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Joan Whitman Hoff, Ph.D.


Philosophies for Living (with Robert M. Timko) Prentice-Hall, 2001

 Risky Business (Philosophies for Living, 2nd ed.) with Robert M. Timko (McGraw-Hill, 1997)

 Select Articles, Guest Blogs and Podcasts:

"The Dynamic Landscape of Canadian Philosophy: Three Views of Philosophical Reflection and Refutation" in American Review of Canadian Studies, (Fall 2021)

Covation Center Chapter on Ethics and Business, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

"The Least We can Do".  Guest Post for Skip Cohen University. (July 2015)

"The Moral Dimensions of the Profession of Photography".  Guest Post for Skip Cohen University. (June 2015)

"Good Ethics is Good Business". Weekly Wisdom with Skip Cohen: (June 2015)

"Understanding the Role that Visual Crowding, Text Size and Type, and Digital Ink Play in Reading,  Teaching, and Learning." Teaching Matters, V 5.5, 2013

“Excellence and Excellences: The Pursuit of Competence in Contemporary Universities”. Universities, Ethics and the Professions (Routledge, 2009) John Strain, Ronald Barnet & Peter Jarvis, eds.
“Ethical Issues concerning Teaching (Ethics) in the Virtual World”. Ethics for Living and Working Troubador,  (2008) John Strain, ed.

 “Preface”. Representations of Canada (State U. of Volgograd, 2008). Robert M. Timko and Alexander Kubyshkin, ed.

"A Review of Katherine Covell and R. Brian Howe’s The Challenge of Children’s Rights for Canada and Brian Howe and Katherine Covell’s (eds.) A Question of Commitment. Children’s Rights. American Review of Canadian Studies, Spring 2008.

 “Health Care as a Common Good” in Clinical Ethics, Due Care and the Principle of  Nonmaleficence by Robert M. Timko (University Press of America, 2001)

 “The Moral Dimension of Bioterrorism” in Sensabilities, Spring 2002, v.6, #2

 “Is There a Canadian Philosophy?” (Review Essay) in American Review of Canadian Studies, Spring 2002

“Rediscovering Canada Through An Exploration of Canadian Philosophy”, The  Proceedings of the Nordic Studies Association Triennial Conference, 2000

“The Other Woman”, in Philosophies for Living (Prentice-Hall, 2001) and Risky Business (McGraw Hill, 1997) Robert M.Timko and Joan Whitman Hoff, eds.

“The Evidential Necessity of Canadian Philosophy”, in the Newsletter  of the Mid-Atlantic and New England Association for Canadian Studies, 1997

 “The Crisis of Canadian Identity as Explored Through Canadian Philosophy”,  in Lock Haven University International Review, Fall 1995

 "Ethics, Transnationals and Technology Transfer", in  Advances in Telematics II, Jarice Hanson, ed.  (Norwood: Ablex Pub. Co., 1994)

 "Instilling Ethics in Large Corporations" (with the Center for Business Ethics); Journal of Business Ethics; 11:1993

"Reconciling the Differences: Business and Ethics in Canada and the United States" in  the Lock Haven University Forum, (Fall 1992);  International Review, 1994

"Ethical Issues Concerning Multinationals and Technology Transfer,"  in Proceedings of the First Global Village Conference, 10 February, 1990; Edward R. Sunshine, ed.,  (Miami Shores, FL: Barry Univ. Center for Applied and Professional Ethics, 1992); pg. 97-103
"Some Comments on Crocker's `Functioning and Capability" " in  Ethical Principles for Development:  Needs, Capacities and Rights  (NJ: Institute for Critical Thinking, 1991)

 "The Exxon Valdez Crisis", in Business, Ethics and the Environment, (New York:  Greenwood Press, Quorum Books, 1990)

 "Students, Ethics and Surveys, A Commentary";  Journal of Business Ethics, 8:823-825; 1989         

"Child Custody, Children's Rights &Education";  Proceedings of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society, 1989

 "The Texaco Incident," in Journal of Business Ethics, 6:365-369, 1987

"Theoretical Frameworks for Worker-Management Cooperation",  International Association of Quality Circles, State of the Art Conference Proceedings, 1989

