I am a Visiting Assistant Professor at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Before this I was an Assistant Professor at the Philosophy Department of Boğaziçi University, a post-doc and then instructor at St. Louis University. Yet earlier, I was an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department of Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.

I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from Syracuse University in December of 2005.

My main research interests are in metaphysics, especially:

  • material constitution
  • stuff ontology
  • mereology and composition
  • analytic process ontology
  • the metaphysical implications, if any, of the differences between count- and mass-terms, and progressive vs. perfective verb aspect

My teaching interests (besides metaphysics) are in Ethics, Ancient Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, Political Philosophy, and Epistemology. Look around. I have links for my students, links to philosophical resources, my papers, and so on, which you can find via the navigation links above.

email: marksteen{at-symbol}gmail{dot}com