Mark Navin

Mark Navin

Mark Navin

Mark Navin
Assistant professor
Department of Philosophy

Mark Navin, Ph.D, arrived at Oakland University in 2008 after completing his graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Since then, the assistant professor of philosophy has made significant contributions on campus as a leader and educator.

A member of the Women and Gender Studies (WGS) Executive Committee, Dr. Navin helped to establish a new joint position for WGS and the Philosophy Department. He is currently working with WGS on a project to raise awareness about sexual harassment on campus.

In addition, Dr. Navin has been a member of the College Assembly, the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Executive Committee and the Academic Conduct Committee. He has also managed the Department of Philosophy's speaker series and is presently serving as a faculty adviser for a student organization.

With an interest in social and political philosophy, Dr. Navin’s current research is centered on the ethical and epistemological issues surrounding the decision of many parents not to vaccinate their children. He is the recipient of an OU Faculty Research Fellowship.

Dr. Navin has taught courses on global justice, the philosophy of law, and political philosophy, as well as courses in The Honors College and in the WGS program.  He is currently a faculty fellow with the Center for Experiential Learning and is working to integrate service projects into his ethics courses. During the past two years, Dr. Navin has secured $14,000 in grant funding for full-time summer research internships in the Philosophy department.

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