Juan Carlos Flores

Professor of Philosophy
Department Chair

Juan Carlos Flores
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 304
Phone: 313-993-3318
Juan Carlos Flores
Areas of Expertise:
Medieval Philosophy
Ancient Philosophy
Philosophy of Human Nature


  • Ph.D in Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Ph.L, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • M.A. in Philosophy, Boston College
  • B.A., Connecticut College


Juan Carlos Flores grew up in El Salvador and pursued his university studies in the U.S. and Belgium. He has taught in a variety of disciplines, including languages, at St. John's College and at Providence College, where he was an associate professor prior to coming to Detroit Mercy. In addition to introduction to philosophy, ethics and logic, he teaches advanced courses in ancient and medieval philosophy, philosophical theology, metaphysics and philosophy of human nature. He has published books and articles, and edited Latin texts, in the area of medieval philosophy. His research in this field has concentrated on metaphysical themes and on the relation between faith and reason in Scholasticism, especially in Henry of Ghent, Thomas Aquinas, Bonaventure and Duns Scotus. Flores also studies medieval Jewish and Islamic philosophers and is very interested in ancient philosophy and its timeless legacy. He began serving as Philosophy Department chair in fall 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (with honors) from Connecticut College, an Master of Arts  (with distinction) from Boston College, as well as a licentiate and doctorate from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He joined the Detroit Mercy faculty in the fall 2010.