Michael D. Barber, S.J., is Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University. He obtained his Bachelor's degree from Saint Louis University in 1971, a Master's degree from Saint Louis University in 1972, a Master's of Divinity degree from Loyola University of Chicago in 1979, and a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1985. He has published six books and more than 70 articles in the general area of phenomenology and the social world. His sixth book,The Intentional Spectrum and Intersubjectivity: Phenomenology and the Pittsburgh Neo-Hegelians, was published in 2011 by Ohio University Press. He is also editor of Schutzian Research, an annual interdisciplinary journal. He is the president of the Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists and a member of the executive council of the International Alfred Schutz Circle for Phenomenology and Interpretive Social Science. He has just completed a manuscript entitled “Religion and Humor as Emancipating Provinces of Meaning," currently under review by Springer.