Faculty and Staff
Nick Baiamonte Instructor
Rich Booher Instructor
I have a broad and deep love of philosophy. Some of my particular passions are the history of philosophy (especially modern German philosophy), ethics, moral psychology, philosophy of emotion, aesthetics, and political philosophy. I enjoy having classes that are active, discussion-oriented, and in which students feel that the issues we are engaging with really matter.
Daniel Bunce Part-Time Faculty Instructor
Javier Galindo Instructor
Javy. W. Galindo has an eclectic teaching background that includes having instructed courses in philosophy, psychology, statistics, creative thinking, and even music. He enjoys incorporating humor, film, games, and various other teaching tools in class when possible. Additionally, Javy has a diverse educational background that consists of a master's degree specializing in East/West Philosophy and Religion from John F. Kennedy University, and both a master's and bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from UC San Diego. Javy is most well-known for being the author of The Power of Thinking Differently: An imaginative guide to creativity, change, and the discovery of new ideas. When he is not grading papers or implementing schemes for raising the world's happiness quotient, he can most likely be found running poorly on an uphill trail.
Anthony Hanson Part-Time Faculty Instructor
Trung Le Part-Time Faculty Instructor
I have been teaching at De Anza since the Fall of 2006. My areas of interest are social and political philosophy. I am the founder of Bay Area College Consulting (http://www.BayAreaCollegeConsulting.com), proving college counseling service to the general public and free of charge to my students.
Wendy White Instructor
My teaching style is like an impassioned-improvisational-eclectic-jazz musician, only for those, who have not lost or want to unleash their childlike-wonder when it comes to ideas. I'd like to think that I present things to students; then, I listen and respond accordingly. In other words, I use a wide variety of tools and I like to mix things up based on the different learning styles. I try to come to where students are, and then, challenge them to go beyond. I occasionally step hard on students' intellectual toes. I generally use a thematic approach to whatever course material I am teaching; typically in the form of broad philosophical questions that have no absolute answers-only well-argued positions. I likewise structure the course so that students are well prepared to address whatever I am asking. I usually don't throw any surprises, since my objective is to encourage you to think beyond the obvious. I also generally try to present a spectrum of perspectives, at least the dominant view(s) in relation to an oppositional perspective(s). The core of my graduate training was in Critical Theory.
I am interested in world peace. I am interested in defining world peace. I am interested in contributing to world peace. I am interested in creating another world that is more inclusive and sustainable and fair and respects and honors our natural-biosphere (and that includes the diversity of human existence). My objective is to be the change I want to see in the world, so I am definitely a work-of-art in progress!
- PhD, University of California Santa Cruz - History of Consciousness
- BA, California State University at Dominguez Hills - Philosophy
- BA, California State University at Dominguez Hills - English Literature