Dr. Mark D. Uffelman


Dr. Mark D. Uffelman

Academic Rank:
Associate Professor

Arts & Humanities

Liberal Arts

Office: CH 327

Phone: 973-328-5468

Education: Ph.D., Temple University; B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Courses Taught: Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Person, Ancient Philosophy Honors

Publications and Presentations:

  • “Jamesian Selfcultivation: Meliorism in the Doublebarreled Stream of Experience,” 2014 meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Denver, March 2014
  • “A Reply to Aikin and Talisse,” William James Studies, Volume 9 (2013), pp. 169184
  • “Forging the Self in the Stream of Experience: Classical Currents of Selfcultivation in James and Dewey,” Transactions of the Charles S Peirce Society, Vol. 47.3 (Summer 2011), pp. 31939

Dr. Mark Uffelman is an assistant professor of philosophy at County College of Morris. He came to CCM in the fall of 2014. Since his arrival he has taught several courses including Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Person and an Honors course in Ancient philosophy. He has introduced a new course to the College’s course catalogue called American Philosophy.

Professor Uffelman’s philosophical interests center on ethics, American philosophy and pragmatism. As an undergraduate he studied philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, one of the premiere research universities for philosophy in the country. As a graduate student at Temple University, he studied pragmatism under Richard Shusterman, a world-renowned pragmatist best known for his work on somaesthetics. His studies culminated in the writing of his dissertation titled, “The Role of Selfcultivation in Classical Pragmatism.”

His research addresses the theme of the ethics of selfcultivation, with particular attention to pragmatism, pluralism and the relation between self and other. He has been a longstanding member of several professional societies and associations including the American Philosophical Association (APA) and the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (SAAP).

He has had affiliations with several charitable organizations including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Red Cross, UNICEF and United Way. His personal interests include reading, exercise, playing guitar, skiing and spending time with his friends and family.