Jonathan Finnerty recently joined the Department of Art and Archaeology as undergraduate coordinator. Previously, he worked at Rutgers University, Maryville College, and the University of Tennessee. His academic interests include philosophy (modern action theory as well as ancient metaphysics), classics (Roman Republic and Imperial), and art history (especially the work of Gustave Doré). He teaches both philosophy and history at Middlesex Community College. Awarded several scholarships including the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship, Finnerty also serves as a member of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Alumni Engagement Council. He holds a B.A. in classics from the University of Tennessee and an M.A. in philosophy from Rutgers University.
Finnerty enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and many pets, including his dog, Aristotle. An avid ice hockey fan, Jonathan can often be found at New Jersey Devils games and travels to Tennessee to see the Nashville Predators play. He enjoys new experiences, good conversation, and making new friends.