I am assistant professor of philosophy at Utica College.  This spring I am teaching History and Philosophy of Science, Critical Thinking, and two sections of Professional Ethics online.  You can read my professor profile in the Utica College student newspaper here.

I have a PhD in philosophy and an MS in biology from Duke University.  My biology masters thesis, which was published in January of 2013 in Evolution and Development as “Drosophila Mutants Suggest a Strong Drive Toward Complexity in Evolution”, was recently featured in Scientific American! (Download the complete article here)


My research spans philosophy of biology, philosophy of science, theoretical biology, and biomedical ethics.  I also have interests in the history of science, Darwin, philosophy and literature, existentialism, and Wittgenstein.

In my free time I enjoy classical music, opera, old movies from the 1930s and 40s and improving my graphic design skills.

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Leonore Z. Fleming
The Department of Philosophy
Utica College
1600 Burrstone Rd.
Utica, NY 13502
Tel: (315) 792-4524
Office: 245 White Hall