Thomas Mulligan, Ph.D.

Tom has served on the faculties of Brown University and Georgetown University, where he taught ethics, economic justice, and microeconomic theory.

Before coming to academia, he worked in the public sector for a decade: first as a U.S. Navy officer (2001-2005) and then as a case officer in the Central Intelligence Agency (2008-2014).

Tom's research focuses on matters of justice and the formal theory of good decision-making. He has written extensively on discrimination, the ethics hiring and compensation, and the moral challenges facing firms. His work has appeared in Ethics, The Philosophical QuarterlyPhilosophical StudiesSynthese, and other journals. He is the author of a book on economic justice, Justice and the Meritocratic State (2018, Routledge).