The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at YSU is committed to both the dissemination and creation of knowledge. Below are some of the textbooks, articles, edited volumes, and monographs published in the last several years by members of our department: [Still under construction 2016-11-11]

Dr. Christopher Bache (emeritus):

“The Collective Dynamics of Contemplative Practice.” Meditation and the Classroom. Eds. Fran Grace and Judith-Simmer Brown. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2011, 65–74.

“The Opening Question,” Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, 17 (Winter 2011–2012): 122–123.

“Teaching in the New Paradigm,” Spanda Journal, Vol III/1 (2012): 173–179.

Foreword to The Practice of Soul-Centered Healing. Thomas Zinser. Grand Rapids, MI: Union Street Press, 2013.

“Reflections on the Mystery of Death and Rebirth in LSD Therapy.” Seeking the Sacred With Psychoactive Substances, Vol. 2. Ed. J. Harold Ellis. Praeger, 2014: 227–250.

“An Inquiry into the Field Dynamics of Collective Learning” in Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines, Eds. Olen Gunnlaugson and Edward Sarath. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2014: 379–390.

Foreword to Subtle Activism. David Nicol. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2014.

Dr. Michael Jerryson (PhD University of California, Santa Barbara):


Dr. Brendan Minogue (PhD The Ohio State University) (emeritus)


Dr. Mustansir Mir , Director of the Center for Islamic Studies (PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor):


Dr. Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez, Distinguished Professor (PhD Harvard University):

“Public Policy: Moving to Moral Cosmopolitanism,” in John-Stewart Gordon, ed., Morality and Justice: Reading Boylan’s A Just Society (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009).

“Ethics of Nuclear War,” The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace (NY: Oxford University Press, 2010).

“Cosmopolitan Revisions of Just War Theory,” in M. Boylan, ed., Global Ethics (Bouder, CO: Westview Press, 2011).

“Using Fictive Narrative to Teach Philosophy/Ethics,” with Michael Boylan, Felicia Nimue Ackerman, Sybol Cook Anderson, Edward Spence in Teaching Ethics, Fall 2011.

“Targeting of Civilian Populations in War,” in Ruth Chadwick, ed., Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics 2nd Edition (San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1998), vol. 1, pp. 509–525. Reprinted in The Encyclopedia of Ethical Issues in Politics and the Media (San Diego: Academic Press, 2001). Revised version in Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics (Elsiever, 2012).

“Boylan on Immigration,” Journal of Applied Ethics and Philosophy, vol. 4 (August 2012).

“Introduction. Symposium on World Government/World Governance,” International Journal of Applied Philosophy (Fall 2013).

Latin America Anarchism, by Angel Cappelletti. English language translation, 2013, unpublished.

Dr. Linda “Tess” Tessier (PhD Claremont Graduate School)(emeritus):


Dr. Alan Tomhave, Chair (PhD University of Missouri):  

“Advocacy, Autonomy, and Citizenship in the Classroom,” Teaching Ethics, Forthcoming

“Global Government and Global Citizenship,” International Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol. 27, Issue 2, Fall 2013

“On the Disconnect between Professional and Business Ethics,” with Mark Vopat, Teaching Ethics, Vol. 13, No. 2, Spring 2013

“Civility as a Condition of Citizenship,” Civility in Politics and Education, Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy, Deborah Mower and Wade Robison, eds., Routledge, 2011

“Cartesian Intuitions, Humean Puzzles and the Buddhist Conception of the Self,” Philosophy East and West, Volume 60, Number 4, 2010

“Salience and Chance,” Southwest Philosophy Review, Volume 25, Number 1, 2009

Dr. Mark Vopat, Director, Dr. James Dale Ethics Center (PhD University of Western Ontario):

Children’s Rights and Moral Parenting (forthcoming November 2014 with Lexington Press)

“On the Disconnect Between Business and Professional Ethics,” co-authored with Alan Tomhave. Teaching Ethics Spring 2013.

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

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

Textbook: Business Ethics: It’s Just Ethics Mark Vopat and Alan Tomhave, Kendal Hunt Publishing, (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).

Review of John Brenkman, The Cultural Contradictions of Democracy: Political Thought Since September 11. in Philosophy in Review, Vol. 29, No. 1 (2009)

Review of Josephine Russell’s How Children Become Moral Selves, in Philosophy in Review Vol. 29, No. 3 (2009)

Instructor’s Manual for Consider Ethics by Bruce N. Waller
(December 2010)

Dr. Bruce Waller (PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill):


Dr. Victor Wan-Tatah (ThD Harvard University) (emeritus)