Will Heusser is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Cypress College. He has taught philosophy at Santa Monica College, Mount St. Mary's in Los Angeles and the University of Rochester in upstate New York. Will was born in the rainy but beautiful Northwest (Portland) and attended Pierce College before transferring to U.C.L.A. Here he obtained a degree in Philosophy, an anti-rationalist and anti-postmodernist bias, as well as strong views on subliminal messages. He did his graduate work on a Presidential Fellowship at the University of Rochester.
He has worked in the private sector for a Test Preparation Company, spent over a decade serving as a private tutor, and has taught secondary level mathematics at an urban Title I school in Los Angeles. Other interests of his include basketball (lives for weekend pick-up games), films, skiing, and chess (Took "Top Senior" Trophy in the Southern California High School Championship. Best win was beating the former Oregon State Champion for all ages in a 6 hour match). He also enjoys surfing but this more often than not involves altitudes of about 10 feet below sea level.
Will's area of specialization is in the early Modern period of Philosophy with a particular interest in historical epistemology and metaphysics. His current interests (this year) are in the places where philosophical issues and contemporary film intersect. He is also interested more generally in The History of Logic, Meta-Ethics, Eastern Religion, Political Philosophy, Critical Thinking as a discipline, and the possibilities of merging philosophy with programming technology (such as the internet).