The Author

Mark Davies 2013

 

Rev. Dr. Mark Y. A. Davies is the Wimberly Professor of Social and Ecological Ethics and Director of the World House Institute for Social and Ecological Responsibility at Oklahoma City University where he has worked in both teaching and administration for 21 years. His Ph.D. is from Boston University in the area of Social Ethics, and he has served Boston University School of Theology as a member of its Dean’s Advisory Board. He has led and implemented a number of initiatives in coordination with the Division of Higher Education of the United Methodist Church including a Methodist Higher Education Global Ethics Initiative from 2008 to 2012, a United Methodist Higher Education Interfaith Initiative from 2015 to present, and a Global Methodist Higher Education Ecological Ethics Initiative from December 2016 to the present. Mark has published in the areas of Boston personalism, process philosophy and ethics, and ecological ethics.

Mark is one of the inaugural members of the New Room Books Editorial Board. New Room Books is a reviewed academic monograph series that offers scholars from the Methodist tradition and their students a way to share their work.

Mark serves on the United Methodist University Senate, which is “an elected body of professionals in higher education created by the General Conference to determine which schools, colleges, universities, and theological schools meet the criteria for listing as institutions affiliated with The United Methodist Church.”

An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, Mark serves as the Chair of the Board of Church and Society of the Oklahoma Conference. He is also a Climate Justice study leader for the United Methodist Women’s Mission U.

He and his wife Kristin live in Edmond, OK in the United States, and they have two teenage daughters.

The views expressed by the author in this blog do not necessarily represent the views of Oklahoma City University.

Contact information for scheduling a speaking engagement can be found at https://oneworldhouse.net/speaking/

Education:

B.A. in Philosophy/Religion, Oklahoma City University

M.Div., Candler School of Theology at Emory University

Ph.D. in Social Ethics, Boston University

Links to published work:

http://www.amazon.com/Alienation-Connection-Suffering-Global-Age/dp/0739137050

https://www.aaai.org/Papers/Workshops/2007/WS-07-07/WS07-07-002.pdf

http://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Modern-American-Philosophers-Set/dp/1843710374/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375419504&sr=1-1&keywords=Dictionary+of+Modern+American+Philosophers

http://www.amazon.com/Hartshorne-Brightman-Process-Persons-Correspondence/dp/B007K4XHRW/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375419648&sr=1-4&keywords=God+Process+and+persons

http://www.worldcat.org/title/nature-persons-and-value-ecological-sentiments-in-boston-personalism/oclc/48812319?referer=di&ht=edition

http://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=2865

http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/20708761?uid=31868&uid=3739848&uid=2134&uid=2&uid=70&uid=31866&uid=3&uid=67&uid=62&uid=3739256&sid=21105254410523

http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/20708712?uid=31868&uid=3739848&uid=2&uid=31866&uid=3&uid=67&uid=62&uid=3739256&sid=21105254410523

 

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2 Responses to The Author

  1. It is sad beyond belief how unwilling humans are to change for good, even when their own health is at risk. Are we too lazy or simply afraid to face the truth? Whatever the answer, we can’t give up. Keep speaking honestly because you never know when, where and how your message will touch others. Thank you.

  2. Mary Elizabeth Moore says:

    Mark, I am very grateful for your report and your presentation at BU School of Theology. The work you are doing is necessary and vital. – Mary Elizabeth

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