Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Rutgers University
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Professor Doviak joined Muhlenberg’s philosophy department in the Fall of 2009 after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Before his appointment at Muhlenberg College, Professor Doviak taught courses in applied and normative ethics at the University of Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College, and Western New England College. At Muhlenberg, Professor Doviak regularly teaches courses in Ethical Theory, Epistemology, Business Ethics and Environmental Philosophy. His current research interests include virtue-theoretic approaches to right action, moral pluralism and the implications risk-taking has for personal and distributive forms of justice. Professor Doviak’s article “Virtue, Satisfaction and Welfare Enhancement” was published in 2009 in Utilitas and his article “A New Form of Agent-Based Virtue Ethics” was recently published in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. He presented his paper titled “A Measure of Justice” at the 2013 OZSW Dutch Research School of Philosophy Conference held at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands.