Skip to content

Associate Professor of Philosophy; Ronald L. and Linda A. Rossetti Professor for the Humanities; Undergraduate Program Director (Philosophy)

Rory Smead is an associate professor of philosophy and the Ronald L. and Linda A. Rossetti Professor for the Humanities at Northeastern University. Smead’s research interests include philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, logic and game theory. His current research is focused on the evolution of spite, costly behavior that harms others, as well as the emergence of social conventions and ethical behavior.

View CV

Nominated for Northeastern’s “Excellence in Teaching” Award in 2011, 2012 and 2014

Related Schools & Departments

Related Research Centers

  • Education

    Ph.D., Logic and Philosophy of Science
    University of California, Irvine

  • Contact

  • Address

    429 Renaissance Park
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115


Course catalog