Faculty and Staff

Charles Hayes

Visiting Professor of Philosophy


LA/Eck 158
Office Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-2:00pm 


Ph.D. - Philosophy - Michigan State (2022)

MA - Environmental Philosophy - University of Montana (2017)

MLitt - Theology/Literature - University of St Andrews (2010)

BA - Philosophy and Theology - Eastern University (2007)

Field of Study

Environmental Philosophy

Ecological Restoration and Rewilding

Ethics (esp. Virtue Ethics - ancient and modern)

Philosophy of Technology


"Rewilding Anthropocentrism," Environmental Ethics (forthcoming later 2024) 

w/ M. Joseph Aloi, "We've Found Something Good Here: Dietic Discourse & Environmental Engagement," Environmental Ethics (forthcoming mid 2024).

Blog Post: “Who Do We Want to be Here?” - Research blog post on mountainlegacy.ca – Oct. 1st, 2019  - Cross-posted on plastocene.com - Sep  23rd, 2019

"Book Review: Benjamin Hale. The Wild and the Wicked: On Nature and Human Nature." Environmental Ethics Volume 41, issue 3, Fall 2019. (pp 287-288)

Honors / Awards

Holmes Rolston III Early Career Essay Prize in Environmental Philosophy, The International Society for Environmental Ethics (2023)

Engaged Philosophy Internship Program - Fellowship w/ Mountain Legacy Project, University of Victoria (2018)

Slaughter Summer Writing Fellowship x2 (2019, 2021)

University Distinguished Fellowship - Michigan State University (2018-2022)