Faculty Profile

Shodhin Geiman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy; Chair, Peace and Social Justice Studies; Affiliate Member, Chinese and Japanese Studies.

Huegli Hall 120


Professor Geiman joined the VU faculty in 1989 after studies in Cincinnati, Paris, St. Louis, Frankfurt am Main and Bochum. He has published translations from and studies on 20th  century French and 18th century German sources, and he teaches courses in environmental philosophy, Asian philosophy, and peace and social justice. His current research is on Buddhist ethics with a focus on the pāramitās.  Professor Geiman has been training in Zen Buddhism since 1996.  He will be ordained a Buddhist priest in Spring 2010.


Ph.D. in Philosophy - Washington University in St. Louis 
M.A. in Philosophy - Washington University in St. Louis 
B.A. in Philosophy - Xavier University (Cincinnati) 

Courses Taught

Phil 220: Asian Philosophy

Phil 290: Nature in Chinese Thought

EAST 390: Buddhism in China

CHST 690: Shan-shui (山水) in Chinese Art, Politics and Religion