Alaska Region Director of Ethics
Returning home to Alaska from the “lower 48,” Mark F. Carr, MDiv, PhD, brings over twenty years of experience in academic healthcare institutions. Mark studied with James Childress, PhD, one of the world’s premier “principles-based” bioethicists at the University of Virginia. At UVA he mastered competencies in Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Philosophical, and Bio, ethics, focusing his dissertation on moral decision making methods in clinical contexts. He wrote and helped edit a number of books including, Passionate Deliberation: Emotion, Temperance, and the Care Ethic in Clinical Moral Deliberation and World Religions for Healthcare Professionals. As a professor at Loma Linda University he directed the Master of Arts degree in Clinical and Biomedical Ethics and served as the Theological Co-Director for the Center for Bioethics. Most recently he was the chair and professor of ethics at the Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kettering College where he also served as the co-chair of the Kettering Medical Center’s ethics committee. Mark has a passion for conceptual clarity and excellence, often referring to his “inner professor” in the pursuit of a thorough-going disposition toward altruistic care for patients.
Mark grew up in Alaska and has experience across the state from Fairbanks to Wrangell, from Gambell to Selawik. He is a set-net, commercial fisherman in Bristol Bay and hopes to take up flying again now that he is home.