Marc Applebaum, PhD

Dr. Marc Applebaum is Associate Editor of the Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, and teaches in the Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies at Saybrook University, where his emphasis is on qualitative research methods, the phenomenological psychology and philosophy of Husserl and Merleau-Ponty, and their application in the fields of cultural and organizational psychology and consciousness studies.
His dissertation, directed by Amedeo Giorgi with the contribution of political philosopher Tony Stigliano and sociologist of religion Reçep Senturk of Fatih University, Istanbul, was a phenomenological psychological study of Muslim civil society leaders’ felt-connection with the Prophet Muhammad. His MA thesis, also directed by Dr. Giorgi, was a comparative study of the psychological meanings of intuition in work of Husserl and Nishida Kitaro, founder of the Kyoto School of philosophy.
In addition to his academic work, Dr. Applebaum has extensive crisis counseling experience in San Francisco’s community mental health system, and has consulted for nearly a decade with business leaders and managers in the Bay Area in the field of leadership and organization development.


Dr. Marjolein Oele

Marjolein Oele has a Masters Degree in Philosophy from the University of Amsterdam and received her PhD in 2007 from Loyola University Chicago. She has been working at USF since 2007. Her primary interests are in Ancient Philosophy (mainly Aristotle) and 20th Century Continental Philosophy (specifically Heidegger and Gadamer). Her dissertation, inspired by Heidegger's reading of Aristotle, focused on the various meanings of pathos in Aristotle's physics, metaphysics and ethics. She is currently working on a book on the same topic, and co-editing the volume Ontology of Nature: Continental Readings of Nature for Springer. She is the co-founder of the Bay Area Continental Philosophy Association (BACPA) and co-organizer of the annual meeting of the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition(PACT). In 2012, she hosted the12th annual meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society at the University of San Francisco.



Dr. Jean-Paul De Lucca

Dr Jean-Paul De Lucca is Lecturer in Philosophy and Head of Philosophy, Psychology and Classical Studies at the Junior College, University of Malta. He lectures in Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law and Early Modern Philosophy and Intellectual History within faculties and institutes of the University. He also serves as the Rector’s Delegate for the Programme in Liberal Arts and Sciences. 
After reading philosophy and history at undergraduate level, Jean-Paul obtained an M.A. in philosophy and a Ph.D. on TommasoCampanella’s legal and political philosophy. He was awarded an Italian Government Scholarship for doctoral research at the UniversitàdegliStudi di Roma Tre in 2008, and in 2009 he was elected to a Frances Yates Fellowship in Intellectual and Cultural History at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London.
Jean-Paul is a member of the editorial committee of «Bruniana&Campanelliana» and an external collaborator of «Archivio del Rinascimento», a project of the Italian National Research Council (CNR)'s Istituto per ilLessicoIntellettualeEuropeo e StoriadelleIdee (ILIESI).