Dr. Mark Hamilton

Dr. Mark Hamilton

Associate Professor of Philosophy
NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative
Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
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  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 1985 and teaches courses on Sports Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Bioethics, Ethics, Christian Thought, Human Nature and C.S. Lewis, about whom he has also published
  • Published numerous articles and chapters on sports ethics in books such as Baseball and Philosophy; The Image of God in the Human Body; Basketball and Philosophy; Football and Philosophy; Theology, Ethics and Transcendence; Poker and Philosophy; Ethics in Coaching Sports and his article on the morality of surgical enhancement for athletic performance has been widely disseminated and quoted
  • Presented papers at numerous International Conferences on Sports Ethics along with related journal articles
  • Active in the International Association of Philosophy of Sport, and in 2012 was the guest editor of the Journal of Philosophy of Sport and has been named to the editorial board of this journal
  • Published a book: “A Primer in Biblical Ethics” in 2014.
  • Became the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative in 1998.


Ashland Theological Seminary, D.Min.,
Ashland Theological Seminary, M.A. in Philosophy, Religion, Counseling
Cleveland State University, M.A. in Philosophy
Wittenberg University, B.A. in Philosophy and Religion

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