Gerol PetruzellaGerol C. Petruzella, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, Philosophy


About Me

My research interests include ancient Greek language and ethical theory; the intersections of human flourishing and digital presence; open source and open access; gameful pedagogy; webcomics and graphic novels.

Special Projects/Activities

"Dungeons & Discourse" is a CC-BY-SA licensed curriculum which presents an introduction to philosophy as a semester-long role playing game (RPG).


Petruzella, Gerol. Durable Goods: Pleasure, Wealth and Power in the Virtuous Life. Vol. 10. New York: Peter Lang, 2013. Print. Studies in Theoretical and Applied Ethics.

"Aristotle, Aquinas, and the Convertibility of Truth and Being." Philosophical Writings 31 (2006), 33-43.

Talks and Presentations

"Advising & Outreach with Canvas: 4 Semesters Later", InstructureCon, June 2015

"Building Learning Community with Purpose and Joy", SXSWedu, March 2013

"The Good, The Bad, and the (Preferred) Indifferent: Three Puzzles for Stoic Eudaimonism", University of St. Andrews, May 2012

Contact Information

Office: Murdock 20-B




Ph.D., University at Buffalo (SUNY), 2008

M.A., University at Buffalo (SUNY), 2005

B.A., Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 2001

A.A., Berkshire Community College, 1999


Courses Taught

PHIL 240: Ancient Philosophy

CSCI 236: Web Development

PHIL 100: A First Course in Philosophy

MODL 500: Introduction to Ancient Greek

PHIL 385: Hellenistic Philosophy

PHIL 285: Philosophy of Science