Carson E Young, Ph.D

Assistant Professor
(585) 395-2078
Office: Hartwell Hall 6 G
Office Hours:

Fall 2022: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11am and 1:45-3:15 pm, or by appointment


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?


PhD, Ethics and Legal Studies, University of Pennsylvania

MA, Philosophy, Georgia State University

BA, Philosophy & Economics, Swarthmore College

Areas of Specialty

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

Courses Taught

BUS 378: Business, Government, and Society

BUS 278: Environmental Ethics and Sustainable Business

BUS 366: Organizational Behavior

BUS 469: Management Topics Seminar

ECN499/HON380: Political Economy Reading Group