Michael F. Wagner, PhD

Michael Wagner

Title: Professor of Philosophy
Company: University of San Diego
Location: San Diego, California, United States

Michael F. Wagner, PhD, Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Diego, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in philosophy and higher education.

A highly acclaimed figure in the fields of philosophy and higher education, Dr. Wagner has accrued more than 40 years of professional excellence in his areas of expertise. A professor of philosophy at the University of San Diego for nearly 30 years, he was the director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Major Program at the University of San Diego from 1987 to 1993 and from 2001 to 2007. Prior to these appointments, he served as chair of the department of philosophy from 1988 to 1998, acting associate dean of the College of Arts and Science from 1988 to 1989, and assistant to associate professor of philosophy from 1980 to 1989. He began his career as a lecturer at The Ohio State University and Capital University from 1979 to 1980.

Alongside his career endeavors, Dr. Wagner has been on the advisory council for the Integrated Teacher Preparation Program at the University of San Diego since 2017, advisory council of Liberal Studies since 2009, the Torero Athletic Council since 2007, and the advisory committee for the interdisciplinary humanities major since 1987. He formerly served the University of San Diego is a number of various capacities, including on the college core curriculum committee, as a parliamentarian on the academic assembly executive committee, on the academic assembly executive committee, and the college undergraduate curriculum committee.

In preparation for his illustrious career, Dr. Wagner sought out a formal education, first earning a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and mathematics from Texas A&M University in 1974. He followed this accomplishment with a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from The Ohio State University in 1976 and 1979, respectively. Dr. Wagner delved into the realm of philosophy as an undergraduate student, finding that he was enthralled by the topics presented to him. He attributes his success to hard work and diligence, influenced by the guidance of his parents.

A contributor of several articles and book reviews to professional journals, Dr. Wagner has served as an editorial board member and author of several publications, including as an editor for “Ancient Mediterranean and Medieval Texts and Contexts” since 2004 and “Neoplatonism and Nature: Studies in Plotinus’ Enneads” in 2002. He has also authored numerous books, such as “The Enigmatic Reality of Time: Aristotle, Plotinus, and Today” in 2008 and “Moral Philosophy: An Historical Introduction” in 1991.

Dr. Wagner has maintained affiliation with several industry-related organizations, such as treasurer of the board of directors since 2004 and secretary-treasurer of the U.S. Section since 1982 of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies. In addition, he was on the executive council for the American Catholic Philosophical Association from 1997 to 2000 and the Medieval Association of the Pacific from 1987 to 1990.

In recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, Dr. Wagner has accrued several accolades throughout his career. An International Opportunity Grantee by the University of San Diego in 2017, he has also been named a Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian and an Industry Expert by Worldwide Branding in 2017. Furthermore, he was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who in 2017.

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