Mark Bernier, PhD

Professor, Department of Philosophy and Honors College

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Mark Bernier, PhD, works primarily on Kierkegaard, philosophy of hope, philosophy of religion, and existentialism, but his first philosophical love was Leibniz. Some of his wider interests include metaphysics, the early modern period, ancient philosophy, and the nature of the self. His book, The Task of Hope in Kierkegaard (Oxford University Press, October 2015), explores the nature of hope and its importance in Kierkegaard’s thought. He lives in Irvine with his wife, Chris.


  • Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
  • M.A., Texas A&M University
  • B.A., Rhode Island College

Academic Areas

  • Honors College
  • School of Theology
    • Department of Philosophy

Courses Taught

  • BUSI 495 - Writing 3: Business Ethics
  • HON 101 - Leadership
  • HON 280 - Core III
  • HON 300 - Core IV
  • PHIL 100 - Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 366 - Environmental Ethics