Matt Ferkany
(517) 884-7676


Associate Professor
Environmental Philosophy; Ethics; Philosophy of Education


Matt Ferkany is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at Michigan State University. His teaching and scholarship focus on normative ethical problems relating to moral education, well-being and virtue and environmental ethics and education. Ferkany is especially interested in the relationship between virtue, moral principles, and our good, and what that means for how we can learn to be or become good people, especially in our relationship to the natural environment. He is currently working on a book about ethics in science and environmental education. But he has also published work on the sense of self-worth and the importance of fostering self-esteem relative to other aims of education. Ferkany’s work has been published in journals like Pacific Philosophical QuarterlyEnvironmental ValuesTheory and Research in EducationJournal of Philosophy of EducationJournal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. 

Dr. Ferkany is available to work with new graduate students.