Professor of Philosophy (1995)
Born Oakland, CA grew up in Berkeley and Honolulu
B.A. 1966, UC Berkeley, Physics
M.A. 1971, San Francisco State University, Philosophy
Ph.D. 1990, SUNY Stony Brook, Philosophy
First taught at SSU in 1975
Areas of speciality include contemporary Continental: phenomenology and post-structuralism; ordinary language philosophy; 19th century American; philosophy of art: including architecture, film, and literature, postmodernism; cultural criticism and post-colonial studies.
Professor Bell has published on topics in deconstruction, cultural criticism, and architecture, Sounding the Abyss: Readings between Cavell and Derrida was published by Lexington Press in 2004.