Michael Patzia, PhD

Humanities Faculty
Humanities Faculty

Michael Patzia received his PhD in philosophy from Vanderbilt University and has been teaching in the field for over 20 years.

Michael Patzia received his PhD in philosophy from Vanderbilt University and has been teaching in the field for over 20 years at schools in Nashville, Nicaragua, Iowa, and presently in Southern California at Loyola Marymount University. His main areas of study and research have been in Ancient Philosophy and Ethics as well as Asian Philosophy, particularly Confucianism and Taoism. His main publications have been in the area of Pre-Socratic philosophy and when he is not teaching or philosophizing, you can find him spending time with his son, playing golf, or playing his upright bass in a jazz trio or an Americana band.