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Department Staff and Faculty

Philosophy

Hattiesburg

Bennie Crockett

Professor of Religion and Philosophy; Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Long Range Planning; Co-Director of Carey Center
(601) 318-6116

Richard Sheridan

Assistant Professor of Psychology
(601) 318-6065

Edison Williams

Instructor of Philosophy and Language and Literature
(601) 318-6445

Williams serves the university in both the department of language and literature and the department of philosophy. His academic interests include comparative literature, and he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in medieval literature, history 

of the language, world literature and the novel. He is writing a doctoral dissertation examining a dialectic of cultures: specifically world literature and the shifting frame of hermeneutical perspective. The subject area involves defining "World Literature" 

as a concept within a Heideggerian understanding of art and world. Other concerns touched upon in the dissertation are Post-colonial theory, Gadamerian Hermeneutics and Ricourean Hermeneutics.