The Language of Art", in The Planet (Providence, 1976)


The Quill (Bald Eagle Art League Newsletter)  February 2011 – February 2012; Editor and Writer

Editor, The Pennsylvania Canadian Studies Association Newsletter, 1998-2009

The American Nature Writing Newsletter,  Regular column on environmental ethics, 1989 -1990

The LHU Hemlock Newsletter:

November 2010, “Prayer Flags and Clootie Trees: Their Place in the Environmental Movement”

December, 2009, “The Environmental Impact of War: An Overview of Overviews”

April 2009, “Ecofeminism”

February 2009, “Some thoughts on the origins of environmental ethics: a tribute to Arne Naess”

September 2008,  “Reflecting upon our relationship with the environment”

Reviews, etc.: 

“Animals and the Value of Life" (Peter Singer), article review, in Ethics and Animals, (vol. 1, #4, December 1980)

"Pumping Iron II:  The Women", movie review, Greater Cincinnati Professional  Women's Association's Center Newsletter, Spring 1986  and in Northern  Kentucky University's Women's Center Newsletter, Spring 1986 and Greater Cincinnati Professional Women's Association  Newsletter, June 1985

Guest Editor, Greater Cincinnati Professional Women's Association Newsletter, June 1985

Poetry and the Arts:

Sunshine Artist Magazine, PA and Mid-Atlantic Reporter, 2013-present

Survivor Poems, J. Whitman Hoff Publishing, 2013

"Five Untitled Poems," in The Revue (San Antonio:  Artists Alliance of San Antonio, July 1983; vol. 6, #11)

"Martha," in The American Poetry Anthology (Santa Cruz: The American Poetry Association, vol. 1, #s 3 & 4, Fall/Winter 1982)


 "Women in Sports", in Sports History:  Selected Materials from Colleges and Universities, D.A. Noverr and L.E. Ziewarz, eds., (NY:  Marcus Wiener Publishing Co., Inc., 1986) with Joan Ferrante Wallace, Ph.D.

"The Black Athlete", in Sports History:  Selected Materials from Colleges and Universities, D.A. Noverr and L.E. Ziewarz, eds., (NY:  Marcus Wiener Publishing Co., Inc., 1986) with Joan Ferrante Wallace, Ph.D.

Select Presentations:

“The Duty of Things,” American Society for Aesthetics Rocky Mountain Division, July 2024

“On the Inner Landscape of Beauty,” American Society for Aesthetics Rocky Mountain Division, July 2023

“In Their Own Words: An Exploration of Indigenous Art and Aesthetics,” American Society for Aesthetics Rocky Mountain Division, July 2022

“Prayer Flags, Prayer Ties, and Clootie Trees: Spiritual, Aesthetic & Environmental Considerations,” American  Society for Aesthetics Rocky Mountain Division, July 2021

 “The Importance of Teaching Africana Philosophies: Challenges and Possibilities – Moving Theory to Practice”, Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum, October 2019

“Not for People Like Us, Museums, Aesthetics, and the Importance of Inclusion in the Contemporary World”, American Society for Aesthetics Rocky Mountain Division, July 2019

Covation Center, "Ethics and Entrepreneurship", Fall 2018 & Spring 2019

Lock Haven University Ethics Center, "Ethics, Entrepreneurship, and the Professional Life", March 2019

American Society for Aesthetics, "Not for People Like Us", July 2019

2018 PASSHE Women's Consortium Conference, "Fostering Diverse Conceptions of Leadership within the Context of Traditional Leadership Paradigms: Professional and Personal Reflections", October 2018

American Aesthetics Society Rocky Mountain Division, "The Epistemic Value of the Photograph: Photography as an Expression, and Determinate, of Self", July 2018

Professional Photographers of PA Business Workshop, "Developing a Code of Ethics for Your Small Business: Why, When, How", May 2018

Lock Haven University, Women's Leadership Conference, "Ethics and Leadership" April 2016

Leadership Clinton County, "Ethics and Leadership" Workshops, 2003 – 2016

"Utopiart".  The Williamsport Philosophy Association.  October 2015