Donald Hubin is our Director and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy. Don specializes in ethics, philosophy of law, and political philosophy. Don has led the Center effort from the start and has been a core organizer of every COMPAS program. He has worked on a variety of topics, including theories of distributive justice and the nature and justification of cost/benefit analysis. He currently has two primary research interests: first, the nature of practical rationality and the relationship between morality and rationality; and, second, the nature and basis of parental rights and responsibilities. During good weather, he can often be found riding his motorcycle or driving his Miata.
Eric MacGilvray is an Associate Professor of Political Science and was a member of the Innovation Group that founded the Center for Ethics and Human Values and co-leader of the “democratic governance” group that initiated the first COMPAS program, on Immigration. He has played an integral role in every COMPAS program and is a core contributor to the Center’s planning efforts. His work is primarily on liberalism, republicanism, and public reason. His most recent book is The Invention of Market Freedom (Cambridge).
Chair of Steering Committee
Piers Turner is the Chair of the CEHV Steering Committee and Associate Professor of Philosophy. He has been a leader in the development of the Center's mission and programs, including the COMPAS program. His research focuses on the liberal and democratic theory of the 19th century philosopher and political economist John Stuart Mill. A new volume he has co-edited, Public Reason in Political Philosophy: Classic Sources and Contemporary Commentaries (Routledge), is coming out this year. He is also co-editor of After The Open Society (Routledge, 2008), a collection of previously unpublished political writings by Karl Popper. He is always looking for new ideas for CEHV, so please contact him with suggestions!
Faculty Steering Committee
Greg Hitzhusen is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the School of Environment and Natural Resources. Greg joined the COMPAS team for the 2015-16 COMPAS Program on Sustainability. Among other contributions, he was the person most responsible for bringing Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, to campus after the publication of Pope Francis’s environmental encyclical. Greg is also a leader of Ohio Interfaith Power and Light, and is active in the Columbus and OSU environmental communities.
Hugh Urban is the Director of the Center for the Study of Religion, as well as Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies. Hugh joins the Center as a consultant for the 2017-18 COMPAS Program: Religion in Public Life. His own research focuses on the study of secrecy in religion, particularly in relation to questions of knowledge and power, with a secondary focus on contemporary new religious movements.
Isaac Weiner is the Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies. Isaac joins the Center as a consultant for the 2017-18 COMPAS Program: Religion in Public Life. His own research interests include American religions, Religious pluralism, Religion and Law, and Material and sensory cultures of religion.
Corey Katz joined us in 2016 for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship. During his tenure, Corey will help COMPAS continue the conversation from the 2015-16 program on Sustainability through teaching as well as organizing interdisciplinary events related to the ethics of sustainable development. Corey’s research focuses on climate change and global justice.
Our board of advisors and a list of affiliated faculty can be found in our directory.