Contact Us

Department Phone


Department Fax


Administrative Assistant

Charee Stewart
Hyer Hall, Room 207
Phone: 214-768-2118

Chair of the Department

Professor Eric Barnes
Hyer Hall, Room 210B
Phone: 214-768-2128

Director of Undergraduate Studies
(Undergraduate Advisor)

Professor Steve Sverdlik
Hyer Hall, Room 211D
Phone: 214-768-3364

Visitor and Parking Information

The Department of Philosophy is located in Hyer Hall on the University's historic Main Quad, at the corner of Robert S. Hyer Lane & University Boulevard.

Visitors to the Department may find it easiest to approach SMU from the east, via SMU Boulevard, which is accessible from US Highway 75 (North Central Expressway). Visitor parking is available in the Moody Parking Garage (3063 SMU Blvd.) at the southeast corner of SMU Boulevard and Airline Road. Visitors may then walk north on Airline Road, west on University Boulevard, and arrive at Hyer Hall, on the corner of University Boulevard and Robert S. Hyer Lane. (A more scenic option is to walk west through campus to Bishop Boulevard, north along Bishop Boulevard and across the Main Quad to the Kennemer Fountain, and then northeast across the Main Quad to Hyer Hall.)