Joseph A. Schittone
Joseph Schittone (DLS, Georgetown, 2011; MA, U of Miami, 1999; J.D., LSU 1982; BS, LSU 1976) began teaching in Columbia’s Core Curriculum (Contemporary Civilization) in 2023. Previously he taught moral philosophy, political philosophy, current moral issues, and the ethics of climate change, at four other universities, and an interdisciplinary science and ethics class at one. Prior to receiving his late-in-life doctorate, his previous careers included an extended stint as a quantitative marine ecologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; a two year appointment at the United Nations Environment Programme in The Hague, Netherlands; a 16-year stint practicing law as a trial litigator; and a short time as a laboratory technician in a chemical research and development lab. He is a devoted proponent of the value of inter- and multi-disciplinary education.