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...

Dr. Greta Turnbull

Contact Information

  • Office Hours Fall 2022
    Mondays & Wednesdays 8:30-9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Fridays, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Boston College

B.A., Washington State University

Courses Taught

Philosophy 101: Reasoning

Philosophy 101H: Honors Reasoning

Philosophy 201: Philosophy of Human Nature

Philosophy 441: Symbolic Logic

Philosophy 432/492: Core Integration Seminar: Science and Society


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. She often studies particular cases of epistemic predicaments in the practice of science, especially in paleontology and evolutionary biology. Most recently, she has been working on questions in epistemology about victim-centered responses to public allegations of abuse. Copies of her published papers can be accessed on her personal website.