After receiving his BA, MS, and PhD from Columbia University in New York, Dr. Angeles began his academic career in London, Ontario, Canada, where he and his wife, Elizabeth (McConnaughy) Angeles, raised their three children. He taught Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario for 14 years before he and his family came to Santa Barbara in 1970.
Prior to moving to Santa Barbara permanently, he taught Philosophy at UCSB in 1968-1969 on a Canada Council Fellowship and was a visiting Professor at Albert Schweitzer College, Churwalden, Switzerland, during the summer of 1963 and 1966. While Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at Santa Barbara City College, Peter traveled to the East-West Institute at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, through a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities in 1973. He was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at SBCC from 1970-1990.
Drs. Peter Angeles and George Frakes discuss their latest publications, 1971
In “retirement,” he moved to Sedona, Arizona, where he continued his teaching at Yavapai College, Verde Campus Clarkdale, Arizona, and Northern Arizona State University from 1990-1992, Maricopa Community Colleges, Mesa and Scottsdale, Arizona, until 1994. Peter also taught at the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona.
He authored and published The Dictionary of Philosophy, Dictionary of Christian Theology, Introduction to Sentential Logic, The Problem of God, Critiques of God, and The Possible Dream-Toward Understanding the Black Experience, Une Mite “A Moth”; Pouf, and When Blind Eyes Pierce the Darkness-a Mother’s Insights, as well as numerous articles in humanitarian and philosophical journals.
Peter’s wife, Elizabeth, passed away from cancer in 1977. He later married Darlene Jures who was instrumental in helping him produce both avant-garde and Children’s plays along with four dance dramas. He authored 104 one-half hour radio programs titled: The Children’s Storytime Radio Show.
Peter Adam Angeles passed away March 2, 2004, after a long battle with cancer. Peter was 73. He was born in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, in 1931; at an early age the family moved to Martins Ferry, Ohio.
Santa Barbara NewsPress. March 12, 2004