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