Michael Oliver Wiitala, Ph.D.
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 Title: Asst College Lecturer AAUP
 Dept: Philosophy and Comparative Religion
 Office: RT 1334
 Phone: 216-687-9262
 Email: m.wiitala@csuohio.edu
 Web: http://philpeople.org/profiles/michael-wiitala
 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, Dionysius the Areopagite, Medieval Philosophy, Metaphysics
 
Education:
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:
Diversity Teaching, Research, and Action (TRACTION) Grant to Redesign PHL 262: Medieval Philosophy, Diversity Institute, Cleveland State University, 2021

2018-2020 Teaching Enhancement Award for Redesigning Introduction to Philosophy, Center for Faculty Excellence, Cleveland State University

Golden Apple Teaching Award, Cleveland State University Young Alumni Council, 2018

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, Plato, Neo-Platonism, Medieval Philosophy
 
Teaching Areas:
History of Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy
Introductory Ethics
Metaphysics
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