Michael R. Romero, SJ, MA, PhD
Michael R. Romero, SJ, MA, PhD

Michael R. Romero, SJ, MA, PhD

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences


  • Ancient Philosophy, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Religion, Aesthetics

Academic Appointments


  • Philosophy


  • Associate Professor

Publications and Presentations


  • Without the Least Tremor: The Sacrifice of Socrates in Plato's Phaedo SUNY Press, 2016


  • “Scripture’s Reversal: Recognizing the Scapegoat with René Girard and Flannery O’Connor.” Journal of Philosophy and Scripture Vol. 6 (Spring, 2009).
  • “Without the Least Tremor: Ritual Sacrifice as Background in the Phaedo.” Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 13 (Spring 2009): 241-248.

Editing and Reviews

  • Review of Plato’s Laws: Force and Truth in Politics, ed. by Gregory Recco and Eric Sanday., International Philosophical Quarterly, 55, 1, 217, 2015
  • Review of Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away by Rebecca Goldstein., America, 2014
  • “The Incessant Imperative: Vigilance Without Reserve” [review article] of Dennis King Keenan’s The Question of Sacrifice in Research in Phenomenology vol. 38 (2008): 437-446.
  • Review of The Ideas of Socrates, by Matthew S. Linck. The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 2 (2008): 206-208.


  • “Nietzsche’s Architectural Phenomenology,” North Texas Philosophical Association, Dallas, April 2016., 2016
  • “The Role of Philosophy in Jesuit Education,” Jesuit Philosophical Association, Boston, October 2015., 2015
  • “Pharmakon and Sacrifice in Plato’s Phaedo” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, New Orleans, Louisiana., 2014
  • “Get Rid of Cable and Upgrade to Anselm: Using Humerous TV Commercials to Teach the Reductio ad absurdum form and the Ontological Argument” American Association of Philosophy Teachers, Collegeville, Minnesota., 2014
  • “Pharmakon and Sacrifice in Plato’s Phaedo” Ancient Philosophy Society, University of South Florida., 2014
  • “Personalism in the Philosophy of Jesuits” at meeting of Jesuit Philosophical Association, Indianapolis, Indiana., 2013
  • “‘I for My Part Have Judged It Better to Sit Here’ (98e): How Should We Describe the Death of Socrates in Plato’s Phaedo?” at Collegiuim Phaenomenologicum, Citta di Castello, Italy., 2012

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Ancient Philosophy, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Religion, Aesthetics

Awards and Honors

  • First Place Award, Catholic Press Association, 2015
  • Member, Alpha Sigma Nu, 2004