Lesley Friedman, John M. Turner Chair

Lesley FriedmanDr. Lesley A. Friedman, Professor of Philosophy, is the John M. Turner Chair in the Humanities. She has taught at Lynchburg College since 1993.

Her areas of interest include early modern philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, classic American philosophy, ethics, and logic. Published works include articles on Descartes, Hume, Berkeley, and Charles S. Peirce. Dr. Friedman is the recipient of the Shirley Rosser Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Elsie Ervin Bock Award for Excellence in Citizenship, and the Society of Westover Fellows Faculty Appreciation Award.

She believes that studying the arts, humanities, and sciences has intrinsic worth as well as practical value, and that living a thoughtful and ethical life does matter, whether or not it leads to riches. When she is not contemplating knowledge and reality, she is usually chasing her two children around the yard.