David Welker, Ph.D.
Dr. David Welker, a professor of Philosophy at Temple University
for 34 years died in September 2003. He was head of the Philosophy
Department from 1985 to 1988 and will always be remembered as "a
very student--oriented teacher". He was known to mix the joys of
cooking with the exactitude of philosophical discussions. As an example,
he taught a course at Temple entitled "Eat, Drink and Think
Merry". Possessing a succinct wit, he delighted his students by
teaching while preparing a four- course menu complete with fine wines,
some of which came from his personal collection.
He received a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1960 from the
University of Michigan. After earning his master's degree from the
University of California at Berkley, he began teaching at Temple
University in 1965 and was awarded a doctorate in philosophy from the
University of Michigan in 1968.