Dr. Mark Vopat

I received my doctorate from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario Canada. My research interests include: Children’s Rights, Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, and Applied Ethics. At YSU I regularly teach courses in logic, professional ethics and general ethics along with seminars in Children’s Rights.  

My other sites:
My personal blog: A Foolish Consistency
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2014 Distance Education Course of the Year Finalist

2014 Distance Education Cool Feature Award

2011 Distinguished Professorship in Teaching, Youngstown State University



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).