Patrick Toner

Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Office: B312 Tribble Hall
Phone: 336-758-4223

Curriculum Vitae


I studied philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville (BA & MA), and the University of Virginia (PhD).  My dissertation, “Existence and Emergence,” was directed by Trenton Merricks.  After UVa, I spent a year on a postdoctoral fellowship at Notre Dame’s Center for Philosophy of Religion, which was a splendid place. I’m now part of Wake Forest’s excellent—and very active—philosophy department. I teach and write about metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and the history of philosophy. I borrow a lot from Aristotle and the medieval scholastics, particularly St. Thomas Aquinas.


Please see CV.


Please see CV.