Brandyn Towns-Heppard graduated from Loyola College in Maryland (Baltimore, MD) with a B.A. in Philosophy in 2001 and graduated from The New School for Social Research (New York City, NY) with an M.A. in Philosophy in 2009.
Before returning to graduate school, he concentrated on musical pursuits. Opened for such artists as The Black Eye Peas, Kanye West, Common, The Roots, Wycelf Jean, Robert Randolph, Julian Marley, Talib Kweli, Jimmy Cliff, and several other artists including Grammy winners, platinum selling artists, and other ground breaking musicians.
Professor Towns-Heppard has studied under leading figures in Contemporary Philosophy such as Simon Critchley (Continental Philosophy), Agnes Heller (Of the Budapest School), and Richard Bernstein (Pragmatism). His philosophical interests are many and varied but not limited to Continental Philosophy, Phenomenology, Philosophy and Music, Ancient, Metaphysics, Pragmatism, and the ethical. Brandyn's research Interests include but are not limited to the End of Philosophy, the Other, Comparative Philosophy, the Ethical, and Philosophy and Music.
He has been teaching philosophy at MCCC since 2009.