Bill McDonald joined the Johnston College faculty in the fall of 1969 as aFaculty Fellow in literature. He's now also a Professor of English at the University of Redlands (since 1981), and holds the Virginia Hunsaker Chair in Teaching. For the English department he teaches courses in British and European modernism, "Joyce's Ulysses", "Dostoevsky," and courses featuring intertextuality; in the Johnston Center he designs courses with students, including "The Ancient Greeks" (also with Kevin O'Neill), "The History of Love," "Wine and Opera," and many other interdisciplinary seminars. His most recent book: "Thomas Mann's 'Joseph and his Brothers': Writing, Performance, and the Politics of Loyalty" (Camden House, 1999).
Kevin O'Neill. Educated at Georgetown and Yale, Kevin joined the JohnstonCollege faculty in August of 1969, where he teaches philosophy and interdisciplinary humanities. He teaches the same subjects now in the main university, where he is a Professor of Philosophy and a recipient of the Mortarboard "Professor of the Year" honor. In the department he teaches courses in ethics, 19th century philosophy, American philosophy, and Existentialism. His repertoire of Johnston courses includes "Construction and Deconstruction of the Self." His current research projects and publications center on death, both in the history of philosophy and in its representations in 19th century America.