Carson E Young, Ph.D

Assistant Professor
(585) 395-2078
Office: Hartwell Hall 117 B


Carson Young is an assistant professor in the Department of Business Administration at SUNY Brockport. He teaches classes in business ethics, sustainability, and management. He received his Ph.D from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 2019.

Young’s work explores philosophical questions related to business ethics, such as: What are the moral constrains on how business firms may pursue profit? In whose interest should business firms be managed? How do features of legal, political, and economic institutions affect the moral responsibilities of business? How should we understand what it means to be an ethical consumer?

Young’s work has been published in scholarly venues including Business Ethics Quarterly, the Journal of Business Ethics, and Business Ethics Journal Review.


PhD, Ethics and Legal Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2019

MA, Philosophy, Georgia State University, 2014

BA, Philosophy & Economics, Swarthmore College, 2010

Courses Taught

BUS 278: Environmental Ethics and Sustainable Business

BUS 366: Organizational Behavior

BUS 378: Business, Government, and Society

BUS 469: Management Topics Seminar

ECN499/HON380: Political Economy Reading Group

Research Interests

  • Business ethics
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Sustainability
  • Political economy
  • Public policy