Meet the Professors
Shanti Chu is a full-time professor in the philosophy department and loves making philosophy palatable for everyday life through using innovative teaching methods in different modalities. She also teaches honors sections of Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics. Shanti is a published philosopher and speaker on the topics of public philosophy, food, multiracial identity, and intersectionality. Shanti is the author of Public Philosophy and Food: Foodies, Ethics, and Activism, Multiracial Recognition: Recognizing the Queer-Alien-Mixed Consciousness” and “Nonviolence through Veganism: An Antiracist Postcolonial Strategy for Healing, Agency, and Respect.”
In addition to her scholarship and teaching, she is the creator of ChiVeg, a dynamic food blog that focuses on ethical eating with vegetarian recipes and does freelance writing on food for TimeOut Chicago and Art News. When she isn’t actively doing philosophy, she enjoys long walks with her dog in the city and djaying techno and house under the DJ duo name, Evanti.
Teaching full time at CLC since: 2014; previously taught philosophy at the College of Mount St. Joseph, University of Dayton, University of Cincinnati Clermont College and Xavier University.
Courses taught: Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, World Religions, Philosophy of Gender and Sexuality.
Education: B.A., Marquette University; M.A., Miami University.
What inspires me about my field: I love seeing students’ minds expand throughout the semester. They grapple with the material in a way that exhibits genuine critical thinking and engagement with the material. They transform through applying philosophical theories and concepts to their own lived experiences.
Education: B.A., Missouri State University; M.A., University of Hawaii.
Education: B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago.
What inspires me about my field: I love teaching philosophy at the College of Lake County. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have conversations with students about questions that many of them have never thought about before. I love working with students and encouraging them to find joy in the wonder of philosophy!
Rebecca Munk has been teaching philosophy at the College of Lake County since 1993. She truly loves her work and feels tremendously grateful to have this opportunity to share her love of Philosophy and its wonder with her students.
Education: B.A., University of Texas-Austin; M.A., University of Warwick, England.