Bruce Umbaugh, PhD
Professor of Philosophy
PhD, University of Maryland, 1992
MA, University of Maryland, 1989
BA Ohio University 1982
Bruce Umbaugh writes, thinks, and teaches about computing and other technologies. He maintains the X-Ray Net mailing list and the weblog, A blog doesn't need a clever name, and administers the Arts & Sciences Web conferencing system. He also teaches critical thinking, epistemology, history of philosophy, and philosophy of science. Bruce is convinced that there are considerable educational and community-building possibilities for networked virtual environments, and regularly teaches philosophy classes online. His research focuses on virtual community and ethics for cyberspace. His book is On Berkeley, in the Wadsworth Philosophers Series. Bruce came to Webster in 1994.