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Alan Fox, Ph.D.
Asian and Comparative Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
University of Delaware
Newark, DE  19716
ph: 302-831-8077
fax: 302-831-6321


Fall 2019

Office hours:

T/Th 11am-noon or by appointment

Teaching Schedule:

  • PHIL204 World Religions
    • MWF 10:10-11am
  • PHIL310 Chinese Philosophy and Religion
    • MWF 12:20-1:10pm
  • PHIL335 Buddhist Philosophy
    • MWF 1:25-2:15pm
  • HONR490 Books that Blow Your Mind
    • W 3:30-5:30

Brief Introduction

Alan Fox is an Professor of Asian and Comparative Philosophy and Religion in the Philosophy Department at the University of Delaware. He earned his Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University in 1988, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan in 1986-87. He came to the University in 1990. He received the University of Delaware’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 1995 and 2006, and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Outstanding Teacher Award in 1999. In 2006 he was named Delaware Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. In 2008 he was named a finalist for the National Inspiring Integrity Award, and in 2012 He was named a Teaching Fellow by the American Association of Philosophy Teachers. He is a former director of both the University Honors Program and the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program, as well as advisor to the undergraduate Religious Studies Minor. He has also served as President of the Faculty Senate at both the College and University levels. He has published on Buddhism and Chinese Philosophy. His research is currently focused on Philosophical Daoism.