Dr. Rocco J. Gennaro is the Philosophy Department Chairperson and a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern Indiana.  He received his Ph.D. in 1991 at Syracuse University and had been at Indiana State University in Terre Haute for fourteen years before moving to Southern Indiana in 2009.
Dr. Gennaro's primary research and teaching interests are in Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science (especially consciousness), Metaphysics, Early Modern History of Philosophy, NeuroEthics, and Applied Ethics.
Dr. Gennaro has published ten books (as either sole author or editor) and over fifty articles and book chapters in these areas, such as a book entitled The Consciousness Paradox: Consciousness, Concepts, and Higher-Order Thoughts (MIT Press, 2012), and an edited anthology entitled Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathologies and Theories of Consciousness (MIT Press, 2015).  Dr. Gennaro is also editing an anthology entitled The Routledge Handbook of Consciousness (forthcoming).  Dr. Gennaro is a co-editor (with Casey Harison) of The Who and Philosophy (Rowman & Littlefield: Lexington Press, 2016).  Some of his publications are also available via PhilPapers.  He is also the Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science area editor for the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Education
Ph.D., Philosophy, Syracuse University, 1991
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Dr. Gennaro's primary research and teaching interests are in Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science (especially consciousness), Metaphysics, Early Modern History of Philosophy, NeuroEthics, and Applied Ethics.
Personal Interests
Music, Sports, Science Fiction