Contact Us

Department Phone


Department Email

Mailing Address

Southern Methodist University
Philosophy Department
P.O. Box 750142
Dallas, Texas 75275

Administrative Assistant

Lacey DeMara
6424 Robert S. Hyer Lane
Hyer Hall, Room 207
Dallas, Texas 75205
Phone: 214-768-4306

Chair of the Department

Professor Robert Howell
6424 Robert S. Hyer Lane
Hyer Hall, Room 210B
Dallas, Texas 75205
Phone: 214-768-3063

Director of Undergraduate Studies
(Undergraduate Advisor A-K)

Professor Matthew Lockard
Hyer Hall, Room 211D
Phone: 214-768-4620

Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies
(Undergraduate Advisor L-Z)

Professor Brad Thompson
Hyer Hall, Room 210C
Phone: 214-768-2119

Director of the Minor in Ethics

Professor Luke Robinson
Hyer Hall, Room 211A
Phone: 214-768-4399

Cognitive Science Minor Department Liaison

Professor Justin Fisher
Hyer Hall, Room 210D

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.) Link to SMU maps