Assistant 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 Business Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Ethical Theory, Epistemology, and American Philosophy. His current research interests include virtue-theoretic approaches to right action, the nature and measurement of bargaining power, 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.