Russell Hemati, PhD

  • Chair, Department of Philosophy
  • Director, Master of Arts in Philosophy
  • Program Coordinator, Undergrad and Graduate Philosophy Programs
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy


  • PhD, Philosophy, Baylor University
  • MA, Philosophy, Baylor University
  • BA, Philosophy, Dallas Baptist University


Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Logic
  • Senior Seminar:  St. Augustine
  • Critical Thinking
  • Postmodernism
  • Philosophy of Science

Teaching Focus

Dr. Hemati’s special interest is St. Augustine and Philosophy of Religion.

Additional Information

His writing interests include: Metaphysics of Free Will, Philosophy of Time, Medieval Philosophy. While at HBU, Dr. Hemati has served on the Honors College Committee, and is the faculty sponsor for the BYX fraternity. Dr. Hemati has been with Houston Baptist University for 1 year. He is a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers.  He enjoys leading film groups and spending time with his family.
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