Ali Beheler

Phone: 402.461.7352

Dr. Ali Beheler

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Program Director for Philosophy

Office: McCormick Hall, 115D

Dr. Ali Beheler has been teaching at Hastings College since 2014. She teaches courses on a wide variety of topics including Ethics and Environmental Ethics; Ancient Philosophy; Political Thought; East Asian Philosophy; Existentialism; Sex, Gender and Race; and Film and Philosophy. Whatever the course, Dr. Beheler aims to present philosophy as a way of life focused on critical questioning, reflection and self-transformation as opposed to merely a discipline of study.

Dr. Beheler’s research areas involve Nietzsche, Continental Philosophy and feminist thought. She is currently also pursuing projects in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Philosophy and in poetry. She has publications in both philosophy and poetry.

On campus, she has worked with student groups focused on women and gender and animal rights, and is currently co-sponsor of the gender-inclusive sorority, Kappa Rho Upsilon. Off campus, you’ll find her at area parks walking (chasing?) Emmylou, the pitty mix who lives with her.


  • PhD Philosophy (DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois)
  • MA Philosophy (Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania)
  • BA Philosophy (St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, Maryland)
  • BA English (St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, Maryland)