Senior Instructor in Philosophy

Yancy Hughes Dominick, Ph.D.

Teaching Professor


Yancy Hughes Dominick is Senior Instructor of Philosophy. He studied English Literature and Philosophy at Lake Forest College, near Chicago, and earned his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Kansas, where he fell in love both with Plato and with college basketball (Go Jayhawks!). His research focuses on Ancient Greek Philosophy, especially Plato.

Prof. Dominick has taught a variety of Core and Philosophy classes at Seattle U. In the last few years his favorite classes allow him to explore the richness of feminist philosophy—a recent highlight is his Fall 2020 humanities seminar on Gender and Power in Ancient Greece.

The Black Lives Matter movement has inspired Dr. Dominick to rethink his teaching, scholarship, and service. Learning that Huey P. Newton taught himself to read by reading Plato’s Republic over and over again made a deep impression on Dr. Dominick in the summer of 2020, and the call to center liberation continues to resound.