1968 American University, B.A.
1977 University of Wisconsin at Madison, Ph.D.
History of Philosophy
Career SpecialtiesWhile teaching a variety of philosophy courses, Dr. Sweeney specializes in aesthetics.
Professional and Community Activities:Dr. Sweeney has written extensively on literature and the cinema, focusing on the silent era, and is preparing a book on Buster Keaton. He also has written on the adaptation of Hemingway fiction into film, the films of Jonathan Demme and the aesthetics of post-modernism. He is a guest editor for the journal Film and Philosophy.