Dr. Chiek comes to St. John's University as an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department. He received his Ph.D. from Queens's University Kingston, ON, Canada, and completed his dissertation at Yale University, where he was a Visiting Assistant in Research for two and a half years. After receiving his Ph.D. Dr. Chiek was a postdoctoral fellow at Fordham University.
His research interests include Early-Modern Philosophy, Metaphysics and Epistemology, History and Philosophy of Science, and Philosophy of Religion. His work focuses on the modal metaphysics of Gottfried Wilheim Lebriz. Dr. Chiek is the author of Lebriz on Compossibility of and Possible Worlds. He is currently working on a monographic on Lebriz's metaphysics.