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Dr. Robert Greene

Senior Lecturer

Office: 141 Phillips Hall
Telephone: (715) 836-2545

Fall 2017 Schedule:

  • Philosophy 308.001 - Tuesday, Thursday 11:00-12:15
  • Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 10:00-11:00 and by appointment.


Robert Greene grew up in New York City and received his undergraduate degree from Colombia University, majoring in philosophy and French. After a few years of graduate work at Columbia, he completed his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Colorado. His graduate study included work in German, Classical Greek, and linguistics.

Before coming to UW-Eau Claire, Dr. Greene taught at the University of Colorado-Denver (Philosophy), Johns Hopkins University (German), the University of Texas at El Paso (Philosophy and English), El Paso Community College (English and Philosophy), the Centro de Lenguas of the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (English as a Second Language), and Mount Senario College (English, Spanish, and Philosophy). He came to UWEC in 2000-2001 to conduct a seminar on his book, The Death and Life of Philosophy, published in 1999. In fall 2001, Greene joined the English Department as Senior Lecturer, and currently holds an appointment at that rank in English, Foreign Languages, and Philosophy. He also teaches philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County in Rice Lake.

Besides the languages named above, Greene has studied Latin, Italian, Russian, Swedish, Dutch, and Japanese. His research interests include Aristotle, the philosophy and psychology of language, and second-language acquisition. He currently is working on several manuscripts in these fields that he hopes to publish. For recreation, he enjoys running, hiking, bicycle riding, and cross-country skiing.