Dr. Alan Tomhave

Associate Dean
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Dr. Alan Tomhave

Associate Dean

Beeghly College of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences & Educ

DeBartolo Hall 106

phone: (330) 941-3447

aetomhave@ysu.edu

  • Education
    • 2008

      Ph D, Philosophy

      University of Missouri

    • 2007

      MA, Philosophy

      University of Missouri

    • 1997

      MA, Eastern Classics

      St. John's College

    • 1996

      BA, Philosophy

      University of Texas

  • Awards and Honors
    • 2022

      Watson Merit Award for Chairs

  • Past History
    • 2021

      Youngstown State University, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

      Professor

    • 2020

      Youngstown State University, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

      Associate Professor

    • 2015

      Youngstown State University, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

      Associate Professor

    • 2009

      Youngstown State University, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

      Assistant Professor

    • 2008

      Occidental College, Department of Philosophy

      Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Administrative Assignments
    • 2022 - present

      Associate Dean

    • 2020 - 2022

      Department Chairperson

    • 2016 - 2020

      Department Chairperson

  • Intellectual Contributions
    • 2022

      "Fictive Narrative Philosophy as Necessary in the Classroom"

      Springer International Publishing, p. 213-226

    • 2020

      "Boycotts and Silencing: A Response to Jeremy V. Davis (2020), ‘Expressive Acts, and Withdrawal of Support"

      , volume 8, issue 3, p. 14-19

    • 2020

      "Ethics of Boycotts"

      Springer International Publishing, p. 1-3

    • 2020

      "Business of Boycotting"

      Springer International Publishing, p. 1-3

    • 2020

      "Boycotts and Silencing"

    • 2020

      "Boycotting as a Social Movement"

      Springer International Publishing, p. 1-3

    • 2018

      "Business Ethics: The Big Picture"

      Broadview Press

    • 2018

      "The Role of Teaching Ethics in Teaching Ethics Across the Curriculum"

    • 2018

      "The Role of Teaching Ethics in Teaching Ethics Across the Curriculum"

      Springer International Publishing, p. 107-114

    • 2016

      "The Business of Boycotting: Having Your Chicken and Eating It Too"

      Journal of Business Ethics

    • 2013

      "On the Disconnect Between Business and Professional Ethics"

      Teaching Ethics, volume 13, issue 2, p. 93–105

    • 2011

      "Civility as a Condition of Citizenship"

    • 2010

      "Cartesian Intuitions, Humean Puzzles, and the Buddhist Conception of the Self"

      Philosophy East and West, volume 60, issue 4

  • Professional Service
    • 2015 - 2019

      Editor, Journal Editor
      Teaching Ethics (Journal for Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum

  • Public Service
    • 2019 - 2022

      Board Member
      Montessori School of the Mahoning Valley

    • 2014 - 2018

      Board Member
      Montessori School of the Mahoning Valley

Alan Tomhave

Alan Tomhave is the Associate Dean for the Beeghly College of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, and Education and Professor of Philosophy. He has been at YSU since 2009. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri. His research focuses on applied ethics and political philosophy, with special emphasis on the nature of the state and concepts related to the state (e.g., citizenship). He started the YSU Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl program and was the co-coach for YSU’s 2020 national championship win. He regularly teaches Introduction to Philosophy and Social and Political Philosophy. He has had many students go on to the best graduate and law programs in the country.

Prior to his Ph.D. work, Dr. Tomhave Studied Philosophy at the University of Texas (B.A, 1996) and Eastern Classics at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM (M.A., 1997). He also taught English in Korea and Japan for four years.