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Jo-Jo Koo

Assistant Professor

Harris Hall 5133

Office hours: Monday & Wednesday, 3 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. (in person/in office); and by online appointment (via Zoom)

critical thinking



race and gender


Chinese philosophy


Jo-Jo Koo joined the Department of Focused Inquiry in the fall of 2022. His disciplinary background is in philosophy. In between his undergraduate and graduate studies, he received a two-year scholarship award from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and studied philosophy in Tübingen, Germany.

He has teaching and research interests (among other areas) in critical thinking, normative and applied ethics, philosophy of race and gender, critical social philosophy, phenomenology, existentialism, philosophical hermeneutics, Chinese philosophy, and the debate of determinism versus free will. 


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A., Wesleyan University

Courses Taught

  • UNIV 111
  • UNIV 112