Joseph Markowski

Part-time Faculty

Leavenworth Hall
6 Alumni Drive


After earning a M.A. in Buddhist Philosophy within the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University, Joseph began his teaching career through Community College of Vermont where he taught introductory courses in philosophy and ethics. Since 2007 he has been teaching part-time for both Castleton University and Green Mountain College, and has diversified his teaching experience to include: Environmental Ethics, Medical Ethics, Ethical Theory, Buddhist Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, Modern Philosophy (17th-18th Century) and Philosophy and Pop-Culture (Seinfeld, Woody Allen, The Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan). Currently, Joseph is earning his PhD in Buddhist Philosophy through Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands. In conjunction with is academic interests and ambitions, he homesteads with his wife and two daughters on their farm in South Londonderry, VT, where they grow and raise much of their own food, enjoy building stone walls, and find solace by foraging for wild edibles and mushrooms.


Ph.D., Vrije Univeriteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
M.A., McGill University, Quebec
B.A., Green Mountain College


  • Published "Buddhist Non-Cognitivism" in the Journal of Asian Philosophy (2014).