Greta Turnbull, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Turnbull is so thankful to be part of the community of teacher-scholars here at Gonzaga. She earned her BA in Philosophy at nearby Washington State University and taught philosophy on the East Coast while earning her PhD at Boston College, where she...

Portrait of Dr. Margaret Greta Turnbull, Assistant Professor of Philosophy.

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Boston College

B.A., Washington State University

Courses Taught

Philosophy 101: Reasoning

Philosophy 201: Philosophy of Human Nature


Dr. Turnbull is so thankful to be part of the community of teacher-scholars here at Gonzaga. She earned her BA in Philosophy at nearby Washington State University and taught philosophy on the East Coast while earning her PhD at Boston College, where she fell in love with the incredible teaching environment of Jesuit institutions. She also spent time studying philosophy at Baylor University and Boston University.

In her research, Dr. Turnbull works to help us know how we should respond to epistemic predicaments, situations in which it’s hard to know what we should believe. Most recently, she has been working on the epistemic predicaments of disagreement and underdetermination. She often studies particular cases of these epistemic predicaments in the practice of science, especially in paleontology and evolutionary biology. She also has ongoing research in philosophy of religion and public philosophy. Copies of her published papers can be accessed on her personal website.