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Philosopher , writer

Deborah Gayle Chaffin, American philosopher, writer. Recipient Research awards San Diego State University, 1987-1989, Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise award San Diego State University, 1987; grantee Lecture University Naples, Italy, 1989.


Chaffin, Deborah Gayle was born on July 6, 1952 in Seminole, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of Lonnie and Carolyn Mae (Ishmael) Chaffin.


Bachelor, University Oklahoma, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1982. Student, Tubingen University, 1978.


Research assistant, Philosophisches Seminar, Tubingen, West Germany, 1976-1978; teaching assistant, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1978-1981; lecturer, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1981-1983; assistant professor philosophy, San Diego State University, 1984-1987; associate professor philosophy, San Diego State University, 1987-1991. Manuscript consultant Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1990-1991, State University of New York Press, Albany, 1990-1991.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


President Philosophers for Social Responsibility, San Diego, 1984-1991. Member Nebraskans for Peace, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1990-1991. Member American Philosophical Association, Hegel Society North America (executive committee 1986-1990), Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Philosophers for Social Responsibility, Society for Philosophy and Literature.


Married Richard John White, June 10, 1983. 1 child, Adam Ishmael.

Lonnie Chaffin

Carolyn Mae (Ishmael) Chaffin

Richard John White

Adam Ishmael Chaffin