Department of Philosophy

Sergia Hay

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Sergia Hay-Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Hauge Administration Building - Room 220-J
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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  • Ph.D., Columbia University, 2003
  • M.Phil., Columbia University, 2003
  • M.A., Columbia University, 1996
  • B.A., Wellesley College, 1994

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Søren Kierkegaard
  • Ethics
  • History of Philosophy


Dr. Sergia Hay studied at Wellesley College, Cambridge University, Luther Seminary, and Columbia University and has previously taught philosophy in Massachusetts and Germany. At PLU since 2011, she teaches courses in applied ethics and the history of philosophy. Her area of scholarly specialization is Søren Kierkegaard and her current research investigates his views on language as well as the influence on his work by Johann Hamann, a contemporary of Kant. Dr. Hay believes that in addition to posing fascinating questions, philosophy can help us solve pressing problems like hunger and environmental degradation.