Jean Graybeal works in the areas of philosophy and psychology of religion, with special interests in phenomenology, feminist theory, and the question of embodiment. She has taught courses on mysticism, existentialist thought, meanings of the body, and sacred space. She came to Gallatin as associate dean in 1993 and returned to full-time teaching in 1999. Before coming to NYU, she taught at Le Moyne College in Syracuse and California State University in Chico, California. Professor Graybeal is the author of Language and "the Feminine" in Nietzsche and Heidegger .