Dr. Paul Nnodim

Professor, Philosophy

Paul Nnodim
(413) 662-5316
100 Porter Street


Ph.D. in Philosophy, Johannes
Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
MA. in Creative Writing (Novel),
Middlesex University London, United Kingdom

B. Phil. (honors) in Philosophy,
Pontifical Urban University, Rome

Courses Taught

HONR 301: Heidegger
HONR 301: John Rawls
HONR 301: Kant
PHIL 485: African Philosophy through Literature
PHIL 385: Theories of Justice
PHIL 385: Philosophical Novel
PHIL 385: Philosophy through Thought Experiments
PHIL 385: Political Philosophy & American Politics

About Me

Professor Paul Nnodim is passionate about teaching, research, and writing. His research interests include contemporary theories of justice, continental philosophy, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and African philosophy. He has published four scholarly books, two children’s books, and dozens of academic papers and book chapters. Recently, he completed his debut novel, which explores the theme of migration. Professor Nnodim's works have been honored with both international and local awards. His most recent award is the American Library Association's CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2021.

Selected Publications

Ubuntu: a comparative study of an African concept of justice
UBUNTU: A Comparative Study of an African Concept of Justice
Leuven: Leuven University Press (January 2024)

Nnodim articulates the key ideas of John Rawl's theory of justice inan accessible way. Choice: outstanding academic title

Beyond Justice as Fairness, by Paul Nnodim

Beyond Justice as Fairness: Rethinking Rawls from a Cross-Cultural Perspective
Nov. 2020  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Group 

Corporate Social Responisbility, entrepreneuriship and innovation

Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation
New York: Routledge (2012 & 2015) 

Rawis' Theorie der Gerechtigkeit

 Rawls' Theorie der Gerechtigkeit (Rawls's Theory of justice)
Oberhausen (Germany): Athena Verlag (2004) 


  • “Corporate Ethos and Justice as Fairness: Aligning CSR with Rawlsian Principles.” Dialogue and Universalism, 2024.

  • “Justice as Fairness and Ubuntu: Conceptualizing Justice through Human Dignity.” Ethical Perspectives, 2020.

  • “Identity Politics in American Higher Education: The Need for More Diversity, Recognition, and Inclusion.” Identities, 2019.

Office hours
spring 2024

Monday and Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00pm

online by appointment