Laura Weed



Ph.D.PhilosophySyracuse University
M.A.PhilosophySyracuse University
B.A.Philosophy and EnglishSUNY Empire State College

Professional Experience

2007-present: Full Professor, tenured, The College of St. Rose, Department of Philosophy, Albany, New York, Philosophy and Religious Studies Department Chair, 2007-2014

2000- 2007: Associate Professor, tenured, the College of St. Rose, Department of Philosophy, Albany New York, Philosophy and Religious Studies Department co-Chair, 2004-2005

1994-2000: Assistant Professor, tenure track, The College of St. Rose, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Albany, New York

2003: Consultant, reviewing logic texts for Prentice Hall Inc, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

1996-2000: Consultant, reviewing texts in Philosophy and Religious Studies for SUNY Press, Albany, New York

1993-2012: Consultant, exam construction and grading, Excelsior College of the University of the State of New York for undergraduate exams in Philosophy and Comparative Religions, and graduate exams in the Master in Liberal Arts program

1993: SUNY Empire State College Mentor, Johnstown Unit and Forum East Program

1988-1993: Junior College of Albany: Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and English

1990-1993: Contract Trainer in “Effective Writing” for the NYS Department of Social Services, Public Management Institute, sub-contracting with the Rensselaerville Institute

1990-1991: New York State Department of Social Services (February-August) Office of Human Resource Development, contract manager for training contracts

Teaching Interests

History of Western Philosophy, Metaphysics and Epistemology, Human Nature, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, Cognition and Consciousness, Critical Thinking, Philosophy of Law, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Math and Science, Asian Philosophy, Comparative Religions and Women in Philosophy

Research/Creative Works

Current Research Interests, Projects and Awards:

  • “Mysticism, Ineffability and Silence: an anthology on ineffability in Religious Experience,” edited volume for publication with Palgrave Press in the Mysticism Series.
  • Panpsychism, a monograph on physics, metaphysics, information theory and philosophy of mind.
  • “Ed Bloch Voices That Matter” Interfaith Award, May 3, 2017
  • “Outstanding Democratic Women of Albany County” Award, March 2016