Russell Hemati, PhD

College of Arts and Humanities
Philosophy, History, Law, and Society
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Program Coordinator, Philosophy (BA and MA)


  • PhD, Philosophy, Baylor University
  • MA, Philosophy, Baylor University
  • BA, Philosophy, Dallas Baptist University

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Logic
  • Senior Seminar:  St. Augustine
  • Critical Thinking
  • Postmodernism
  • Philosophy of Science

Teaching Focus

Dr. Hemati’s special interest is St. Augustine and Philosophy of Religion.

Additional Information

His writing interests include: Metaphysics of Free Will, Philosophy of Time, Medieval Philosophy. While at HCU, Dr. Hemati has served on the Honors College Committee, and is the faculty sponsor for the BYX fraternity. Dr. Hemati has been with Houston Christian University for 1 year. He is a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers.  He enjoys leading film groups and spending time with his family.