Gerald J. Erion

Gerald J. Erion
ProfessorProgram Director for Philosophy & Ethics Minor, Department of Inter·disciplinary Studies
Office: M221
(716) 880-2174

About Gerald J. Erion

Dr. Gerald J. Erion earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University at Buffalo; he completed his undergraduate studies at SUNY Geneseo. His current research includes topics in ethics and moral philosophy, philosophy of mind, and the teaching of philosophy, and his dissertation research investigated the ontology and epistemology of common sense. He also contributed chapters to recent books on philosophy and pop culture, including The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'Oh of Homer (Open Court) and The Daily Show and Philosophy: Moments of Zen in the Art of Fake News (Blackwell).

Dr. Erion teaches a variety of courses in philosophy and general education, and he recently served as director of the Medaille College Honors Program. Medaille's Student Government Association has named him Professor of the Year three times, and he has won the Dr. Brian R. Shero Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award as well. Dr. Erion maintains a personal website.


B.S., State University of New York College at Geneseo
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo