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Faculty: Nate Hinerman

Nathaniel Hinerman
Nate Hinerman, PhD
Title(s):
Dean
School(s):
Undergraduate
Campus(es):
San Francisco, Online
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As a philosopher, Dr. Hinerman's research is rather interdisciplinary, and often intermingles philosophical and psychological approaches to enduring topics such as human suffering. Some of his most recent books include, On Suffering: An Inter-disciplinary Dialogue on Narrative and the Meaning of Suffering, (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2012), New Perspectives on the End of Life: Essays on Care and the Intimacy of Dying (2013), and The Presence of the Dead in Our Lives (New York: Rodopi, 2012). His latest book is entitled, New Perspectives on the Relationship between Pain, Suffering, and Metaphor (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, forthcoming).

The international conference he organizes annually on Dying and Death, the largest of its kind, is in its 12th year. The international conference on Suffering he organizes is its sixth year. Dr. Hinerman also serves as Chair of the San Francisco Bay Area End of Life Coalition, a community group for those seeking support, education, and/or networking around hospice and palliative care issues, now in its 16th year. Dr. Hinerman is also a psychotherapist, helping clients transition amidst loss. In 2010, he received the annual Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of San Francisco.

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Logic, Semiotics, and Critical Thinking/Theory
  • Business and Medical Ethics
  • Human Suffering

EDUCATION

  • PhD, Philosophy of Religion, Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, CA
  • MA, Philosophy, Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, CA
  • MA, Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco
  • MS, Computer Information Systems, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA, Triple Major: Philosophy, English Literature, and Spanish, Ashbury College

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Nate Hinerman, PhD, is Associate Professor and Dean of Undergraduate Programs. He has also taught at the University of San Francisco both in Nursing and Religious Studies, and at San Francisco State University in the Gerontology program.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Hinerman, N. (Forthcoming). "The promise of palliative care for post-modern grief." In Hinerman, N. (Ed.), Understanding the experience of loss: cross-cultural perspectives on grieving and surviving in a postmodern era. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.
  • Hinerman, N. (Ed). (Forthcoming). Understanding the experience of loss: cross-cultural perspectives on grieving and surviving in a postmodern era. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.
  • Hinerman, N. (Forthcoming) "The uniqueness of suffering: A philosophical analysis." In Hinerman, N (Ed.), New perspectives on the relationship between pain, suffering, and metaphor. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.
  • Hinerman, N. (Ed.). (Forthcoming). New perspectives on the relationship between pain, suffering, and metaphor. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.
  • Hinerman, N. (2015). "The new pulse of palliative care: How emergent trends in caring for the dying are transforming healthcare." In Malecka, K. & Gibbs, R. (Eds.), Making sense of dying and death. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Hinerman, N. (2013) "Habits of the heart in end of life care." In Hinerman, N. & Steffen, L. (Eds.), Death, dying, culture: An Interdisciplinary interrogation. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.
  • Hinerman, N. & Steffen, L. (Eds.). (2013). Death, dying, culture: An interdisciplinary interrogation. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.
  • Hinerman, N. (2013). "Palliative care." In Flores, C., Renwanz Boyle, A., & Yee-Melichar, D. (Eds.), Assisted living administration and management: Effective practices and model programs in elder care. New York: Springer Publishing.
  • Hinerman, N. (2012). "Preserving the dead in the lives of the living." The presence of the dead in our lives (pp. 185-201). Amsterdam: Rodopi B.V.
  • Glahn, J. & Hinerman, N. (Eds.). (2012). ." The presence of the dead in our lives. Amsterdam: Rodopi B.V.
  • Hinerman, N. & Steffan, L. (Eds.). (2012). New perspectives on the end of life: Essays on care and the intimacy of dying. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Hinerman, N. & Sutton, M. (Eds.). (2012). On suffering:An inter-disciplinary dialogue on narrative and the meaning of suffering. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Hinerman, N. (2011). "Tracing the linguistic 'agents' of illness and disease in the end of life care." In Frederick, L. & Rana, S. (Eds.), Exploring violence in families and societies. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Gelpi, D. (2010). "In Search of a Method: Charles Sanders Peirce's Contribution to Theology." In Hinerman, N. (Ed.), Reconstruction: Studies in contemporary culture, 10(1). Retrieved from http://reconstruction.eserver.org/Issues/101/Hinerman_Gelpi.shtml
  • Hinerman, N. (2009). "Archiving grief: (Re-) writing histories in the aftermath of loss." In Cooley, D. R. & Steffen, L. (Eds.), Re-imaging death and dying (pp. 161-173). Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Hinerman, N. (2009).Review of the book Finding god in all things: Celebrating Bernard Lonergan, John Courtney Murray, and Karl Rahner, by J.C. Murray & D. Stagaman. Horizons, 36, pp 172-173.
  • Hinerman, N. (Ed.) (2006). A closer walk: Confessions of a Jesuit YAT. University of America Press.