Steven P. Scalet
Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies
senior fellow, Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics
M.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona
B.A., Franklin & Marshall College
Prof. Scalet's C.V.
Steven Scalet’s most recent book is Markets, Ethics, and Business Ethics , Second Edition (Routledge, 2019). He is also the editor, with John Arthur, of the forthcoming 10th Edition of Morality and Moral Controversies (Routledge, 2020). Professor Scalet’s research is in applied ethics, political philosophy, and ethics and economics.
A sampling of Prof. Scalet's articles include:
- “Collective Responsibility and the Purposes of Banks” (Midwest Studies in Philosophy, 2018)
- “Ethical Reasoning in Global Business Decision-Making” (Business Ethics, and Peace, co-author with Thomas Kelly, 2015)
- “The Ethics of Credit Rating Agencies” (Journal of Business Ethics, with Thomas Kelly, 2012)
- “Legitimacy, Confrontation Respect, and the Bind of Freestanding Liberalism” (Journal of Social Philosophy, 2010)
- “Prisoner’s Dilemmas, Cooperative Norms, and Codes of Business Ethics (Journal of Business Ethics, 2006).
After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1999, Prof. Scalet taught as an assistant and associate professor of philosophy at Binghamton University (The State University of New York), where he was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Binghamton University Council and Foundation Award for Extraordinary Service. During this time, he was the founding director of the graduate 3/2 M.A. in Philosophy program as well as the Pell Undergraduate Honors Program. Scalet also served as director of the program in Philosophy, Politics, and Law, as well as directing and leading a study abroad program that included faculty and student exchanges between Binghamton University and the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England.
At the University of Baltimore Scalet is a professor in the Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies. He has served as director of various academic programs, including the B.A. in Jurisprudence and the B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. He currently serves as the director of the newly revised B.A. in Philosophy, Law, and Ethics program.
In addition to a range of introductory courses in philosophy, critical thinking and ethics, Prof. Scalet’s recent courses at UB include:
- Markets, Ethics, and Law
- Philosophy and Current Events
- Philosophy and Star Wars
- Theories of Justice
- Philosophy of Religion.
He has taught at the University of Arizona, Binghamton University, the University of East Anglia (Norwich, England), University of Baltimore, and the Chautauqua Institution as Special Studies Faculty. Courses include doctoral seminars on John Rawls and rational choice theory, graduate courses in political philosophy, and undergraduate courses in medical and business ethics, world religions, ancient philosophy, applied ethics, philosophy and American society, corporate social responsibility, economic justice, social and political philosophy, and intermediate microeconomics.
Recent invited lectures and speaking engagements include:
- “The Purpose(s) of the Business Corporation”—University of British Columbia, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics (2018)
- “Philosophy, Ethics, and Corporations”—South Texas College (2018)
- “Corporations and Their Purposes”—Society for Business Ethics (2018)
- “Philosophy and Star Wars”—York College of Pennsylvania (2017).
Professor Scalet’s service to the profession includes academic referee, external program evaluator, and co-editor with Christopher Griffin of the American Philosophical Association's Newsletter in Philosophy and Law (2006-2014).