Matthew Meyer

Dr. Matthew Meyer
Titles
  • Assistant Professor
Departments
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
Contact
Office Locations

I love teaching at UW-Eau Claire. I was a student here myself some 20 years ago. I enjoy reading philosophy and some fiction (currently Don DeLillo is my favorite) as well as books about happiness and well being from philosophical and psychological perspectives. I was recently trained in Logic Based Therapy which is a philosophical counseling method that focuses in negative emotions and reactions that arise from fallacious thinking. I am currently working on a book on Lacan and the Greeks, as well as a project on Westworld and the nude artform. I enjoying swimming, biking, and running — on occasion for long distances. I am currently residing in St. Paul, MN, with my wonderful wife Jill.


Teaching Interests
  • 19th and 20th Century European Philosophy
  • Existentialism
  • Feminism
  • Environmental Philosophy
Responsibilities
  • Teaching (four classes – two upper, two lower)
  • Advising Majors
  • Member of IRB (2016-2019)
  • Faculty Adviser for the Philosophy Club
  • Faculty Co-Adviser for the Student Office of Sustainability – two upper, two lower)
  • Advising Majors
  • Member of IRB (2016-2019)
  • Faculty Adviser for the Philosophy Club
  • Faculty Co-Adviser for the Student Office of Sustainability
Research and Creative Activities
  • Phenomenology
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Happiness Studies (Positive Psychology, Moral Psychology, Cognitive Science)
  • Continental Environmental Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Pop Culture
Education
  • Ph.D., Stony Brook University (Philosophy)
  • M.A., Stony Brook University (Philosophy)
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Philosophy; English Linguistics)
Certification
  • Primary Certificate in Logic Based Therapy (LBT)