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Michael Ross Romero, SJ, MA, PhD

Associate Professor

Michael Romero


College of Arts and Sciences
African Studies Affiliate Faculty
DHHC - Dowling Hall/Humanities Center

Michael Ross Romero, SJ, MA, PhD

Associate Professor

Teaching Interests

  • Ancient Philosophy, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Religion, Aesthetics

Research Focus

Ancient Philosophy, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Religion, Aesthetics




Associate Professor


  • Without the Least Tremor: The Sacrifice of Socrates in Plato's Phaedo SUNY Press 2016


  • “Scripture’s Reversal: Recognizing the Scapegoat with René Girard and Flannery O’Connor.” Journal of Philosophy and Scripture Vol. 6 (Spring, 2009).
  • “Without the Least Tremor: Ritual Sacrifice as Background in the Phaedo.” Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 13 (Spring 2009): 241-248.

Editing and Reviews

  • International Philosophical Quarterly
    Review of Plato’s Laws: Force and Truth in Politics, ed. by Gregory Recco and Eric Sanday.
    55, 1, 217 2015
  • America
    Review of Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away by Rebecca Goldstein. 2014
  • “The Incessant Imperative: Vigilance Without Reserve” [review article] of Dennis King Keenan’s The Question of Sacrifice in Research in Phenomenology vol. 38 (2008): 437-446.
  • Review of The Ideas of Socrates, by Matthew S. Linck. The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 2 (2008): 206-208.


  • “Nietzsche’s Architectural Phenomenology,” North Texas Philosophical Association, Dallas, April 2016. 2016
  • “The Role of Philosophy in Jesuit Education,” Jesuit Philosophical Association, Boston, October 2015. 2015
  • “Pharmakon and Sacrifice in Plato’s Phaedo” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2014
  • “Get Rid of Cable and Upgrade to Anselm: Using Humerous TV Commercials to Teach the Reductio ad absurdum form and the Ontological Argument” American Association of Philosophy Teachers, Collegeville, Minnesota. 2014
  • “Pharmakon and Sacrifice in Plato’s Phaedo” Ancient Philosophy Society, University of South Florida. 2014
  • “Personalism in the Philosophy of Jesuits” at meeting of Jesuit Philosophical Association, Indianapolis, Indiana. 2013
  • “‘I for My Part Have Judged It Better to Sit Here’ (98e): How Should We Describe the Death of Socrates in Plato’s Phaedo?” at Collegiuim Phaenomenologicum, Citta di Castello, Italy. 2012


  • First Place Award
    to America Magazine for its book review section “Fall Books I.” Included in that section was M. Ross Romero, S.J’s review of Rebecca Goldstein’s Plato at the Googleplex entitled “Modern ‘Republic,” June 26, 2015.
    Catholic Press Association
  • Member
    National Jesuit Honor Society
    Alpha Sigma Nu