Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Visiting Scholars

Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C.

Fall Quarter 2010


Associate Professor of Theology and former Vice President for Student Affairs,
University of Notre Dame

Father Poorman's teaching and research concern moral theology and its pastoral applications. His undergraduate courses address contemporary issues in Christian ethics; and since his appointment as Vice President for Student Affairs in 1999 he has continued to teach one undergraduate course each semester. From 1992 until 1999, he directed the Theology Department's Master of Divinity program for seminarians and lay ministers. During that time his graduate courses covered Christian ethics, Catholic moral teaching, and practical practices.

Additionally, he taught in the "Field Education" program, integrating students' pastoral internships with their theological training. Among the subjects on which he has written and lectured are medical ethics, sexuality, Christian ministry, and Catholic higher education. He is the author of Interactional Morality (Georgetown Press) and editor of Labors from the Heart (Notre Dame Press), a collection of essays on mission and ministry at Notre Dame.

Nicholas Santos, S.J.

July 2010 -June 2011


Nicholas Santos, S.J., who recently received an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Marquette University, joins the Ethics Center as a visiting scholar this fall.

A native of India, Santos is particularly interested in marketing strategy for impoverished market segments and in business ethics. He is the co-author of “’Just’ Markets from the Perspective of Catholic Social Teaching,” in the Journal of Business Ethics among other articles.

Santos was a lecturer at St. Vincent’s College of Commerce, Pune, India, and an accountant for Prashant Udyog & Gaurav Associates, wholesale dealers and transporters in chemicals.