Russell H. Swanson

Professor, Philosophy

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Russell Swanson
Extension: 11312
Phone: (239) 489-9312
Location: Lee L-104
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Department: School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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Russell Swanson is from Tallahassee, Florida. He attended Flagler College in St. Augustine where he double-majored in Psychology and Latin American Studies and played soccer for four years. After graduation he returned to Tallahassee to get his Masters and Doctorate in Philosophy at Florida State University. His dissertation presented a “naturalization” of the collective unconscious in the Analytical Psychology of Carl Jung. He then taught at FSU, FAMU, TCC, and Barry University for five years before accepting a full-time position at Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers, FL in 2004. While still teaching at FSW, Dr. Swanson works on understanding philosophy within an evolutionary context and the larger set of human narratives from myth and religion to science.

  • Ph.D., 1999
  • PHI 2010
  • PHI 2600
  • PHI 2100
  • HUM 2930
  • "Being Human in a Digital Age"
    CCHA, Pacific-Western Regional Conference, Fall 2016
  • "Apollonian Light and Dionysian Darkness"
    CCHA, National Conference, Fall 2017
  • "Realizing the √úbermensch"
    CCHA, Central-Southern Regional Conference, Fall 2018
Diversity Alliance Chair Continuing Contract Review Chair Adviser to the Philosophy Club Honors Advisory Committee Member Regional High School Ethics Bowl Organizer Faculty/Staff Symposium Organizer
NISOD Excellence Award Winner, 2009 NISOD Excellence Award Winner, 2010 Faculty of the Year, 2013-2014 Faculty of the Year, 2014-2015