Michael Oliver Wiitala, Ph.D.
 Title: Assistant College Lecturer
 Dept: Philosophy and Comparative Religion
 Office: RT 1334
 Phone: 216-687-9262
 Email: m.wiitala@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1334, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Ancient Philosophy, Plato, Plato's metaphysics, Aristotle, Plotinus, Neo-Platonism, Boethius, Medieval Philosophy, Metaphysics
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Kentucky, 2014
M.A., Philosophy, Franciscan University of Steubenville, 2008
B.A., Philosophy, Ave Maria College, 2005
Honors and Awards:
International Society for Neo-Platonic Studies Travel Grant, 2016

Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of Kentucky, 2013-2014

University of Kentucky Philosophy Department Annual Essay Prize, 2013
"Plato's Sophist on Non-being and Negatively Defined Forms"

Daniel R. Reedy Quality Achievement Award, University of Kentucky, 2009¿2012

Ave Maria College Award for Excellence in Philosophy, 2006
Research Interests:
-Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy: especially Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus
-Neo-Platonism: especially Plotinus and Boethius
-Medieval Philosophy
-History of Metaphysics

AOS: Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, Plato, Neo-Platonism

AOC: History of Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, 19th Century Philosophy, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Religion
Teaching Areas:
History of Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy
Introductory Ethics
Philosophy of Religion
Continental Philosophy
Professional Affiliations:
American Catholic Philosophical Association
American Philosophical Association
Ancient Philosophy Society
International Society for Neoplatonic Studies
Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy
Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
Professional Service:
Journal of Philosophical Research, Fall 2016
Sophia, Fall 2016
Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, Spring 2016
British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Summer 2015
Ohio Philosophical Association Meeting, Spring 2015
Ancient Philosophy Society Annual Conference, Spring 2015
Indiana Philosophical Association Meeting, Spring 2014