Joseph Spino

McNeil Assistant Professor of Applied Ethics

Reilly Hall 307
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4700


[email protected]

B.A., Stonehill College; M.M.E., Worcester Polytechnic Institute; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Joseph Spino was named the McNeil Assistant Professor of Applied Ethics in 2020. He comes to Le Moyne from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he has taught since 2016. Dr. Spino's research primarily concerns ethics and moral psychology, with a focus on debates centered on the development (and skepticism) of character and virtue. His work regularly engages with issues that arise in business ethics and biomedical ethics. Currently he is at work on a book, Virtuous Business without Virtuous People. He teaches courses in moral philosophy and business ethics.

Recent publications
  • “The Broader Threat of Situationism to Virtue Ethics.” Southwest Philosophy Review 36, no. 1 (2020): 75-84.
  • “Situationism and the Virtues of Business.” Business and Professional Ethics Journal 39, no. 1 (2020): 97-119.
  • “Human Flourishing as an Ethical Guideline for Emerging Neurotechnologies.” American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 10, no. 4 (2019): 196-197.
  • “Research Participant Communication Via Social Media Platforms Remains Risky.” The American Journal of Bioethics 19 (2019): 66-68.

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