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Philosophy Department

Mark Barber, Ph.D.
Mark Barber
Humanities - Associate Dean, Philosophy - Associate Professor, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean

(507) 457-1500

Mark Barber is the Associate Dean of Humanities and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Areas of Interest
Modern philosophy, Moral theology, and the philosophy of Aristotle, Kant, and Aquinas. Dr. Barber also teaches sophomore-level courses in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Courses Taught Recently at SMU
Business Ethics
Modern Philosophy
Moral Theory
Perspectives in Western Philosophy
Philosophy of Human Person
Philosophy of Law
Modern Heritage
Perspectives on the Good Human Life

Professional Organizations
Phi Beta Kappa
Delta Epsilon Sigma
American Catholic Philosophical Association
American Philosophical Association
Minnesota Society for Medieval Philosophy

Ph.D., Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 1990
M.A., University of Saint Thomas, Houston, TX, 1986
B.A., Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA, 1984

Teaching Experience
1999 to Present: Associate Professor of Philosophy, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
1990-1998: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
1987-1989: Lecturer and Teaching Assistant, Marquette University, WI
1987-1988: Instructor, Department of Continuing Education, Marquette University, WI

1997: Nominated for Severin Teaching Award

Selected Presentations
Presented paper on 'St. Thomas Aquinas and John of St. Thomas on the Divine Influence on Law', Kalamazoo, MI,1997

'Aviation Ethics: Moral Dilemma or Technical Challenge', Presented at Science,Technology and Religious Ethics, Frankfort, KY,1991

'Commentary on "Inviting Animals inot the Domestic Circle,"' Presented at Society of Ethics and Animals (Pacific Division), San Francisco, CA, 1991

'Commentary on "Individuals and Constituents,"' Presented at the meeting of teh Minnesota Philosophical Association, St. Paul, MN, 1990

'Business Ethics and the Challenge of Living Well,' Presented at the Society of Christian Philophers Midwestern Regional meeting, Pittsburg, KS, 1989

'Commentary on "Natural Law and the Environment,"' Presented at the meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, New Orleans, LA, 1989