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The University of Central Oklahoma physical campus will be closed to all but essential employees beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 26, through at least April 15. UCO will transition to alternative instructional delivery methods from March 28 through the end of the spring semester. Many university services will continue to be available online. For more information, visit the university's COVID-19 website.


University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-5687 Humanities and Philosophy LAN 205G , Box 166

Classes Taught

Steve Wagner came to UCO in fall 2014 and currently teaches on both sides of the department. Now, he is regularly teaching:

HUM 2113: Humanities Survey – Ancient to Medieval

HUM 2223: Humanities Survey – Renaissance to Modern

PHIL 1113: Introduction to Philosophy

Office Hours

19 August – 9 October 2019
Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 12:50-2:00 PM; Tuesday-Thursday, 1:30-2:00 PM; Tuesday-Thursday, 4:45-5:00 PM; or by appointment.
10 October – 6 December 2019
Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 12:50-2:00 PM and 3:50-4:20 PM; or by appointment.

Education and Certifications

B.S., Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, with substantial additional study in mathematics.

B.A., Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park, with substantial additional study in history and art history.

B.A., Classics (Latin & Greek), University of Oklahoma.

M.A., History & Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, with substantial additional graduate study in history, philosophy, and astronomy.

M.L.S., Library Science, University of Pittsburgh, with a focus on history of books and printing, descriptive bibliography, preservation, and rare book librarianship.


While in Pittsburgh, Steve Wagner worked daytime in the Archives of Scientific Philosophy and nighttime at Allegheny Observatory running the Thaw telescope, then the largest active refracting telescope.  He moved to Oklahoma as the librarian in the History of Science Collections at the University of Oklahoma and gradually shifted to teaching full-time, initially in the philosophy department (where he taught Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, Logic & Critical Reasoning, Philosophy East & West, and Philosophy of Religion) and then later in the classics department (where he taught Latin and a wide range of courses on Greco-Roman myth, culture, literature, philosophy, and history).


Steve Wagner gets very excited when talking about dogs, cats, theatre, dance, improv, cooking, grammar, science, and ancient Greece & Rome.

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