Prof. Paul Hughes appointed chair of humanities department at UM-Dearborn

October 16, 2007


DEARBORN / Oct. 16, 2007---Paul Hughes, professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, has been appointed chair of the campus's Department of Humanities from Sept. 1 though June 30. His appointment was approved by the U-M Regents at their meeting in Ann Arbor in July.

Hughes has been a member of the UM-Dearborn faculty since 1987 when he became assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 1994 and to professor in 2005. He was chair of the humanities department from 1998 to 2002 and has served on the CASL executive committee and on the advisory committee for the master of arts in liberal studies program.

“This will be a challenging and exciting year, as we work toward a major restructuring of our department,” Hughes said. Plans are under way to realign the current humanities department into two departments next year.

Hughes’ research focuses on legal and moral philosophy and he has published articles in a number of journals including Criminal Law Quarterly, The Southern Journal of Philosophy, Public Affairs Quarterly, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy and Journal of Social Philosophy.

Hughes earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

“Paul Hughes is an outstanding teacher whose students praise his clearly organized and interesting lectures, as well as his emphasis on helping them learn how to become sensitive and disciplined teachers,” Chancellor Daniel Little said in the memo to the Regents recommending Hughes’ appointment.



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