Dr. Mark C. Vopat

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Dr. Mark Vopat is Professor of Philosophy and the Director of the Dr. James Dale Ethics Center1 at Youngstown State University. Dr. Vopat’s received his doctorate from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario Canada. His are of specialization is children’s rights. In addition to his work in children’s rights, Dr. Vopat has written and presented papers in a variety of areas of applied ethics including: business ethics, children’s rights, engineering ethics, professional ethics, the ethics of boycotting, moral sensitivity, and the intersection of libertarianism and Christianity.
At YSU he regularly teach courses in logic, business ethics, engineering ethics, social and political philosophy, along with seminars in Children’s Rights.

Contact Information:
Email: mvopat@ysu.edu
Office: 330–941–3362
Home: 330–577–3768(You may text or call this number)
Skype: Logic1701 (please email to schedule an appointment via Skype)

Fall 2019 Office Hours:
Monday/Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Tuesday/Thursday: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All other times by appointment.

My other sites:

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PUBLICATIONS

Books

Business Ethics: The Big Picture ed. Mark C. Vopat and Alan Tomhave (new revised and expanded edition) (Broadview Press) Fall 2018. Book includes co-authored original works by myself and Alan Tomhave.

Children’s Rights and Moral Parenting (Lanham: Lexington Press, 2015)

Business Ethics: It’s Just Ethics ed. Mark C. Vopat and Alan Tomhave (revised edition) (Kendall Hunt Publishing 2014) Book includes co-authored original works by myself and Alan Tomhave.

Journal Articles

“The Business of Boycotting: Having Your Chicken and Eating it Too.” Tomhave, Alan, and Mark Vopat. Journal of Business Ethics 1–10 (2016)

"On the Disconnect Between Business and Professional Ethics," co-authored with Alan Tomhave. Teaching Ethics, Vol. 13, No. 2 Spring 2013.

“Is a Christian-Libertarian an Oxymoron” Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society (Spring 2013)

"Magnet Schools, Innate Talent and Social Justice"
Theory and Research in Education Vol.9 No. 1 (March 2011)

"School Uniforms and Freedom of Expression"
Ethics and Education Vol.5 No.3 (November 2010)

“Justice, Religion and the Education of Children.” Public Affairs Quarterly Vol. 23, No. 3 (July 2009).

“Contractarianism and Children.” Public Affairs Quarterly 17 No. 1 (January 2003)

Book Contributions

Alan Tomhave and Mark Vopat "The Role of Teaching Ethics in Teaching Ethics Across the Curriculum in Ethics Across the Curriculum – Pedagogical Perspectives eds. Elaine E. Englehardt and Michael S. Pritchard. Springer(forthcoming Fall 2018)

“Child Abuse and Neglect” in the International Encyclopedia of Ethics (published online February 1, 2013)

“Parent Licensing and Child Protection” in Taking Responsibility For Children, eds Samantha Brennan and Robert Noggle (Waterloo: Laurier University Press, 2007).

Presentations

Refereed Papers

"Religious Beliefs and Parental Decision Making: the morality of the option to opt out"
Society for Applied Philosophy 2015 Annual Conference
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
July 3–5, 2015

“Parents, Religion and Children: The Case Against Restricting a Child’s Education on Religious Grounds”
Fifth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
April 16–17, 2015

“Justifying an Arizona Boycott”
Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum
Scottsdale, AZ
October 2–4, 2014

"Moral Structural Insensitivity in Public Policy Decision-Making"
Midwest Political Science Association
Chicago, IL
April 2–6, 2014

"The Business of Boycotting: How to have your chicken and eat it too"
2013 SEAC Conference
Oregon State University
October 2013

"Children’s Rights and Sexuality"
Society for Applied Philosophy
University of Zurich
June 28–30, 2013

“Children, Sexuality and Injustice"
Midwest Political Science Association Meeting
Chicago, IL
April 11–14th 2013

“Moral Insensitivity and the Business Professional”
Association of Practical and Professional Ethics
San Antonio, TX
February 27 – March 3, 2013

"On the Disconnect Between Business and Professional Ethics"
(co-authored/presented with Alan Tomhave)
13th International Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum
St. Louis, MN
October 2011

“Is a Libertarian-Christian an Oxymoron?”
Religion and Society Conference
University Center
Chicago, IL
February 15–17, 2011

"Justice and the Distribution of Educational Resources"
Society for Applied Philosophy
St. Anne’s College, Oxford
Oxford, UK
July 2–4, 2010

"Magnet Schools, Innate Talent and Social Justice"
Far West Philosophy Philosophy of Education Society
Utah Valley University
Provo, Utah
January 14–16th 2010

"School Uniforms and Freedom of Expression"
Midwest Political Science Association Meeting
Chicago, IL
April 22–24th 2010

“Justice, Religion and the Education of Children,”
Society for Applied Philosophy
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
June 30-July 1, 2007

“Justice, Religion and the Education of Children,”
Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion
University of Minnesota
Mankato, Mankato MN
April 1, 2007


[1]Dr. Vopat will be on leave as director of the Dale Ethics Center for the 2019-2020 school year. He will be acting chair of the department for fall 2019 and on a Faculty Improvement Leave in spring 2020.