College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
  Mark D. White
Professor and Chair

Mark D. White
Professor and Chair

Office : Building 2N Room 224
Phone : 718.982.2900
Fax : 718.982.2888

Degrees :
PhD, University of Cincinnati
BSBA, Ohio Northern University

Biography / Academic Interests :
Professor White became the founding chair of the Department of Philosophy after it split in 2013 from the Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy (of which he had been a member since 1998 and chair since 2011). Professor White teaches courses in the intersections of economics, philosophy, and law, including Law and Economics (ECO 331/POL 331), Economics and Philosophy (ECO 333/PHL 333), and Legal Philosophy (PHL 331/POL 330). In his research, Professor White primarily uses the philosophy of Immanuel Kant to enrich the ethical foundations of economics, practical decision-making, and policy.

Scholarship / Publications :
Professor White is the author of Kantian Ethics and Economics: Autonomy, Dignity, and Character (Stanford University Press, 2011), The Manipulation of Choice: Ethics and Libertarian Paternalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), and The Virtues of Captain America: Modern Day Lessons on Character from a World War II Superhero (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014). His edited books include Retributivism: Essays on Theory and Policy (Oxford University Press, 2011), The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination (with Chrisoula Andreou, Oxford, 2010), and Theoretical Foundations of Law and Economics (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

He has written over 40 journal articles and book chapters in the intersections of economics, philosophy, and law, and blogs at Economics and Ethics (which he co-founded), The Comics Professor, and Psychology Today. In 2014 he will serve as president of the Association for Social Economics, and he is the founding editor of the “Perspectives from Social Economics” series at Palgrave Macmillan.

He is also an active editor and contributor to the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series (published by Wiley-Blackwell), which introduces readers to basic concepts in philosophy using examples drawn from pop culture. He has edited or co-edited seven books in the series, such as Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul, and has contributed to many others.