Philosophy and Religious Studies Faculty Listing
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D. in Philosophy,Bowling Green State University
M.A. in Philosophy, Bowling Green State University
M.A. in American Studies, Bowling Green State University
B.A. in American Studies, Hofstra University
Carrie-Ann Biondi’s research interests include citizenship and immigration policy, virtue ethics, children’s rights, consent theory and political obligation, and philosophy of education (especially Socratic pedagogy). Her research is also branching out into philosophy of literature (with a focus on the relationship between moral and aesthetic value) and the philosophy of death and dying. She usually teaches courses in political philosophy, philosophy of law, ancient Greek philosophy, and ethics, as well as various interdisciplinary courses in Marymount’s Freshman Writing Seminar Program.
Book Review of Lenn Goodman and Robert Talisse, ed., Aristotle’s Politics Today,” Journal of Value Inquiry. Forthcoming.
“Critical Review Essay of Tara Smith’s Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics,” Reason Papers. vol. 30 (Winter 2008): pp. 91-105.
“Critical Review Essay of Michael Brough, John Lango, and Harry van der Linden’s. ed. Rethinking the Just War Tradition.” Democratiya, vol. 13 (Summer 2008), available online at:
Philosophy of Rights,” “Ethical Justifications of Capitalism,” “Critiques of Capitalism: Right and Left,” and “Ethical Entrepreneurship,” presented at the Institute for Humane Studies summer seminar on Moral Foundations of Capitalism. Clemson, SC. June 20-26, 2009.
“Integrating Service-Learning in an Environmental Ethics Course” (with MMC students Genni Lee Hester, Diana Brown, and Julia Cunningham), presented at the First Annual NYMAPS Service-Learning Symposium. New York, NY. May 5, 2009.
“Commentary on Jeff Buechner’s Are There Forms of Rationality Unique to a Family that Can Justify the Concept of “Family Values?” presented at the Third Annual Felician College Ethics Institute Conference. Rutherford, NJ. April 18, 2009.
“Aristotle, Liberalism, and the Common Advantage.” presented at the Second Annual MacIntyrean Philosophy Conference. St. Meinrad, IN. August 1, 2008. and at the New Jersey Regional Philosophical Association Conference. Mahwah, NJ. November 8, 2008.
“Protecting Individuals: Multicultural Citizenship versus Freedom of Association.” presented at the 25th International Social Philosophy Conference. Portland, OR. July 17, 2008.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Wright State University
M.A., Miami University
Ph.D., Temple University
Mark T. Conard received his Ph.D. from Temple University in Philadelphia. His main areas of interest include Ancient Greek Philosophy, German Philosophy, and Popular Culture and Philosophy. He is the author of numerous articles in these areas, as well as the editor of many books, including The Philosophy of Film Noir, The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese, and The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers. He regularly teaches courses in Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, Modern Philosophy, Phenomenology, Existentialism, and Kant.
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Wesleyan University
Ph.D., Boston University
Bradley Herling received his Ph.D. from Boston University with a specialization in Philosophy of Religion. Before Marymount Manhattan, he taught at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Emerson College, and B.U., and his research interests include comparative philosophy of religion (especially the historical interchange between Germany and India); theory and method in the study of religion; religion, philosophy, and film; the problem of evil; and the challenge of religious extremism. Prof. Herling regularly teaches courses devoted to the religious traditions of Asia, philosophies of religion, and a variety of themes in the study of religion.
Deliver Us From Evil. Co-edited with M. David Eckel. Boston University Studies in Philosophy and Religion. London and New York: Continuum. 2009.
“Ethics, Heart, and Violence in Miller’s Crossing.” In The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers. Ed. Mark T. Conard. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press. 2008.
Panelist and organizer, “Post-Religious? Post-Secular? An Interdisciplinary Panel on the Contemporary State of Religion.” Marymount Manhattan College. March 2009.
Presider and organizer, “John Clayton’s Religions, Reason, and Gods: A Panel Discussion.” American Academy of Religion National Meeting, Chicago, IL. November 2008.
“ ‘Either a Hermeneutical Consciousness or a Critical Consciousness’: Renegotiating Theories of the Germany-India Encounter.” German Studies Association Annual Conference. St. Paul, MN, October. 2008.