Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Full-Time Faculty

Mark H. Waymack, PhD

Title/s:  Associate Professor

Office #:  Crown Center 377

Phone: 773.508.2738

Email: mwaymac@luc.edu


Mark Waymack is an Associate Professor and a former Chair of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Buehler Center on Aging and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Loyola University’s Neiswanger Institute for Health Ethics.

Prior to coming to Loyola, Professor Waymack taught at The College of William and Mary, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He received his PhD from The Johns Hopkins University in 1987.

Professor Waymack has published in the history of ethics, but most of his work has been on health care ethics, including numerous articles and several book reviews. He is the co-author of Medical Ethics and the Elderly, 1988 (Health Administration Press) as well as Ethics, Aging, and Society (Springer, 2010). He is a frequent speaker at professional meetings on topics in health care ethics. He has particular interests in the teaching of ethics, the ethics of health care as a business, ethics and aging, cross cultural bioethics, and biomedical research. He has current writing projects in the areas of ethics and aging and philosophy of medicine.

Professor Waymack has served on an Animal Care and Use Committee, has been a member of two institutional clinical ethics committees, and currently also sits on a pediatric research ethics committee (IRB). He is a Past President of the Chicago area consortium of medical ethics educators known as Chicago Clinical Ethics Programs. He has participated as a teaching scholar in an NIH-funded program on ethics in biomedical research. He is active in several professional societies, especially the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and the American Society on Aging. And he was the recipient of the “Distinguished Service Award” in 2006 from the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. And in 2008, he received the “Master Teacher” award from Loyola University Chicago, in recognition of excellence in teaching.


Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests

Health care ethics, ancient Greek ethics, especially Plato, early modern philosophy, especially Hutcheson, Hume, Scottish moral philosophy