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.
Achievements in Scholarship and Service
Awards of Tenure and Promotion
Granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of Philosophy
Arranged and coordinated the first Philosophy Forum of the semester: Brad Herling’s “Kantian Ethics in India: Two Early German Interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita” Tuesday, October 2, 2007.
Attended the College’s open houses for prospective students and represented the Philosophy and Religious Studies Major. Saturday, November 03, 2007; Saturday, February 09, 2008; and Saturday, March 8, 2008.
Arranged and coordinated the second Philosophy Forum of the semester. Brad Herling, Carrie-Ann Biondi, and Mark T. Conard participated in a panel discussion “When is War Just? A Philosophical Forum.”, Wednesday, February 27th, 2008.
Editor of The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers (The University Press of Kentucky, Forthcoming).
“Heidegger and the Problem of Interpretation in Barton Fink.” The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers, ed. Mark T. Conard (The University Press of Kentucky, Forthcoming).
Sponsored a student, Jessica Bennett, at Honor’s Day, Tuesday, March 11, 2008. Her essay “Religion’s Place in Hip-Hop Culture” was written for my Popular Culture and Philosophy class.
Head of the Philosophy and Religious Studies Program.
Coordinator for the Philosophy and Religious Studies Major.
Member, the Leaves and Fellowships Committee.
Advisor to the Philosophy Club.
Member, Acting Search Committee, which hired John Basil.
2007-2008 Achievements in Scholarships and Service