and Religion
  • HPL 448 Contemporary Philosophy
  • HPL 460 Philosophy and Feminism
  • HPL 463 Existentialism
  • HPL 468 Women Philosophers of the Twentieth Century
  • HPL 495 Seminar in Philosophy