Nate Hinerman, PhD

Title(s):
Chair, Psychology and English & Communications
School(s):
Undergraduate
415-442-6552
Campus(es):
San Francisco, Online
Nathaniel Hinerman

As a philosopher, Dr. Hinerman's research is interdisciplinary, and often intermingles philosophical and psychological approaches to enduring topics such as human suffering, dying, and loss. 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). In 2016, Dr. Hinerman had three volumes published, New Perspectives on the Relationship between Pain, Suffering, and Metaphor (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press), Blunt Traumas: Negotiating Suffering and Death (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press), and Care, Loss, and the End of Life (Amsterdam: Brill Publishing).



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 18th 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.


COURSES TAUGHT

PSYCH 50
Psychology for Professional Success
CRTH 10
Critical Thinking
PHIL 50
Professional and Personal Ethics

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

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

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 an Associate Professor and was 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, Nate. “Physician Aid in Dying and Fidelity to the Patient: As Future Clinicians See It.” San Francisco Medical Society Journal, 11.8 (2016). Ed.Steve Heilig. San Francisco.
  • Hinerman, Nate. “The Future of Living (and Dying) in the U.S.: What Roles Will Hospice and Palliative Care Play?” Care, Loss, and the End of Life. Eds. Nate Hinerman & Mary Ruth Sanders.  Amsterdam: Brill Publishing, 2016.
  • Hinerman, Nate, & Mary Ruth Sanders, eds. Care, Loss, and the End of Life. Amsterdam: Brill Publishing, 2016
  • Hinerman, Nate and Baumgartner, Holly, eds. Blunt Traumas: Negotiating Suffering and Death. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2016.
  • Hinerman, Nate. “The Uniqueness of Suffering: A Philosophical Analysis.” New Perspectives on the Relationship between Pain, Suffering and Metaphor.  Ed. Nate Hinerman.  Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2016.
  • Hinerman, Nate, ed. New Perspectives on the Relationship between Pain, Suffering, and Metaphor. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2016.
  • Hinerman, Nate. “The New Pulse of Palliative Care: How Emergent Trends in Caring for the Dying are Transforming Healthcare.” And Death Shall Have Dominion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Dying, Caregivers, Death, Mourning, and the Bereaved. Eds. Malecka, K. & Gibbs, R. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2015.
  • Hinerman, Nate. “Habits of the Heart in End of Life Care.” Death, Dying, Culture:  An Interdisciplinary Interrogation.  Eds. Lloyd Steffen and Nate Hinerman.  Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2013.
  • Steffan, Lloyd, and Nate Hinerman, eds. Death, Dying, Culture:  An Interdisciplinary Interrogation.  Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2013.
  • Hinerman, Nate, et. al. “Palliative Care.” Assisted Living Administration and Management: Effective Practices and Model Programs in Elder Care. Eds. Darlene Yee-Melichar, Andrea Renwanz Boyle, and Cristina Flores. New York: Springer Publishing, 2013.
  • Hinerman, Nate. "Preserving the Dead in the Lives of the Living." The Presence of the Dead in Our Lives. Amsterdam: Rodopi B.V., 2012. 185-201.
  • Hinerman, Nate, and Julia Glahn, eds. The Presence of the Dead in Our Lives. Amsterdam: Rodopi B.V., 2012.
  • Steffan, Lloyd,  and Nate Hinerman, eds. New Perspectives on the End of Life: Essays on Care and the Intimacy of Dying. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2012.
  • Hinerman, Nate and Matthew, Sutton, eds. On Suffering:An Inter-Disciplinary Dialogue on Narrative and the Meaning of Suffering. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2012.
  • Hinerman, Nate. “Tracing the Linguistic ‘Agents’ of Illness and Disease in the End of Life Care.” Exploring Violence in Families and Societies.  Eds. Santoshi Rana and Lynn Frederick. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2011.
  • Hinerman, Nate. “Archiving Grief: (Re-) Writing Histories in the Aftermath of Loss.” Re-Imaging Death and Dying. Eds. Dennis R. Cooley and Lloyd Steffen. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2009. 161-173.
  • Gelpi, Donald., S.J.In Search of a Method: Charles Sanders Peirce’s Contribution to Theology.Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 10.1 (2010). Ed.Nate Hinerman. Lexington, KY.
  • Edited A Closer Walk: Confessions of a Jesuit YAT, by DonaldGelpi, S.J., University of America Press, 2006.
  • Assisted with documentation for Varieties of Transcendental Experience: A Study in Constructive Postmodernism, by Donald Gelpi, S.J., Liturgical Press, 2000.