Mark D. White, of the College of Staten Island’s Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy (PEP), has recently won First Place Article honors at the 2010 Templeton Enterprise Awards, which are presented annually by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute to scholars under the age of 40 who have created leading articles and books in the humane economics and culture field. Prof. White’s winning article is entitled “A Kantian Critique of Antitrust: On Morality and Microsoft,” and was published in The Journal of Private Enterprise (Spring 2007).

Commenting on his award, Prof. White said, “I was amazed to be honored amongst such renowned scholars, as well as to be in the company of past award winners, many of whom I know, admire, and have worked with.”

Acting Chair of the PEP Department Richard Flanagan added, “We are very proud of Prof. White’s fine contributions to the disciplines of economics and philosophy, and he is earning national recognition. His work reveals some of the central ethical questions behind economic modeling. His research is timely and vital. Prof. White is also an outstanding teacher and great mentor to so many of our students. Templeton recognized…something his colleagues have known for years.”

Beyond his work at CSI, where he teaches courses in economics, philosophy, and law, Prof. White is an active author, editor, and blogger. His latest book is The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination (Oxford), co-edited with Chrisoula Andreou (philosophy, Utah).